October 13, 2021 7pm
DPAC presents Monique Gray Smith
Fostering resilience with ourselves and the children in our lives
In this dynamic and inspiring session, Monique will share her personal journey, offer readings from her various books and provide stories of hope and resilience. She will begin with an overview on how stress & trauma may be impacting us and those we love; including an exploration of what happens in our bodies when we experience trauma. Monique will share her Cultural Resilience model and strategies for weaving aspects of it into your daily life.
Bio: Monique Gray Smith
Monique Gray Smith is a proud mom of teenage twins and an award-winning, best-selling author. Her first published novel, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience won the 2014 Canadian Burt Award for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Literature. Since then, Monique has had 7 books come out that cover a broad spectrum of ages, topics and emotions. Woven into all of Monique’s writing, speaking engagements and online courses is the teaching that Love is Medicine. Monique’s novel, Tilly and the Crazy Eights was longlisted for Canada Reads 2021. Monique is currently working on the Young Adult adaptation of Braiding Sweetgrass. Monique is Cree, Lakota and Scottish and has been sober and involved in her healing journey for over 30 years. She is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience.