To support the U of G community’s ongoing journey of reconciliation and decolonization, the library invites you to explore the new subcollection Journeying Together: Indigenous History Month 2022.
Curated in collaboration with Indigenous Initiatives and the Indigenous Student Centre, the titles in this display expand on the existing Exploring Indigenous Narratives and Worldviews collection in order to provide a robust resource that represents a wide range of voices from First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
Self-education is an essential part of moving towards action and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and lands. As the collection brings together a diversity of works and topics that are not always highlighted or accessible broadly, the curators hope that the works in this collection provide something for everyone to enjoy, learn from, and be inspired by.
In the collection, you’ll find a variety of novels, children’s literature, research, scholarly texts, and memoirs that cover themes of resistance, resurgence, and reconciliation.
Some of the works featured in this collection are:
- A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder by Ma-Nee Chacaby – This extraordinary account of Ma-Nee Chacaby’s life tells her story of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism offers an opportunity to engage with both Pride and Indigenous History Month.
- Pathways of Reconciliation: Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRC’s Calls to Action edited by Aimée Craft and Paulette Regan – This book explores various approaches to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples to help readers respond to the TRC’s Calls to Action through everyday acts of resistance, resurgence, and solidarity.
- Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Views of the Future compiled and edited by Drew Hayden Taylor –This powerful collective expression of imagination from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit writers envisions Indigenous futures in Canada and around the world.
- The Strangers by Katherena Vermette – A staggering intergenerational saga, The Strangers explores how connected we are even when we’re no longer together by bringing readers into the dynamic world of the Stranger family.
- On the Trapline by David A. Robertson – On the Trapline is a picture book that celebrates Indigenous cultures and traditions by telling the story of a little boy who takes a trip with his Moshom (grandpa) to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom.
To learn more about Indigenous Initiatives at U of G and supports for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students: