November 8, 2012
W. Brett Wilson l Thomas King: The Inconvenient Indian
Nov 14, 12:30 pm
Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes
W. Brett Wilson, Dragons' Den co-star and Risky Business host, often gets asked about his secrets to becoming one of Canada's top investment bankers.
Redefining Success details how Wilson was forced to redefine his life, making health and key relationships his first priorities. He discovered that these simple virtues are foundational for real enduring success. The book outlines how we can change our lives for the better by re-evaluating our definitions of success, then reworking them into a life plan that is feasible, lasting and rewarding.
W. Brett Wilson, CM, is one of Canada's best-known businessmen and most respected philanthropists. His innovative approaches to philanthropy have generated millions of dollars for many charitable initiatives. Wilson is chairman of both Canoe Financial and his Prairie Merchant Corporation. He is a member of the Order of Canada.
Nov 14, 7:00 pm
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
Entertaining, humorous and unabashedly opinionated, The Inconvenient Indian examines North America's relationship with Native people through historical events and figures as well as film, activism, pop culture, legislation, policy, treaties, and the unifying concept of "Native land."
This book is Native history from a Native perspective, and an ultimately hopeful account for all of us seeking to understand how we might create a new future together.
For the past five decades, he has worked as an activist for Native causes, as an administrator in Native programs, and has taught Native literature and history at universities. King was the first Aboriginal person to deliver the prestigious Massey Lectures, and is also the bestselling, award-winning author of five novels and two collections of short stories.