October 30, 2018
Prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (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. And 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.