2016 Knox College Summer Program
August 8 – 12, 2016
9:00 – 10:30 AM
WHAT IS TRUTH? WHAT IS RECONCILIATION?
With reference to Mr. Justice Sinclair’s Truth and Reconciliation Report, this course will examine what is truth and what reconciliation might look like for both the Indigenous peoples of Canada and, as importantly, the rest of Canada. As a woman who has powerful connections with many major Indigenous leaders both past and present, Lee Maracle’s viewpoint and stories are bound to bring us closer to the truth of our country’s history, and the charting of a new course for a more inclusive future.
LECTURER: LEE MARACLE
Lee Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works (most recently,Celia’s Song and Memory Serves), and she is published in anthologies and scholarly journals worldwide. Ms. Maracle was born in North Vancouver and is a member of the Sto:Loh nation. The mother of four and grandmother of seven, Maracle is currently an instructor at First Nations House, University of Toronto. In 2009, Maracle received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University. Maracle recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal Youth. Maracle has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and the University of Western Washington. She just received the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.