An Inconvenient Immigrant: A Love Story

pecha kucha


Back in September I had the opportunity to share a talk for Edmonton’s Next Gens Pecha Kucha Night. The event was held at the famous Maclab Theatre in the Citadel. If you’re not familiar with Pecha Kucha, it’s essentially a: “presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.”

Below is an actual video recording of my talk for your enjoyment. I’m particularly thinking of my Mom who would have loved to have been there but couldn’t because she was watching our boys. (Here it is Mami!) I highly encourage you to listen to the other talks as well because they were all so interesting and thought-provoking.

Lastly, I want to acknowledge several of my Indigenous friends who helped shape, edit, and inspire this talk. (You know who you are 🙂 ) In the last 4 years I’ve had my heart broken and ideas challenged in a way that’s molded my life, in what  I hope resembles the spirit of reconciliation. There are many immigrants who are also beginning to understand the implications involved in being benefactors of Turtle Island. For me, getting to share my story is one way to contribute.




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