There’s a lack of knowledge’: Wilfrid Laurier professor creates project to highlight Afro-Indigenous narratives – The Record

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Feb. 7, 2022

Professor Ciann Wilson documents the story of the Afro-Indigenous community in Canada through videos and vlogs.

During her postgraduate studies, Wilfrid Laurier professor Ciann Wilson noticed the historical impacts of the vibrant Afro-Indigenous Canadian community wasn’t recognized by most Canadians.

She immediately sought to document the story of the Afro-Indigenous community in Canada through vlogs and videos. This became the Proclaiming Our Roots project, a digital archive of Afro-Indigenous people sharing their personal and familial histories. In the following Q-and-A with Cambridge Times, Wilson highlights why it’s important to recognize the Afro-Indigenous community’s contribution to Canadian society, the importance of Black and Indigenous solidarity and why we need to rethink Canadian identity.

Read More: https://www.therecord.com/local-cambridge/news/2022/02/07/there-s-a-lack-of-knowledge-wilfrid-laurier-professor-creates-project-to-highlight-afro-indigenous-narratives.html

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