Season Three

This season, we’re doing things a bit different. Instead of interviews, for Season 3, we are hosting an online book club!

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors (logos below):


Episode 1: Introducing Book Women Book Club

We’re back! With a Book Club! We want YOU to participate so we can give you FREE stuff! Leave us a comment, tweet at us, email us, visit our website. But get your questions or comments in and we will discuss when we discuss our first book, Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq.

And this is all leading up to Congress, hosted by the University of Alberta (online) May 27 – June 4, 2021.See you in Book Club! #BookWomen 

Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 2: Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

It’s book club time! Put on some coffee and join our conversation about Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq. 

Content warning: Readers should know that Split Tooth is a work of staggering beauty and originality that also engages with extremely challenging subjects, including childhood sexual abuse. We have some mental health resources listed on our website.

Keep the conversation going! We want to hear what you think. Join us on Twitter – @book_women or @IndigenousLSA. Use the #BookWomen. Email us @BookWomenPodcast at gmail.com, or by leaving a comment on the book club announcement on our website, bookwomenpodcast.ca.

We still have some books and some beautiful Indigenous swag to give away, so don’t be afraid to let us know what you think!

Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 3: Indigenous Children’s Books

This week we discuss three Indigenous children’s books. They are: What’s My Superpower? By Aviaq Johnston, The Walrus Who Escaped by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley and Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull by Nancy Mike. 

Links to Stuff Mentioned:

Sponsors We’d Like to Thank:

  • Indigenous Education Initiatives at the Werklund School of Education: https://werklund.ucalgary.ca/ 
  • Indigenous Literary Studies Associaton (ILSA)
  • Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 4: Graphic Novels

Join us today as we chat about two (very different!) graphic novels! We read “A Girl Called Echo volume 1” by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk and “Dakwakada Warriors” by Cole Pauls. We also touch on a more serious topic, about why we cannot participate in Congress out of respect and in solidarity with the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA). We will still be participating in a virtual event hosted by ILSA.

We also chat about pestilence ponies, the legitimacy of graphic novels and the impact of Fern Gully and Big Foot on provincial politics in Alberta. 

Links to Books Read:

A Girl Called Echo: https://www.katherenavermette.com/a-girl-called-echo/ 

Dakwakada Warriors: https://www.conundrumpress.com/new-titles/dakwakada-warriors/ 

Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 5: Poetry

Here we go again! This time the aunties chat kitchen-style about jaye simpson’s poetry collection: it was never going to be okay. As usual, we pull on some threads to talk about important Indigenous themes. Some topics we discuss involve: sex as medicine, healing, foster care, and our Star Wars crushes (naturally). 

Order the book through the publisher here:

OR! Support your local book stores and libraries. 

Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”


Episode 6: Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

This month we read Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline. We chat about rougarous, traditional storytelling and what to do with sexy books on your bookshelves with kids in the house. 

Visit Cherie Dimaline’s website here, and check out her other books through your local independent bookstore or library!

Our next recording will be on June 8th, live with Tenille Campbell at ILSA’s virtual gathering. More information about how to join can be found here.

Music Credit: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”