Opportunities for Intercultural Contribution
Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 8:00 pm,
Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
2 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Twenty years ago, Jack Weatherford created connections with the native roots of the indigenous cultures of the Americas when he published Indian Givers, How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World. Five years ago, with the publication of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, he created connections with the cultural roots of the Mongolian people.
Jack Weatherford revealed the cultural heritage and historical contribution of the Mongolian people to the world. As it emerges from its recent history, Mongolia reveals once again the unique opportunities it offers to experience, learn from, and contribute to our cultural development in the future.
Roger Chilton accompanied Jack Weatherford when he returned to Mongolia last summer to receive the Polar Star, Mongolia’s highest award of appreciation. He will take you on the journey and talk about the opportunities it created for intercultural contribution, and for creating new connections with our native roots throughout the world.