TRU Panel—Shelagh Rogers, Mike DeGagné, and Roy Miki

Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential Schools

6:00 pm — Monday, Sept 17, 2012
Irving K. Barber British Columbia Centre
Thompson Rivers University

Featuring a panel with editors Shelagh Rogers and Mike DeGagné, cultural critic and poet Roy Miki, and Secwepemc artist and curator Tania Willard

Veteran broadcast journalist and host of The Next Chapter on CBC Radio, Shelagh Rogers, and Aboriginal Healing Foundation executive director Mike DeGagné are two of the editors of this volume, and will be in Kamloops to launch the ‘book club’ edition of this important publication. They will be joined by one of the book’s contributors, SFU professor emeritus and cultural critic Roy Miki, as well as by Secwepemc artist, curator, and cultural organizer, Tania Willard, who will both discuss their work in the context of the possibilities and problems of ‘reconciliation.’

Edited by Rogers, DeGagné, and Jonathan Dewar, this volume is distilled from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation’s three-volume series Truth and Reconciliation. These texts reflect upon the lived and living experiences and legacies of residential schools and, more broadly, reconciliation in Canada. Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential Schools is now available. English, French and Inuktitut versions can be ordered directly from, free of charge.

Go to to download Shelagh Rogers’ CBC interview with Mike DeGagné, broadcast June 4, 2012 on her program “The Next Chapter.”

This event is free and open to the public: Sponsored by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, the Centre for innovation in Culture and the Arts in Canada, and the TRU Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Guests are reminded that the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Center is adjacent to the Brown Family House of Learning and that parking in the evening on the TRU campus is free.

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