Edmonton Reads for Reconciliation

Athabasca University Press is honoured to be partnering with RISE—Reconciliation and Solidarity Edmonton--on the launch of their citywide book club. Together they will be reading Arthur Bear Chief’s residential school memoir, My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell (Athabasca University Press, 2016).

RISE is described by co-founder Miranda Jimmy as “an inclusive group that brings people together to support each other's learning about the truth of our past and changing the way it impacts our relationship with one another by promoting reconciliation in both actions and words.”

The book club will be launched on March 30th at Edmonton City Hall to mark the 3rd anniversary of the TRC’s arrival in Edmonton to collect statements from residential school survivors. The event will feature a panel of speakers including Arthur Bear Chief and Charlene Bearhead, Education Lead at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Contact Miranda Jimmy for more information about RISE.