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Scott Berthelette wins Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Berthelette, whose recent publication Heirs of an Ambivalent Empire: French-Indigenous Relations and the Rise of the Métis in the Hudson Bay Watershed (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2022) won the 2023 Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize

The award adjudication committee writes that Heirs of an Ambivalent Empire is a "deeply researched study" that "provocatively moves the needle back on historians’ consideration of the [M]étis community, anchoring this history in seventeenth-century narratives rather than in the more familiar mid-to-late nineteenth century."

The Boucher Prize recognizes the best book on the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1815. It is awarded in honour of long-time members and active supporters of the French Colonial Historical Society, Mary Alice and Philip Boucher. 

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Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.