RISE Book Club

Started in 2015, the RISE Book Club is another way for people to engage with reconciliation through learning. Currently the RISE Book Club features several books each season, running September to June, with self-directed reading and an in-person event with the author.

What We’re Currently Reading

LEGACY: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing by Suzanne Methot

Five hundred years of colonization have taken an incalculable toll on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas: substance use disorders and shockingly high rates of depression, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions brought on by genocide and colonial control. With passionate logic and chillingly clear prose, author and educator Suzanne Methot uses history, human development, and her own and others’ stories to trace the roots of Indigenous cultural dislocation and community breakdown in an original and provocative examination of the long-term effects of colonization. But all is not lost. Methot also shows how we can come back from this with Indigenous ways of knowing lighting the way.

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Read this book along with us from December 2019 to January 2020 by following along with the chapter selections and questions HERE.

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