Multi-disciplinary Panel & Discussion
January 22nd, 6:30 pm @ David Huestis Innovation Pavilion Classroom (INN 173)
Discover how The Inconvenient Indian stimulates a variety of perspectives and responses through the lens of each panelist's experience and knowledge.
Discover how The Inconvenient Indian stimulates a variety of perspectives and responses through the lens of each panelist’s experiences, knowledge, and discipline.
The panel discussion is at 6:30pm in the David Huestis Innovation Pavilion Classroom (INN 173) on January 22nd, 2019.
Reading Into It? Facilitated Discussion
February 27th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Quiet Reading Room of the Vaughan Memorial Library
Perhaps you’ve already dipped into Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian? Perhaps you’re seeking inspiration to read the book? Join us to talk about, listen, or reflect upon Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian.
Please join our conversation with Danielle Pierce, Learning Technologies & Instructional Design and Ann Smith, Librarian as we reflect upon the book. Danielle and Ann will facilitate ideas, comments, and reflections exploring some of the ideas and our responses to The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King. All welcome! Come and be inspired to read the book.
The discussion is from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Quiet Reading Room in the Vaughan Memorial Library on February 27th, 2019.
Author Presentation: Elder Dr. Daniel N. Paul
March 6th, 7:00pm @ K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre
Join Elder Dr. Daniel N. Paul for a public lecture and book signing. Dr. Paul is a Mi’kmaq Elder, author and human rights activist. His many contributions include We Were Not The Savages and Chief Lightning Bolt. Among his many awards, Dr. Paul is the recipient of the Order of Canada (2005) and the Order of Nova Scotia (2002).
Elder Dr. Daniel N. Paul is a member and activist of the Millbrook Mi’kmaq First Nations Community. We Were Not The Savages changed the way we look at the history of Eastern Canada. It is a history that offers an unflinching account of the atrocities and impact of colonialism upon the Mi’kmaq and their mistreatment by the Europeans, particularly the British. Chief Lightning Bolt, his latest work, shows the culture, myths and the strength and beauty of the way of life that existed before the Europeans arrived. This work of fiction is an exploration of what Mi’kmaq life looked like and the values and life of Chief Lightning Bolt.
Dr. Paul is a columnist, a human rights activist, an author, a reviewer, an advisor, a free-lance lecturer and a multi-award winner. He has been involved with many activities tirelessly working to educate and increase awareness of the culture, history, and hopes of First Nation Peoples. His extraordinary achievements include accepting the position of founding executive director of what is now known as the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM). He is a former member of both the Mi’kmaq Governance Committee and Member of the Council on Mi’kmaq Education. He is a Justice of the Peace of Nova Scotia and a Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.
For further biographical information and details of Dr Paul’s extraordinary contributions, awards, and life please visit http://www.danielnpaul.com.
Movie Screening of Indian Horse
April 15th, 11:30am – 1:00 pm @ Quiet Reading Room of the Vaughan Memorial Library
An important film on the history of Canada’s Residential Schools, hockey, and the indomitable spirit of Saul Indian Horse. This film is an adaptation of Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse.
As part of our Acadia Reads initiative and in collaboration with De-stress @ the Library initiative, we are screening the important drama Indian Horse. This award-winning drama is directed by Stephen Campanelli, and the screenplay is written by Denis Foon. It features Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck, and Ajuawak Kapashesit.
The screening is from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Quiet Reading Room of the Vaughan Memorial Library. Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own snacks.
Community Development graduate student, Chaiti Seth was the winner of an Amazon gift card and a book of her choice from the 2018 shortlist. Chaiti selected Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Acadia Reads chairperson, Ann Smith presented Chaiti with her draw prizes May 3, 2018.