Vancouver Writers Fest

69. On Belonging: Indigenous Strength and Hope in the Wake of Genocide

The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
69. On Belonging: Indigenous Strength and Hope in the Wake of Genocide

CASSANDRA BLANCHARD, ALICIA ELLIOTT, TANYA TALAGA

Three exceptional writers explore how Indigenous women and girls can move forward in a country that has allowed race-based genocide—and the ways of belonging in spite of it. This is a special event of remembrance, honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people.

How do Indigenous women and girls move forward in a country that has allowed the racebased genocide of mothers, sisters, aunties and friends? How can Canada disempower the colonial structures that caused this? In this final event from Guest Curator Tanya Talaga, these essential questions are explored by three exceptional writers whose work mines the myriad repercussions of Canada’s abuse of Indigenous peoples—and the ways of belonging in spite of it. Cassandra Blanchard (Fresh Pack of Smokes), Alicia Elliott (A Mind Spread Out on the Ground) and Talaga herself (All Our Relations) share their perspectives in this powerful, important conversation. This is a special event of remembrance, honouring missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual) people.

Donations collected at this event will benefit n c´amat, the 4th annual DTES Indigenous Women’s Village of Wellness

Presented in partnership with Vancity & SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

Saturday, October 26 at 4:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (SFU), 149 W Hastings St


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When & Where

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Plenty of tickets
Saturday, October 26
4:00 PM