Two-Spirit Awareness Event – with special guest Tomson Highway
DATE: November 18, 2016
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
LOCATION: University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200) – Okanagan Campus, Kelowna (map)
Join us in highlighting and celebrating Indigenous views of gender and sexual diversity, as a way to provide an alternative to the common narrative of pride and acceptance. We look forward to welcoming special guest Tomson Highway, Canadian Aboriginal playwright, novelist, and children’s author to UBC’s Okanagan campus for this event.
This event is family-friendly and open to the public. No RSVP required. Light refreshments to be served.
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ABOUT TOMSON HIGHWAY:
Tomson Highway is best known for his plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, both of which won him the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Floyd S. Chalmers Award.
Highway has also published a novel, Kiss of the Fur Queen (1998), which is based on the events that led to his brother Rene Highway’s death of AIDS. He also has the distinction of being the Librettist of the first Cree language opera, Pimooteewin: The Journey.
Learn more at http://www.tomsonhighway.com/
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