THIN AIR: Winnipeg International Writers Festival
Carol Shields Auditorium @ Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street
Tuesday, September 20 · 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Conversation with Aboriginal elders have resulted in Kim Anderson's
Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine.
Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis educator living in Guelph, Ontario. She is the author of
A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood, and is the co-editor, with Bonita Lawrence, of Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival.
The process of “digging up medicines”—of rediscovering the stories of the past—serves as a healing force in the recovery of Aboriginal communities.
By understanding how communities were created in the past, Anderson explains how this traditional knowledge can be applied toward rebuilding healthy Indigenous communities.