Willis Janvier is the founder and host of Dene Yati Podcast. Dene Yati Podcast shares and celebrates the Denesuline Language with guests from all Denesuline Communities in North America.
Willis Janvier is from La Loche, Sask in Treaty 8 territory and a member of the Clearwater River Dene Nation. He grew up in La Loche and his first language is Dene. Willis currently lives in Moose Jaw where he's studying Indigenous social work at First Nations University of Canada.
During the fall of 2020 semester, Willis started making videos in the Dene language and uploading them to Facebook. He was then encouraged by many to continue making the recordings in the language and share it for all to hear.
Future Pathways Fireside Chats are a project of TakingITGlobal's Connected North Program.
Funding is generously provided by the RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch, and the Government of Canada's Supports for Student Learning program.