Tsqelmucwilc: The Kamloops Indian Residential School—Resistance and a Reckoning

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 5:30 PM (Doors 5 PM)

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC and Arsenal Pulp Press present a book launch and conversation featuring:

Celia Haig-Brown (author)
Randy Fred, Nuu-Chah-Nulth (contributor)
Garry Gottfriedson, Secwepemc (contributor)

In conversation with Kristin Kozar, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

“Tsqelmucwilc” (pronounced cha-CAL-mux-weel) is a Secwepemc phrase loosely translated as “We return to being human again.” Tsqelmucwilc is the story of those who survived the Kamloops Indian Residential School, based on the 1988 book Resistance and Renewal, a groundbreaking history of the school – and the first book on residential schools ever published in Canada. Tsqelmucwilc includes the original text as well as new material by the original book’s author, Celia Haig-Brown; essays by Secwepemc poet and KIRS survivor Garry Gottfriedson and Nuu-chah-nulth elder and residential school survivor Randy Fred; and first-hand reminiscences by other survivors of KIRS, as well as their children, on their experience and the impact of their trauma throughout their lives.

Books will be available for purchase and signing as well as at the Arsenal Pulp Press website.

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC
1985 Learners’ Walk
Closest parkade: Rose Garden Parkade, 6278 NW Marine Dr or North Parkade, 6115 Student Union Blvd