BU professor joins noted Huron-Wendat author Georges Sioui for online discussion

October 26, 2021

Dr. Denis Combet, Professor in Brandon University’s (BU’s) Department of Classical and Modern Languages, will be a participant in an online event hosted by the Association of French Manitoban Authors and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Université de Saint-Boniface this Thursday evening.

Headshot of Denis Combet

Dr. Denis Combet

Dr. Combet will be joined by Dr. Georges Sioui and moderator Martine Bordeleau for a French-language discussion, entitled “Raconter toutes les histoires” or “Telling all Sides of History.” The event is being held in celebration of the writer Gabrielle Roy.

Dr. Sioui was the first Co-ordinator of the Aboriginal Studies Program at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Hurons-Wendat, l’héritage du cercle, and has had a distinguished career exploring issues in Indigenous culture and, history and education. Dr. Combet, who specializes in French literature, is the author of Gabriel Dumont, Souvenirs de résistance d’un immortel de l’Ouest. They will discuss their works as well as current issues related to reconciliation, including the discovery of unmarked graves at Residential Schools in Canada.

“Georges Sioui is an esteemed Indigenous scholar and writer,” Dr. Combet said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this discussion and to be able to learn from him.”

To request a ZOOM link to participate in the event, please email AAMF.Contact@gmail.com.