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Indian Horse Screening Nate & Tanya Talaga Interview Highlights Square Version

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by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2018232 Views

Credits: Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, M.P., Beaches-East York

INDIAN HORSE: An adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, this moving and important drama sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s Residential Schools and the indomitable spirit of Indigenous people.

TANYA TALAGA is an award-winning investigative journalist for the Toronto Star and the author of Seven Fallen Feathers. The book, winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, and a finalist for the 2017 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize, is about seven Indigenous high school students who died in Thunder Bay, Ont.

She has most recently completed a series of cross-country lectures as the 2018 Massey Lecturer, joining a long list of esteemed Lecturers from years past, that include Martin Luther King Jr., and Margaret Atwood.

Talaga is of Polish and Indigenous descent. Her great-grandmother, Liz Gauthier, was a residential school survivor. Her great-grandfather, Russell Bowen, was an Ojibwe trapper and labourer. Her grandmother is a member of Fort William First Nation. Her mother was raised in Raith and Graham, Ontario. She lives in Toronto with her two teenage children.

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