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Indigenous Book Club & Discover Indigenous Authors

This guide is a resource to support the University of Toronto Tri-Campus Indigenous Book Club. It brings together multi-media resources and works created by Indigenous authors and artists.

Next Indigenous Book Club Meeting

Books for Indigenous Book Club Meeting

November 8th, 2018

Noon - 2pm in the UTSC Library Makerspace

Refreshments will be served. 

Registration

Three books below have been chosen for the November 8th Book Club meeting. 

Participants are asked to choose one of three books, in order to develop a rich discussion, though you are most welcome to read all three. 

Guiding Questions

  1. What surprised you most about the book?
  2. What themes did you find that relate to Truth and Reconciliation?
  3. What is one thing you learned in the book that you hadn’t heard about before?
  4. How is your lived experience different from a character in the book?
  5. If there were 1,181 murdered or missing women in Scarborough, would the government have already acted? This could lead to discussion of police bias and government indifference.
  6. Do inquiries spark action?
  7. How is the future depicted in The Marrow Thieves informed by the actual history of Indigenous peoples in Canada?
  8. In the graphic novel “Will I see?” how is real day monsters illustrated? What do you think this means in relations to murdered and missing women and children?
  9. How is Aboriginal identity a combination of language, life and literature?
  10. How does Basil Johnston depict Hollywood’s creation of the Indian stereotype?
  11. How does the book inspire action for change in our education systems in Canada?