An Evening with Monique Gray Smith and Richard Hebda
Friday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
The Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney
Tickets: $10 at Tanner’s Books or online http://www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca/
A reading series package of three tickets for the price of two is available at Tanner’s.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2019 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.
Monique Gray Smith’s book, Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, explores how Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people has suffered as a result of the Residential School system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. She will share her journey toward truth and reconciliation though her readings and stories.
The other journey was that of a young man who set out to travel through the mountains three hundred years ago. When his remains were discovered, First Nations elders called the discovery Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį (Long Ago Person Found). Richard Hebda’s book, Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį: Long Ago Person Found is a portrait of the man and his world, and explores how diverse ways of knowing can complement each other to provide a new understanding of our complex histories.