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Jo from Programming September 13, 2021, 10:06 AM

Treaty 4 Author Visits

The Treaty 4 Gathering is an annual gathering for all First Nations and community members living in Treaty 4 territory. It traditionally takes place every September in Fort Qu’Appelle, where the Treaty was signed. It’s a great opportunity to build relationships and learn about the work still needed in repairing broken Treaty promises.  

This year’s in-person Gathering has been cancelled, but there are still a lot of ways we can come together to learn about Treaty. We’re proud to be co-presenting two Virtual Author Visits as our contribution to the annual Treaty 4 Gathering, with opening greetings by Taneasha Francis of Nekaneet First Nation.  

Both programs are intended for students, but we encourage anyone who is interested to attend.   

Our first Virtual Author Visit takes place on Tuesday September 21, from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Zoom. Author and motivational speaker Victor Lethbridge will give a reading from his book, You’re Just Right. He and author Kim Soo Goodtrack will also discuss what Treaty means to them. Participants will be able to send in questions through Zoom’s chat feature, which will be answered during the discussion. This program is recommended for elementary students.  

Our second Virtual Author Visit takes place on Wednesday September 22 from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Zoom. Author David A. Robertson will read from his book The Barren Grounds and discuss Treaty relationships with author Carole Rose GoldenEagle. Participants will be able to send in questions through Zoom’s chat feature, which will be answered during the discussion. This program is recommended for upper elementary to high school students. 

Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live programs – you can still register, and we’ll send you a recording afterward.  

You’re Just Right and The Barren Grounds are both available from the library, and you can also find links to Victor and David’s other works through our online catalogue.   

We encourage you to visit our Reconciliation page for more fantastic resources including the Indigenous Voices collection, other programs, events and more. 

We’d also like to thank our program partners: Chinook Regional Library, Palliser Regional Library, Parkland Regional Library, Southeast Regional Library, and University of Regina Dr. John Archer Library.  

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Jo from Programming

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