February 20, 2024

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INDIGENOUS POETRY

INDIGENOUS POETRY

Calling Down the Sky cover art | Image source: mcnallyrobinson.com April is poetry month and lately Indigenous poets have been front and centre in the news. Halifax just appointed their first Mi’kmaw Poet Laureate, Rebecca Thomas, who is known for her powerful slam poetry. Thomas grew up in Moncto...
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BOOK REVIEW: ENABLING CROSS CULTURE DIALOGUE

BOOK REVIEW: ENABLING CROSS CULTURE DIALOGUE

Coverphoto for the book Working with Elders and Indigenous Knowledge Systems by Herman J. Michell, Ph.D | Image source: anishinabeknews.ca Working with Elders and Indigenous Knowledge Systems is a small book aimed at students, and faculty, who are both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, that seeks to enable...
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SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

Carole Daniels (Cree) has been nominated for three awards at the Saskachewan Book Awards | Image source: Eagle Feather News.  The shortlist for the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards was announced today in Regina and Saskatoon. The shortlist celebrates excellence in books from a wide range of genres and dive...
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SCOOP VICTIM ASKS QUESTIONS AND SEARCHES FOR ANSWERS

SCOOP VICTIM ASKS QUESTIONS AND SEARCHES FOR ANSWERS

Book cover to Lost Children A Nation’s Shame a book about the survival of 60’s scoop victim Dr. Jacki Maurice. | Image Source: treaty4news.com Dr. Jackie Maurice survived, just barely, 18 years in the foster care system as part of the 60’s Scoop, and came out with a lot of questions: about h...
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CHARLIE ANGUS OPENS EYES IN CHILDREN OF THE BROKEN TREATY

CHARLIE ANGUS OPENS EYES IN CHILDREN OF THE BROKEN TREATY

Cover of Children of the Broken Treaty written by Charlie Angus.| Image source: allevents.in Children of the Broken Treaty takes an in-depth look at the historical events leading up to an inspirational campaign led by the youth of the Attawapiskat First Nation and Shannen Koostachin, to have a school bu...
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ALANIS KING’S ‘3 PLAYS’ BOOK LAUNCHED AND REVIEWED

ALANIS KING’S ‘3 PLAYS’ BOOK LAUNCHED AND REVIEWED

Alanis King at the Book Signing for ‘3 Plays’ Playwright and director Alanis King’s long-awaited book 3 Plays was launched in Ottawa on Sept. 29th 2015. 3 Plays actually is three unique plays interconnected by themes of hope: If Jesus Met Nanabush, The Tommy Prince Story and Born Buffalo. Ms...
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