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Reflections on Indigenous Displacement: Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop w/ Crystal Semaganis

November 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Huron County Museum welcomes guest speaker Crystal Semaganis tospeak about her family’s history and highlight of her own activism work.The presentation will be held in the theatre at the Museum starting at 4:30p.m. The talk is free, and registration is not required, but please notethat seating onsite is limited.

Semaganis is a Plains Cree/Chippewa Cree from the Little Pine FirstNation, Treaty No. 6 in Saskatchewan. A third- generation descendant ofPoundmaker, Crystal is an activist, writer and artist whose areas ofinterest include the Sixties Scoop, intergenerational trauma, families andsurvivors of the residential schools, the creative arts including the PowWow and Regalia Making, combatting Indigenous identity fraud and communitybuilding. Today, she makes her home in Northern Ontario.

Semaganis has written for CBC, New LinesMagazine, and is best known by her colonial name, Christine Cameron,and for the 2018 CBC podcast Finding Cleo, which focuseson her family’s search for her oldest sister, Cleo Semaganis Nicotine.The podcast also explores the Sixties Scoop, Missing and MurderedIndigenous Women and intergenerational trauma. She was recently longlistedfor the 2023 CBC non-fiction prize for kisâkihitin, an essay exploringlanguage, belonging and family.

 Artwork and beadwork created by Semaganis will be available forpurchase at the Museum throughout the day. She will also be hosting an artworkshop at the museum earlier in the day: space in that event islimited and pre-registration is required.


Huron County Museum (110 North Street)



November 18, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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