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Michelle Good ~ On the legacy of Canadian residential schools and her GG Award-winning novel 'Five Little Indians'

Sunday, May 22, 2022
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Live Webinar


Join Cree author and lawyer Michelle Good for a discussion of  Five Little Indians – her Governor General's Literary Award and CBC Canada Reads-winning novel that chronicles the desperate quest of five residential school survivors as they struggle to overcome the trauma they endured at the Mission and try to find a way forward. Read more about the book here.

Five Little Indians won the Governor General's Literary Award, the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, and made the lists for the the Indigenous Voices Award, the Writer's Trust Fiction Prize, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Wounding and powerful, Five Little Indians is epic story weaving. Haunting and profound, this book is another reminder that residential schools will always be the sorrow in Canada's bones. Michelle Good is a force and a lighthouse."

~ Richard Van Camp

Michelle Good is a Cree writer and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After working for Indigenous organizations for twenty-five years she obtained a law degree and advocated for residential school survivors for over fourteen years. Good earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia while still practising law and managing her own law firm. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry was included on two lists of the best Canadian poetry in 2016 and 2017. Five Little Indians won this year's winner of CBC's Canada Reads. It has received many honours and awards, including the Governor General's Award for Fiction.