January 15, 2001 Pauline Johnson’s influence discussed at Women’s Studies lecture

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      January 15, 2001
      Contact: 986-1911, local 2467

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)--The Women’s Studies department at Capilano College presents on Thursday, February 1, a lecture by renowned Canadian author and editor, Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cedar building, room 148. The North Vancouver campus is located at 2055 Purcell Way. Admission is free. Parking is $2.

      As part of the Women’s lecture series, Strong-Boag will speak about the life of Mohawk/English author, E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913), who was a leading Canadian writer and performer of her day. The author’s latest publication ( with Carole Gerson), Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake), identifies Johnson as a controversial figure who spoke as an advocate for native rights, women and Canada.

      Strong-Boag is a professor of Women’s Studies and Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. She is also the former president of the Canadian Historical Association and author/editor of a number of books including: Rethinking Canada: the Promise of Women’s History (with Anita C. Fellman, three editions); The New Day Recalled: Lives of Girls and Women in English Canada, 1919-39, which won the John A. Macdonald prize for the best book in Canadian history in 1988; and British Columbia Reconsidered: Essays on Women (with Gillian Creese).

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