Tanya Talaga at the ArtsEverywhere Festival

Tanya Talaga
November 27, 2018

Tanya Talaga was the literary guest at the 2018 Guelph Lecture On Being Canadian (now the Guelph Lecture on Being). In the accompanying video she reads excerpts from her book Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City, which honours the lives of seven indigenous youth who died away from home in Northern Ontario, and expands on their deaths to investigate Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.

Since Talaga’s presentation at the 2018 ArtsEverywhere Festival, Seven Fallen Feathers has gone on to win the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing. She was also named as the 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer, and she worked as the Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy for 2017-18, focusing on youth suicide in Indigenous communities.

Tanya Talaga

Tanya Talaga

Tanya Talaga is a journalist at the Toronto Star, covering everything from general city news to education, national health care, foreign news, and Indigenous affairs. Talaga's 2017 book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City, won the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize, and the First Nation Communities Read Indigenous Literature Award. As the 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer, Talaga will be delivering a series of talks entitled "All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward."

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