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. The current series runs over the fall and winter of 2020/2021 and is an online event using Zoom. We are pleased to be able to host the authors for a Q&A, as well as have a facilitated discussion amongst participants.
Richard Van Camp was born in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, and is a member of the Dogrib (TłĮchǫ) Dene Nation. He has written dozens of popular books. The Lesser Blessed, a Canadian classic, was adapted into a feature film. Van Camp uses his oral story-telling skills and traditions to braid together pop culture with TłĮchǫ Dene culture and some Fort Smith grace in his new short story collection Moccasin Square Gardens. He lives in Edmonton, AB, with his family.
We encourage participants to make some tea or a meal for our discussion. Facilitated by Sharon Shorty.