What is the book club?
The Atlantic-IMN Book Club is an initiative launched across Atlantic Canada with various university institutions. This initiative is aimed at utilizing data gathered from the 2019 Atlantic-IMN Student Survey to guide mentorship and learning activities within the Network. We are currently in the process of launching another survey to guide our future activities - stay tuned!
For the 2020-2021 academic year, we read: Truth and Conviction: Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi'kmaw Quest for Justice by Dr. L Jane McMillan. This book was chosen for a few reasons: it will facilitate continued discussions from a previous event we hosted watching two Indigenous Treaties documentaries (APTN Living Treaties Part 1 and Part 2, Martha Steigman & Sherry Pictou's In Defense of Our Treaties), this book has recently won the Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, as well as Dr. McMillan is one of our Co-PIs of the Atlantic-IMN!
We read the book titled: Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island edited by Sophie McCall, Deanna Rider, David Gaertner, and Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill
We read the book titled: Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices and Relationships edited by Deborah MacGregor, Jean-Paul Restoule and Rochelle Johnston.
Note: If you're not part of a university, and may be interested in participating, please contact the Regional Coordinator (contact information below) to discuss further.
What kind of books/articles will be included in future book clubs?
The first topic of the book club will be Indigenous Research Methodologies, which was a highly rated topic of interest from our survey results. The summer book club was chosen by participants creating a list of possible interesting reads, and then the group of participants voted to decide on the Summer 2020 book. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, the book club is being held monthly on Zoom.
How do I get involved in the book club?
To get involved, or to find out more information, contact the Regional Coordinator: Tarapride@dal.ca