An Evening with Thomas KingWednesday Nov 14 2012 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Speaking & Signing The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada) co-presented by CBC Manitoba and hosted by Larry Updike, host of CBC Radio One 89.3 FM/990 AMís Up to Speed.
Entertaining, humorous and unabashedly opinionated, The Inconvenient Indian examines North America's relationship with Native people through historical events and figures as well as film, activism, pop culture, legislation, policy, treaties, and the unifying concept of "Native land."
The Inconvenient Indian is at once a history in the traditional sense, and the subversion of such a history--in other words, a critical and personal conversation that the brilliant Thomas King has had with himself over the last fifty years about what it means to be Indian. Rich with light, pain and magic, this book is truly Native history from a Native perspective, and an indispensable and ultimately hopeful account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might create a new pattern for the future together.
Thomas King is one of Canada's premier Native public intellectuals. For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities in the U.S. and Canada. King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures, and is also the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels and two collections of short stories.