6:00 pm – Reception
6:30 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – Q&A
Radicchio, Frisee, Romaine Pear, and Halloumi Cheese Salad with Pear Vinaigrette
Orange Tamarind Duck Breast
Pearl Barley Risotto with Asparagus & Mushrooms, Shaved Pecorino and Fried Sage
Artisan Breads & Sweet Butter
Double Chocolate Mousse Tart
Fruit PlateRustic Cheese Boards Dried Fruit
Coffee & Tea
THOMAS KING is one of Canada’s premier Native public intellectuals. King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures, and is also the bestselling, award-winning author of six novels, two collections of short stories and two nonfiction books. He won the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Literature for his most recent novel, The Back of the Turtle. His non-fiction tour de force, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America won the BC National Award for Canadian Non Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize, as well as being a finalist for 2015 CBC Canada Reads. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada. He lives in Guelph, ON.
Q&A Moderator: Gabrielle Slowey, 2018/2019 York-Massey Fellow
Dr. Slowey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at York University where she teaches courses in Indigenous, Arctic and Canadian politics. She is also the Director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York. She has been working in Indigenous communities since 1997 when she was first hired by the Mikisew Cree First Nation as a self-government officer. Since that time she have travelled to (or worked in/with) the Miqmaq and Malisset communities of New Brunswick, the Mikisew Cree First Nation of Alberta, the James Bay Cree of northern Quebec, the Ngai Tahu and Tainui of New Zealand, the Vuntut Gwitchin of Old Crow Yukon, the Inuvialuit of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and the Delaware of Soutwestern Ontario. Her research concentrates on the politics of land claims, treaties and self-government. Currently, she is co-lead (With Kwanlin Dun First Nation elder Judy Gingell) on a SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant for a project titled: Spirit and Intent: The Yukon Umbrella Final Agreement Today and Tomorrow. She is the author of numerous publications including Navigating Neoliberalism: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.