fbpx Skip Navigation

New Indigenous Voices
Conversation with Michelle Good and Michel Jean

Centre culturel canadien
March 09th, 2023 20:00 - 21:30

150262 Cinq Petits Indiens-plat1
Cinq petits indiens
Michelle Good
Michelle Good. Photo © Silken Sellinger
Michel_Jean©Julien_Faugere léger
Michel Jean. Photo © Julien Faugère

On Thursday, March 9, the Canadian Cultural Centre is proud to welcome Éditions du Seuil for the launch of their new “Indigenous Voices” collection in France. It highlights the renewal and singularity of Indigenous authors.

 For the occasion, Le Seuil will launch Five Little Indians by Michelle Good. The Cree writer will be in conversation with Innu author Michel Jean (Kukum and Atuk published at éditions Dépaysage) who will publish his new novel Tiohtiá:ke on September 15, 2023 in the same collection.

Discover these great literary voices that have so much to say.

Early 1960s, Vancouver Island, Canada. Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie, are taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school. They are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world.

Rather than describe the terrible abuse and humiliation children endured in residential schools, Michelle Good’s “Five Little Indians” focuses on the survivors, on all those who seek to live and be happy. In spite of everything.

Michelle Good is a Cree author from the Red Pheasant Nation in Canada. She has worked as an advocate for residential school survivors for over twenty years and has published poetry, essays and short stories in numerous magazines and anthologies. Five Little Indians received the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and was chosen for CBC’s Canada Reads 2022.

This encounter will be moderated by Zoé Courtois, literary journalist and contributor to Mondedes Livres.

It will be followed by a signing session.

In partnership with Editions du Seuil

Les nouvelles voix autochtones - Littérature au CCC
Les nouvelles voix autochtones - Littérature au CCC
Les nouvelles voix autochtones - Littérature au CCC


Centre culturel canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

Get directions
Loading Map…


Event fully booked.