Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg
This is our Territory
Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: This is Our Territory uniquely retells pivotal historical events that have been conventionally unchallenged in dominant historical narratives while presenting a fascinating personal perspective in the singular voice of Williams, whose rare body of knowledge spans back to the 1700s. This book is the culmination of a life-long goal to put the history of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg on paper.
This book gives us an alternative perspective on historical record that is both personal and collective. Doug Williams reminds us of the generations of Indigenous knowledge keepers and of a history that stretches back prior to European contact-including the disruption of contact. This book is his gift to the Michi Saagiig and to all Anishinaabek. It is also a gift to Canadians who want to help decolonize this country. - Armand Garnet RuffoStorytelling is not just a gift. It's not just an art. It's also a responsibility: the weaving together of history, philosophy, culture and humour frequently highlighting a cultures perspective on the world. Doug Williams has been doing this as long as I can remember. He lives the culture, not just talks about it. The people and places he talks about in Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg are more a part of our history then all the things going on in Ottawa - Drew Hayden Taylor