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Indigenous author to speak about residential schools May 2

Author co-wrote children's book based on her granny's experiences
Jenny Kay Dupuis, the co-author of “I Am Not a Number,” a children's book about her granny's experience in residential school, is speaking in Sudbury May 2. (Supplied)

Rainbow District School Board will host guest speaker Jenny Kay Dupuis on May 2. An Indigenous author, she will talk about the impact of residential schools and moving forward with Truth and Reconciliation.

Dupuis’ presentation, “I Am Not a Number: Acknowledging the Truth, Reconciling the Past and Honouring Community Voices,” will take place at Queen Elizabeth II Public School from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Dupuis is of Anishinaabe/Ojibway ancestry and is a member of Nipissing First Nation. An educator, researcher, artist and conference speaker, she has more than 15 years of experience supporting the advancement of Indigenous education at all levels. 

An interest in her family’s past and her commitment to teaching about truth and Indigenous realities through literature drew her to co-write I Am Not a Number, her first children’s book about her granny's experience at a residential school. Dupuis lives in Toronto.

This free event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Child care and refreshments will be provided.

Queen Elizabeth II Public School is located at 32 Dell St. in Sudbury.