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Bannock & Books: Indigenous book club

Join us for Bannock and Books, an Indigenous book club series collaborating with Ontario Tech & Durham Colleges First Peoples Indigenous Center. This book club is designed to bring hearts and minds together as we explore various topics about Indigenous culture, ways of knowing, and experiences.
Participants are invited to read our featured book and then join us virtually as we come together and discuss our learning.
Featured Book: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph.
Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussions on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.
The Indian Act, after over 140 years, continues to shape, control, and constrain the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Peoples and is at the root of many stereotypes that persist. Joseph explains how Indigenous Peoples can step out from under the Indian Act and return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance—and why doing so would result in a better country for every Canadian. He dissects the complex issues around truth and reconciliation and demonstrates why learning about the Indian Act’s cruel, enduring legacy is essential for the country to move toward true reconciliation.
This session will be delivered via Zoom. You will receive the link for this event before the event via the email provided at registration. Ensure you copy and paste the session link into your calendar to ensure you don’t miss the session!
If you require any accessibility accommodations for this event, please feel free to connect with us beforehand at Indigenous@durhamcollege.ca so that we can make any necessary arrangements.