In celebration of National Aboriginal Day, RBC Wealth Management and the RBC Taylor Prize will host a special evening on June 17 with acclaimed authors Thomas King, winner of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction for his book The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, and Dr. Leanne Simpson, winner of the 2014 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.
|Leanne Simpson to receive Award Tuesday 5pm at Harbourfront|
When: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5 p.m.
Where: Studio Theatre, York Quay Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, Ont.
What: With National Aboriginal Day on June 21, the authors will discuss what it means to be Aboriginal in Canada today, how myths and stereotypes have impacted the perception of Aboriginal peoples, and the role of indigenous people on the national consciousness.
In addition, Dr. Leanne Simpson, writer, scholar and educator from the Alderville Reserve, Ontario, will receive the inaugural 2014 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. Dr. Simpson was chosen for this award by author Thomas King, the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize winner for his book The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. The award will be presented by Founder of the RBC Taylor Prize, Noreen Taylor.
- Thomas King, 2014 RBC Taylor Prize winner
- Leanne Simpson, 2014 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award
- Vijay Parmar, President, RBC PH&N Investment Counsel
For tickets / interviews / further information about this event please contact:
Stephen Weir 416-489-5868, 416-801-3101, Stephen@stephenweir.com
RBC Taylor Prize Communications
Tony Maraschiello, 416-974-9334, email@example.com
RBC Corporate Communications