Challenge or Invitation: read a book by an indigenous author

Richard Wagamese’s incredible book, Indian Horse, is being made into a film. My book club read it. A lot of local book clubs read it. One friend said it was the only book that their group read that was rated a 10/10 by everyone.

I had the privilege of seeing Richard Wagamese tell stories at Mount Currie in October 2014 – I feel fortunate and heartbroken that more people won’t have that opportunity.

He wrote afterwards:

Everywhere I went in the coast mountains I was drummed and sang into schools and community halls. Thank you Pemberton, Mount Currie, Whistler and Squamish schools and communities for a memorable, empowering visit. I only hope I gave as much as I got!!!

Now that his book has been made into a film, the promotional team has launched a challenge and an invitation, to encourage people to complete some of the 150 recommendations that came out of the Reconciliation Commission’s report.

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One, which plays to my personal biases, is to read a book, written by an indigenous author.

The Pemberton & District Library has a terrific collection.

If you take up the invitation, PLEASE let us know, and share a review/write-up/comment/photo with us. We’d love to re-energize the Wellness Reads bookshelf with some fresh recommendations.

If you’re keen to take this further, sign up for the #Next150 challenge at https://next150.indianhorse.ca/challenges/indigenous-reads