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 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 second session of the CSE Indigenous Book Club, the text that we will be reading is “Monkey Beach,” a supernatural mystery novel written by Eden Robinson who comes from the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nation in Northern British Columbia. Robinson uses themes of mythology, spirituality, gender and racialization to convey the story of Lisamarie, the main character. Robinson also incorporates her own culture and community of the Haisla First Nation by using the traditional language and stories of her Tribe.

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


Event Details

Event: CSE Indigenous Book Club

When: Every Wednesday starting Jan. 13, 2021

Time: 4-5 p.m.

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 and Outreach

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