Invisible Generations

Irene Kelleher’s Story of Living between Indigenous and White

Governor General award-winning historian Jean Barman describes how a family of mixed Indigenous and white descent faced prejudice in BC, a long-ignored aspect of the province’s history.

Jean Barman

Jean Barman is an award-winning historian and author of over a dozen books about British Columbian and Canadian history. Much of her writing attends to the stories and histories of Indigenous Peoples and to Canadian women and families. Her writing has garnered over a dozen Canadian and American awards, including the Governor General’s History Award for Scholarly Research. She is professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She holds graduate degrees from Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley and University of British Columbia, and an honorary doctorate from Vancouver Island University. Jean lives in Vancouver, BC.

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  • Addresses timely and valuable themes of identity and acceptance
  • Author is an award-winning and highly recognizable historian, whose work focuses on Indigenous and women's stories