Lee Maracle: A Life’s Work

Moderator: jaye simpson

Event Number: 25
Tickets: $26.00

Youth under 30: $15.00

Lee Maracle: A Life’s Work

Wednesday, Oct 23
6:00pm - 7:15pm

(formerly Studio 1398)
3rd Floor, Festival House
1398 Cartwright Street

“A walking history book,” one of the most prolific Indigenous authors in Canada, recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and an Officer of the Order of Canada, mentor, teacher and Stó:lo— mythmaker/storyteller: Lee Maracle’s work in art and activism places her amongst the most influential—and beloved—writers in Canada today. Since her first work published in 1975, Maracle has urged Canada to accept responsibility for the theft of land from Indigenous inhabitants, especially highlighting the challenges faced by Indigenous women across the country. In an intimate conversation, we hear from the Elder about her life’s work, her vision for true reconciliation, and the joys of writing with her two daughters for their latest work, Hope Matters. Maracle is proof of it.

Presented in partnership with Vancity.

Event Participants:

Lee Maracle


Lee Maracle is the author of numerous books, including My Conversations with Canadians, finalist for the Toronto Book Award and the First Nation Communities READ Award. Her latest book is Hope Matters, written with daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter. Maracle has received many awards and recognitions and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. A member of the Stó:lo¯ Nation, she lives and teaches in Toronto. Maracle is a finalist for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.