Book launch - Truth Telling: Seven Conversations about Indigenous Life in Canada by Michelle Good
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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the Ottawa International Writers Festival invite you to an essential conversation between Algonquin Anishnaabe author and artist Karen McBride and Governor General’s Award-winning bestseller Michelle Good, for those looking to acknowledge the past and understand the way forward.
Truth Telling: Seven Conversations about Indigenous Life in Canada is a bold, provocative collection of essays exploring the historical and contemporary Indigenous experience in Canada.
From racism, broken treaties and cultural pillaging, to the value of Indigenous lives and the importance of Indigenous literature, this collection reveals facts about Indigenous life in Canada that are both devastating and enlightening. Truth Telling also demonstrates the myths underlying Canadian history and the human cost of colonialism, showing how it continues to underpin modern social institutions in Canada.
Passionate and uncompromising, Michelle Good affirms that meaningful and substantive reconciliation hinges on recognition of Indigenous self-determination, the return of lands and a just redistribution of the wealth that has been taken from those lands without regard for Indigenous peoples.
- Thursday, September 28, 2023
- 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Event admission
- Free admission,
Seating is limited, so please register.
- Event location
- Library and Archives Canada,
Alfred Pellan Room
- Event address
- 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON
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“With blistering clarity, Michelle Good exposes the contradictions at the heart of Canada, but also imagines beyond them, setting out a specific vision for an Indigenous future governed by us. Good’s essays, woven with personal testimony, are deeply researched and traverse great swaths of history and policy; they are also very rousing and moving. No Canadian can feign ignorance of the Indigenous struggle when this book is within arm’s reach.”
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