National Aboriginal History Month

National Aboriginal History Month Book Club - The Truth the Wampus Tells by Dr. Lynn Gehl

Join Community and Race Relations Committee (CRRC) of Peterborough during June's National Aboriginal History Month for a book club where we will be reading "The Truth the Wampum Tells: My Debwewin on the Algonquin Land Claims Process" published with Fernwood 2014.
This book club will take place throughout the month of June with two club meetings scheduled to discuss what we've read and learned. During our second meeting scheduled for June 29th at 1:00 pm the author will join us to add to the discussion and respond to questions.

The book is $23.00, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds. You can order the book or ask any questions by emailing by May 25th. The book can also be purchased directly from the author, or online through Fernwood at:

From Lynn Herself:
"In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Treaty at Niagara, The Truth that Wampum Tells offers readers a first-ever insider analysis of the contemporary land claims and self-government process in Canada."
"Incorporating an analysis of traditional symbolic literacy known as wampum diplomacy, I argue that despite Canada’s constitutional beginnings, first codified in the 1763 Royal Proclamation and ratified during the 1764 Treaty at Niagara, Canada continues to deny the Algonquin Anishinaabeg their right to land and resources, their right to live as a sovereign nation and consequently their ability to live mino-pimadiziwin (the good life)." 
"In this book I move beyond Western scholarly approaches rooted in the historical archive, academic literature, and the interview method. Rather, in this work I offering an analysis through Debwewin Journey methodology which is a wholistic Anishinaabeg way of knowing that incorporates both mind knowledge and heart knowledge and that produces one’s debwewin (personal truth)."




Stayed tuned for more information of what else will be happening during June