Our June 3 newsletter Q&A shared insight and perspective on Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being and how we can each take reconciliACTION, meaningful steps to move reconciliation forward. The answers included many book recommendations, which are compiled here:
- 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality by Bob Joseph
- A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott
- A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1986 by John S. Milloy
- Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships edited by Lynne Davis
- Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga
- Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City by Mary Jane Logan McCallum and Adele Perry
- The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada by Paulette Regan with foreward by Taiaiake Alfred
Thank you to Jessie Pengelly and Shirley Chaisson as well as those who participated in the Q&A, from which the book recommendations came.
Indigenous Services Book Club
The Indigenous Services Book Club at SLC is one of many initiatives striving to incorporate Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being throughout our college community. Each month the book club chooses a new story written by an Indigenous author or ally that reflects the beauty of the culture, the challenges of communities, the resilience of Indigenous people and the Red Road to Reconciliation.
In June, the book club is reading Crow Winter by K. McBride and Indigenous Services is hosting a meeting with the author Karen McBride on June 25 from 12-1pm. Registration for this event is limited, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indigenous Services Book Club Selections
- June: Crow Winter by Karen McBride
- July: Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq
- August: There There by Tommy Orange
- From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
- Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
- They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School by Bev Sellars
- Wenjack by Joseph Boyden