UBC School of Journalism, UBC First Nations House of Learning, and UBC First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies are honoured to invite you to a guest lecture by Tanya Talaga on November 20 from 1 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m.
In 1966, twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from residential school. An inquest was called and four recommendations were made to prevent another tragedy. None of those recommendations were applied.
More than a quarter of a century later, from 2000 to 2011, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this small northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.
The book will be available on site for purchase at the talk. Payments can be made by cash, credit or debit. A portion of each sale of Seven Fallen Feathers will go to the Dennis Franklin Cromarty Memorial Fund, set up in 1994 to financially assist Nishnawbe Aski Nation students’ studies in Thunder Bay and at post-secondary institutions.
*Light refreshments will be available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your dietary restrictions.
Monday, November 20, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall
UBC First Nations Longhouse
1985 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2