Sea-to-Sky Book Club: Namwayut – We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation
Sea-to-Sky residents are invited to a three-part, virtual discussion of Namwayut – We Are All One: A Pathway to Reconciliation by Chief Robert Joseph!
We will meet three times, discussing different themes and questions at each meeting. Everyone is welcome to join this virtual reading group. Please be prepared to attend all three sessions!
You can borrow a copy of the book or ebook from the Squamish Public Library, Whistler Public Library, or Pemberton and District Public Libraries on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you wish to purchase a copy yourself, you can mention the book club to Armchair Books in Whistler or Little Bookshop in Squamish and get 15% off.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
About the Book:
We all share a common humanity. No matter how long or difficult the path ahead, we are all one. Reconciliation belongs to everyone. In this profound book, Chief Robert Joseph, globally recognized peacebuilder and Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk People, traces his journey from his childhood surviving residential school to his present-day role as a leader who inspires individual hope, collective change, and global transformation. Before we get to know where we are going, we need to know where we came from. Reconciliation represents a long way forward, but it is a pathway toward our higher humanity, our highest selves, and an understanding that everybody matters. In Namwayut, Chief Joseph teaches us to transform our relationships with ourselves and each other. As we learn about, honour, and respect the truth of the stories we tell, we can also discover how to dismantle the walls of discrimination, hatred, and racism in our society.
Chief Joseph is known as one of the leading voices on peacebuilding in our time, and his dedication to reconciliation has been recognized with multiple honorary degrees and awards. As one of the remaining first-language speakers of Kwak’wala, his wisdom is grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing while making space for something bigger and better for all of us.