First Voices Week: Faculty Talk: Lunch with Karl Hele
“We have a history: (Bawating) Anishinaabeg and our past”
Karl Hele is a member of the Garden River First Nation community of the Anishinaabeg people. He is the Associate Professor and Director of First Peoples Studies at Concordia. He earned his Ph.D from McGill, with a dissertation which examined the Ojibwa encounter with nineteenth-century missionaries to Sault Ste. Marie. He has served as the joint editor of the Algonquian Proceedings, and has presented and published papers on the history of the Anishinabeg and Metis communities in the Sault Ste. Marie Region. Dr. Hele is a contributor of columns and book reviews to the Anishinabek News and a columnist to the Sault Star.