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As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club

Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning Through Ceremony

Wednesday, May 25, 7:00pm

Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our digital book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, all of the books we will be reading have been written by contemporary Native authors. This month, we will be reading and discussing Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning Through Ceremony by Sara Florence Davidson and Robert Davidson (Haida). Banned for 67 years by the Canadian government, the foundational ceremony of the Haida people known as the potlatch determined social structure, transmitted cultural knowledge, and redistributed wealth. The ceremonies were revived in the late 1960s by Elders who collectively remembered the historical ways. Educator Sara Florence Davidson, daughter of renowned artist Robert Davidson, saw how these traditions could be integrated into contemporary practices. This book also presents a model for learning that is holistic, relational, practical and continuous. Join the virtual conversation hosted by IAIS Staff on Zoom. 

In order to obtain a Zoom link, please register below. This is a FREE event, but donations are appreciated.  

Price of Participation

This is a free event, but donations are appreciated.