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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 - 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Regina Public Library

Regina Public Library recognizes the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Join Bevann Fox, author of Genocidal Love: A Life After Residential School at this event to honour survivors and commit together to meaningful and lasting reconciliation.

This event will be held in-person on the 2nd floor mezzanine of the Central Library. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Masks are encouraged, but not required. 

Bevann Fox is a member of Pasqua First Nation, originally from Piapot First Nation. In 2012 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Culture and in 2018 her Master in Business Administration, Leadership from the University of Regina. In 2014 she was honoured with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award—Arts, Culture and Heritage. She received an Indigenous Voices Award for Genocidal Love, which was also honoured with two Saskatchewan Book Awards.

About the book: Presenting herself as “Myrtle,” residential school survivor and Indigenous television personality Bevann Fox explores essential questions by recounting her life through fiction. She shares memories of an early childhood filled with love with her grandparents—until she is sent to residential school at the age of seven. Her horrific experiences of abuse there left her without a voice, timid and nervous, never sure, never trusting, affecting her romantic relationships and family bonds for years to come.

This is the story of Myrtle battling to recover her voice. Genocidal Love is a powerful confirmation of the long-lasting consequences of residential school violence —and a moving story of finding a path towards healing.

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