As part of EPL’s Exploring Reconciliation series and Canadian Urban Libraries Council’s One eRead Canada campaign, join us for Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont—a special evening with Indigenous author, actor and comedian, Dawn Dumont.
This event is an opportunity for Edmontonians to learn about Indigenous urban life and the legacy of colonialism that continues to impact Indigenous people and their experiences today.
Dawn will discuss her book Glass Beads, a collection of interconnected short stories that focus on the lives of four First Nations people against a backdrop of two decades of political, social and cultural change.
Participating in conversation with Dawn, as the MC for the evening, is Edmontonian, member of Thunderchild First Nation and co-Founder of Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton (RISE), Miranda Jimmy.
Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.
Whitemud Crossing Branch
There will be a question and answer period following her presentation and a chance to win a copy of her book!
This is a free, drop-in event. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be available.
About Dawn Dumont
Dawn Dumont is a Plains Cree comedian and actor born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. She says of her reservation, the Okanese First Nation, that it is "quite possibly the smallest reservation in the world but what it doesn’t have in terms of land area, the people make up for in sheer head size". Dawn has made people laugh at comedy clubs across North American, including New York’s Comic Strip, the New York Comedy Club, and the Improv. She began her comedy career in Toronto on stages such as Yuk Yuk’s and the Laugh Resort. Dawn is currently a comedy writer for CBC Radio and the Edmonton Journal, and is a Story Editor for By the Rapids, an animation comedy series on APTN.
Her writing has been published in the anthologies Native Women in the Arts and Gatherings, as well as in Rampage Literary Journal. Her personal essay “Transformations” was published by Toronto’s Now Magazine. Most recently her play, Nicimis (Little Brother) was workshopped at Native Earth’s Performing Arts Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival in Toronto, with artistic director Alanis King. Dumont lives in Saskatoon.