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Scholars' Hub @ Home | Addressing Mi’kmaw History in the novel N’In D’la Owey Innklan: Mi’kmaq Sojourns in England
30 September 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bonita Lawrence, Professor, Department of Humanities, LA&PS, Chair of the Department of Equity Studies, and Coordinator of the Indigenous Studies program
Indigenous peoples are too often expected to be pre-modern in outlook and to focus on the local rather than the international. And yet Native peoples have been adapting to modernity since first contact, and have travelled the world (particularly to England as the imperial capital) for centuries. This historical novel focuses on the Mi’kmaq people of the Atlantic coast, whose histories are seldom addressed in Canadian history and whose leaders first dealt with the imperial world over 400 years ago.