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SD67 Indigenous Book & Film Club

 

  • Want to take action on Truth & Reconciliation but not sure where to start?
  • Want to be ready for our first ever day of Truth and Reconciliation? Or to work on some of the themes of the district equity scan?
  • Want to keep deepening your learning about the diversity of Indigenous communities in Canada?
  • want an accessible way to learn about some of the history and culture of Indigenous peoples?

 

Then please join us for our next book club discussion on the novel:

 

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29
  • 3:30 pm at Skaha Park near the gazebo
  • Bring a lawn chair - snacks and drinks will be available
 
Winner of the 2018 HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction Michelle Good's FIVE LITTLE INDIANS, told from the alternating points of view of five former residential school students as they struggle to survive in 1960s Vancouver—one finding her way into the dangerous world of the American Indian movement; one finding unexpected strength in motherhood; and one unable to escape his demons - and the bonds of friendship that sustain them, inspired by the author's experiences. The book explores the fallout of residential school and the roots of intergenerational trauma.

 

 

 

The book club welcomes new members. We meet 4 times a year to discuss novels, films, TV series and documentaries. There is no expectation that you attend all 4 meetings. When it is a novel, there will be copies to borrow. Films will be watched at the meeting or a link will be provided to be able to view it prior to the meeting.
 
 
To RSVP for one or more book club discussions:  

Please contact Erica Fitton, at efitton@sd67.bc.ca

To borrow a book:

Please contact Melissa Berrisford, at mberrisford@sd67.bc.ca

Have questions, or would you like more info?

Please feel free to reach out to Eva Koch by email ekoch@sd67.bc.ca for more information.

Eva Koch 

B.Sc. B.Ed. (she, her, hers)

School District 67

 

I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work, play and learn on the beautiful, unceded territory of the Okanagan Syilx.

Up and Coming Book Club Discussions We Have Scheduled!  
 
Reservation Dogs
 
Highway of Tears
 
 
Indians on Vacation
 
 
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
 
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 Thursday, May 11, 2022
 
Reservation Dogs
(current TV show - comedy)
 
  • Screening at 3:30 pm sharp at PMSS, Room 210
  • Please RSVP so we can order pizza & popcorn
 
Highway of Tears,
by Jessica McDiarmid
 
  • Please read in advance
  • Location: PMSS Library
  • Time: 3:30 pm
 
Indians on Vacation (2020),
by Thomas King
 
  • Please read in advance
  • Location: outside at Skaha
  • Time: 3:30 pm
 
See Slides From Our Previous Book Reviews By Clicking On The Titles Below!
 
2021 - 2022
2020 - 2021
2019 - 2020

 

Other Titles We've Reviewed:

 

April Raintree; Beatrice Culleton

Indian Horse- Richard Wagamese

The Reason You Walk – Wab Kinew

Smoke Signals (film)

Highway of Tear (documentary)

The Break (Katherena Vermette)

Up Ghost River (Edmund Metawabin)

Son Of a Trickster- Eden Robinson

Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian- Sherman Alexie

Bearskin Diary – Carol Goldeneagle

First Contact Season 1 (TV series)

The Inconvenient Indian – Thomas King

Seven Fallen Feathers – Tanya Talaga