Book Launch: From Bear Rock Mountain by Antoine Mountain


Join author Antoine Mountain for his Book Launch "From Bear Rock Mountain" taking place at OCAD University, 115 McCaul Street, Level 3 with special guest Jimmy Dick.  Refreshments will be served. 

 
DateTuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:30pm

Location

OCAD University, 115 McCaul Street, Level 3

In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art schooland his path to healing.

In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. At the tender age of seven, he was stolen away from his home and sent to a residential school—run by the Roman Catholic Church in collusion with the Government of Canada—three hundred kilometres away. Over the next twelve years, the three residential schools Mountain was forced to attend systematically worked to erase his language and culture, the very roots of his identity.

While reconnecting to that which had been taken from him, he had a disturbing and painful revelation of the bitter depths of colonialism and its legacy of cultural genocide. Canada has its own holocaust, Mountain argues. As a celebrated artist and social activist today, Mountain shares this moving, personal story of healing and the reclamation of his Dene identity. For more information on the book: https://www.amazon.ca/Bear-Rock-Mountain-Residential-Survivor/dp/1927366801

DateTuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:30pm

Website Location

OCAD University, 115 McCaul Street, Level 3

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FROM BEAR ROCK MOUNTAIN, by Antoine Mountain 2
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:30pm

In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art schooland his path to healing.

In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. At the tender age of seven, he was stolen away from his home and sent to a residential school—run by the Roman Catholic Church in collusion with the Government of Canada—three hundred kilometres away. Over the next twelve years, the three residential schools Mountain was forced to attend systematically worked to erase his language and culture, the very roots of his identity.

While reconnecting to that which had been taken from him, he had a disturbing and painful revelation of the bitter depths of colonialism and its legacy of cultural genocide. Canada has its own holocaust, Mountain argues. As a celebrated artist and social activist today, Mountain shares this moving, personal story of healing and the reclamation of his Dene identity. For more information on the book: https://www.amazon.ca/Bear-Rock-Mountain-Residential-Survivor/dp/1927366801

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 115 McCaul Street, Level 3
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