Please join us for the Winnipeg launch of Susan M. Hill’s The Clay We Are Made Of: Haudenosaunee Land Tenure on the Grand River.
When: Wednesday, February 28, 8:00 p.m.
Where: McNally Robinson Booksellers (1120 Grant Avenue), Winnipeg.
Light refreshments provided. Featuring special guest Mary Jane Logan McCallum.
About the Book
If one seeks to understand Grand River Haudenosaunee (Six Nations) history, one must consider the history of Haudenosaunee land. For countless generations prior to European contact, land and territory informed Haudenosaunee thought and philosophy, and was a primary determinant of Haudenosaunee identity.
In The Clay We Are Made Of, Susan M. Hill presents a revolutionary retelling of the history of the Haudenosaunee from their Creation Story through European contact to contemporary land claims negotiations. She incorporates Indigenous theory, Fourth world post-colonialism, and Amerindian autohistory, along with Haudenosaunee languages, oral records, and wampum strings to provide the most comprehensive account of the Haudenosaunee’s relationship to their land.
About the Presenters
Susan M. Hill is a Haudenosaunee citizen (Wolf Clan, Mohawk Nation) and resident of Ohswe:ken (Grand River Territory). She is the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Studies and an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies and History at the University of Toronto.
Mary Jane Logan McCallum is Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg. Her research focuses on modern Indigenous histories, especially in the areas of health, education and labour. Her book Indigenous Women, Work and History: 1940-1980 explores Indigenous women’s labour history. Her recent work focuses on Indigenous histories of tuberculosis in Manitoba in the years 1930-1970.