A Vision of Healing: Darrel J. McLeod & Clayton Thomas-Müller 

Darrel J. McLeod, Clayton Thomas-Müller and Kim Wheeler

A Vision of Healing: Darrel J. McLeod & Clayton Thomas-Müller 

Darrel J. McLeod, Clayton Thomas-Müller and Kim Wheeler

5:30pm

Thursday, October 28, 2021

With a title borrowed from the Cree word for “one who walks alone”, Governor General Award-winning author Darrel J. McLeod presents his latest memoir, Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity. An inspiring account of triumph against unimaginable odds, McLeod’s insightful perspective as someone whose career path has crossed both sides of the Indigenous/white chasm is beautifully frank. Joining McLeod in conversation is internationally recognized frontline environmental activist and writer Clayton Thomas-Müller with an electrifying new memoir, Life in the City of Dirty Water. Tying together personal stories of survival that bring the realities of the First Nations of this land into sharp focus, Thomas-Müller offers a vision of healing and responsibility. This poignant conversation is essential viewing, resonating with particular force in today’s Canada.

Interviewer: Kim Wheeler

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With a title borrowed from the Cree word for “one who walks alone”, Governor General Award-winning author Darrel J. McLeod presents his latest memoir, Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity. An inspiring account of triumph against unimaginable odds, McLeod’s insightful perspective as someone whose career path has crossed both sides of the Indigenous/white chasm is beautifully frank. Joining McLeod in conversation is internationally recognized frontline environmental activist and writer Clayton Thomas-Müller with an electrifying new memoir, Life in the City of Dirty Water. Tying together personal stories of survival that bring the realities of the First Nations of this land into sharp focus, Thomas-Müller offers a vision of healing and responsibility. This poignant conversation is essential viewing, resonating with particular force in today’s Canada.

Interviewer: Kim Wheeler

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Darrel J. McLeod is Nehiyaw (Cree) from treaty eight territory in Alberta. Darrel was a chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations. He holds degrees in French Literature and Education. He is fluent in French, Spanish, English, and is studying Cree. Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity is his second memoir following the events in his Governor General’s Literary Award-winning Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. Darrel lives, writes, sings and plays jazz guitar in Sooke, B.C. and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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Clayton Thomas-Müller is a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan located in Northern Manitoba, Canada. He is a campaigner for 350.org, a global movement that's responding to the climate crisis. He has campaigned on behalf of Indigenous peoples around the world for more than 20 years, working with the Indigenous Environmental Network, Black Mesa Water Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project, and Bioneers, among others.

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Kim Wheeler is a Mohawk/Anishinaabe kwe who has brought positive Indigenous stories to mainstream and Indigenous media since 1993. She has carved out a career as a writer, publicist and producer across a variety of disciplines. Her audio work has been recognized by the New York Festivals, ImagineNative, Indigenous Music Awards and Prix Italia. Currently, Kim works from her treehouse media office with multiple clients in publicity, magazines, film and podcasts. She is also the host of The Kim Wheeler Show on SiriusXM.

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5:30pm

Thursday, October 28, 2021

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