This month we are joined by Norma Dunning, Inuit writer, scholar, professor and grandmother, to talk about her book Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity. This poetry collection examines the author’s lived history as an Inuk who was born, raised and continues to live south of sixty. Her writing takes into account the many assimilative practices that Inuit continue to face and the expectations of mainstream as to what an Inuk can and should be. Her words examine what it is like to feel the constant rejection of her work from non-Inuit and how she must in some way find the spirit to carry through with what she holds to be true demonstrating the importance of standing tall and close to her words as an Indigenous woman.
Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club and the Children’s Indigenous Book Club are in partnership with Goodminds.com, a First Nations-owned family business.
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Thank you to our Major Partners, Indigenous Programming: Slaight Family Foundation and TD Ready Commitment.