We are incredibly excited and honoured to announce our keynote speaker for the Indigenous Innovation Gathering 2020 - Tanya Talaga!
Tanya is no stranger to storytelling and its transformational power. President and CEO of Makwa Creative, a fully Indigenous-owned production company, founded to give voice and stage to Indigenous creators sharing about the resilience of Indigenous Peoples, Tanya is dedicated to breathing life into Indigenous stories of resiliency.
Tanya started her career at the Toronto Star, where she was a journalist for over 20 years with 5 nominations for the Michener Award in public service journalism. Many of us know Tanya as the author of All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward and Seven Fallen Feathers, a book with an impressive list of awards and nominations, including the RBC Taylor Prize winner, CBC’s nonfiction book of the year, and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Even more of us know Tanya from her 2018 CBC Massey Lecture series or from when she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Lakehead University.
To All Her Relations, Tanya is a mother, granddaughter, daughter, and auntie, and a passionate advocate to improve the lives of Indigenous Peoples (particularly children) across Turtle Island and around the world.