Regina Public Library – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with author Lisa Bird-Wilson
Join Lisa Bird-Wilson, author of Probably Ruby and The Red Files at this event to honour survivors and commit to meaningful and lasting reconciliation
Recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools at this event. A drum group will provide an honour song before Lisa Bird-Wilson shares from her books, and the event will close with a healing dance from a jingle dancer.
Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Métis and Cree writer whose work appears in literary magazines, newspapers, and anthologies across Canada. Her poetry collection, The Red Files (2016), is inspired by family and archival sources. The Red Files reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the fragmentation of families and histories, with blows that resonate through the generations. Lisa is chair and founding member of the Ânskohk Indigenous Literature Festival. Lisa lives in Saskatoon and is the Executive Director of the Gabriel Dumont Institute, Canada’s first Métis post-secondary education and cultural institute. Her most recent book, Probably Ruby (2021), is published internationally and was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award and won two Saskatchewan Book Awards, including Book of the Year.