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On Culture: Jesse Wente shares what joy means to him

Jesse Wente

This week, the Calgary Public Library introduces its new virtual speaker’s series, titled First Person: Living Joyfully. The first speaker in this series is an accomplished broadcaster, arts journalist, author and chairperson of the Canadian Council For the Arts – Jesse Wente.

An Ojibwe member of the Serpent River First Nation in Ontario, Jesse Wente will talk about finding joy in contemporary Indigenous narratives.

The online event takes place on Friday, June 9th, 2023.  Jesse Wente joined CKUA’s Lisa Wilton ahead of the event to discuss what joy means to him, plus the importance of conveying joy in Indigenous storytelling.