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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Online)

Description

Join Lisa Bird-Wilson, author of Probably Ruby and The Red Files at this event to honour survivors and commit to meaningful and lasting reconciliation

Additional Information

Watch the event live here: youtube.com/watch?v=Pj2Y0Q2q2LM or register here to attend online. In-person attendance does not require registration. 

Recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools at this event. A drum group will provide an honour song before Lisa Bird-Wilson shares from her books, and the event will close with a healing dance from a jingle dancer.

Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Métis and Cree writer whose work appears in literary magazines, newspapers, and anthologies across Canada. Her poetry collection, The Red Files (2016), is inspired by family and archival sources. The Red Files reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the fragmentation of families and histories, with blows that resonate through the generations. Lisa is chair and founding member of the Ânskohk Indigenous Literature Festival. Lisa lives in Saskatoon and is the Executive Director of the Gabriel Dumont Institute, Canada’s first Métis post-secondary education and cultural institute. Her most recent book, Probably Ruby (2021), is published internationally and was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award and won two Saskatchewan Book Awards, including Book of the Year.  

*Registration required
123 spots available
Registration Closed

When


Sep 30 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where


Online, Online

Event Type


Special Events

Topic


Special Event, Artist and Author Talks
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