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Bev Sellars: Canadian History from an Aboriginal Perspective
February 17 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMby donation
On Saturday, February 17, Bev Sellars will be doing a presentation that was the basis for her book Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival (Talonbooks). This presentation looks at Canadian History from an Aboriginal perspective.
In the preface to the book she explains: “As ugly as it may be sometimes, we cannot do a proper job of examining history without looking at the whole picture. We have to peel away the layers of “history” to get people to understand and address the ongoing conflict between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities today.”
Sellars has a history degree from the University of Victoria and a law degree from the University of British Columbia, and is an experienced and engaging public speaker. For her presentation she has drawn from her education as well as her personal experience growing up on the reserve and in an Indian residential school. She has delivered this presentation in many parts of the province, where it has been well-received by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audiences.
This event will be from 1 to 4pm, with a coffee break, as well as the opportunity to ask questions. Admission is by donation.
Bev Sellars is currently the Haig-Brown Writer-In-Residence.