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June 11, 2013

Peter Kulchyski l John Weier l Eric Legault l Simone Hébert Allard l Glen Johnson l Katherine Bitney

June 17, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Aboriginal Rights are Not Human Rights: In Defense of Indigenous Struggles

Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of aboriginal people. 

Peter Kulchyski is a Canadian Native Studies scholar at the University of Manitoba. He has published books on Aboriginal issues, including The Red Indians and Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut, which won the 2005 Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction.

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 June 17, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Where Calling Birds Gather

This work is a poetic journey spanning continents, from the Canadian Prairies to Australia and Ethiopia in search of exotic birds. 

John Weier is the author of five previous collections of poetry, three works of fiction, two nature memoirs and a children’s book. He lives in Winnipeg, where he works as a luthier.

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June 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Step by Step

Join MVP Eric Legault for a demonstration of the features in the latest of Microsoft’s flagship productivity suite. Laptops will be available so attendees can have a hands-on experience with the software. Enter a draw for prizes. Refreshments will be served. 

Eric Legault is a speaker, author, community leader, marketer, business strategist and technical evangelist. His current project is planning, developing, marketing and supporting an innovative line of Outlook add-ins as a Product Manager for OutlookAppins.com. 

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June 19, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Manitoba Butterflies: A Field Guide

Novices and experts alike will be engrossed with over 600 full colour photos of life-size specimens of over 100 butterfly species found in Manitoba. Scientific fact and anecdotal information make for an engaging way to learn about butterflies. 

Simone Allard is an author of five French-language children’s books, contributor to Youth News and Ducks Unlimited, and an award-winning documentary director.

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June 20, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Storytime
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator of Gallery 1C03, U of W, will introduce Glen Johnson.

Writer/performance artist Glen Johnson and visual artist/animator Leslie Supnet create paired stories and drawings that replicate children’s-style books, but with a subtly adult tone. Johnson is also responsible for the website www.persiflage.ca. 

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June 20, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The Boreal Dragon: Encounters with a Northern Land

Katherine Bitney invites you into her garden, with her poetic snapshots of the seasons; then into the northern woods, with her discussion of artistic engagement with nature; and finally into the mind, where she asks hard questions about how we treat our world. 

Bitney is the author of four critically acclaimed books of poetry: While You Were Out, Heart and Stone, Singing Bone, and Firewalk.


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