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Imagining Futures lecture: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 5:30pm

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the intersections between politics,  story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity.

Working for two decades as an independent scholar using Nishnaabeg intellectual practices, Leanne has lectured and taught extensively at universities across Canada and the United States and has twenty years experience with Indigenous land based education. She holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and teaches at the Dechinta Centre for Research & Learning in Denendeh.

Simpson is the author of seven previous books, including her new novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies (2021). A Short History of the Blockade: Giant Beavers, Diplomacy and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin was released in the Spring of 2021 from the University of Alberta Press, and her new project a collaboration with Robyn Maynard, Rehearsals for Living is forthcoming from Knopf Canada in 2022.