46 minutes | Sep 30th 2020

09 Orange Shirt Day with Michelle Good

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This episode features Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm in conversation with Michelle Good about her new novel, Five Little Indians. The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians by Michelle Good chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward. A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books. The Ottawa International Writers Festival is supported by generous individuals like you. Please consider subscribing to our newsletter and making a donation to support our programming and children’s literacy initiatives.
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