View Indigenous Storytelling from the Lutz Collection, on display on the 7th floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library.
What's on display
The exhibit includes:
- Stories and their adaptations of the California Nations, Navajo and Cherokee peoples;
- Stories featuring Coyote (a common character of Indigenous stories, teaching the young about acceptable behaviour while Coyote shifts between traits of Trickster, Helper, Teacher or Fool);
- Song of Heyoehkah by Hyemeyohsts Storm, a novel that combines the form of traditional teaching stories with the Western style fiction;
- Collection of stories representing Anishinaabe (Ojibway), Nēhilawē (Cree, Atikamekw) and Niitsítapi (Blackfoot) peoples heritage;
- Stories of Haudenosaunee (Iroquoian) and Kanien'kéhaka (Mohawk) peoples;
- Stories of Indigenous peoples from the West Coast represented by Stó:lō peoples.
About the collection
The Hartmut Lutz Collection of Indigenous Literature contains over 1000 books by Canadian and American Indigenous authors and on Indigenous subjects.
Hartmut Lutz is professor emeritus and former chair of American and Canadian Studies: Anglophone Literatures and Cultures of North America at the University of Greifswald, Germany. He is founder of the Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, a research centre for Canadian and American literature studies. Over the course of his career, much of Dr. Lutz’s research has focused on Canadian culture and Indigenous literature.