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Honouring Indigenous Writers - Author Reading with Kim Senklip Harvey

Join us on Wednesday, March 16th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (PT) for an author reading with Kim Senklip Harvey, who will be reading from her story, Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story

Thanks to generous funding from the Public Humanities Hub Okanagan, there are a limited number of free copies of Kim Senklip Harvey's book, Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Storyavailable for Indigenous students who would like to attend the event. To pick up a book from Indigenous Programs and Services, please contact Naim Cardinal at naim.cardinal@ubc.ca.A person with long brown hair and an orange toque. They are wearing red lipstick.

Story Description

Come along for the ride to Kamloopa, the largest powwow on the West Coast. This high energy Indigenous matriarchal story follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the worlds head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from. But how do you discover yourself when Columbus already did that? Bear witness to the courage of these women in the ultimate transformation story as they turn to the ancestors for help to reclaim their power. ​Kamloopa explores the fearless love and passion of Indigenous women reconnecting with their homelands, ancestors and selves.




Kim Senklip Harvey is a proud Syilx and Tsilhqot’in director, writer and actor who is known for her ability to craft stories that inspire, nourish and delight. In 2018, her play Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story had a three-city world premiere and won the 2019 Jessie Richardson Award for Significant Artistic Achievement, Best Production and the Sydney J. Risk Prize for Outstanding Original Play. Kim and the Fire Company were also the recipients of the 2020 Governor General Awards for Drama. Kim is currently developing 3 tv series and working on her first book of prose, she has her Masters in Creative Writing and is currently getting her PhD in Law. Harvey believes that storytelling is the most compelling medium to move us to a place where everyone is provided the opportunity to live peacefully. A self proclaimed dirtbag, her favorite pastimes include eating microwaved hotdogs and urban hiking alley’s.


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If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs please email open.ubc@ubc.ca.

This event is part of the Honouring Indigenous Writers series, which seeks to increase awareness of Indigenous authors.  This year we have put together a schedule of author readings and workshops throughout the month of March, as well as asynchronous Wikipedia increase awareness of Indigenous literature, and improve the coverage of Indigenous writers on Wikipedia.

This event is online. Registrants receive the link 24 hours before the event. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
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