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November 16, 2015 – HighWater Press proudly announces the publication of the collection of short stories, The Stone Collection, by author Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm.

About the Book

In these 14 unique stories, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm takes on complex and dangerous emotions, exploring the gamut of modern Anishinaabe experience. Through unforgettable characters, these stories—about love and lust, suicide and survival, illness and wholeness—illuminate the strange workings of the human heart.

The Stone Collection Book Cover

Softcover · 978-1-55379-549-0 · $18.95 · 150 pages

About the Author

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is a writer, poet, spoken-word performer, librettist, and activist from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation at Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario. In 1993 she founded Kegedonce Press to publish the work of Indigenous writers and artists. She has written two books of poetry, was editor of the award-winning Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing, and has also released two poetry and music CDs. Kateri’s work has been published itnernationally in journals and anthologies, and she has performed and spoken around the world.

Author Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm


Generous, funny and dark, The Stone Collection doesn’t pull its emotional punches but it leavens its grim truths with bright humour and earthy lust. Akiwenzie-Damm’s writing shape- shifts and mesmerizes in short stories that tell us no matter how hard the journey, love can heal us all.

– Eden Robinson, Author, Monkey Beach

The Stone Collection is a stunning house of story moving intimately through the harshness and graceful moments of Indigenous lives with humility and beauty. You will come out the other side of this book with a fuller heart.

– Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Author, Islands of Decolonial Love

A dreamblur of raw desire, heartbreak and heartache… The Stone Collection is literary and soul perfection. Mahsi cho for sharing these stories!!

– Richard Van Camp, Author, The Lesser Blessed and Angel Wing Splash Pattern

HighWater Press is a trade imprint of educational publisher Portage & Main Press. HighWater Press publishes books that portray a wide-ranging expression of Indigenous culture and experience. Our titles include a rich mix of novels, graphic novels, memoirs, and children’s books for readers of all ages.


For more information about The Stone Collection, or to request a review copy, please contact:

Kirsten Phillips
Director of Marketing
204-987-3500 ext 3

www.highwaterpress.com  •  Toll-Free Tel: 1-800-667-9673  •  Toll-Free Fax: 1-866-734-8477

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