Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Writer and Activist | April 8, 2015

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Writer and Activist | April 8, 2015
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Biography

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.” Leanne is the author of three books; Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire, This Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.

Talks by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

decolonial love: building resurgent communities of connection

19:00
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre - Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings