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Jason's Book Pick: National Indigenous History Month

by Aliya Dalfen on 2022-06-16T09:56:00-04:00 in Collections Spotlight, Indigenous | Comments


For National Indigenous History Month, Humber Libraries is collaborating with Indigenous Education & Engagement to highlight new and diverse Indigenous voices, histories and experiences across Turtle Island. Each Friday in June, a member of the IE&E community will recommend a book that has influenced, moved or inspired them. In turn, the library will share a recommended reading list that complements their selection of the week. 


Jason's Pick: Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indigenous Player by Fred Sasakamoose


"I have not read this book but so desperately want to read it. I met Freddy Saskakamoose and he was always someone I looked up to and admired. He is from my home province, and I knew about his story but wanted to hear it from himself and now I have the opportunity."

Jason is of Cree and Dene ancestry and is originally from Treaty 6 territory and Homelands of the Metis. His original communities, those of his mother, father and grandparents, are Ile a la Crosse and Buffalo Narrows where they are located in Treaty 10 area. Jason is the Dean of Indigenous Education and Engagement at Humber.




If you liked this week's pick, why not check out these new related titles available at Humber Libraries? 


Indian Horse: A Novel by Richard Wagamese     Indian Horse: a novel by Richard Wagamese

Saul Indian Horse is in trouble, and there seems to be only one way out. As he journeys his way back through his life as a northern Ojibway, from the horrors of residential school to his triumphs on the hockey rink, he must question everything he knows. 






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