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Geography of Memory – Book Launch, discussion and film screenings
October 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm–9:00 pm PDT
Muriel Griffiths Room at The Bailey TheatreNo Charge Event – tickets NOT required. Trail Arts Council is proud to present “Geography of Memory – Book launch, discussion and film screenings”. Join Shelly Boyd, Snayackstx (Sinixt) Cultural Facilitator and Eileen Delehanty Pearkes for lively discussion and readings from the 20th-anniversary edition of The Geography of Memory. This updated volume about the Snayackstx (Sinixt) First People of southeastern British Columbia includes the voices of many contemporary Sinixt people, expanded maps/illustrations/photographs, an inside view of the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision, R. v. Desautel, and new details about tribal effort to re-introduce ocean salmon to the upper Columbia River region. The book charts a hopeful, positive path as the formerly “extinct” tribe embarks on reclaiming its cultural, natural and spiritual history in Canada. In characteristically gracious prose, Pearkes identifies the enduring human qualities of persistence, healing and renewal in this important story that carves a path of truth across the region’s complex, transboundary landscape. Also part of the evening are two short film screenings. Washed Away- Stories of Displacement on the Columbia River is a short film by Agathe Bernard in collaboration with Revelstoke Museum and Archives. The film dives beneath the surface to explore the impacts of the Columbia River Treaty on the valley south of Revelstoke. And, The Sinixt Homecoming 2022- a short film made by Nelson’s Capitol Theatre documenting the celebration that took place this past Summer. Doors at 7:00 pm Event at 7:30 pm A no charge event Cookies and refreshments provided. Can’t make this evening event? Catch the afternoon event at The Mir Centre for Peace https://selkirk.ca/event/mir-geography-memory.