Richard Wagamese to speak on First Nations reconciliation at upcoming Kamloops event

Kamloops based award-winning author Richard Wagamese will share his perspectives on reconciliation at the Irving K. Barber Centre at Thompson Rivers University later this month.
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KAMLOOPS - Since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission completed its five-year mandate, the focus of reconciliation has shifted focus to Canadians themselves and is a topic a well-known author will discuss later this month.

Kamloops United Church and Thompson Rivers University’s Aboriginal Education department will host a talk at the university’s Irving K. Barber Centre later this month. Kamloops based award-winning author Richard Wagamese will share his perspectives on reconciliation.

The mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was to hear the stories of First Nations people who survived their experiences in residential schools across the country. 

Wagamese will share his views in a one-hour talk beginning at 7 p.m on Jan. 20. A question and response period will follow. Organizers will also share details about an upcoming sharing circle.

Seating is limited, and while the event is free, donations toward a local Aboriginal program are encouraged at the door.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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