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Friday, February 9 • 12:45 - 13:45
In the Shadows of Our Ancestors.

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For a long time, we've been taught that this European discovered that and this European did that and the people who had been living here in the Americas for thousands of years were just background characters, like extras in a Hollywood western. The hunter and collector model of the indigenous people. And this view was and still is constantly backed up in books, in pop culture, and for many generations, in schools. The indigenous people of North America weren’t all hunters and collectors; they were and are as diverse, as advanced, as cultured and as plentiful as any other group living in other parts of the world. In this session, Wayne Arthurson, indigenous writer and author of the book; In the Shadows of Our Ancestors, will explore the diverse and astounding contributions the indigenous people of the Americas that have formed today’s world.

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Wayne Arthurson

Wayne Arthurson is an award-winning indigenous writer, the author of six novels and five books of non-fiction. Wayne is the author of the bestselling Leo Desroches crime series: Fall From Grace, which won the $10,000 Alberta Readers Choice Award, A Killing Winter and Blood Red Summer... Read More →



Friday February 9, 2018 12:45 - 13:45 MST
Shaw CC: Salon 10 9797 Jasper Ave
  Social Studies / Études sociales  General Interest / Intérêt Général
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English