This event will be held in-person on the 2nd floor mezzanine. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Masks are required.
This event will also be live-streamed via YouTube. Click the link to watch: https://youtu.be/T_hUVRt3b4U.
Recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools at this event. A drum group will provide an honour song before survivor Bevann Fox shares from her book, and the event will close with a healing dance from a jingle dancer.
Bevann Fox is a member of Pasqua Nation, originally from Piapot Nation, Treaty 4 Territory. In 2012 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Culture and in 2018 her Master in Business Administration, Leadership from the University of Regina. In 2014 she was honoured with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award—Arts, Culture and Heritage. She received the Indigenous Voice Award 2021- Creative Non-Fiction Life Writing for Genocidal Love. Genocidal Love was also honoured with a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2021.
About the book: Presenting herself as “Myrtle,” residential school survivor and Indigenous television personality Bevann Fox explores essential questions by recounting her life through fiction. She shares memories of an early childhood filled with love with her grandparents—until she is sent to residential school at the age of seven. Her horrific experiences of abuse there left her without a voice, timid and nervous, never sure, never trusting, affecting her romantic relationships and family bonds for years to come.
This is the story of Myrtle battling to recover her voice. Genocidal Love is a powerful confirmation of the long-lasting consequences of residential school violence —and a moving story of finding a path towards healing.