We regret that we have postponed our our conversation with Heather Menzies, author of Meeting My Treaty Kin: A Journey Toward Reconciliation, scheduled for February 21 at 4pm PT. We expect to re-engage at a later date.
Heather will speak about her personal, intimate, and sometimes awkward and challenging journey taking steps toward authentic reconciliation. The conversation will weave lived experiences and stories to illuminate a path settlers could take to better understand and engage in treaty relationships, from the personal to the institutional changes required to champion authentic reconciliation.
See also Heather’s article in our current issue: A Web of Relationships: Breaking out of colonial thinking to relate to the land differently
Heather Menzies is an award-winning author, activist, and adjunct research professor in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. In 2013, she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to public discourse. Most recently, she collaborated with the Nishnaabeg at Stoney Point to produce Our Long Struggle for Home: The Ipperwash Story. She has won two book awards and one magazine award, and two of her books appeared on the Globe and Mail’s top 100 books of the year list. Heather, who lives on the unceded Snuneymuxw territory in British Columbia is a seeker, trying to name what’s behind people’s sense of disconnection, and what’s required for reconnection, reconciliation and healing.