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November 13, 7:00pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers (3130 8th St E)

Please join us at McNally Robinson Booksellers on November 13 at 7:00pm, for a book reading to celebrate our recent publication, Locals Only. Tarin Dehod will introduce the publication followed by a reading with one of the contributors, Dr. Priscilla Settee, and a Q&A session. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

Locals Only was published as part of a project by the same name that took place between April 2017 and June 2019. Developed by Justin Langlois, curated by Tarin Dehod (AKA artist-run), organized with Yvonne Hanson (CHEP Good Food Inc.), Locals Only operated as an Elder-guided, artist-designed, and youth-coordinated initiative focused on intercultural and intergenerational dialogues around traditional knowledge, food, hospitality, and community development in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.

The Locals Only publication features contributions that enact and expand upon the core elements of the project. From recipes to plays, poems to illustrations, essays to interviews, local histories to national reflections, artist projects to how-to’s on foraging and preserving food; this publication serves as a record of the activity from Locals Only and a set of propositions for what could come next.

To learn more about the publication or to purchase a copy, please visit here.


About the Contributors:

Tarin Dehod is a curator and arts administrator, living and working on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Metis in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Since 2014 Tarin has served as the Executive Director of AKA, a non-profit artist-run centre funding artistic research, creation and presentation. AKA’s work in the cultural sector is focused on building sincere relationships with neighbours and community members and supporting artwork produced by a diversity of voices. Tarin received her B.A. with Honours in Art History from the University of Waterloo and has worked in outreach and community engagement in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Priscilla Settee is a member of Cumberland House Swampy Cree First Nations and a Professor of Indigenous Studies where she teaches an Indigenous Food Sovereignty course as well as other courses. Settee is Adjunct Professor for the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba where she serves graduate students on Indigenous Food Sovereignty. She has won recognition nationally and internationally as an award-winning professor and as a global educator/activist. She is the author of two books Pimatisiwin, Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems (2013) that looks at global Indigenous Knowledge Systems and The Strength of Women, Ahkameyimohk (2011) that examines the role of Indigenous women’s stories in establishing truth, reconciliation and social change. She is a co-editor of early Indigenous textbook called Expressions in Canadian Native Studies (2001). Dr. Settee’s new co-edited book on Indigenous Food Sovereignty will be published in 2019. Her other research includes gang exiting Indigenous youth and Indigenous social economies. She is a kohkum (grandmother) to Nya Lily and Lola Rose and is a founding member of the City Park community garden.

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