EventsDarrel J. McLeod: Reclaiming Cree Dignity

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Darrel J. McLeod: Reclaiming Cree Dignity

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Central Library

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In his memoir Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity, Darrel J. McLeodartfully blends together the past and present to tell the story of how the personal traumas of his youth and the historical traumas of his ancestral line impacted the trajectory of his life.

Following from his Governor General's Award Winning debut memoir Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age, Peyakow traces McLeod's path through an incredibly multi-faceted life and career, from school-teacher to representative of an Indigenous delegation at the United Nations to award-winning author and jazz musician.

Come hear Darrel discuss his book with journalist Denise Ryan, for a conversation about art, healing, and all the places the quest for happiness can lead.

DARREL J. MCLEOD is the author of Peyakow and Mamaskatch, which received the Govenor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. He is Cree from Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. Before deciding to pursue writing in his retirement, McLeod was a chief negotiator of land claims for the federal government and executive director of education and international affairs with the Assembly of First Nations. He holds degrees in French literature and education from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Sooke, British Columbia.

DENISE RYAN is a features writer for the Vancouver Sun. Her writing has won multiple awards, including the Amnesty International media award, three Webster awards for feature writing, and a National Newspaper Award of merit. 



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Indigenous
Language:
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