This coming Friday, February 7th, Professor Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair (University of Manitoba) will be giving a talk about his involvement with the Idle No More movement in Canada, both as an activist, and as a writer and academic. The talk will take place from 1pm in Rutherford Lecture Theatre 2 and will be followed by a broader discussion about arts and activism.
Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN, and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes. Niigaan is the co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (Highwater Press, 2011) and Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories (Michigan State University Press, 2013), and is the Editorial Director of The Debwe Series with Portage and Main Press.