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Shoes on a church steps with signs, toys and flowers to protest the treatment of Indigenous peoples and honour the mass graves being uncovered at residential schools.

Critical Conversation: Continuing to Act: Reconciling, Not Reconciliation

October 02 at 7pm

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Each day of the Festival, authors and industry experts will come together for candid, live conversations to examine a new facet of the culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read.

The papal visit to Canada marks a significant moment in acknowledging the pain and trauma inflicted upon the Indigenous peoples of Canada through colonial rule, the Catholic church and the residential school system. Rather than drawing a line under the past, how can these political statements move to sustained, continued acts of reconciling to enable the personal wounds to heal? Through the presentation of their new books, Brandi Morin and Norma Dunning will discuss how two deeply personal stories lead to a journey of political change. Award-winning journalist Brandi Morin is one of Canada’s most prominent voices from the New York Times, CBC’s Power & Politics, and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network National News; Our Voice of Fire: a Memoir of a Warrior Rising tells of Morin’s journey to overcome enormous adversity and find her purpose, and her power, through journalism. Dr. Norma Dunning is an Inuk writer, scholar, researcher, professor and grandmother. Kinauvit?: What’s Your Name? The Eskimo Disc System and a Daughter’s Search for her Grandmother is Dunning’s journey to tell the story of those Inuit community members who experienced the Eskimo Identification Tag System first-hand.

Moderated by Shiri Pasternak.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: October 2 at 7pm ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 75 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing

Related Books

Tainna: The Unseen Ones by Norma Dunning book cover

Tainna: The Unseen Ones, Short Stories


Brandi Morin's Our Voice of Fire book cover

Our Voice of Fire


Kinauvit?: What's Your Name? The Eskimo Disc System and a Daughter's Search for her Grandmother


Critical Conversation: Continuing to Act: Reconciling, Not Reconciliation

October 02 at 7pm


Norma Dunning Headshot

Photo credit: Emily Weisz Studios.

Norma Dunning

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