Studies in National and International Development

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Islands of Decolonial Love: Exploring Love on Occupied Land

Leanne Simpson

Writer, Social Activist and Lecturer

THURSDAY, MARCH 26th, 2015

THIS TALK WILL BE HELD AT 7PM, IN THE SKHS BUILDING, 28 DIVISION ST.

In this talk, Leanne Simpson will be talking about land, gender and resurgence using Mississauga Nishnaabeg stories, philosophies and writing.

Leanne Simpson

About the speaker:Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.” In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, and she was also nominated for a National Magazine Award for her short story “Treaties” published in Geist 90. In 2012, she won Briarpatch Magazine’s Writing From the Margins prize for short fiction. Leanne is the author of three books; Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire, This Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.