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About Amanda Laliberte

Photograph courtesy of Sweetmoon Photography

I was raised with the teachings of living in the bush, the farm and the city. I grew up eating bannock and bismarcks; drinking pic-a-pop and jersey cream; devouring dried moose meat and pickled herring; walking in mukluks and roller skating in the basement; finding treasures at the garbage dump and under the christmas tree; picking blueberries and watering carrots; ice fishing and reading sweet valley twins. I was told stories of the rougarou and of the Holy Spirit, and I knew that my ancestors were heinz-57. Now I eat salmon and blackberries; walk among the cedars with my sons and hear the whales breathe in the mist; stand with a camera always in my hand while the eagles fly overhead.