Tanya Talaga explores the genocide of indigenous people around the globe through her 2018 Massey Lectures and subsequent book: ‘All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward’.
She finds that the way forward lies, in part, through self determination and reconnection with the land.
With a federal election on the horizon, the reality of climate emergency, and ongoing, unresolved issues around pipelines, clean water, health and education; the questions and challenges to a path forward can seem insurmountable.
What are the answers? How can people from all backgrounds help to create the pathway?
Her work is vital to the future of First Nations and to the future of everyone in Canada.
Talaga is an award winning investigative journalist at The Star of 20 years standing, and the winner of the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing in 2017 for her book: ‘Seven Fallen Feathers’: A haunting look at the deaths of seven indigenous high school students in Thunder Bay from 2000 to 2011.
She lives in Toronto with her two teenage children, and is of Anishinaabe and Polish descent.
Tuesday August 13. Beaver Point Hall. 7.30pm.