There is a peculiar relationship between Germany (and other European countries) and the First Nations people of North America. It all goes back to the writings of Karl May, a 19th-century author who created one of the most popular characters in German literature, Winnetou. While visiting Germany on numerous occasions to give lectures, Mr. Taylor was confronted by the legacy of these real and imaginary people. And as a First Nations man, it made an impression on him. On a trip last year, he took a film crew and documented this phenomenon. This is the result.
Tickets: It is a free event, but we do request that you register. Please check back soon for tickets and more information.
This event is co-sponsored by Balsillie School of International Affairs Research Cluster in Decolonization, Indigenous Peoples and the Globe.
- CBC description of the documentary
- Watch the trailer
- Eight Reasons Why German Tourists Flock To Canada’s Yukon Every Year
- Learn more about Drew Hayden Taylor
Where: Balsillie School of International Affairs
67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2
There is free parking in lots near Balsillie School (before 5pm municipal parking is by permit only).
1) Museum Lot - located directly across from the CIGI building on the corner of Father David Bauer and Erb st W.
2) Waterloo Town Square - there is parking available on the north and south sides of the Waterloo Town Square. Please visit the Uptown Waterloo Parking website for more details: http://ow.ly/Psy130ldPId