Tanya Talaga guest author at NWT writers fest

Tanya Talaga's Seven Fallen Feathers won national acclaim. Submitted photo
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Celebrated investigative journalist, author and CBC Massey lecturer Tanya Talaga will be at the 2019 Northwords NWT festival.

Talaga is the author of Seven Fallen Feathers, an investigation into the deaths of seven young Indigenous people in Thunder Bay. The book won the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize and the Shaughnessy Cohen award and became a national bestseller.

Talaga is also the first Ojibway woman to deliver the CBC Massey Lectures, on the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous people in Canada and what it now means to be Indigenous. Her lectures have since been published in book form, under the title All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward.

Talaga will take part in the festival alongside guest authors from the NWT – Dennis Allen, Lana de Bastiani, Richard Van Camp, Catherine Lafferty – and from outside the territory – Billy-Ray Belcourt, Marilyn Biderman and W. D. Valgardson.

The Northwords NWT writers festival takes place May 30 to June 2 in the communities of Yellowknife, Hay River and Fort Smith.

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