The Necessity of Truth

Michelle Good

The Necessity of Truth

Michelle Good

1:00pm

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Lakeside Terrace

60 mins

Resistance, resurgence and reclamation – Truth Telling explores the nuances of the contemporary Indigenous experience in Canada with ‘blistering clarity’ (Billy-Ray Belcourt). This collection of seven personal essays is a crucial addition to the conversation as Canada continues to develop a national approach to reconciliation.

Join us for a fascinating discussion as advocate, activist and author of the bestselling Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, brings us face to face with everything from the realities of discrimination against Indigenous children to the human cost of colonialism and the importance of the Indigenous literary renaissance of the 1970s.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

Resistance, resurgence and reclamation – Truth Telling explores the nuances of the contemporary Indigenous experience in Canada with ‘blistering clarity’ (Billy-Ray Belcourt). This collection of seven personal essays is a crucial addition to the conversation as Canada continues to develop a national approach to reconciliation.

Join us for a fascinating discussion as advocate, activist and author of the bestselling Five Little Indians, Michelle Good, brings us face to face with everything from the realities of discrimination against Indigenous children to the human cost of colonialism and the importance of the Indigenous literary renaissance of the 1970s.

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Michelle Good is a writer of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After three decades of working with Indigenous communities and organizations, she obtained her law degree. She earned her MFA in creative writing at UBC while still practising law. Her novel, Five Little Indians, was nominated for the Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It received the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Michelle Good’s poems, short stories and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada.

Read more about Michelle Good

1:00pm

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Lakeside Terrace

60 mins

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

Truth Telling: Seven Conversations About Indigenous Life in Canada by ,
TIFA 2023

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