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Courageous Conversations with John Langan

September 20, 2021

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission continues its online Courageous Conversation speaker series on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM (CST).

The speaker is John Langan. His Courageous Conversation is titled “A Spark in the Dark” – a talk about the intergenerational effects of residential schools, and a story of resilience becoming a Spark in the Dark for future generations.

John Langan is a Saulteaux/Cree Indigenous man from Keeseekoose First Nation, Saskatchewan. In his new and inspiring memoir, Iskocēs Tipiskak: A Spark in the Dark, John starts from the bottom in life, losing his father to suicide and step-dad to drugs. He details how he overcame blatant racism, poverty, violence, alcohol, and a drug environment by holding his cultural identity close to him while still losing so much, but gaining life and love in the darkness keeping his spark burning for others in hopes of building a bigger fire.

A graduate of the Indigenous Justice and Criminology Program at the University of Saskatchewan, John continues to apply his skills to his now full-time job as a police constable whilst still serving his country with the Canadian Armed Forces part time. John’s unique upbringing has helped him bring a unique perspective to both his public service, and service to his country. On top of everything, John continues to carry on his people’s culture by practicing and continuing ceremony.

Please RSVP via email to [email protected].

Event address for attendees: https://skgov.webex.com/skgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=eae5adbb6776315427152683d8034f53c
Date and time: Monday, September 27, 2021 10:00 am
Central Time (Saskatchewan, GMT-06:00)
Duration: 1 hour