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RMWB – It’s Time to Read Book Club begins 2023 with bestselling memoir: In My Own Moccasins

Press Release

January 23, 2023

Join the It’s Time to Read Book Club as it explores In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience, Helen Knott’s fearless account of addiction, intergenerational trauma, and the wounds brought on by sexual violence.

First published in 2019, the national bestseller was longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize, and won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing. Knott’s debut memoir is also the story of sisterhood, the power of ceremony, the love of family, and the possibility of redemption.

About the Book Club

Featuring the works and voices of Indigenous authors, the book club is a partnership of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) and the Wood Buffalo Regional Library (WBRL) and is part of ongoing efforts to build more understanding and awareness of Indigenous culture, history, and current issues.

Book club members regularly explore and discuss story themes and share thoughts through discussion forums, polls, and other methods. All are welcome to join; however, it is important to note that books may contain adult content, including but not limited to adult language and themes, and violence.

Join the conversation

You can find more information about the book club on the municipal website or join the conversation on the club’s Facebook Page.


About the author

Helen Knott is an Indigenous poet-writer, grassroots activist, leader, social worker, and educator from the Prophet River First Nation. In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience is her first book. In 2016, Helen was one of 16 global change makers featured by the Nobel Women’s Initiative for being committed to ending gender-based violence. In 2019, she was selected as an RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Author. Her second book, Becoming a Matriarch, is slated for release in 2023.

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