2021 Speaker Series

The Saturday afternoon Speaker Series features talks with local authors and historians, featuring:

12:30 PM Madeleine Blais-Dahlem

L’histoire : une tension entre le permanent et l’éphémère.
Ce sera une session bilingue.

History : how does one capture a truth, navigating between the permanent and the ephemeral?
This will be a bilingual session.
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2 PM Jeff O’Brien

At the foot of Adilman Drive, overlooking the river, stands a strange and lonely artifact: a set of ancient, weathered, concrete steps sitting alone by the roadside, leading nowhere. Come along with City of Saskatoon Archivist Jeff O’Brien as we explore the history one of the stranger episodes in Saskatoon’s past, the tale of “Factoria – The Magic City”.
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3:30 PM Bill Waiser

Appointed to the Order of Canada, Bill Waiser is one of Canada’s foremost historians. He will be discussing and reading from his new book, In Search of Almighty Voice: Resistance and Reconciliation.
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5 PM Paul Seeseequasis

Paul Seesequasis, a ᓃᐱᓰᐦᑯᐹᐃᐧᔨᓂᐤ nîpisîhkopâwiyiniw (Willow Cree) writer, has curated a collection of archival Indigenous photographs that are featured online and in his book, ‘Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun’. He seeks to share the stories of the people in these images.
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