Indigenous Book Club meeting

11:45AM to 1:15PM October 17, 2016
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Sneq'wa e'lun (Blue Heron House)
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aantoine

Come join us to have our first Indigenous Book Club meeting! Bring your thoughts, questions, and curiousity! I will create a safe space to discuss indigenous ways of knowing and being that will provide teachings and knowledge that bring a deeper understanding about indigenous and Metis people of Canada. 

This summer I had sent out infomation about the the first book for this Indigenous Book Club but will add it here again.

Indian Horse written by Richard Wagamese 

About: (Goodreads) "Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he’s a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he’s sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he’ll find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through the life he’s led as a northern Ojibway, with all its joys and sorrows.

With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he’s sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement.

Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather’s mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well."

Each month a different indigenous book by an indigneous author will be selected by the book club members. If you enjoy reading and want to have in-depth dialogue on novels, then this group is for you! 

Bring your lunch but know I will have Fry Bread, Tea, and Coffee. 

For more informaiton, please feel free to contact Asma-na-hi Antoine - 250-391-2600 ext 4557.