2024 Festival:
October 21–27
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Namwayut—We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation

Presented in partnership with Massy Books and Raincoast Books.

A Special Celebration with Chief Robert Joseph

We all share a common humanity. No matter how long or difficult the path ahead, we are all one. In Namwayut, Chief Robert Joseph, globally recognized peacebuilder and Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk People, traces his journey from his childhood surviving residential school to his present-day role as a leader who inspires individual hope, collective change, and global transformation. His dedication to reconciliation has been recognized with multiple honorary degrees and awards. In this momentous event, Vancouver Writers Fest invites our community to celebrate Chief Joseph’s legacy, advocacy, and wisdom on the eve of his 83rd birthday, in conversation with his collaborator, Lisa Thomas-Tench.

Pay-What-You-Can options are available for this event. Receive 10% off the retail price of Namwayut at this event, courtesy of Massy Books, who will be providing on-site sales.