May 19, 2022
Frances Koncan on How Playwrighting Gets Her "Closest to the Truth"
Frances Koncan's play, Women of the Fur Trade (Playwrights Canada Press) is the antidote to dull historical renditions of early Canada. Set in "eighteen hundred and something something", it follows three ...
May 04, 2022
Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O’Connor on Partnering to Tell a Story About the Unique & Endangered Ojibwe Horse Breed
The Ojibwe Horse was a unique type of wild horse, bred and cherished by the people they are named for. For centuries, Ojibwe people husbanded the horses, living and working together with them, until ...
January 27, 2022
Sharon King on How Her Beautiful New Picture Book Can Support Learners of the Ojibwe Language
Sharon King's Amik (Kegedonce Press) is a gentle and welcoming journey into the natural world. Amik means beaver in the Ojibwe language, and each page features Anishinaabemowin and English words to tell ...
January 19, 2022
"Where is Home?” Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith Processes the Trauma of the Sixties Scoop in Her Courageous, Powerful Memoir
It is impossible to calculate the trauma created by the so-called Sixties Scoop, which saw the large-scale, forcible removal of Indigenous children from their homes, families, and communities, often adopted ...
October 20, 2021
Harold R. Johnson on Blending Swedish and Cree Influences in His Innovative New Fantasy Adventure
Armed aliens searching for heaven; mysterious storytellers; otherworldly medicine women and sacred trees; and, of course, dragons. It sounds like a list that could never be contained in a single book, ...
June 28, 2021
Necessary Residential School Reading
As more and more mass graves at former residential school sites are brought to light, many Canadians are finally realizing the extent of genocide in this country, while many Indigenous people are reliving ...
June 01, 2021
Podcasting about Indigenous books
The world of podcasting is already saturated. Even book podcasts are abundant, with various shows focusing on everything from reviews to an author’s body of work to genre. Although it seems a new podcast ...
April 27, 2021
"I Didn’t Have a Word for it Back Then" Acclaimed Writer & Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer on Her Writing Journey
Over storied her career, Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer (who was recently appointed Canada's parliamentary poet laureate), has proved she can do it all: her writing is powerful, raw, and wise. But ...
April 26, 2021
Contest! Enter to Win Fun-Filled Indigenous Adventure Series for Young Readers, The Mighty Muskrats, From Second Story Press
Michael Hutchinson's Might Muskrats series from Second Story Press is the kind of kid's book that takes you back to reading under the covers with a flashlight. Filled with friendship, adventure, and humour, ...
February 16, 2021
Brittany Luby's New Picture Book is a Love Letter to the Natural World and Anishinaabe Family Life
Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh/This Is How I Know (Groundwood Books) by author and academic Brittany Luby (illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley) is warm, colourful story-poem for young readers ...