Canadian film tells the harsh truths of growing up poor and abused

Richard van campRichard Van Camp, a member of the Dogrib Dene tribal nation, grew up listening to stories in his small hometown of Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. Storytelling is now his profession. The acclaimed Canadian author’s novel “The Lesser Blessed” has been turned into a film that is being shown tonight on the University of Montana campus. In this feature interview, Van Camp talks with News Director Sally Mauk about the film – and about growing up in Fort Smith, near the 60th parallel…….


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