Learning at Lunch - A Sacred Time in Kanada

Event Dates:
  • Fri October 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The various Indigenous cultures and people of the lands of Turtle Island have always held and kept knowledge through stories, language and traditions. The attempted genocide of them by the Kanadian government and the churches blatant drive to eradicate them almost succeeded. The brutal truth of this history still can come as a shock for some. Here at this library we can create a sacred place where understanding comes from by exposing ourselves to another view of history. By sharing our stories our writers use their gifts to heal and repair. The history of Indigenous literature in Kanada is a story like the phoenix. From the ashes of the past new generations of writers are writing about their own history, cultures and viewpoints across many genres. The raw power of the words they share can transform and transport you to enter the world through Indigenous eyes. Reading the past 50 years of literature is to experience great pains, joys, sorrows and loves with each tale more beguiling than the first. Join me in a continuation of the great Indigenous tradition of coming together for storytelling and sharing of truths as we go through a few of my favorite selected texts.