Lee Maracle - join us for this special speaking engagement in Coast Salish Territory!
Lee Maracle is a Coast Salish grandmother of four, mother of four. Ms. Maracle is a both an award-winning author and teacher, inspiring many through her deep connection to land, history and culture.
Her works include: the novels, Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, Sundogs, short story collection, Sojourner’s Truth, poetry collection, Bentbox, and non-fiction work I Am Woman. She is Co-editor of My Home As I Remember and Telling It: Women and Language Across Cultures, editor of a number of poetry works, Gatherings journals and has published in dozens of anthologies in Canada and America.
She currently is Mentor for Aboriginal Students at University of Toronto where she also is a teacher and Traditional Cultural Director for the Indigenous Theatre School.
This is a public event open to all, with no one turned away, and is the Keynote Address for the Kwikwetlem Colloquium, exploring Coast Salish culture.
Introductory remarks by Gwen Point, Chancellor, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Gwen Point holds a BEd from UBC, an MEd from the University of Portland, and an honorary doctorate from UVic. Dr. Point has held a number of provincial government and regional posts supporting education, child and family services, and First Nations communities. She is a respected Stó:lõ leader, mentor, and cultural advisor who has contributed her cultural knowledge and experience to numerous books, conferences, workshops, and communities, and earned many accolades and awards. She was also BC’s Chatelaine for five years serving the people of British Columbia.
GETTING HERE! Evergreen Cultural Centre is only 30 minutes driving from Vancouver, via Hwy #1 and Exit 7B, drive north on the Lougheed Hwy and Pinetree Way. By bus, only 35 minutes from Broadway Skytrain via Lougheed Skytrain and transfer to Rapid Bus 97BLine to across the street from the venue.