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Review of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King | Quill & Quire

"Novelist Thomas King describes his brilliantly insightful, peevish book about native people in North America as a “a series of conversations and arguments that I’ve been having with myself and others for most of my adult life.” Making no excuses for the intrusion of his own personal biases and the book’s lack of footnotes, King suggests we view The Inconvenient Indian not as history, but as storytelling “fraught with history."

 

Reviewed by Emily Donaldson

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Available at NB Public Libraries- http://vision.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1291571046_the_inconvenient_indian ;

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Thomas King explores history of First Nations with a dose of irreverence

Thomas King explores history of First Nations with a dose of irreverence | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Acclaimed Novelist Thomas King says his newest offering, The Inconvenient  Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Doubleday Canada,  288 pages,$34.95), spent nearly 50 years milling about his mind before an offer from Doubleday Canada put him to work.

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“In fiction I make up my world. In non-fiction I’m forced to deal with a  world that is already there for me. But I wanted to do something like this it  was just trying to find a form to work it in. And I wanted to talk about the  larger issues in Native history in North America rather than the specific. Many  history books take place within an era or talk about an event for instance and  they limit themselves to that. I wanted to talk about the patterns that exist in  North American native history. It was in my brain for years.”"

 

- Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald

 

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Thomas King, still not the Indian you had in mind

Thomas King, still not the Indian you had in mind | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

A knock on the door at a house in Guelph, Ont., brings a tall, thin man. He fills the doorway. “Did you bring the whole tribe?” Thomas King asks in mock horror. “Come on in. I just baked an apple pie. It’s right out of the oven. We’ll let it cool, then have it with some coffee."

 

“I have a new book coming out in November,” he says. “It’s called The Inconvenient Indian. Non-fiction. Sort of.” The “sort of” slips by almost unnoticed.

 

“I decided not to call it a history because it’s not a proper history,” he explains. “I’m calling it a narrative history. I know what a history looks like, with footnotes and all. This is more of a narrative history. I think I say in the book that it’s more of an adult conversation that I’ve been having with myself for most of my life.”

 

-The Globe and Mail, July 29, 2012

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The 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative- Thomas King

The 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative- Thomas King | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

In 2003, Thomas King delivered the Massey Lectures entitled The Truth about Stories. 

All 5 parts are available at this link.  

 

From CBC:

Thomas King holds a PhD in English/American Studies from the University of Utah and has taught Native Studies at Utah, California, Minnesota, and Alberta for the past twenty-five years. He is currently Professor of English (teaching Native Literature and Creative Writing) at the University of Guelph. His widely-acclaimed novels include Medicine River, Green Grass, Running Water, and Truth and Bright Water, and he has been nominated for the Governor General's Award as well as the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. He is the editor of All My Relations: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Native Fiction, and co-editor of The Native in Literature: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives. His popular CBC series, The Dead Dog Café, is being adapted as an animated television series. His father was Cherokee, his mother is Greek, and King is the first Massey lecturer of Native descent.

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Thomas King on The Inconvenient Indian | CBC Books | CBC Radio

Thomas King on The Inconvenient Indian | CBC Books | CBC Radio | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Thomas King has spent a lifetime thinking about what it means to be Aboriginal in North America.  The author of a number of acclaimed books, including the novel Green Grass, Running Water, King also created and starred in the popular CBC Radio show Dead Dog Café. In 2003, he became the first aboriginal person to give the Massey Lectures.

 

In his new book, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, King shares the fruits of his extended reflection on native identity. It's part humour, part history, part analysis and part personal meditation. King recently dropped by Studio Q to talk about the book."

 

Includes an interview from the Q.

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I'm Not the Indian You Had in Mind - National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI)

I'm Not the Indian You Had in Mind - National Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"A video exploration offering insight as to how First Nations people today are changing old ideas and empowering themselves in the greater community."

 

Director/writer: Thomas King
Producer: Laura J. Milliken

2007

 

*Highly recommend watching this short film.

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Waubgeshig Rice's CBC Books blog- Walking in two worlds

Waubgeshig Rice's CBC Books blog-  Walking in two worlds | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"In his second [blog] post, Rice shares some books that have helped him to understand the Aboriginal-Canadian experience."

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