November 14, 2019
"The Murmur of an Inner Voice Evokes the Untamed Beauty of a Land to Be Discovered" Read an Excerpt from Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau's Blue Bear Woman
Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau's hauntingly beautiful Blue Bear Woman (Inanna), follows Victoria, a young Cree woman, on a journey ...
October 31, 2019
Meet Chef Shane M. Chartrand & Sample Original, Mouth Watering Recipes from tawaw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine
In Cree, "tawâw" means "Welcome, there is room". Chef Shane M. Chartrand couldn't have chosen a more appropriate title for his show-stoppingly gorgeous new cookbook - not only in the mouth watering ...
August 23, 2019
Go Back to School with CanLit: 10 "School Books" to Take You into September
There's nothing like back to school season - warm days, cool nights, crisp new school supplies ready to get dog-eared with use. Even long after we're past school age, the start of September can still ...
August 22, 2019 - 6:00pm - Wine Garden Stage, Heritage Court, Canadian Exhibition Place (CNE) 100 Princes' Blvd. Toronto M6K 3C3
Drew Hayden Taylor at the CNEwith Kevin Hardcastle
The Toronto International Festival of Authors returns to the CNE to kick off its 40th Anniversary celebrations with a look into the illustrious career of Drew Hayden Taylor. Drew will take the stage ...
August 22, 2019
"It is So Special to Carry a Name in My Traditional Language" Getting to Know Fireweed Author Tunchai Redvers
Tunchai Redvers' Fireweed (Kegedonce Press) is an unmissable powerhouse of a debut. A poetry book that is literally dedicated to the Indigenous youth who Redvers works with through her non-profit organization, ...
April 17, 2019
Read Three Powerful Poems from Treaty# by Armand Garnet Ruffo
What does the word treaty mean? Deceptively simple, it's a word with great weight and Armand Garnet Ruffo spreads the word and its meaning open in his powerful new poetry collection Treaty# (Wolsak ...
February 19, 2019
I’ve finished my first book. I’ve done the writing, the rewriting, the editing, more rewriting, the copy editing, the fact checking… I think you get the point. It was a lot of work. But now I’m ...
December 01, 2018
Cherie Dimaline's Blockbuster YA Novel The Marrow Thieves wins CODE Burt Award
Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves (Dancing Cat Books) has gained the author both devoted readers and a huge breadth of awards since its publication in 2017.The newest prize added to Dimaline's ...
June 21, 2017
Meritocracy in a Pale World
Inevitably, I find myself having this conversation:“Why does there always have to be preference or segregation? We should all be judged together and that the best literature will naturally rise to the ...
July 06, 2016
The Lucky Seven Interview, with Deanna Reder and Linda Morra
Indigenous literature in North America is incredibly diverse and exciting category, so putting together a collection of essays that seeks to comprehensively address the rich themes, identities, mythology, ...