Why The Orenda will win Canada Reads


Why is The Orenda the novel that could change Canada? Here's what Wab Kinew had to say:

"I think reconciliation with indigenous people remains the biggest social justice issue facing this country because we don't do a good job of acknowledging the contributions native people have made. This is not just a country of immigrants. We also don't acknowledge the culture and what native people fight so vigorously to hold on to within their cultures. Then, on the native side, I think we're a little utopian in our view of our cultures in the past. The Orenda invites us to reconsider all of this. "

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