An Evening with Bob Joseph

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How much do you know about the Indian Act? Join your North Shore libraries for an evening with Bob Joseph, Indigenous relations expert and bestselling author of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, with moderator Alexander Dirksen.
Joseph will explain how Indigenous Peoples can step out from under the Indian Act and return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance—and why doing so would result in a better country for every Canadian. He will dissect the complex issues around truth and reconciliation and demonstrate why learning about the Indian Act’s cruel, enduring legacy is essential for the country to move toward true reconciliation.
Bob Joseph is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation, is the founder and president of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., which offers training on Indigenous relations to government and corporate clients. He’s also the bestselling author of  His chief name is K’axwsumala’galis, which, loosely translated, means “whale who emerges itself from the water and presents itself to the world.”
Moderator Alexander Dirksen is a proud member of Métis Nation BC. He has diverse experience as a researcher, facilitator, public speaker, and strategist.
Following this program, you can join us for a Book Discussion about 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act on Saturday, November 28 at 2:00pm. Learn more
For this virtual program, we’ll be using Zoom. What you will need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet.
Register here with your email address. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the program.
This event is presented in partnership with North Vancouver City Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library. 




Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm


  • Teens
  • Adults