Juin 13

International book project: Indigenous narratives from Quebec and India

International book project: Indigenous narratives
from Quebec and India


Language: English or French
Number of words: between 1000 and 1500
Age of contributors sought: 25 to 40 years old
Deadline for submissions: August 15th, 2022
Send your text to: claudine.cyr@enap.ca



  • This book project is part of an ongoing collaboration between the School of Development Studies (SDS), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai, India) and the Observatoire des administrations publiques autochtones (OAPA) of ENAP (Quebec) to explore and develop cross-cultural perspectives on Indigenous peoples.
  • This initiative aims at collecting and publishing contemporary Indigenous narratives on various aspects of individual and collective life.
  • Based on the stories of young adults from different Indigenous communities, the book will be an important resource for understanding the diverse and changing worlds and perspectives between them.
  • These stories will provide a rich insight into Indigenous realities for the general public and for those interested in public policy and management of Indigenous communities (health, youth, education, environment, etc.)
  • The book will be published in English by Routledge and in French by Presses de l’Université Laval (Observatoire des administrations publiques autochtones collection).


The OAPA is a partnership in Indigenous research that combines dialogue and co-production of knowledge (traditional, experiential, and scientific) with the goal of transforming and empowering Indigenous public administrations and the communities they serve.
The SDS focuses on development debates and practices, and their implications for the excluded and marginalised communities.



  • Stories, as a literary genre, invoke personal and collective memories, expressed through anecdotes about events and experiences.
  • Personal narratives about villages and communities, land, school, workplace, urban and rural life, travel, homelessness, life (and death) during the COVID-19 pandemic, are some examples of broad themes that can illustrate the close relationship between biography and history, and between individual experience and societal transformations.
  • Stories can present non-linear interpretations of time and explore the connections between personal life and the collective past, present, and future of Indigenous peoples.
  • Format: texts must have between 1000 and 1500 words and be submitted in Word format.
For any questions, please contact:

Claudine Cyrclaudine.cyr@enap.ca



À propos de l'auteur

Détenteur d’un doctorat (Ph. D.) en science politique de l’Université Carleton, Jean-François Savard est professeur à l’ENAP (École nationale d’administration publique) depuis 2006, où il y enseigne l’analyse et la conception et la mise en oeuvre des politiques publiques. Ses travaux de recherche portent sur les questions de politiques autochtones, plus particulièrement sur l’autonomie gouvernementale autochtone, les relations entre les communautés autochtones et les administrations publiques du Québec et du Canada et du fédéralisme. En savoir plus →