Peterborough Chapter - Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: This Is Our Territory

  • October 23, 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • Trent University, Gzowski College, Room 115

Topic: Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: This Is Our Territory

Speaker: Gidigaa Migizi (Doug Williams)

Doug is a widely respected elder, historian, hunter, fisher, ceremonial leader, language keeper and story teller, past Chief and at times an activist…These stories are more than just a chronicle of oral history. They document Michi Saagiiig Nishnaabeg as provocateurs, strategists, connectors, agitators and intellectuals. They show that resistance and resurgence have always been part of us.” From the introduction to Doug’s book by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

“Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: This is Our Territory is a series of stories from the oral tradition of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg as told by Elder Gidigaa Migizi (Doug Williams). In his own words, he shares the history of the Michi Saagiig, discussing origin stories, alliances, diplomacy, resistance and relations to the lands and waters in their homeland. This book is the culmination of a life-long goal to put the history of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg on paper.” From the back cover of Doug’s book.

This presentation is part of the Peterborough Chapter’s monthly Public Speakers Series, conducted with the support of the City of Peterborough and the Trent University Archaeological Centre. Members of the public are invited to attend. There is no charge. Light refreshments are served. For further information please contact the chapter’s secretary, Dirk Verhulst, at
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