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The Beat and the Walk

From: In Our Own Aboriginal Voice


A humorous, yet touching story about the final days of a man.



Kris J Skinner

Kris J Skinner is a Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River and was raised on the West Coast, in Vancouver. He spent many of his adult years on Vancouver Island and still visits regularly. This is Kris's first writing contest submission and he is excited to be a part of such a dynamic anthology. His first novella, They're Here to Harvest is available at,or from Kris's marketing company website: Kris majored in creative writing at Malaspina University-College (now VIU), but left his studies to pursue a career in sales and marketing. Although Kris continued to write over the years, his passion for writing exploded after an unfortunate stroke on January 1, 2016. He is recovering with a much different outlook on life, family, and passion. He holds a Broadcasting Diploma and can be seen on his YouTube channel: Kris J Skinner. Kris lives in Vancouver with his fiancée and three kids.