Informing our understanding of conservation, biodiversity and natural sciences through Indigenous literature.
Explore Indigenous perspectives of land and conservation through literature and conversation
Our Indigenous book club represents a way to collectively learn about and discuss new and different viewpoints. Learn more about Indigenous ways of knowing and traditional ecological knowledge. During our book clubs we explore Indigenous knowledges and how they can inform and expand our understanding of conservation, biodiversity, natural sciences and wellness.
Takwâkin (Autumn) 2022 Book Club
Our book for the autumn session will be Making Love with the Land by Joshua Whitehead, in which the author asks, “What is our relationship and responsibility towards [the land]? And how has the land shaped our ideas, our histories, our very bodies?” This promises to be a beautiful read with rich discussions.
Book club meetings are scheduled for:
- September 21
- October 5
- October 19
- November 2
- November 16
- November 30
- December 14
Past Book Clubs
Missed our book clubs? Check out these good reads on your own.
- Sikwân (Spring) 2022 Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science by Dr. Jessica Hernandez
- Pipon (Winter) 2022 The Seed Keeper by Dakota author Diane
- Fall 2021 Spirit Gifting: The Concept of Spiritual Exchange by Elmer Ghostkeeper
- Summer 2021 Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve Association Bob Montgomery, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator
Have questions? Email Bob.