Canada: A Creation Story | Rebecca Thomas | Walrus Talks
Credits: The Walrus
Published on May 15, 2017
From the Walrus Talks National Tour: We Desire a Better Country. Recorded May 13th, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax. The Walrus Talks National Tour is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative and would not be possible without our sponsors.
De la tournée nationale The Walrus Talks : Nous désirons une patrie meilleure. Enregistré le 13 Mai 2017, Musée canadien de l’immigration du Quai 21 à Halifax. La tournée nationale The Walrus Talks est un projet signature de Canada 150 et ne serait pas possible sans nos commanditaires.
Rebecca Thomas is a Mi’kmaw woman living in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). The daughter of a residential-school survivor, Thomas is outspoken when it comes to confronting stereotypes and educating people about cultural safety and integrity. She is Halifax’s current poet laureate. Her work focuses on the relationships between Canada’s Indigenous peoples and the federal government and the ways in which First Nations people are perceived publicly.