As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, this year's Hancock Lecture addresses the 15,000-year history of Toronto, or Tkaronto, as a home to Indigenous peoples and the ways in which their legacy and language must be recognized, respected and encouraged to flourish.
Speaker Susan Blight examines the potential for real change, renewed relationships, and the repatriation of Indigenous land and life in Tkaronto.
As a site for bringing together Indigenous and non-indigenous people, Susan sees Tkaronto as unique in its combination of cultural diversity and civic engagement. It can become a place to examine new ways of thinking about solidarity-building and creative practices of resistance in support of an Indigenous resurgence in both language and presence.
When: Tues., Feb. 7, 2017, 7 pm
Where: Hart House Theatre
Cost: Free for students, registration required / $10 non-students
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