Join Us For We Share Our Matters Book Launch

Posted 15/04/17 in EVENTS

Woodland is thrilled to be the host site for Rick Monture's book, 'We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River' on Friday, May 8th, from 7 pm - 9 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  This event is being livestreamed by www.thruthereddoor.com.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and Goodminds.com will be set up in the Museum foyer for you to purchase your copy, and Rick will be on-hand to sign copies of the book.  The book retails for $27.95, though there may be a discounted price in recognition of this special event.

This event is a joint initiative between McMaster's Indigenous Studies Program and the Woodland Cultural Centre.

About the book:

We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River by Mohawk scholar and Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University Rick Monture offers a powerful, ground-breaking study about the intellectual traditions at Six Nations. The Haudenosaunee are a thinking people and maintain their sovereign and spiritual connections throughout history and into the future. Rick Monture has captured these traditions as they are reflected in worldview, spirituality and ongoing responsibility for future generations. Drawing on the literary traditions of our own people, Rick Monture comments on the extensive examples of non-fiction efforts of individuals as diverse as Joseph Brant, Seth Newhouse, E. Pauline Johnson, Chief Deskaheh (Levi General), Chief Jake Thomas, Alma Greene, Robbie Robertson, and Brian Maracle that demonstrate our Original Teachings and the Good Mind. Through very readable text, Rick Monture captures these voices of authors writing in English spanning the two hundred plus years Six Nations of the Grand River remains. Six Nations Iroquois has long been a favourite topic of archaeologists, anthropologists, ethnologists, and linguistics. Now we celebrate our literary history demonstrated by our scholars in We Share Our Matters. This is a must-have book for anyone interested in literature and the arts as presented through authentic Haudenosaunee voices.

For more information: Paula Whitlow | tele: 519.759.2650 x 244 or e: pwhitlow @ woodland-centre.on.ca

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