CSE Indigenous Book Club

On behalf of the Centre of Student Engagement at UTM, we would like to invite the UTM Community to participate in our newest Indigenous Initiatives programming, CSE Indigenous Book Club. The CSE’s Indigenous Book Club will span over five-six weeks and focus on books by Indigenous authors that will help engage both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in meaningful conversations which focus on Indigenous culture, peoples and history. These community-based discussions will be facilitated by an Indigenous person through open and guided discussions that will help connect the themes in each book to Indigenous people in modern times.

Join us in our third session of the CSE Indigenous Book Club, the text that we will be reading is “Starlight” by Richard Wagamese (Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in northwestern Ontario). Starlight is the story of Frank Starlight who has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. 

Each participant will receive a free copy of “Starlight” and it is a first-come, first-serve basis.

Starlight Book Cover


Event Details

Event: CSE Indigenous Book Club

When: Every Wednesday starting June 2nd, 2021

Time: 4:00 -5:00 p.m (EDT).

Where: This event will be online using Zoom as the main platform 

Each participant will receive a free copy of the text.

This opportunity is open to UTM students, staff and faculty.


For all inquiries regarding the CSE Indigenous Book Club, please contact:

Tomike Babajide
Community Engagement Coordinator: Access & Inclusion Programs

Registration Form

Registration is now closed for Summer 2021.