Secwépemc authors to host talk at Douglas College

Photo of Marianne Ignace and Ronald E. Ignace via SFU

Photo of Marianne Ignace and Ronald E. Ignace via SFU

Links between indigenous and academic communities explored in new book

By Greg Waldock, Staff Writer


Marriane Ignace and Chief Ronald Ignace, professor and adjunct professor respectively at SFU, will be hosting a talk on Secwépemc or Shuswap culture and laws at Douglas College.

The talk will examine Secwépemc culture in a modern context, and will be based on their new book, Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws: Yerí7 re Stsq’ey’s-kucw. The book is a uniquely comprehensive examination of Secwépemc tradition and history, being both an academic and personal look at a growing, living culture.

The talk will take place Thursday March 29, from 2:30 to 4:50 p.m. in the Indigenous Gathering Place at Douglas College. It will be free and open to students and the general public, so come out and enjoy this fascinating look into some local anthropology, as well as learn something about your Indigenous community.


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