September 15, 2023
"Part of This is a Reclamation" Poet D. A. Lockhart on Crafting New Myths to Explore Land & Identity
Just south of Pelee Island is Middle Island, a small island that is part of Point Pelee National Park. It is home to no permanent settlements, with a ruined 19th century lighthouse as one of the only ...
June 06, 2023
Iconic Activist Marjorie Beaucage on How Circus School, Sante Fe, & De-Cluttering Lead to Her Debut Memoir
Marjorie Beaucage has spent her life telling stories and helping others tell theirs: as a teacher, community organizer, activist, and later, an acclaimed filmmaker, she has wield storytelling as a tool ...
November 07, 2022
"I Had Never Heard His Voice, and Yet I Knew it Right Away" Read an Excerpt from Silence to Strength: Writings and Reflections on the Sixties Scoop
For any parent, the idea of having a child removed from you without your consent is the stuff of nightmares. But for many Indigenous families, that nightmare became a reality in communities across Canada. ...
October 12, 2022
Read an Excerpt from Ojibwe storyteller Bomgiizhik Isaac Murdoch's Collection, Serpents and Other Spiritual Beings
Ojibwe storyteller Bomgiizhik Isaac Murdoch's Serpents and Other Spiritual Beings (Kegedonce Press) is the second in Kegedonce Press's Ojibwe History Series, following The Trail of Nenaboozhoo and ...
June 13, 2022
Feel the Power of Indigenous Spoken Word in an Excerpt from Slam Coalkan Performance Poetry
Back in 2021, the Festival of the Peripheries (FLUP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) came together to stage a spectacular poetry happening: 17 Indigenous ...
May 31, 2022
June Writer in Residence NShannacappo on Rhythm, Flow, and Writing More than 1500 Poems
Ottawa-based Nakawe graphic novelist and poet NShannacappo knows how to tell a story in myriad different forms, using art, verse, and dialogue to weave compelling tales that take in everything from ...
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 ...
January 12, 2022
Acclaimed Poet D.A. Lockhart on Taxidermied Iguanas, Poetry "Shipbreakers", and the Importance of Endings
Poet D.A. Lockhart brings an energy, wisdom, and urgency to his writing as he shares meditations on and explorations of Indigenous identity and history. That energy clearly extends to his work ethic; ...
February 04, 2021
Read an Excerpt from Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise Bernice Halfe's Newly Re-Released, Iconic Collection Blue Marrow
Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer is an icon of Canadian poetry, so it was a celebratory moment when, earlier this week, she was announced as the ninth Parliamentary Poet Laureate, one of the country's ...