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Spartacus Book Club – Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back

October 26, 2016- 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Spartacus Book Club is picking back up for fall! This month, we’ll be discussing Dancing On Our Turtle’s Back by Leanne Simpson. Hope to see you there!

***About the Book Club: ***
We meet on the last Wednesday of the month as a discussion group, and each meeting pick a new book to read together. We tend to switch between fiction and non-fiction, and invite people to come with ideas and suggestions. We look forward to seeing you there!

***About the book: ***
“Many promote Reconciliation as a “new” way for Canada to relate to Indigenous Peoples. In Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence activist, editor, and educator Leanne Simpson asserts reconciliation must be grounded in political resurgence and must support the regeneration of Indigenous languages, oral cultures, and traditions of governance.

Simpson explores philosophies and pathways of regeneration, resurgence, and a new emergence through the Nishnaabeg language, Creation Stories, walks with Elders and children, celebrations and protests, and meditations on these experiences. She stresses the importance of illuminating Indigenous intellectual traditions to transform their relationship to the Canadian state.

Challenging and original, Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back provides a valuable new perspective on the struggles of Indigenous Peoples.”


***About Spartacus: ***

Spartacus Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre. The store has been run collectively for over 40 years.

We are open every day. You are welcome to come in and hang out with or without shopping. We have free internet and comfy couches. Our hours are:

Monday to Friday: 10 am to 8.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm


***Accessibility Information: ***

Entrance and interior space are ground floor, no stairs
Bathroom is not gendered
Front door: 42″ wide, handle height 39.5″, door swings out to the street
1st doorway into back space: 34.75″ wide, no door
2nd doorway into further-back back space: 34.5″ wide, no door
Bathroom door: 29″ wide, handle height 36″, door swings into bathroom
Space between bathroom door to toilet: 42″
Space between toilet edge and opposite wall: 35″
Toilet height: 14″
Sink height: 31″
Dimensions of bathroom: 60″x59.5″

Please let us know if there is any other information we can provide, or if you have access needs that we can work to meet!


October 26, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Spartacus Books
3378 Findlay Street
Vancouver, Canada


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