READING EVENT 2: The Booklovers’ Literary Salon
With Tanya Talaga
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Sponsored by: Nesters Market
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT | In-Person $22 TBA | Online $10
Darrel J. McLeod will lead a book-club style conversation with bestselling and award-winning author Tanya Talaga about her books Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City and All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward. In these urgent and incisive works, Talaga explores the alarming rise of youth suicide in Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond. From Northern Ontario to Nunavut, Norway, Brazil, Australia, and the United States, the Indigenous experience in colonized nations is startlingly similar and deeply disturbing. But, Talaga reminds us, First Peoples also share a history of resistance, resilience, and civil rights activism. Participants and book clubs are encouraged to read Talaga’s books to fully engage in the discussion. Visit your local bookseller (Armchair Books in Whistler) or online stores to get your copies. A cash bar will be available.
Moderator: Darrel J. McLeod