Around the Kitchen Table Launch

  • April 11, 2024
  • 7:00am – 8:00am CST
  • McNally Robinson

Join Laura Forsythe, UW Assistant Professor and Bison Local Chairperson of the Manitoba Métis Federation for the launch of Around the Kitchen Table: Métis Aunties' Scholarship (University of Manitoba Press). Laura and her panel of contributors Lucy Fowler, Chantal Fiola, and Nicki Ferland, will celebrate the teachings, scholarship, and research created by Métis women.

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream.

Noticing a distinct lack of Metis women’s voices in academic texts, Laura Forsythe and Jennifer Markides set out to bring together work by new and established scholars, artists, storytellers, and community leaders that reflects the diversity of research created by Métis women as it is lived, considered, conceptualized, and re-imagined.

Around the Kitchen Table looks beyond the patriarchy to document and celebrate the scholarship of Métis women. Focusing on experiences in post-secondary environments, this collection necessarily traverses a range of methodologies. The result is an expansive, heartfelt, and accessible community of Métis thought. Reverent and revelatory, this collection centres the strong aunties and grandmothers who have shaped Métis communities, culture, and identities with teachings shared in classrooms, auditoriums, and around the kitchen table.