In 1945, Maisie Hurley launched The Native Voice, the official newspaper of the Native Brotherhood of BC, one of the largest democratic First Nations organizations in the country, among various other great acts of allyship. The NVMA Friends Society AGM begins at 7:30 (doors open at 7 pm) followed by public talk at 8pm. Come meet the author, Eric Jamieson, at the North Vancouver Museum & Archives.
Open to the Public. Free Admission. Books for sale on-site.
Praise for The Native Voice
“I applaud Eric Jamieson for bringing to light the valiant and relentless effort by one ‘white woman,’ Maisie Hurley, to seek justice for Aboriginal people.”
— Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Gwawaenuk First Nation, Member of Order of British Columbia
“Through the Native Voice, Maisie Hurley connected real Native voices with listeners, doers with dreamers, readers with writers about everything in Indian country, delivering Native realities in every direction through the very contemporary medium of publication.”
— Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cree singer-songwriter, activist, educator, and visual artist.
“At the outset, let me say that Eric Jamieson’s book, The Native Voice, represents an important, perhaps unique contribution to BC and First Nations’ history in the Province.”
— Thomas Berger, Former Justice of Supreme Court of Canada, Officer of the Order of Canada, Member of the Order of British Columbia