“Confronting Champlain’s Legacy In 17th Century Wendat Country”
Much has been made of Samuel de Champlain and his exploration of the “New World”. Biographical sketches detail his personal life as well as his professional legacies concerning the settlement of what would become Canada. Unfortunately similar biographies are rare for those Indigenous people who encountered Champlain and his European counterparts. Consequently current histories continue to neglect the lesser known “dreams” of First Nation Leaders and their legacies.
Dr Kathryn Labelle’s talk offers a unique opportunity to counter this trend and discover the significant story story of Chief Aenon of the Wendat Bear Nation. As a skillful diplomat and advocate for his people, Labelle uses Aenon’s Biography to create a more nuanced depiction of the 17th century Wendat Country (Huronia).
Friday May 8th, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, in Midland, Ontario.
Join us as we hear Dr. Kathryn Labelle speak on Chief Aenon’s Dream: Confronting Champlain’s Legacy In 17th Century Wendat Country. Dr. Labelle is an Assistant Professor of Aboriginal history at the University of Saskatchewan and an adopted member of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas. She is the Author of “Dispersed but not Destroyed” also available for purchase at the Huronia Museum.
Buy tickets at the Huronia Museum or online at http://www.shopmidland.com/HuroniaMuseum