The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is going to be hosting a lecture series with the province’s Lieutenant Governor.

Russ Mirasty will be the featured speaker at the museum’s annual Solstice Speaker Series. Craig Perrault, executive director with Friends of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, which puts on the talk, explained Mirasty will be sitting down with CTV Regina’s Nelson Bird for a fireside chat like talk. Perrault said the Solstice Speaker Series is an Indigenous led event, which aims to get people thinking.

“It’s kind of organic in nature, we want these leaders to take us through a variety of topics that are current and thought provoking,” he said.

The speaker series is now in its third year and has featured a number of people over that time. Past speakers include Cadmus Delorme, along with discussions on a range of issues, including Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls along with talks about Truth and Reconciliation.

Perrault said the Lieutenant Governor is a good person to feature as part of the series as he has lived an interesting life which has seen him travel to many different places and meet many people. He added the Lieutenant Governor is also a good communicator, who will be well complimented by being paired with someone like Bird.

“He’s (Mirasty) a good story teller and that’s why we’ve brought in Nelson Bird, who is a professional story teller as a journalist,” he said.

The format for the talk is something which Perrault believes will add another level of intrigue to the event, as it will be a quite casual in nature and allow Mirasty and Bird to decide on the direction of the conversation.

“They can really look at the arc of his honour’s journey through life, give some highlights and Nelson has the ability and the skill to help delve a little bit deeper, ask different style of questions,” he said.

The talk is set to go Dec.5 at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina. The doors are set to open to the public at 6:30 p.m. with the talk getting underway at 7:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but people are asked to register in advance on the museum’s website. For those who are not able to make the trip to Regina, Perrault said they can visit the museum’s YouTube channel where the talk will be posted.

“You can actually go back and see previous iterations of the Solstice Speakers Series,” he said.

(Top Photo. Russ Mirasty delivering the Speech from the Throne. File Photo.)