In partnership with the Ottawa Public Library, Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club is a monthly book series running from January to June 2021, which highlights recently published works from Indigenous authors across Turtle Island, including poetry, fiction, memoirs and plays.
Join us at the end of each month as we connect with the author in a live-streamed conversation!
Please note: All of these books are intended for adult readers.
January: bug by Yolanda Bonnell
Watch the discussion on Facebook, with author Yolanda Bonnell (Ojibwe/South Asian) in conversation with researcher and theatre-worker Jill Carter (Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi).
February: Performing Turtle Island: Indigenous Theatre on the World Stage by Jesse-Rae Archibald-Barber (Editor), Kathleen Irwin (Editor), Moira J. Day (Editor)
Watch the discussion on Facebook, with editor and writer Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber (Metis, Cree, Scottish, and German) in conversation with playwright, director and dramaturg Yvette Nolan (Algonquin).
March: Uiesh = Quelque part by Joséphine Bacon
Watch the discussion on Facebook (in French), with author Joséphine Bacon in conversation with Innu poet and actress Natasha Kanapé Fontaine.
April: Approaching Fire by Michelle Porter
Watch the discussion on Facebook, with author Michelle Porter (Red River Métis) and Tai Amy Grauman (Metis, Cree and Haudenosaunee).
May: Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Watch the discussion on Facebook, with author Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg).
June: What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile by Larry Audlaluk