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:
Indians on Vacation (2020), by Thomas J. King
Meet Bird and Mimi in this brilliant new novel from one of Canada’s foremost authors. Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.
By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.
"Reading Thomas King's INDIANS ON VACATION.
Great grumpy dialogue + killer one-liners! Remind me not to irritate him. @HarperCollinsCA"
“The beauty of King’s writing is that, like all good authors, it seems effortless. Like those words always have and always should be in that specific order on the page, and that was the way the great literary gods planned it. . . .I like reading Tom King because he does, succinctly and cleverly, what all good writers should do – he educates, illuminates and entertains with every paragraph.” - Drew Hayden Taylor, author of Motorcycles and Sweetgrass
“From the first page, King’s sardonic and very funny voice leads us to places we never
expect to go. . . European and Indigenous history collide and there’s no one better to
examine the aftermath.” - Toronto Star
To borrow a book:
Please contact Melissa Berrisford at [email protected]
Please contact Erica Fitton at [email protected]
Have questions, or would you like more info?
Please feel free to reach out to Eva Koch by email [email protected] for more information.
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.
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
Reservation Dogs, Comedy TV Series (see the trailer)