Jill Goldberg will offer an introduction to Indigenous literature and the history of contact between First Nations and settlers in a Canadian context. Through a discussion of readings from the anthology Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories From Turtle Island, we will explore topics including storytelling as a means of learning, the meaning of Land and language, as well as the ongoing impacts of residential schooling and other colonial policies and how these persist in the post-TRC era. If possible, we will be joined by 1 – 2 guest speakers.
Participants will receive a course package (as a pdf) prepared by Jill Goldberg.
The anthology can be purchased here: https://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Books/R/Read-Listen-Tell2. Please note that there is an e-book option at a very reduced price. Local independent booksellers can also order it if it is not already in stock.
Proposed (and possibly overly ambitious) Reading & Topic List
Week One: “You’ll Never Believe What Happened is Always a Great Way to Start”
Week Two: “King of the Tie Snakes”, “Borders”
Week Three: Guest Speaker – Sam George
Week Four: “Athabasca Story”
Week Five: “Land Speaking”
Week Six: “Terminal Avenue”
Week Seven: Guest Speaker – Chief Janice George
Week Eight: “Tatterborn”
If you are interested in a discussion after the Zoom session, please register for the Indigenous Studies Review Session IN House every Thursday starting September 16th (two days after each Zoom session) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. You will be able to view the Zoom recording of the class followed by a discussion.
Note: If you don't have access to the Zoom application on a computer, tablet or smart phone, Zoom presentations are also available by dialing in using a landline or cellphone. On the day and time of the course, call 778-907-2071 (within Metro Vancouver) and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode that were given after registering for the course. If you live outside of metro Vancouver, please look up the local phone number for your locationat https://zoom.us/u/akJIpJnoy (The calls are muted when you join the meeting, to unmute yourself, please press *6 - as per instructions on the phone).
In House version of this program is currently unavailable.