Bev Sellars: Residential Schooling and Memoir

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Date(s) - 19 Feb 2016 until 19 Feb 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society


AlterKnowledge Discussion Series:

Join us for a public reading and discussion with Bev Sellars, author of They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at Indian Residential School (Talonbooks, 2013).

This is the first book-length memoir to be published about the St. Joseph’s Mission at Williams Lake, BC. Winner of the 2014 Ryga Award for Social Awareness, the book was shortlisted for the 2014 Hubert Evans Non-fiction prize, and was a finalist for the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature.

Bev Sellars was first elected chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in 1987 and has spoken out on behalf of her community on racism and residential schools, and on the environmental and social threats of mineral resource exploitation in her region.

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