As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – February Book Club

february, 2024

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Event Details

Wednesday, February 28th @ 7:00pm
Virtual Event

Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, all of the books we will be reading have been written by contemporary authors. This month we will be reading and discussing Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Guide to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining the Future by Patty Krawec (Anishinaabe, Lac Seul First Nation). In this remarkable sojourn through Native and settler history, Krawec weaves her own story with the broader themes of creation, replacement and disappearance to help readers see settler colonialism through the eyes of an Indigenous writer. According to Krawec, settler colonialism tried to force us into one particular way of living, but the old ways of kinship can help us imagine a different future. Braiding together historical, scientific, and cultural analysis, Indigenous ways of knowing, and the vivid threads of communal memory, Krawec crafts a stunning, forceful call to “unforget” our history. Join the conversation hosted by IAIS Staff on Zoom.

In order to have a more intimate conversation, space is limited. Please visit our website to register and receive a Zoom link. Questions? Please email [email protected] or call (860) 868-0518. This is a FREE event, but donations are appreciated. This event will NOT be recorded.

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(Wednesday) 7:00 pm