Defining Meaningful Allyship in the Quest for Reconciliation

  • Jessica McDiarmid, journalist and author; Michelle Good, author
    Online presentation via Zoom (joining details TBA)

    Tuesday, March 23, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
    J. V. Clyne Lectures at Green College, UBC: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Fingerprints in the 21st Century
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  • Truth is a prerequisite to reconciliation. Yet much of Canada's settler population has yet to learn, much less accept, the truth of this country's colonial, racist history and present. Author and journalist Jessica McDiarmid discusses how settlers must confront their complicity, question their assumptions, create space and, ultimately, become allies instead of roadblocks in the journey toward real truth and reconciliation.


    Michelle Good is of Cree ancestry, a descendent of the Battle River Cree and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. She has worked with indigenous organizations since she was a teenager and at forty decided to approach that work in a different way obtaining her law degree from UBC at 43. She has practiced law in the public and private sector since then, primarily advocating for Residential School Survivors.

    She graduated from UBC with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing MFA in 2014 where her novel Five Little Indians first started taking shape. Her poetry, and short stories have appeared in a number of publications. Her first novel, Five Little Indians won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize and her poetry has been included in Best Canadian Poetry in Canada 2016 and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in Canada 2017.

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March 23rd, 2021 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
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