This Year’s title, The Round House by Louise Erdrich, is at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of a family, history, and culture.
The One Book One Community program encourages the Marquette County and Northern Michigan University community to read the same book and to come together to discuss it in a variety of settings.
2016 Events
All events are open to the public.
September 25: 6 pm, Northern Michigan University (room TBA), Finding Dawn, a documentary about the murders and disappearances of over 500 Aboriginal women in Canada over the last thirty plus years.
September 26: 1 pm, Northern Michigan University, University Center, the United Conference panel presentation on The Round House.
September 29: 7 pm, Northern Michigan University, Olson Library, a taped interview with Louise Erdrich and Bill Moyers will be followed by a presentation by Matthew Fletcher on how tribal law intersects and/or conflicts with non-tribal laws. Matthew is a Professor of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University. A self-guided tour through the “Native Treaties-Shared Rights” exhibit in NMU’s Olson Library will be available.
September 24-October 9: Northern Michigan University, Olson Library, a traveling exhibit about Native American treaties called “Native Treaties-Shared Rights.”
October 4: 7 pm, Peter White Public Library, Shiras Room, upper level, Community book discussion of The Round House sponsored by PWPL and Snowbound Books.
October 19: 7 pm, Marquette Regional History Center, a panel discussion titled “Women, Violence and Revenge.” The focus of the panel is to educate about issues concerning tribal vs. non-tribal jurisdiction and the Violence Against Women Act. The gallery, featuring the Native American diorama, will be open free to the public at this special event.
November 2: 7-8:30 pm, Northern Michigan University, LRC 311, The Round House community book discussion.
November 15: 7 pm, Northern Michigan University, Whitman Commons, the movie Smoke Signals, based on the book by Sherman Alexie, will be shown and a discussion with Shirley Brozzo will follow.
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