June: National Aboriginal History Month / Indigenous Book Club Month
In 2009, June was declared National Aboriginal History Month, with June 21 being National Aboriginal Day. This year a lot of great events are happening across Canada. However, did you know June is also Indigenous Book Club Month!? Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett urges Canadians to read books by Indigenous authors.
And if you’re not quite sure where to start, we recommend watching CBC Radio: Unreserved’s Rosanna Deerchild share her favourite books by indigenous authors here.
Why not share your faves too? Simply do that on social media with the hashtag #IndigenousReads or call 1-888-881-4566 to let them know.
And if you’re wondering what some First Nations authors think about indigenous book club month and their book suggestions, look no further! CBC Radio has interviewed Tracey Lindberg, author of “Birdie,” Lee Maracle, author of her new book, “Memory Serves,” and Drew Hayden Taylor, author of “The Best of… Funny You Don’t Look Like One.”
Listen to the interview and read more here.
Above: Tracey Lindberg, Lee Maracle, and Drew Hayden Taylor