September 14, 17 | 6:00pm, 7:00pm | Halifax Central Library, Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Rebecca Thomas is a Mi’kmaw woman living in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia). She is the daughter of a residential school survivor whose family is rooted in Lennox Island First Nation, Prince Edward Island.
Rebecca is outspoken when it comes to confronting Indigenous stereotypes, as well as educating her colleagues and the general public about cultural safety and integrity. Most of her work focuses on the relationships between Canada’s First Peoples, their relationship with the federal government, and how First Nations’ people are perceived publicly.
Rebecca is on a life long journey to promote understanding and empathy for Indigenous people and marginalized communities.
Rebecca, Halifax’s current Poet Laureate, will be performing her Spoken Word poetry that tackles issues of colonization and Indigenous worldview from the point of view rarely heard, a Mi’kmaw woman.