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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Book Club

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The book club is an opportunity to engage in learning and professional development by reading a book; getting together with your colleagues to explore new ideas; network; discuss the content of the book; and create an action plan to apply your learning at work and in life.

Format

  • Participants will meet three times per book as a group.
  • Each person receives a personal copy of the book (yours to keep), along with guided questions to consider for discussion with the larger group.
  • Participants, please read the book.
  • Sessions focus on a discussion about the contents and themes of the book, sharing thoughts about how the ideas presented in the book may be applied within the university community. 

Facilitator

Jennifer Topping, Organizational Development, Human Resources

 

Session Information

  • Fall Offering

    The Marrow Thieves

    marrow thieves image

    Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks.

    The Indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream.

    In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands.

    For now, survival means staying hidden. But what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.


    Cherie Dimaline is a Métis author and editor. Her other books include Red RoomsThe Girl Who Grew a GalaxyA Gentle Habit and Empire of Wild.

    When: Thursday, November 18             3 to 4 p.m.
                Thursday, December 16            3 to 4 p.m.
                Thursday, January 20                 3 to 4 p.m.

    Location: Google Meet

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