IDI invites you to its new book club. Let’s share ideas over a cup of coffee and cake.
(January 26, 2017, 6pm, Toronto Public Library Fairview Branch / 35 Fairview Mall Dr.)

Our first book is one of the best sellers of the 2016: “Invisible North” by Alexandra Shimo.

You can find more information about the book below.

  • Author spent time in Iqaluit and she offers an informed perspective on the difficulties facing First Nations
  • Author spent four months living on impoverished First Nation reserve to give in-depth, portrait of people living in third world conditions
  • Author offers first person account of PTSD gained while working as a journalist in Kashechewan
  • Exploration of 2005 international water story and how impoverished reserve fooled the Canadian public, including many details obtained by ATIP, that have never been made public
  • Analysis of difference between Canadian and U.S. reserve systems and why Canadian Natives are poorer and have world’s highest suicide rates
  • Brings a detailed understanding and first person account of how the issues currently dominating the news, including the inter-generational impact of the residential schools and the TRC, Bill C-33, affect people on the reserves
  • Alexandra Shimo’s previous book Up Ghost River was published by Knopf Canada in August 2014; a national bestseller, it won the 2015 CBC Bookie Award for non-fiction and the Donald Grant Creighton Award; it was also a finalist for the Trillium English language award and the Governor General’s Literary Award