Library and Archives Canada, University of Toronto Press, University of Saskatchewan – College of Arts and Sciences – Department of History, and Carleton University – Department of History invite you to the book launch of Roots of Entanglement: Essays in the History of Native-Newcomer Relations.
Roots of Entanglement offers a historical exploration of the relationships between Indigenous peoples and European newcomers in the territory that would become Canada. Various engagements between Indigenous peoples and the state are emphasized, and questions are raised about the ways in which the past has been perceived and how those perceptions have shaped identity and, in turn, interaction both past and present.
Specific topics such as land, resources, treaties, laws, policies and cultural politics are explored through a range of perspectives that reflect state-of-the-art research in the field of Indigenous history. Editors Myra Rutherdale, Kerry Abel and P. Whitney Lackenbauer have assembled an array of top scholars, including luminaries such as Keith Carlson, Bill Waiser, Arthur J. Ray and Kenneth S. Coates. Roots of Entanglement is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for a better appreciation of the complexities of history in the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The book will be available for purchase.