Book Launch with Dr. Kathryn Labelle and the members of the Wendat/Wandat Women’s Advisory Council
Location: On-line through Zoom.
Join us on International Indigenous Peoples Day as Dr. Labelle launches her new book, Daughters of Aataentsic, Life Stories from Seven Generations. This work documents the lives of seven Wendat/Wandat women who were the keepers of their culture throughout time and place. Dr. Labelle will be joined by the members of the Wendat/Wandat Women's Advisory Council who were her guides.
They are: Catherine Tàmmaro (Wyandot of Anderdon Nation) Judith Kukowski (Wyandot of Anderdon Nation) Chief Janith English (Wyandot Nation of Kansas) Chief Judith Manthe (Wyandot Nation of Kansas) Sallie Cotter Andrews (Wyandotte Nation) Beverlee Pettit (Wyandotte Nation) Linda Sioui (Nation huronne-wendat) Manon Sioui (Nation huronne-wendat)
The Wyandot/Wendat/Wyandotte are one of the many indigenous peoples who recognize our municipality as their ancestral homeland. The museum is pleased to welcome them back virtually today for this remarkable event.
Dr. Kathryn Labelle is an Associate Professor of Indigenous history in North America at the University of Saskatchewan and an honorary member of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas. Her research centres on the Wendat/Wyandot/Huron communities with particular interest in settler colonialism, Indigenous identity and the experiences of women from the seventeenth century to the present. In addition to publishing articles on Wendat child-rearing, warfare, and leadership, Labelle is the author of the award-winning book Dispersed, But Not Destroyed: A History of the Seventeenth Century Wendat People (UBC Press, 2013). She also co-edited with Thomas Peace From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migration, and Resilience, 1650-1900 (UO Press, 2016). Her latest book publication, in collaboration with the Wendat/Wandat Women's Advisory Council, is entitled: Daughters of Aataentsic: Life Stories from Seven Generations (MQUP, 2021). She is currently the co-editor of Ethnohistory, the flagship journal for the American Society for Ethnohistory.
Please register to attend, and have your family join with you as you watch together on-line.