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Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work

Laurier celebrates publications of Indigenous faculty members

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Feb 7/12| For Immediate Release


Melissa Ireland, Aboriginal Student Support Coordinator
Office of Aboriginal Initiatives
519-884-0710 ext. 4190 or


Kevin Crowley, Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
519-884-0710 ext. 3070 or

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives is hosting a book launch Feb. 15, 2012 to celebrate the recent publications of Indigenous faculty members.

“Laurier's Aboriginal faculty are making important contributions in the area of scholarly research in Aboriginal communities as they contribute to their communities' development and well-being,” said Jean Becker, senior advisor: Aboriginal initiatives at Laurier.

“These important publications advance Aboriginal methodology and theory while contributing to the growing body of knowledge being advanced by Indigenous scholars worldwide. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet two significant Aboriginal scholars and to learn more about their work.”

The event will celebrate: Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine (University of Manitoba Press) by Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies Kim Anderson and Kaandossiwin: How We Come to Know (Fernwood Press) by Associate Professor of Social Work Kathy Absolon.

The book launch takes place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The event is free and open to the public. Anderson and Absolon will read, sign books and be available for questions at the book launch.

Schedule of events:

  • 3:10 p.m.: welcome and opening by Becker
  • 3:20 p.m.: reading by Absolon, followed by a question and answer period
  • 3:40 p.m.: reading by Anderson, followed by a question and answer period
  • 4 p.m.: book signing, reception and discussions

Event page.


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