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Indigenous Initiatives & Partnerships has launched a Book Club for the BCIT community. Aimed at growing understanding of Indigenous history, culture and tradition, the Book Club is open to faculty and staff.

The next book:
The Truth about Stories – A Native Narrative by Thomas King
Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award

Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, gracefully elucidating North America’s relationship with its Native peoples.

Native culture has deep ties to storytelling, and yet no other North American culture has been the subject of more erroneous stories. The Indian of fact, as King says, bears little resemblance to the literary Indian, the dying Indian, the construct so powerfully and often destructively projected by White North America. With keen perception and wit, King illustrates that stories are the key to, and only hope for, human understanding. He compels us to listen well.

Friday October 7, 2022
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Hybrid: SW01 – 1511 and by zoom
Register Here

We encourage you to read the book before the dialogue.
This book is available on loan: Gathering Place, SW01 1521 and in our BCIT Library