Saskatoon launch of Toward a New Ethnohistory

Please join University of Manitoba Press and McNally Robinson Booksellers for the Saskatoon launch of Towards a New Ethnohistory: Community Engaged Scholarship among the People of the River.

When: Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Travel Alcove, McNally Robinson Booksellers (3130 8 St E), Saskatoon.
Cost: FREE

Featuring co-editor Keith Thor Carlson and local contributors.

Towards a New Ethnohistory engages respectfully in cross-cultural dialogue and interdisciplinary methods to co-create with Indigenous people a new, decolonized ethnohistory. This new ethnohistory reflects Indigenous ways of knowing and is a direct response to critiques of scholars who have for too long foisted their own research agendas onto Indigenous communities. Community-engaged scholarship invites members of the Indigenous community themselves to identify the research questions, host the researchers while they conduct the research, and participate meaningfully in the analysis of the researchers’ findings.

This collection presents the best work to come out of the world’s only graduate-level humanities-based ethnohistory fieldschool. The blending of methodologies and approaches from the humanities and social sciences is a model of twenty-first century interdisciplinarity.

Keith Thor Carlson is Professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Research Chair in Indigenous and Community-Engaged History.

Adar Charlton is a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan, preparing a dissertation on placebased identity in northwestern Ontario Anishinaabe literature.

Amanda Fehr recently completed her PhD through the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan on the intersections of religious and political expression during the twentieth century in Ile-a-la-Crosse and the English River First Nation in Saskatchewan.

A settler scholar from Saskatoon, Katya C. MacDonald recently defended her PhD dissertation in history at the University of Saskatchewan on processes of making handmade items and their socioeconomic histories in Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, and Sliammon, British Columbia.

A Calgarian temporarily residing in Saskatoon, Chris Marsh is a PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan presently writing his dissertation on North West Mounted Police-Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) community relations from 1886 to 1920.

Colin Osmond is a PhD student at the University of Saskatchewan, examining the changing social and racial conceptions of identity that developed between Coast Salish people and settler societies in the twentieth century.

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