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Ancestral Voices Belonging and Identity in Canada

Discover our shared histories, our unique lived experiences, and the past, present, and   future of own-voices storytelling in this conversation series hosted by Kim Wheatley and Maxine Gordon Palomino.

Meet and learn from established and emerging artists and authors who represent diverse Indigenous, Caribbean, African and Black communities. 

This program series is presented in collaboration with York, Durham and Peel Libraries.

Upcoming Events


Contemporary Indigenous Storytelling with Drew Hayden June 14 | 7pm

Expand your understanding of Indigenous storytelling traditions and literature in this virtual author visit with award-winning Ojibway playwright, journalist, writer, filmmaker, and stand-up comedian, Drew Hayden Taylor.

For adults.

Visit our calendar today to register.

Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario. He has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts, to an award-winning playwright, journalist/columnist short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and documentary filmmaker.