Character Study: This House Is Not a Home

A clarion call for land back, Dene author Katłįà’s unapologetic novel This House Is Not a Home (Roseway Publishing) follows a Dene family who’ve returned home only to find that their home is no longer there. Katłįà has likewise created an unapologetically awesome dream cast list for the novel’s movie adaptation – read on to see who she picked to play the protagonist, residential school survivor Kǫ̀, and other characters in the novel.


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Author Katłįà gave us a star-studded cast list for the film adaptation of This House Is Not a Home (for the actors’ sakes, we hope a certain ex-President films his scenes alone in front of a green screen):The Cast:Kǫ̀ – Jim Thorpe (Olympian and professional football, basketball, and baseball player)Tsi – Melaw Nahkek’o (The Revenant)Itoa – K. Devery Jacobs (Reservation Dogs)Woods – D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai (Reservation Dogs)Dehse – Joel Oulette (Trickster series)Mammia – Buffy St. MarieEdna Manitowabi – (Indian Horse)Walter – Donald Trump (need we say?)The Poster:

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Thanks so much to Katłįà for playing This House Is Not a Home‘s casting director, and to Sanna at Fernwood/Roseway for connecting us!Of course, Character Study is just for fun. For more Character Study, click here.