Ndoo-zhin’nnjiitwas “I extend my hand to you”: From personal encounters to printed proclamations.

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00

Treaties Week with Dr. Alan Corbiere

Ndoo-zhin’nnjiitwas “I extend my hand to you”: From personal encounters to printed proclamations.

Thursday, November 10th from 2:00-4:00PM

Location: Department of History. Chrysler Hall North – 1163

Alan Ojiig Corbiere, Bne wedoodemid (Ruffed Grouse clan), is an Anishinaabe from M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. He was educated on the reserve and then attended the University of Toronto and received a Bachelor of Science. He then earned a Master's degree in Environmental Studies, followed by a PhD in History at York University. During his master's studies he focused on Anishinaabe narrative and Anishinaabe language revitalization. For five years he served as the Executive Director at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) in M'Chigeeng, a position which also encompassed the roles of curator and historian. He also served as the Anishinaabemowin Revitalization Program Coordinator at Lakeview School, M'Chigeeng First Nation, where he and his team worked on a culturally based second language program that focused on using Anishinaabe stories to teach language. Currently he is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at York University and holds a Canada Research Chair in History of Indigenous Peoples of North America.