The Journey of Reconciliation

Monique Gray Smith

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Event Number: 24
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

The Journey of Reconciliation

Monique Gray Smith

Wednesday, October 17
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St, Vancouver

Facing our past and its deep-rooted impacts on Indigenous survivors and descendants is an essential task for all Canadians. What does reconciliation mean to each of us? How do we achieve it? Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage writer of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry. The award-winning writer and international speaker invites children to consider these questions in Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation. With accessible, welcoming language she focuses on the impact of residential schools and helps students understand what each of us can do to support healing. This is a warm, and essential, primer on Canada’s Indigenous history—and what comes next.

Grades 4–7.

Presented in partnership with Vancity.

Event Participants:

Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith

British Columbia

Monique Gray Smith is of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and is the proud mother of twins. She is an international speaker, an award-winning author and a sought-after consultant who lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Her board book, My Heart Fills With Happiness, won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and her nonfiction book, Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Her new novel, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, is out this fall.

moniquegraysmith.com, @ltldrum