Archive for June, 2016

Big Thinking

June 12, 2016

Like a number of other RDC faculty members, I recently returned from Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016.  There was a lot going on over seven days at the University of Calgary; one of the coolest things was the Big Thinking series that occurred every day at lunch.  This lecture series was open to all Congress attendees and the public, and featured fascinating ideas from people like Naomi Klein, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, and Leroy Little Bear.  The lectures were recorded and are now available on YouTube, just in time for the slower pace of summer when you might have time to watch them.  They’re all available from the main Big Thinking page – just click on the title.  Enjoy!

June is Indigenous Book Club Month

June 6, 2016

June is Aboriginal History Month and Indigenous Book Club Month.

Check out CBC Books’ reading list of 15 Books to Read for Indigenous Book Club Month; most of these titles are available at RDC Library:

  1. Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Simpson
  2. Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
  3. Celia’s Song by Lee Maracle
  4. Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
  5. The Pemmican Eaters by Marilyn Dumont
  6. North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette
  7. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  8. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
  9. The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp
  10. The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  11. Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo (request via NEOS)
  12. Un/inhabited by Jordan Abel
  13. The Red Files by Lisa Bird­Wilson
  14. The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt­Cloutier
  15. The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew

The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is the current selection for the Quiet Book Club, an initiative of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

We invite you to join us to discuss this book at our next Quiet Book Club meeting:

June 7, 2016 from 12-1 pm
Room 1009 (The Living Room)