Join us for the a launch of Shiri Pasternak's book Grounded Authority: The Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State (2017, University of Minnesota Press). Shiri Pasternak is an Assistant Professor in Criminology at Ryerson University in Toronto. We will also have a special guest, Norman Matchewan, a band councillor from Barriere Lake.
From the perspective of Indigenous law and jurisdiction, Shiri Pasternak tells the story of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, in western Quebec, and their tireless resistance to federal land claims policy. A rigorous account of the Algonquins’ incredible struggle, Grounded Authority provides a vital contribution to current debates in the study of colonialism and Indigenous peoples in North America and globally.