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posted by Robert DeVet in on Nov 1, 2014 - View profile

Halifax

Dr. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Anishnaabekwe)

Indigenous Speakers Series 2014-2015


6:00pm
- 8:00pm
Friday November 14 2014

Venue: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Address: 2158 Gottingen St

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Speaker: Dr. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Anishnaabekwe), author (Islands of Decolonial Love, The Gift is in the Making, and Dancing on our Turtle's Back)
Title: Islands of Decolonial Love

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.” In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, and she was also nominated for a National Magazine Award for her short story “Treaties” published in Geist 90. In 2012, she won Briarpatch Magazine’s Writing From the Margins prize for short fiction. Leanne is the author of three books; Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire, This Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.

Sponsored by Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Research (Saint Mary's University) and Fernwood Publishing.


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