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Ryga Festival

Summerland's Arts Festival, 

Inspired by George Ryga

Bev Sellars

NOTICE - Tuesday, August 29:  Bev Sellars regrets that, due to personal circumstances beyond her control, she will be unable to appear at the Ryga Festival. 

The Ryga Festival organizers sincerely appreciate Bev's attempts to be at the festival, especially in view of the devastating fires in the Williams Lake area, and we earnestly hope that we will be able to host her next year!



Here are Bev Sellars' award winning books: 

PRICE PAID: the Fight for First Nations Survival

Winner of the 2014 George Ryga Book Award for Social Awareness
for They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School, Bev Sellars is a bold advocate for her community on issues including racism and residential schools as well as the environmental and social consequences of resource exploitation in her region.

Now retired as Chief of the Xat'sull (Soda Creek) First Nations in Williams Lake, she holds degrees in history and law and she has served as an advisor to the BC Treaty Commission. 

Free and Open to the Public

Summerland Library - Meeting Place

Friday, Sept 1, from 2pm to 3:30pm


NOTE: Chief Sellars is also participating in RITA JOE 50 – A RE-THINK, a public conversation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of George Ryga's groundbreaking drama, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe.