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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.

About the Book Club

The Indigenous Book club is a Tri-Campus initiative started at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Campus Department of Student Life in collaboration with UTSC Library. The Book Club goals are to foster a space of collaboration, sharing, inquiry, and respect amongst faculty, staff, and students through the discovery and awareness of Indigenous authors and themes thereby creating a sense of community.  

Book Club Learning Outcomes

  1. Learning about Indigenous themes and engage in conversation on different Indigenous perspectives that helps with addressing Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report and is part of the university mandate to work towards reconciliation. 
  2. Exploring Indigenous themes to create new opportunities for learning and dialog related to reconciliation across the three campus amongst faculty, staff, and students.  
  3. Building strong foundations and create strong interpersonal skills on campus with faculty, staff, and students that give Indigenous and non-Indigenous students a sense of connection and pride in their affiliation with UTSC. 

Indigenous Book Club - Fall 2020

The Indigenous Book Club is Back for Fall 2020!

The UTSC Library is very pleased to announce that the U of T Indigenous Book Club is back for the Fall 2020 Term! 

Register for September 16 Selection 

Register for November 18 Discussion

Indigenous Book Club Banner Fall 2020

Have suggestions for the Indigenous Book Collection at the UTSC Library?

Send your suggestions here:

We look forward to welcoming you at another U of T Indigenous Book Club event!

Please see our lists of resources using the menu on the left-hand side. 

Official Selections Fall 2020

o   eBook at UTL

o   Print at UTL

o   eAudiobook at TPL (unlimited copies available)

Secret Life of Canada (podcast)

Suggested episodes are:

  • The Secret Life of the North
  • The Secret Life of Statues
  • The Medicine Line
  • The Indian Act
  • Kanesatake 300 Years Later (Part 1&2)
  • The Mounties Always Get Their Land (Part 1)