THUNDER BAY – Rachel Mishenene, member of the Eabametoong First Nation, educator, author, union activist and organizer, is hosting a book launch in celebration of a new publication, Strength and Struggle: Perspectives From First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada. The book is a part of the celebrated iLit Collection published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson and boasts contributions from eight Northwestern Ontario Authors.
Mishenene notes that this book “is an engaging resource that highlights contemporary perspectives on personal identity, traditional teachings, reaching goals and social justice, political struggle and history through short stories, graphic novel and art, poetry and song, and more.” The content and the format of the publication are distinctive.
Rachel Mishenene has invited local/regional contributors, Al Hunter, Christi Belcourt, Darryl Sainnawap, Gord Bruyere, Forrest Rain, Elliot Doxtater-Wynn, and Moses Amik to share their contributions at the launch. Thunder Bay’s Jody Porter is the Acquisitioner for this project, meaning she contacted First Nation, Inuit and Metis role models from across Canada to submit their pieces to the writing team.
Mishenene and Porter will host the book launch at the Northern Woman’s Bookstore. The event is open to the public.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 22 THUNDER BAY
7:30 – 9:00 PM Strength and Struggle Book Launch and Open House
Northern Woman’s Bookstore, 65 Court St. South (Across from Lot 66)