book launch of
Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence, and Protection of Indigenous Nations
edited by Leanne Simpson
THURSDAY OCTOBER 23, 7pm
toronto women’s bookstore
73 harbord st.
we regret our bathroom is not wheelchair accessible
This remarkable collection of essays by leading Indigenous scholars focuses on the themes of freedom, liberation and Indigenous resurgence as they relate to the land. They analyze treaties, political culture, governance, environmental issues, economy, and radical social movements from an anti-colonial Indigenous perspective in a Canadian context.
Editor Leanne Simpson (Nishnaabekwe) has solicited Indigenous writers that place Indigenous freedom as their highest political goal, while turning to the knowledge, traditions, and culture of specific Indigenous nations to achieve that goal. The authors offer frank and political analysis and commentary of the kind not normally found in mainstream books, journals, and magazines.
Featuring readings by Renee Bedard and Laura Hall.
About the Editor
Leanne Simpson is a researcher, writer, and educator of Mississauga and Scottish ancestry. She is a member of the gidigaa bzhiw dodem and a citizen of the Nishnaabeg nation. Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and is the past director of Indigenous Environmental Studies at Trent
University. Her research interests include Indigenist theory and
methodology, Indigenous political cultures and traditional governance, Nishnaabeg women, Indigenous Knowledge, and Indigenous philosophies on land and the environment. Leanne currently teaches at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledgeat Athabasca University and has previously taught at
Trent University, the University of Victoria, the University of Manitoba, and Tampere University in Finland.
Co-sponsored by Arbeiter Ring Publishing.