Indigenous Programming

NDN Book Club

Brodie Study Room - Wednesdays @ 6 pm

Join us for a book club focused in Indigenous authors. This book club is exclusively for those who identify as Indigenous. This will help create an environment that is safe for Indigenous people to discuss Indigenous literature without self-censoring. Pre-register by emailing Sam at smartin-bird@tbpl.ca Space is limited.


Richard Wagamese Tribute Book Club

Brodie Study Room - Tuesdays @ 1 pm

Join us for a special Richard Wagamese tribute book club as we celebrate the life and work of this award winning Anishinaabe writer and storyteller. Everyone is welcome to read and join the discussion led by Robyn Medicine. Pre-register by emailing Robyn at rmedicine@tbpl.ca Space is limited.

medicine-walk February 25 - Medicine Walk

Medicine Walk follows the journey of sixteen-year-old Franklin Starlight to take his father, Eldon, into the bush to pass into the next world and be buried as a warrior, while at the same time grappling with his abandonment as a child.

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The final novel from Richard Wagamese, centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge on a farm owned by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own. Starlight picks up the story that began in Medicine Walk.

 


Gaagaagi Speaker Series & Workshops

Brodie Fireside Reading Room - Wednesdays @ 6 pm

Join us each month at the Brodie Community Hub to share a meal, hear stories from Indigenous journalists, and learn more about Indigenous issues in media.

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January 15 - Michael Dick, Executive Producer CBC Thunder Bay (Fort William First Nation)

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January 29 - Journalists for Human Rights Workshop: Media and Human Rights

 

February 12 - Willow Fiddler, Video Journalist with APTN (Sandy Lake First Nation)

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February 26 - Journalists for Human Rights Workshop: How to Spot Fake News

 

March 11 - Rick Garrick, Freelance journalist & Debwewin Citation for excellence in reporting about Indigenous issues (Lac Seul First Nation)

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March 25 - Journalists for Human Rights Workshop: Write a Letter to the Editor

 

EXTRA:

Saturday, March 21 @ 2 pm - Riley Yesno (Eabametoong First Nation)

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This series is brought to you by Journalists for Human Rights in partnership with the Thunder Bay Public Library.

Gaagaagi, the raven (also often represented by Sabe), is associated with the teaching of Honesty which is also one of the most central values in journalism.