February 20, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Okanagan College Vernon Campus
Admission: $15 online only
Author of Seven Fallen Feathers and All Our Relations
Join us for an evening with Tanya Talaga, Toronto Star investigative reporter and 2018 CBC Massey Lectures presenter.
Talaga is the acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers, which was the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and First Nation Communities Read: Young Adult/Adult. The book was also a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction, and it was CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, and a national bestseller. She is also the author of All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward. For more than 20 years she has been a journalist at the Toronto Star, and has been nominated five times for the Michener Award in public service journalism. She was also named the 2017-2018 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy. Talaga is of Polish and Indigenous descent. Her great-grandmother, Liz Gauthier, was a residential school survivor. Her great-grandfather, Russell Bowen, was an Ojibwe trapper and labourer. Her grandmother is a member of Fort William First Nation. Her mother was raised in Raith and Graham, Ont. She lives in Toronto with her two teenage children.
She examined the devastating problem of youth suicide in Indigenous communities, and outlined her findings with an interview with Anna Maria Tremonti on The Current (listen online). Read highlights of the 2018 CBC Massey Lectures online.
Tanya Talaga’s two books, Seven Fallen Feathers and All Our Relations, will be available for sale. Note: cash only.