We Are All Treaty People.
From the Owen Sound Sun Times, Native discussion at Harmony Centre June 6:
OWEN SOUND – Author and social justice thinker John Ralston Saul will share the stage at Owen Sound’s Harmony Centre June 6 with aboriginal studies professor and author Lee Maracle.
They’ll share their points of view, sign their books and answer questions from the floor between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at an event called “Wasa-Nabin — We Are All Treaty People”.
Event organizer Michael McLuhan said he’s hoping native and non-native people people attend. They did for last event like it two years ago, when 200 people came but this time he’s hoping that number will double.
Ralston Saul’s last three books have dealt with aboriginal peoples’ issues and their influence on Canadian society.
His latest book, The Comeback, calls on Canada to honour its treaties with aboriginal people, the fastest growing demographic group in the country.
Maracle is a native culture and history expert who is “easily as well known in the native community a Ralston Saul is in the white,” McLuhan said.
She’ll be doing workshops with young native women the day before she speaks.