Free with museum admission ($5).
Award-winning Cree author Darrel McLeod will visit the Mitchell Museum on August 1st from 6:00pm-7:30pm for a talk, reception, and book signing. McLeod’s Makaskatch chronicles the impact of Canada’s residential school system on his family and personal identity.
Mamaskatch is McLeod’s first book. He previously was chief negotiator of land claims for the Canadian government and Executive Director of Education and International Affairs with the Assembly of First Nations. Written in a series of fractured vignettes, and unflinchingly honest, Mamaskatch—“It’s a wonder!” in Cree—is a heartbreaking account of how traumas are passed down from one generation to the next, and an uplifting story of one individual who overcame enormous obstacles in pursuit of a fulfilling and adventurous life.