La course de Rose (Rose's Run) by Dawn Dumont of Okanese First Nation in southern Saskatchewan, is the story of Rose Okanese, a mother of two strong-willed daughters, who decides it's time to take care of herself and boost her self-esteem after losing her job and her musician husband.
On pleure pas au bingo par Dawn Dumont (Plains Cree) est traduit par Daniel Grenier. Tout est là : voici la vie sur la réserve, en haute définition. Dawn, la narratrice, revisite sa vie familiale, se replonge dans ses années d’école et s’engage résolument sur la voie de l’avenir. Situé quelque part entre le roman d’apprentissage et le récit autobiographique, On pleure pas au bingo est un livre qui célèbre les différences culturelles et la puissance de la prise de parole par le moyen de ce remède traditionnel et universel qu’est le rire.
Glass Beads, a book of twenty short stories that interconnect the friendships of four First Nations people - Everett Kaiswatim, Nellie Gordon, Julie Papequash, and Nathan (Taz) Mosquito. The collection evolves over two decades against the cultural, political, and historical backdrop of the 90s and early 2000s.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Rose's Run by Plains Cree comedian and actor Dawn Dumont is the author's second novel. Rose Okanese, a single mother with two kids, has been pushed into a corner by Rez citizens to claim some self-respect, and decides that the fastest way to do that is to run the reserve's annual marathon. Though Rose hasn't run in twenty years, smokes, and initially has little motivation, she announces her intention to run the race.
Nobody Cries at Bingo is a first novel by Plains Cree comedian and playwright Dawn Dumont. Part memoir and part novel, Dawn Dumont takes readers on a tour of her life growing up on the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan. Told chronologically the story of Dawn's early years at home and school emerge as a time of close relationships among her family and friends. As she attends school, Dawn's days of the riding the school bus are filled with humour and trepidation. The common stereotypes of reserve life, rez dogs, and bingo are shattered in this humour-filled anecdotal format.