RMWB: Virtual Indigenous Speaker Series to feature author Michelle Good
(Fort McMurray, AB – September 21, 2021) The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is proud to present the second guest speaker in the It’s Time to Talk: Indigenous Speaker Series, on September 30 at 2 p.m.
The free, interactive series seeks to highlight voices of Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and leaders to provide powerful examples of strength and the positive impacts that one individual can have. The Speaker Series is an opportunity to learn, understand and engage on important issues like homelessness, addiction, intergenerational trauma, and reconciliation.
The next featured speaker in the series is Michelle Good, the award-winning author of Five Little Indians, a fictional story based on real-life recollections of residential school experiences.
This event is taking place on the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, established by the federal government earlier this year in response to the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) of Canada’s Call to Action #80. As such, this event is another opportunity to educate and remind us about the history of residential schools, honour victims, survivors, and their families.
It will feature an address from the author and an interactive question and answer session. To register, please email [email protected]
Author Michelle Good
Michelle Good is a Cree writer and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After working for Indigenous organizations for 25 years, she obtained a law degree and advocated for residential school survivors. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia while practising law and managing her own law firm. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry was included on two lists of the best Canadian poetry in 2016 and 2017.
Five Little Indians, her first novel, won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Award. It was also longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a finalist for the Writer’s Trust Award. Michelle Good now lives and writes in the southern interior of British Columbia.
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