Indigenous Book Club

Marking the month of June as Indigenous Book Club Month

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Boozhoo (BOO - Soo), and greetings from the traditional territories of the Algonquin people.

I'm Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

As we all get ready for summer reading, and celebrate National Aboriginal History Month and National Aboriginal Day, I want to know: what's on your bookshelf?

As part of these celebrations, I'm hoping all Canadians will join me in marking the month of June as Indigenous Book Club Month.

Recently, I've absolutely loved reading Tracey Lindbergh's Birdie, and works by Indigenous poet Marilyn Dumont.

There's something for everyone. So add a First Nations, Inuit or Metis author to your reading list this month!

You'll help increase awareness and understanding through shared culture, and encourage steps toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Reconciliation has to be a journey for all Canadians.

I encourage all Canadians to let us know which book you've chosen to read on social media using hashtag IndigenousReads.

After all, Indigenous Book Club Month couldn't exist without your support!

Thank you, Merci, Meegwetch, Qujannamiik, Marsee and Mahsi Cho for being a part of this celebration.

Enjoy your summer reading!

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