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December 10th 2013:Summer Snow and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Eleanor Millard is a novelist, researcher and social activist, http://www.eleanormillard.com/. A Member of the Legislative Assembly for Ogilvie (Dawson City), Yukon, 1974-1978, she became Minister of Education, Recreation, Housing and Employment. She talks about her life, career as author and researcher, and her experience with family caregiving. She describes her novel ‘Summer Snow’ and her research report ‘Kinship Care in the Yukon’. She discusses the challenges experienced by Amanda, the novel’s principal character, after adopting a young girl with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. She descr

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Eleanor Millard

Eleanor Millard’s professional career began in Dawson City with four years as area social worker in the Northern Yukon. She was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Ogilvie (Dawson City), 1974-1978, and Minister of Education, Recreation, Housing and Employment. She’s worked extensively in adult education, as a consultant for research and program implementation in education and social services, and delivered presentations in all three Northern Territories. She’s served on boards for adult literacy, social advocacy, third-world development, and the Yukon Territorial Health and Social Services Council, among others. She founded and is active in the Grandparents' Rights Association of the Yu
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