What Can We Learn from the Trauma of the Past

Apr 29, 2018

Theodore Fontaine, former chief of the Sagkeeng Ojibway First Nation and survivor of the Fort Alexander and Assiniboia Indian Residential Schools, is joined for this special event by Nate Leipciger, who as a teenager survived several Nazi concentration camps and a death march.

The two will discuss the process of writing their memoirs, Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir and The Weight of Freedom. This conversation about loss, trauma and the writing of memoir will both highlight the unique and personal nature of each of their experiences while also showing how their experiences intersect in the journey toward healing.

The conversation will be moderated by Leora Schaefer, Executive Director, Facing History and Ourselves Canada.

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Book signing to follow the program.

Free admission.


Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Street: 85 Israel Asper Way,