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A LIFE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVISM RECOUNTED IN A NEW POETIC MEMOIR BY TWO-SPIRIT METIS ARTIST AND FILMMAKER MARJORIE BEAUCAGE

A LIFE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVISM RECOUNTED IN A NEW POETIC MEMOIR BY  TWO-SPIRIT METIS ARTIST AND FILMMAKER MARJORIE BEAUCAGE

Cover art by Susan Sacobie

NEYAASHIINIGMIING, ON – Kegedonce Press proudly announces the upcoming release of leave some for the birds: movements for justice, a debut poetry collection/memoir by Saskatchewan- based activist, artist and award-winning filmmaker, Marjorie Beaucage. Beaucage has spent much of her life working toward social justice for women and for Indigenous and Two-Spirit people. leave some for the birds traces the decades of her life in verse, poetic prose, and metaphorical recipes for change, unfolding the expansive wisdom and experience of a woman who has dedicated much of her life and talent to making the world a better place. leave some for the birds is part record of a remarkable life journey, part guidebook for other activists who would follow in the author’s trailblazing footsteps.

leave some for the birds: movements for justice will be on bookshelves on May 27th, 2023. There will be an official book launch at an in-person event at McNally Robinson Saskatoon on June 2nd at 7 PM, hosted by Prestin Thōtin-awāsis.

Marjorie Beaucage will participate at Word on the Street Toronto on May 27th and the Saskatchewan Festival of Words from July 13 to 16th.

Former Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe writes of Beaucage: “She awakens, supports and lifts the many voices who struggle to be heard.”

Marjorie Beaucage is a Two-Spirit Métis Auntie, filmmaker, art-ivist and educator, a land protector and a water walker. Born in Vassar, Manitoba, to a large Métis family, Marjorie’s life’s work has been about creating social change, working to give people the tools for creating possibilities and right relations. She has been a Grandmother for Walking With Our Sisters; the Elder for OUT Saskatoon; and the Elder-In-Residence for the University of Saskatchewan Student Union.

Kegedonce Press was founded in 1993 by Anishinaabe writer Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. The press is committed to the publication of beautifully written and designed Indigenous books, both nationally and internationally, and has published works by some of the most celebrated and widely known Indigenous writers and storytellers across the territories of Canada.

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