Maria Campbell: On Storytelling

  • OPIRG Carleton 373121_473250946057493_1766732825_n
  • 6:30 pm
  • Thursday February 28th, 2013
  • Tory Egg (360 Tory Building)
  • Carleton University
  • 10$ (suggested donation, no one turned away)
  • Proceeds go to Families of Sisters in Spirit
  • Tickets available at the door or in advance at OPIRG-Carleton  (326 University centre upstairs from Ziggy's and downstairs from CUSA)
  • Tickets maybe available at Octopus books as soon as Tuesday February 19th.Maria Campbell Maria Campbell is a Métis leader, playwright, author, community organizer, grandmother, and much much more! She is most well known for her autobiographical book entitled Halfbreed published in 1973. This work has been pinpointed by many as foundational in its inspiration of later Aboriginal authors and artists. Janice Acoose has noted that “many contemporary Indigenous women …look to Maria Campbell’s text as the one which encouraged them to speak out, name their oppressors, and re-claim their selves”.  Much of Maria's work has an irresistible ability to reach through pain and trauma to expose the resilience, beauty and strengths of people, their families, communities and culture. We are so honoured to have her as an OPIRG Carleton colloquium speaker!

For more about Maria, see: http://www.firstnationsdrum.com/2007/01/maria-campbell-metis-author-elder/

 

Posted on February 21, 2013 and filed under Events.