City of North Vancouver Councillor Tony Valente forwarded this event on behalf of the North Shore libraries.
How much do you know about the Indian Act? Join for an evening with Bob Joseph, Indigenous relations expert and bestselling author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, with moderator Alexander Dirksen.
Mr. Joseph will explain how Indigenous Peoples can step out from under the Indian Act and return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance—and why doing so would result in a better country for every Canadian. He will dissect the complex issues around truth and reconciliation and demonstrate why learning about the Indian Act’s cruel, enduring legacy is essential for the country to move toward true reconciliation.
Bob Joseph is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation, is the founder and president of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., which offers training on Indigenous relations to government and corporate clients. His chief name is K’axwsumala’galis, which, loosely translated, means “whale who emerges itself from the water and presents itself to the world.”
Moderator Alexander Dirksen is a proud member of Métis Nation BC. He has diverse experience as a researcher, facilitator, public speaker, and strategist.
This event is presented in partnership by North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library.
An evening with Bob Joseph
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time