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Carleton Professor to Discuss Alliances of Early French Settlers, Voyagers and Indigenous Nations

Carleton University’s Sébastien Malette, assistant professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies, will discuss how the French established vast trade and kin networks across the continent and founded settlements that would become major cities at an upcoming Author Meets Readers event. Mallette co-authored the recently published book Songs Upon the Rivers: The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadiens and Métis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific.

When: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

Malette will lead the discussion on this fascinating history by French explorers and Métis across North America, including founding settlements in present-day Detroit, Saint Louis and New Orleans. Malette is a scholar of Métis and French-Canadian heritage with ties and friendships within Aboriginal communities, including in Québec, Ontario, Manitoba and the Maritimes. He is an expert in Aboriginal law, with a focus on access to justice, Indigenous legal traditions, relational politics and worldviews. He is a member of the Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples.

About Author Meets Readers

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students, faculty and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Faculty of Public Affairs.


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