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One Book One Northwestern: The Inconvenient Indian

Modified: September 21, 2015

Pick up the free One Book One Northwestern selection, The Inconvenient Indianfrom the TGS front desk through September 30th.  In addition, check out the yearlong calendar of One Book One Northwestern events centered around The Inconvenient Indian.

One Book One Northwestern is a community-wide reading program hosted by the Office of the President. It aims to engage the campus in a common conversation centered on a carefully chosen, thought-provoking book. The 2015 book choice is The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King.

Thomas King is an Award-winning novelist, activist, American-Canadian writer. He is a former Professor of Native Studies, Literature, and Creative Writing at the University of Lethbridge and the University of Minnesota, and is a recipient of a 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western American Literary Association. Currently, he is affiliated with the University of Guelph as Professor Emeritus.

The book covers the history of Native and white relations in North America, discusses the ongoing impact of that history, and considers how policy and society continue to perpetuate harmful practices and stereotypes about Native people.