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Heather White (BEd 2011) to advocate at upcoming Turtle Island Reads event

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Published: 12Sep2016

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An  upcoming collaborative event hosted by Kahnawake Survival School, focused exclusively on stories written by First Peoples authors, will feature Education alumna Heather White (B.Ed. 2011). White has been selected as one of three Indigenous Canadians who will each advocate for a book of fiction written by an Indigenous Canadian author.

CBC's Sonali Karnick and Waubkeshig Rice will co-present Turtle Island Reads on Wednesday September 21. The event is a collaboration between McGill University's Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI), community leaders of the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, the Quebec Writers' Federation, and CBC.  

Heather White will discuss the book Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. The advocates will also include Elma Moses, of the Cree Nation of Eastmain in Eeyou Ishtchee, and Kahnawake Mohawk Gage Karahkwi:io Diabo. CBC's Amanda Klang spoke interviewed them for the recent article "Turtle Island Reads: Meet the advocates," published by CBC News of September 9. 

[read "Turtle Island Reads: Meet the advocates," Amanda Klang, CBC News, September 9, 2016]

 

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