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Tanya Talaga, acclaimed Ojibwe journalist, to speak at Algoma U

Lunch discussion with award-winning author, journalist Tanya Talaga happens Oct. 14
Tanya Talaga at book signing in Barrie in 2018. Kevin Lamb for BarrieToday.

Algoma University will host a lunch discussion on Truth and Reconciliation with award-winning author and journalist Tanya Talaga.

The event will take place at the Arthur A. Wishart Library on Friday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. until noon. The event is open only to students, staff and faculty.

Talaga was featured in a recent SooToday article by James Hopkin — Finding Emma — that pieced together the untold story of a residential school victim who never came home.

About Tanya Talaga:

Tanya Talaga is Ojibwe with roots in Fort William First Nation in Ontario, Canada. She worked as a journalist at the Toronto Star for more than 20 years, and has been nominated five times for the Michener Award in public service journalism. Talaga holds an honorary Doctor of Letters from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and shares her expertise on the boards of PEN Canada and The Narwal. Tanya is the president and CEO of Makwa Creative, a production company focused on Indigenous storytelling.

Tanya is the acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers, which was the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and First Nation Communities Read: Young Adult/Adult. The book was also a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction, and it was CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, and a national bestseller.