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Library Line: Celebrating National Aboriginal Day – Belleville Intelligencer

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015287 Views

June 15, 2015

June is National Aboriginal History Month and on June 21, Canadians are invited to celebrate National Aboriginal Day.

This is a great opportunity to both learn and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations peoples in Canada. The Belleville Public Library has many books by Canadian Aboriginal authors for you to enjoy.

A good place to begin is with one new non-fiction title, “#IDLENOMORE and the Remaking of Canada” by Ken Coates. This book introduces and discusses the Idle No More movement from its inception and answers many questions about the movement and the future of our country.

If you are looking for a great summer read by Canada’s best Aboriginal authors, Drew Hayden Taylor’s 2010 novel “Motorcycles and Sweetgrass” is an excellent place to begin. This book has many great elements to keep you riveted: humour, magic, drama, spirituality, and legend. It has some of the best characters you will find in contemporary fiction, from a motor-cycle riding stranger to a young teen struggling to find himself, and strong female characters that you will love. Thomas King is another award-winning author and scholar whose book “The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America” discusses what it means to be ‘Indian’ in North America, and offers some ‘inconvenient’ truths for the present and future.

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