2018 CBC Massey Lectures

Prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (author of Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples — in Canada and elsewhere — in her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures, All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward.

For Tanya Talaga, that cultural genocide has led to a forced disconnection from land and language by Indigenous peoples. The need now, she says, is for Indigenous self-determination in social, cultural and political arenas. Many communities, in Canada and abroad, are finding that the road back to a relationship with land and language are keys to community healing — to what in fact it means to be Indigenous.

These are lectures about values for our times, and for all of us.

TANYA TALAGA is the acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers, which was the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and First Nation Communities Read: Young Adult/Adult. The book was also a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction, and it was CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, and a national bestseller. For more than twenty years she has been a journalist at the Toronto Star, and has been nominated five times for the Michener Award in public service journalism. She was also named the 2017–2018 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy. Talaga is of Polish and Indigenous descent. Her great-grandmother, Liz Gauthier, was a residential school survivor. Her great-grandfather, Russell Bowen, was an Ojibwe trapper and labourer. Her grandmother is a member of Fort William First Nation. Her mother was raised in Raith and Graham, Ontario. She lives in Toronto with her two teenage children.

Five City Massey Lectures Tour

Lecture One
Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 pm – Thunder Bay
Venue: Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, 1 Paul Shaffer Drive
Through the generosity of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) this will be a free event, a community celebration with Indigenous and civic leaders for the first of the 2018 CBC Massey Lectures. No tickets are necessary — everyone is invited.
Lecture Three
Tuesday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 pm – Vancouver **Two nights**
Venue: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.
Tickets: $35/$30, students/seniors $5 discount. Presale: $5 discount
Onsale: Aug 20. Presale: Aug 13
​Order tickets online or from the ticket box office.
Phone: 604-251-1363
Lecture Five
Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 pm – Toronto
Venue: Koerner Hall Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St W.
Tickets $50/$40, students/seniors $5 discount. Presale: $5 discount
Onsale: Aug 20. Presale: Aug 13
Phone: 416-408-0208
Lecture Two
Thursday, October, 18 – 7:00 pm – Halifax
Venue: Paul O’Regan Hall – Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd.
Tickets: $30; students/seniors $5 discount Presale: $5 discount
On sale: August 20. Presale: August 13
Online sales only from the ticket box office
Lecture Four
Friday, October 26, 7:00 pm – Saskatoon
Venue: Broadway Theatre, 715 Broadway Ave.
Tickets: $30, students/seniors $5 discount, Presale: $5 discount
Onsale: Aug 20. Presale: Aug 13​
Phone: 306-652-6556