Archive for June, 2019

Indigenous Book Club Month

June 20, 2019

June is National Indigenous History Month and marks the fourth anniversary of Indigenous Book Club Month.

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, who launched this initiative in 2016, encourages the reading of books by Indigenous authors “to provide an opportunity to learn and ‎begin those difficult conversations about the stories, history and cultures which we never learned about in school.‎” (via CICON)

To honour the occasion, the Library partnered with the Centre for Teaching and Learning’s Quiet Book Club and held our first Book Talk event to highlight Indigenous authors.

Book Talk Event Photo, with book covers, circle format, and attendees.

Panelists presented a variety of must-read Indigenous titles:

And these titles were suggested by Book Talk attendees:

These books (and even more titles by Indigenous authors) are available at RDC Library. Add them to your summer reading list and check them out!