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Chief Robert Joseph: A Pathway to Reconciliation

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Central Library


Chief Robert Joseph believes that humans share a common experience—and that reconciliation belongs to everyone. In his new memoir, Namwayut, he tells the emotional story of his experience as a residential school survivor, and delivers a manifesto for how Canada and Indigenous communities can move forward together. 

Come to a special evening with Chief Joseph, where he’ll discuss his memoir and his personal journey, with journalist Andrea Crossan.

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph is a Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk people, Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada, Chair of the Native American Leadership Alliance for Peace and Reconciliation, and the 2016 winner of the Indspire Lifetime Achievement Award. He has worked with social change leaders around the globe, was Executive Director of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, and is an honorary witness to Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In 2018 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Andrea Crossan is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. She is an award-winning radio journalist with over 30 years of experience, reporting from over a dozen countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, South Africa, Uganda, and Brazil. She is currently the executive editor of the Global Reporting Centre (GRC), an independent news organization based out of UBC. Andrea is also currently co-producing a new podcast for CBC Vancouver called Land Back, launching on November 15.


There will be a book signing after the event, and Massy Books will be selling books. 

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