Urban Aboriginal Book on hold for you
As a young woman, Shirley Gagnon left the Attawapiskat Reserve for Ottawa, to study at Algonquin College. It didn't take her long to find the Odawa Native Friendship Centre. And for the past 35 years, she's been volunteering her time there. Whether it be selling tickets in the pouring rain at Odawa's inaugural Pow Wow or sitting on the Friendship Centre's board.
You can check-out Gagnon for a one-on-one conversation about her experiences as an Urban Aboriginal tomorrow at the Human Library. She'll be at the Nepean-Centrepointe branch of the Ottawa Public Library betrween 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Though the Human Library happens at six locations around the city, including the Canadian War Museum and five branches of the OPL.
Here's what Gagnon remembers about the very first Odawa Pow Wow.