22 Miles Home

  • Lulla S. Johns


This is the powerful true story of a young Dene girl on the Yukon Alaska border who runs away from the priest picking her up for residential school 600 miles away from home. It may be printed for personal use only, and cannot be further reprinted without the permission of the author who you may contact through review@yukonu.yk.ca. If you appreciated this story, please consider contacting the author to learn how you might offer support. This story does not have a creative commons licence. Thank you.

Author Biography

Lulla S. Johns

... is Dene from the Yukon-Alaska border.  She is from the Raven clan; language group is Upper Tanana.  She attended Lower Post Residential School 1955­–61, Coudert Residence 1962-65, and grades 11 & 12 in Victoria, BC.  She has a BA from UVic, 1993. She worked as a manager with federal and First Nation governments in the Yukon. sundancerconferences.com

How to Cite
JOHNS, Lulla S.. 22 Miles Home. Northern Review, [S.l.], n. 46, p. 19–33, dec. 2017. ISSN 1929-6657. Available at: <https://thenorthernreview.ca/index.php/nr/article/view/741>. Date accessed: 28 nov. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.22584/nr46.2017.003.