The Good Book Group has been meeting at the Library since 1989. They are an ever-changing group of people who enjoy getting together to talk about books. Books are chosen for discussion several months in advance and the upcoming selections are listed below.
The true essence of Tanya Talaga’s new book, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, is evident from its front cover: strong black lines and deep colours capture seven children as they pass into the spirit world, guided by the family members who have gone before them. The book recounts the stories of seven Indigenous high school students who died in Thunder.
Tanya Talaga negotiated similar questions in the course of reporting on the deaths of seven Indigenous high school students in Thunder Bay, Ontario, between 2000 and 2011. In Seven Fallen Feathers, Talaga, an award-winning investigative journalist, poignantly explores the lives of the seven—Jordan Wabasse, Kyle Morrisseau, Curran Strang, Robyn Harper, Paul Panacheese, Reggie Bushie, and.Seven Fallen Feathers Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in A Northern City (Kit): Talaga, Tanya: Presents the story of seven Indigenous high school students who died in Thunder Bay, Ontario from 2010 to 2011. They were sent hundreds of kilometres away from their families because there was no sufficient high school on their reserves.Seven Fallen Feathers tells the stories of seven First Nations students who were attending high school in the city far away from their homes and families. In this book, award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga looks at each of their lives and their situations while they were living in Thunder Bay, as well as the circumstances of their disappearances and deaths.
Seven Fallen Feathers This book by Tanya Talaga delves into the history of Thunder Bay that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against indigenous communities.Read More
Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City is one of those books I wish didn’t exist but am so grateful it does. Over the past few years, I’ve seen my city come up in the national media from time to time—and often related to Indigenous issues, such as the deaths or inquests of the students in this book.Read More
Seven Fallen Feathers Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City (eBook): Talaga, Tanya: Winner, 2018 RBC Taylor Prize Winner, 2017 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Winner, First Nation Communities Read Indigenous Literature Award Finalist, 2017 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction Finalist, 2017 Speaker's Book Award Finalist, 2018 B.C. National Award for.Read More
Seven Fallen Feathers Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in A Northern City (Book): Talaga, Tanya: Presents the story of seven Indigenous high school students who died in Thunder Bay, Ontario from 2010 to 2011. They were sent hundreds of kilometres away from their families because there was no sufficient high school on their reserves.Read More
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Reflections on seven fallen feathers. Photo by Wikimedia Commons. My own father was born in 1936, in Mombasa, in what was then called British East Africa. He was born a colonial subject. A native in the parlance of the day. The imperial government in Britain decided his fate. As luck would have it, my father managed to go to a good school in Mombasa, with an English Headmaster and an English.Read More
TONIGHT'S MEETING IS CANCELLED. Join us for the new monthly Amnesty International Victoria book club to discuss great books that examine topical human rights and social justice issues. February's title is Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga. Drop in.Read More
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Seven Fallen Feathers is on the Canada Reads 2018 longlist Award-winning Canadian books from the first half of 2018 Why Tanya Talaga wrote a book about the lives and deaths of seven Indigenous.Read More
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