Our Guest Speaker for our April 27th General Meeting will be Dr. Brittany Luby from the Faculty of History at the University of
Brittany Luby, Anishinaabe-kwe, is an award-winning researcher who specializes in Crown-Indigenous relations. Luby seeks to stimulate public discussion of Indigenous issues through her critical and creative work. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, University of Guelph. She has written two children’s books, Encounter and This is How I Know. The New York Times described the first of these as a “standout”.
Dr. Luby is also the author of Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory published by the University of Manitoba Press. This book has been nominated for the Canadian Historical Association’s Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize. Her historical work has been described as “innovative in its structure and responsive to Indigenous research methodologies. ” She is currently the Qualitative Research Lead on @manominproject, a research initiative focused on restoring Anishinaabe crops and revitalizing cultural foodways.