In partnership with The NAC Indigenous Theatre this new monthly online series highlights recently published works from Indigenous authors across Turtle Island, including poetry, fiction, memoirs and plays. With Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club, we hope to expose Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers alike to diverse perspectives in the Indigenous community.
Each month will feature a different title.
Reflection questions will be shared on the library's monthly blog for each of the books and on the NAC's Facebook Event Page. Feel free to engage and share your thoughts about the books throughout the month!
At the end of the month, join us for a live-streamed conversation with the authors.
Also follow NAC's Facebook Events to participate in the conversation.
- January’s title is bug, a play by Yolanda Bonnell. If you missed this livestreamed talk on January 27th with Yolanda Bonnell you can watch it here.
- February's title is Performing Turtle Island: Indigenous Theatre on the World Stage edited by Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber, Kathleen Irwin and Moira J. Day. To find out more about February's title and to see the reflection questions click here. Then join us online February 24th for a live-streamed discussion with Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber (Métis, Cree, Scottish, and German) and Yvette Nolan (Algonquin)
- March's title is Uiesh - Quelque part by Joséphine Bacon. A book of poetry in French and Montegnais. A discussion with Joséphine Bacon will take place on March 31st in French.
- April's title is Approaching Fire by Michelle Porter a biography of her Métis great-grandfather, Léon Robert Goulet, a fiddler and perfomer.
- May's title is Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies a novel by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
- June's title is What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of A High Exile an autobiography by Inuit Larry Audlaluk,
Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club is made possible by a partnership between the Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre and the Ottawa Public Library.
With thanks to Friends of the Ottawa Public Library for their support.