Bestselling author Harold R. Johnson to discuss the impact of alcohol

News Release Release Date: September 23, 2019 9:16 a.m.

Media are invited to attend a public lecture by Harold R. Johnson, bestselling author, former Crown Prosecutor, and Montreal Lake Cree Nation Band member. Johnson is the author of the book Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People (And Yours), shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General’s Award for English-language non-fiction.

Johnson will deliver the 2019 Dr. Gordon Wicijowski Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Lecture, entitled ‘Changing the Story we Tell Ourselves About Alcohol.’ Johnson was formally seconded to the Alcohol Strategy project in 2016 and currently supports the Northern Alcohol Strategy. Through his work, writing, and speaking/storytelling, Johnson has initiated a courageous national conversation about the impacts of alcohol on Indigenous people and communities.

Johnson is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction. His latest book, Peace and Good Order: The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada, will be published this month by McClelland and Stewart.

This event takes place:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:00 PM
University of Regina
Research and Innovation Centre, RI 119

Free parking in Lots 16 and 17. For more information:

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