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2023 Native Book Discussion Series: Becoming Kin (Zoom)
February 7 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm$10.00 – $50.00
Through six books over twelve months, this book discussion series is an invitation to deeply engage with wisdom, pain, challenge, tragedy, beauty, history, land, and much more through the words of Native women. You are welcome to sign-up for individual discussions or all six and save $10. Registration does not include the price of the book. Each session will include short presentation and facilitated conversation. It is not required to have read all of the book but reading beforehand will deepen your experience. All times are 7-8:15 p.m. CT.
Tuesday, February 7: Patty Krawec (Anishnaabe), Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our 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. This is a remarkable sojourn through Native and settler history, myth, identity, and spirituality and helps us retrace our steps and pick up what was lost along the way.
Tuesday, April 11th: Linda Hogan (Chickasaw), Solar Storms: A Novel; Pulitzer Prize finalist Linda Hogan tells the moving story of a troubled Native American girl coming of age in the foster system in Oklahoma, who decides to reunite with her family —a stunning island town that lies at the border of Canada and Minnesota—where she finds that their sacred land is threatened. Harrowing, lyrical, and boldly incisive.
Tuesday, June 13th: Angeline Boulley (Ojibwe), Firekeeper’s Daughter: A Novel; “Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, writes from a place of love for her community and shares some key teachings from her culture… She doesn’t shy away from or sugar-coat the very real circumstances that plague reservations across the country.” ―Booklist, Starred Review
Tuesday, August 8th: Susan Power (Dakota), The Grass Dancer: A Novel; “Captivating…a healing vision that goes to the core of our humanity.”—New York Times Book Review
Tuesday, October 10th: Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe), The Round House: A Novel; Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction – at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.
Tuesday, December 12th: Sarah Augustine (Pueblo), This Land Is Not Empty: Following Jesus In Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery; This is a powerful call to reckon with the root causes of a legacy that continues to have devastating effects on indigenous peoples around the globe and a call to recognize how all of our lives and our choices are interwoven.
Facilitator: Eric Anglada, is the Ecological Programming Coordinator at Sinsinawa Mound. He is co-founder of the St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm outside Cuba City, WI. He also works in support of the Nuns & Nones Land Justice Project. His interests lay in the intersections of land, spirituality, justice, and decolonization.