The Truth that Wampum Tells  


The Truth that Wampum Tells
February 26, 2020 | 151 pages

"From the Foreword, by Heather Majaury:I am prone to think that when Creator lowered Lynn to Mother Earth it was for herto complete this difficult task of bravery. Indeed we can all learn from her, as she hasfulfilled her responsibility.In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Treaty at Niagara, The Truththat Wampum Tells offers readers a first-ever insider analysis of the contemporaryland claims and self-government process in Canada. Incorporating an analysis oftraditional symbolic literacy known as wampum diplomacy, Lynn Gehl arguesthat despite Canada's constitutional beginnings first codified in the 1763 RoyalProclamation and ratified during the 1764 Treaty at Niagara, Canada continues todeny the Algonquin Anishinaabeg their right to land and resources, their right tolive as a sovereign nation, and consequently their ability to live mino-pimadiziwin(the good life).Gehl moves beyond Western scholarly approaches rooted in the historicalarchives, academic literature and the interview method. She also moves beyonddiscussions of Indigenous methodologies, offering an analysis through herdebwewin journey: a wholistic Anishinaabeg way of knowing that incorporatesboth mind knowledge"

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ISBN: 9781552666593
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