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Learning from and with Indigenous Community Members Book Club

Join us for another session of the Learning from and with Indigenous Community Members Book Club on Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 – 7:30 PM. 

This book club will be a space where non-Indigenous and Indigenous people can come together to learn through conversations amongst Indigenous guest speakers in relation to Indigenous literature and topics that are meaningful to them and their nations/communities. It is an invitation to get to know Indigenous community members at York University and in neighbouring communities. The intention is to cultivate learning about the diverse histories, ways of knowing, ways of being, lived experiences, identities, and visions for the future of Indigenous Peoples.

Our guest speakers are Dayna Towers and Jamie McIntyre who will be in dialogue with one another about the book The Theory of Crows by David A. Robertson released in 2022. The Theory of Crows is a novel about family bonds, love, loss, healing, belonging and the gifts offered by the land. David is Swampy Cree and a member of Norway House Cree Nation who resides in Winnipeg. Some of his other titles include graphic novels, When We Were Alone, 7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga, and the memoir Black Water.

Dayna Towers is a mixed Anishinaabe, Scottish, Irish woman and member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. She grew up in both Georgina and Toronto. Now residing in Toronto, Dayna completed her Hon. Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto and graduated in 2020 from the first cohort of Waaban, the Indigenous Bachelor of Education program at York University. She spent the first two years after the program working in the TDSB as a Junior/Intermediate educator. Dayna is now the Indigenous Initiatives assistant at York University.

Jamie McIntyre is an Anishinaabe-Scottish woman and has family connections to Batchewana First Nation. She is makwa ndoodem, and grew up in Sudbury, and Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. She now lives in Kitchener, Ontario, moving there from Toronto after graduating from the Waaban Indigenous Bachelors of Education program at York University in 2020. Jamie now teaches grades one and two in the Waterloo Region District School Board and is also a part of the Indigenous Affinity Group, a committee that connects and supports Indigenous educators.


This event is open to any member of the York University community. 

If you would like to join, please click on the following registration link


Apr 19 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




Department of Indigenous Initiatives
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