Healing the Columbia River


Submitted by: 

Lois Lawrence


Author, researcher and speaker Eileen Delehanty Pearkes.

On Sunday, March 11 at 1 pm, the Slocan Community Library proudly welcomes writer, researcher and speaker Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Eileen will help us to learn more about the Columbia River, its history and the opportunity we have to bring a more generous and thoughtful perspective to our region’s water.

The March 11 presentation will focus on Eileen’s latest book is A River Captured-The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change. For this local author, it represents a decade of research and a lifetime of learning about water. The library has several copies of one of her earlier books, The Geography of Memory which focuses on the indigenous history of the region, specifically the Sinixt. This information will naturally be woven through her talk. Eileen will be able to give an update on the current state of the Sinixt extinction, movement out of extinction and the state of our government relating to this.

You are invited come to the library to meet Nelson’s 2017 Cultural Ambassador and enjoy her presentation ‘The Columbia River Treaty, its history, and the Land that we Love’. Copies of her books will be available for purchase or signing as well as goodies and library volunteers to ensure your comfort.

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