One Book One Community: An Evening with Tanya Talaga
Thursday November 23, 2023 at 7:00PM
In-person Tickets are sold-out. Register for the livestream of One Book One Community with Tanya Talaga
Canada's longest-running community reading program celebrates its 22nd year with Tanya Talaga's Seven Fallen Feathers.
Moderated by The Globe and Mail's Arts Editor, Judith Pereira.
Featuring pre-show music by Gifted Feathers, a local indigenous women singing group who perform traditional indigenous hand drum music. Pre-show starts at 6:35 p.m.
Seven Fallen Feathers is the groundbreaking and multiple award-winning national bestseller work about systemic racism, education, the failure of the policing and justice systems, and Indigenous rights.
Over the span of eleven years, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were hundreds of kilometres away from their families, forced to leave home because there was no adequate high school on their reserves. Five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred Indigenous site. Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, award-winning author Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.
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