Free tickets for 2018 Thunder Bay Massey Lectures

The Thunder Bay Massey Lecture is free for everyone. The event will be held on Tuesday October 16, at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.


​Nishnawbe Aski Nation welcomes you to Thunder Bay in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation for the CBC Massey Lectures' first stop at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on October 16.

NAN is a political territorial organization that represents 49 First Nation communities within northern Ontario. NAN continues to work to improve the quality of life for the Nishnawbe Aski territory.

Event Information 

Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 pm

Venue: Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, 1 Paul Shaffer Drive

Through the generosity of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) this will be a free event — a community celebration with Indigenous and civic leaders for the first of the 2018 CBC Massey Lectures.

No tickets are necessary — everyone is invited.

2018 CBC Massey Lectures

Prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples — in Canada and elsewhere —in her 2018 CBC Massey Lectures "All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward."

For Tanya Talaga, that cultural genocide has led to a forced disconnection from land and language by Indigenous peoples. The need now, she says, is for Indigenous self-determination in social, cultural and political arenas. And many communities, in Canada and abroad, are finding that the road back to a relationship with land and language are keys to community healing—to what in fact it means to be Indigenous.

These are lectures about values for our times, and for all of us.

The 2018 Massey Lecture series will also be visiting Toronto, Saskatoon, Halifax and Vancouver. For information on those events, click here

The lectures will be recorded at each venue, and will be broadcast on Ideas the week of November 12, 2018.