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Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: The History of Curve Lake First Nation

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In this engaging oral history, Doug Williams, Anishinaabe elder, teacher and mentor to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, recounts the history of the Michi Saagiig Nisnaabeg, tracing through personal and historical events, and presenting what manifests as a crucial historical document that confronts entrenched institutional narratives of the history of the region. Edited collabo ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Arbeiter Ring
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Gregory
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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After never hearing the name before, I've ran into Doug Williams three times throughout the summer of 2018:

1) I first met Doug Williams during my brother's political campaign in the Ontario election. Doug was acting an elder of the Michi Saagiig Aboriginal People of Curve Lake, Ontario and giving his blessing to my brother's NDP campaign against the progressive conservatives. He was full of jokes and high spirits and performed a tobacco smudge w/ Andrea Horvath & co. Doug really cares about
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Sarah
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chi’miigwech to Doug Williams (Gidigaa Migizi) for this remarkable and enlightening book. I grew up in Lakefield, on Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg territory, but had never had the opportunity to understand the history of the area and it’s people from an indigenous perspective. The author’s deep knowledge, ability to connect the oral history tradition in parallel to European academic approaches to history, and incredible commitment to researching & recording the history of the Michi Saagiig Nishna ...more
Vickie T
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Of course I loved the stories about the history of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg since I am one. This book is a great resource with so many curriculum connections for k-12. I thought if all kinds of activities to do with the information.
Bonnie
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Important information for descendants of the Anishinaabek. A must read.
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