Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Anishnaabe World wins Ontario Library Services--North (OLS-N) Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award

This is a great book that everyone should read!!

Anishnaabe World: A Guide for Building Bridges Between Canada and First Nations, by Roger Spielmann, won the Ontario Library Services--North (OLS-N) Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for Non-fiction. Roger will accept the award at the annual banquet, Wednesday May 4th at the Radisson Hotel in Sudbury.

Congratulations Roger Spielmann!

About the Book:

n every walk of Canadian life—from business to education to the everyday—the reality is that increasingly you will be in contact with Anishnaabe World. Knowing something about Aboriginal people and their reality not only gives you an advantage over those who don’t, it’s just plain polite in this country now called Canada.

In the spirit of Thomas King, Drew Hayden Taylor and Tomson Highway, Roger Spielmann’s Anishnaabe World is an irreverent, teasing, hilarious, yet cross-culturally astute “Survival Guide” for Canadians increasingly aware of our country’s chequered past relations between Natives and non-Natives. Chief Ovide Mercredi says “I challenge the reader to really listen to what Roger Spielmann’s saying.”

About the Author:

Roger Spielmann, Ph.D., from Sudbury, is an Associate Professor of Native Studies at the University of Sudbury (federated with Laurentian University), where he has taught since 1990. Though he is non-Native, he lived for 11 years in the Algonquin community of Pikogan (1979-1990) where he was involved in a number of research, teaching and curriculum projects and was fortunate to become conversationally fluent in the Algonquin language. From 1983-1990 he served as the Coordinator of the Algonquin Language and Culture Program at Amo Ososwan School in the community of Winneway.

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