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7pm Turtle Island Reads

September 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Highlighting stories written by and about Indigenous Canadians, Turtle Island Reads is a live public event taking place on September 21, 2016, 7pm at Kahnawake Survival School in Kahnawake.

The event, broadcast on cbc.ca/montreal and Facebook Live, is a collaboration with community leaders in Kahnawake, CBC Montreal, the Quebec Writers’ Federation, McGill University’s Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, and First People’s House. The event is piggybacking on Indigenous Week McGill, organized by SEDE.

Turtle Island Reads takes its inspiration from CBC’s Canada Reads, sharing that program’s goals of discussing and celebrating books. Our event aims first and foremost to connect readers with Indigenous stories.

During the event, three advocates will each discuss one book of fiction written by an Indigenous Canadian author:

  • Gage Diabo, musician, actor, and local Kahnawake radio co-host will discuss The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King (HarperCollins);

  • Elma Moses, Concordia University faculty member in First Peoples Studies and storyteller will discuss Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont (Thistledown Press).

  • Heather White-McGregor, high-school teacher in Kahnawake and actress in the APTN show Mohawk Girls will discuss Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre)


IPLAI is organizing a bus to transport people from McGill campus to KSS. More information about transportation to the event will be available soon. 


September 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Kahnawake Survival School
Route 132 E
Kahnawake 14, Quebec J0L 1B0 Canada
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