Drew Hayden Taylor is an award-winning playwright, novelist, scriptwriter and journalist. He was born and still lives on the Curve Lake First Nation in Central Ontario. Taylor has authored nearly thirty books, including Take Us to Your Chief (Douglas & McIntyre, 2016). He also edited Me Funny, Me Sexy and Me Artsy (Douglas & McIntyre, 2005, 2008 and 2015), and has been nominated for two Governor General’s Awards.
In this month’s episode, we look at his new book Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Views on the Future. Discussing everything from language renewal to sci-fi, this collection is a powerful and important expression of imagination rooted in social critique, cultural experience, traditional knowledge, activism and the multifaceted experiences of Indigenous people on Turtle Island.
He is joined in conversation Kyle St Amour Brennan (Algonquin-Anishinabe) from Kitigàn-Zìbì Anishinàbeg First Nation. He is an Indigenous technologist, First Nations Storyteller, advocate for tribal collective self-determination and coaches on Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Equity. Currently he is working on the Build Native initiative as Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program Manager at one of North America’s leading technology companies Shopify. Working to build awareness, foster community, and support sustained economic development and opportunity for all Indigenous peoples globally through Commerce and Entrepreneurship.
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