The aftermath of the RSS has been found to be devastating in how it has negatively affected the lives of many indigenous Canadians. This devastation is not isolated to the past; it has been recognized to be an issue in present-day.
A powerful way to actively challenge and change these stereotypes is to empower Canadians with knowledge, and offer an opportunity to access this knowledge and information that many are not aware of. An opportunity to acquire this knowledge can be provided through the TRC Review Book Club.
TRC Review Book Club
The TRC Review Book Club is being offered as a learning and exploratory opportunity open to both students attending Selkirk College and faculty, as well as members of the community who are interested in learning about or continuing to further their knowledge about the impact of Residential Schools and how it has contributed to issues faced by Indigenous Canadians in present day. We will reviewing the Final Report Summary over the duration of the school year, as well as providing a resource list for participants to review.
The book club will meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the evenings from 5 -8 pm at the Gathering Place on the Castlegar Campus.
Facilitated by Laura McNab-Coombs, current Métis Selkirk College student and Leah Lychowyd, Aboriginal Access & Support Assistant. Book club will run from September to April and culminate in a closing ceremony with Elders, some of who may choose to share personal experiences in residential schools.
Contact Leah Lychowyd for more info or to register. Maximum 12 participants. Light dinner and all supplies provided.
We will be covering sensitive material, so we ask each participant to come with an open heart and mind.