okanagan online book club
indigenous okanagan books
We will have a special guest and powerful speaker for the final Okanagan Online Book Club discussion of the 2020/21 season. Elaine Alec, author of Calling My Spirit Back will join us for a Zoom discussion.
Join us online on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7 PM to discuss Calling My Spirit Back by Elaine Alec. All are welcome to join!
upcoming books & schedule
- January 21, 2020: Write it On Your Heart by Harry Robinson
- February 18, 2021: Slash by Jeannette Armstrong
- March 18, 2021: The Woman in the Trees by Gerry William
- April 15, 2021: Glass Beads by Sandra Lynn Lynxleg
- May 13, 2021: Calling My Spirit Back by Elaine Alec
Click on book covers for more information and to order books.
If you’d like to order all the books through one location, we suggest you shop local at Mosaic Books (Kelowna), with free delivery (over $75) in BC.
GVMA staff is in the process of Cultural Safety Training with respected Syilx Elders, Christina Marchand and Eric Mitchell, of the Okanagan Nation.
Marchand and Mitchell have dedicated their life’s work to educating non-Indigenous people about the impacts of racism and intergenerational trauma to begin the process of working toward reconciliation and future collaboration.
To foster further understanding of the history and culture of the Syilx People, the Okanagan Online Book Club will focus on books authored by and about Indigenous Syilx People of the Okanagan.
When you join the Okanagan Book Club, we’ll send you a link to an online meeting that you can join for free. Discussion questions, book reviews, and author interviews will be linked to from each book’s Okanagan Book Club page.
All are welcome to join the Okanagan Online Book Club!
To join, simply Contact Us with Join Book Club in the body of the email.
WE RESPECTFULLY ACKNOWLEDGe
Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is located on the Ancestral, Traditional and Unceded Territory of the Okanagan Nation and the Syilx People.