Canada Reads

Clayton Thomas-Müller

Author of Life In the City of Dirty Water, championed by Suzanne Simard.

Author of Life In the City of Dirty Water, championed by Suzanne Simard

Clayton Thomas-Müller is the author of Life in the City of Dirty Water. (Thelma Young Lutunatabua)

Suzanne Simard championed Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller on Canada Reads 2022.

Canada Reads took place March 28-31, 2022 The debates were hosted by Ali Hassan and broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About Clayton Thomas-Müller

Clayton Thomas-Müller is a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation located in Northern Manitoba. He's campaigned on behalf of Indigenous peoples around the world for more than 20 years, working with numerous organizations for social and environmental justice. Life in the City of Dirty Water is his first book.

Books by Clayton Thomas-Müller

The Canada Reads 2022 contenders

Interviews with Clayton Thomas-Müller

Suzanne Simard champions Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller

8 months ago
Duration 0:51
On the opening day of Canada Reads 2022, Suzanne Simard argues that Clayton Thomas-Müller's memoir bridges the past with the future.
In this introduction to the memoir Life in the City of Dirty Water, discover what the book is about and why author and forest ecologist Suzanne Simard chose it for Canada Reads 2022.
Clayton Thomas-Müller talks to Shelagh Rogers about his debut book, Life in the City of Dirty Water.

Book trailer: Life in the City of Dirty Water by Clayton Thomas-Müller

9 months ago
Duration 1:17
Clayton Thomas-Müller's memoir will be championed by Suzanne Simard on Canada Reads 2022.
Clayton Thomas-Müller survived abuse, discrimination, juvenile detention and gangs while growing up. He took those experiences and dedicated his life to protecting Indigenous rights and the environment. He tells us about that journey, which is detailed in his book Life in the City of Dirty Water: A Memoir of Healing.
In an adapted excerpt from his newly-released book Life in the City of Dirty Water: A Memoir of Healing, Cree author and activist Clayton Thomas-Müller reflects on his own family's history with residential schools, and the path forward.

 

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