2022 SILGA AGM 

 Salmon Arm, BC

April 26th to April 29th, 2022

"All Together Now!"

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Keynote Speaker Jesse Wente 

 Dreaming Our Future: Storytelling and Healing Our Way Forward

 
 In this exclusive talk, author, broadcaster and arts leader Jesse Wente explores the power of storytelling
to heal ourselves, each other and our societies and how it informs how we dream our future.

 
Jesse Wente is a husband and father, as a writer, broadcaster, speaker and arts administrator. Born and raised in Toronto, his family comes from Chicago and Genaabaajing Anishinaabek and he is a member of the Serpent River First Nation. Jesse is best known for more than two decades   spent as a columnist for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. An outspoken advocate for Indigenous rights and First Nations, Métis and Inuit art, he has   spoken at the International Forum of Indigenous Peoples, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Cultural Summit of the Americas, and in 2020 delivered the Harold Innis Lecture for the University of Toronto. Jesse has served on the board of directors of the Toronto   Arts Council, The ImagineNative Film and Media Festival and Native Earth Performing Arts. In 2018, Jesse was named the founding director of the Indigenous Screen Office and in summer 2020 he was appointed Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts. Jesse received the Arbor Award from the University of Toronto in 2021 for his volunteer contributions. His first book “Unreconciled: Family, Truth and Indigenous Resistance” is a national bestseller and was picked as one of best books of 2021 by Chapters-Indigo, Apple Books and The Globe and Mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 
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