Urban Nation

A collaborative art practice between Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon

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    • Box 343, Station B
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • M5T 2W2



The Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: A True and Exact Accounting of the History of Turtle Island

Blending history, fiction, and memoir in bold new ways, The Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle are unlike anything published before. And in their power to reshape our shared understanding, they promise to change the way we see everything that lies ahead.

VOLUME ONE, available on November 7th, covers the period from the creation of the universe to the confederation of Canada and depicts the arrival of European settlers, many of whom will be familiar to students of history.

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VOLUME TWO, available on November 28th, takes us from the moment of confederation to the present day, covering children’s work camps (which some call residential schools), the Sixties Scoop, and the urban disconnection of contemporary life. Ultimately, it is a story of resilience and reconnection.

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Join artist Kent Monkman and his long-time collaborator Gisèle Gordon as they discuss their new project The Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: A True and Exact Accounting of the History of Turtle Island, a genre-defying work that will remake readers' understanding of the land called North America. A story of this continent, The Memoirs reframe the narrative to be one of Indigenous resilience, power, and joy, reshaping our shared understanding and lighting the path ahead.

After a reading with Miss Chief, Monkman and Gordon will join interviewers for a conversation at each location.

Event tickets are available through host partners' linked websites.

The Winter Garden Theatre
November 14

Ottawa Writers Festival
November 17

Concordia University at the Grande Bibliothèque
November 20

McNally Robinson at Winnipeg Art Gallery
November 28

Calgary Wordfest
November 29

Vancouver Writers Fest
December 1


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