26@26: Daniel Heath Justice with Shelagh Rogers

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We wait all year for Shelagh Rogers to grace our stage. How lucky – and truly blessed – we are to have her featured in an intimate hour-long conversation with her dear friend, Daniel Heath Justice. What will these remarkably warm facilitators talk about? Racoons, reconciliation, responsibility; our roots, our words, our actions. Don’t you feel thankful just knowing such a meeting of minds and hearts is available to us?

The one-hour livestream event on Wordfest.com starts at 7:00 PM MT. (The pre-show begins at 6:50 PM.) The day after the show, we'll email you our unique Digital Doggie Bag, featuring links and extras sparked by the conversation. 

Can't watch live? Want to rewatch? Purchasing the 26@26 series pass or a single ticket gives you exclusive access to this show on demand until midnight on April 30, 2022. 

We’re grateful to Reaktion Books for making it possible for us to connect you with Daniel Heath Justice.

About Daniel Heath Justice

Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation) is Professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English at the University of British Columbia. His 2018 book Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, is a literary manifesto about the way Indigenous writing works in the world.

The author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays and reviews in the field of Indigenous literary studies, he is also the co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals, including the award-winning The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (with James H. Cox) and Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature (with Qwo-Li Driskill, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti). Other writings include the animal cultural history Badger and the Indigenous epic fantasy novel The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles.

Visit him at danielheathjustice.com or follow him on Twitter @justicedanielh and Instagram @cherokeehobbit.

About Raccoon

A wonderful, brilliantly written book about one of my favourite animals. Just such a joy to read  and I learned so much. You’ll never see raccoons the same again. A book I’ll cherish in years to come. Jeff VanderMeer, author of the New York Times–bestselling Hummingbird Salamander

Masked bandits of the night, raiders of farm crops and rubbish bins, raccoons are notorious for their indifference to human property and propriety, yet they are also admired for their intelligence, dexterity, and determination. Raccoons have also thoroughly adapted to human-dominated environments; they are thriving in numbers greater than at any point of their evolutionary history...including in new habitats.

Raccoon surveys the natural and cultural history of this opportunistic omnivore, tracing its biological evolution, social significance, and image in a range of media and political contexts. From intergalactic misanthropes and despoilers of ancient temples to coveted hunting quarry, unpredictable pet, and symbols of wilderness and racial stereotype alike, Raccoon offers a lively consideration of this misunderstood outlaw species.

About Shelagh Rogers

A veteran broadcast-journalist, Shelagh Rogers is the host and a producer of The Next Chapter, the award-winning CBC Radio program devoted to writing in Canada. In 2011, she received an Order of Canada for promoting Canadian culture and for advocacy in mental health, truth and reconciliation, and adult literacy. That same year, she was named an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Rogers is the co-editor of Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School, Reconciliation and the Way Forward, and Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation, launched in Sioux Lookout in 2018. She has received the Aboriginal Community Award by Native Counselling Services of Alberta. Rogers holds honorary doctorates from eight universities, and is the 11th Chancellor of the University of Victoria.

Follow her on Twitter @RogersShelagh.

About Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School

How did we get to where we are now? Until we understand that, our future together as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples looks uncertain at bestThis collection of essays returns us to the proper work of dialogue, answering some questions but inevitably, and necessarily, provoking more. I hope it will prod us to get off our big fat complacencies. We must investigate our own histories, asking questions about the land on which we work and live. What is the history of this land? Who was here before us? How did we come to occupy and define it? What was my family's relationship to Indigenous peoples? Shelagh Rogers

Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School (editors Shelagh Rogers, Mike DeGagné, Jonathan Dewar, Glen Lowry) is a collection of stories that looks at the history of Residential School and possibilities for reconciliation from the perspective First Nation, Inuit, and Metis peoples. Feature first-person accounts from survivors, intergenerational survivors, this new scholastic edition of Speaking My Truth builds seeks to provide students and educators with a resource for generating understanding and much-needed debate around difficult questions of Reconciliation among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. Speaking My Truth has been selected from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation's (AHF) three-volume Truth and Reconciliation series, which includes Vol. I From Truth to Reconciliation; Vol. II Response, Responsibility, and Renewal; and Vol. III Cultivating Canada.

Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation is available for free at Indigo or at the Calgary Public Library. The book club edition is also free here.


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