Indigenous Book Club is a co-production of Whitehorse Public Library and the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. This free program invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants to read works by Indigenous authors and then come together over food to discuss themes and ideas.
My Conversations with Canadians is a series of essays addressing the questions the author has been asked by audiences over decades, on subjects such as citizenship, segregation, labour, law, prejudice and reconciliation.
A number of books are available for this program on a first come, first served basis. It is not necessary to read the book in order to attend the discussion.
Facilitator Melaina Sheldon is an actor and writer of the Inland Tlingit from Teslin, Yukon. She has a passion for all art with its ability to address challenging subject matter and in turn, generate conversations, new ideas and effect positive change. Always focused on the future generations, she believes it is only by sharing our unique stories that we can learn from our past and correct our course for a peaceful present.
The program starts with a light supper provided by Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Traditional counsellor/support person Yvonne Jack will be available for smudging and other supports.