Our scheduled lecture for Thursday Sept 30th was cancelled because the speaker is not available.
In place of that lecture, BALL has been able to arrange a Special Lecture by Trish Meekins, who presented "Indigenous History" last year as part of the History of Grey and Bruce lecture series.
Please join us on September 30th, which has been declared a federal holiday, as Truth and Reconciliation Day or Orange Shirt day. Find out the tragic legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and the United States, otherwise known as Turtle Island. We will look at when and how these schools got started and the impacts that it has had on our Indigenous peoples of Canada.
Thank you Trish for being able to prepare on such short notice!
Purchasers of the "Considering the Town Square" lecture series can use the same Zoom link for the scheduled lecture to attend this lecture.
Trish is the sole proprietor of Nikaanaganaa Counselling and Learning Centre, located in downtown Owen Sound. Trish works as a therapist, cultural awareness trainer and consultant. She carries her Master’s in Social Work degree in the Indigenous Field of Study, Human Resources Management Certificate and Child & Youth Counsellor diploma.
Trish is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and therefore a member of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation located in the traditional territories of what is now referred to as Grey, Bruce and parts of Huron and Simcoe counties. Trish currently resides, with her partner and children; and is the grandmother of two grandchildren. As an Anishnabe mother and grandmother, she feels that she is doing the work the Creator has set out for her.