Broccoli Book Club

Clearing The Plains

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Episode notes

Clearing The Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life authored by James Daschuk presents an intricate examination of how European traders cleared Canada’s plains opportunistically, taking advantage of famines, disease and the loss of biodiversity wiping out Indigenous populations.

Art History Student, Eduardo Da Costa and Creative Director at Broccoli Productions, Hana Walker-Brown discuss the book in depth with our host Diyora (

In next month’s book club we’ll be discussing ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover, so get reading now and send in your thoughts and comments via voice-note to [email protected]

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