I Am a Damn Savage; What Have You Done to My Country? / Eukuan nin matshi-manitu innushkueu; Tanite nene etutamin nitassi? are two books by Quebec author An Antane Kapesh, Innu. Je suis une maudite sauvagesse (1976) and Qu'as-tu fait de mon pays? (1979), are among the foregrounding works by Indigenous women in Canada. This English translation of these works, each page presented facing the revised Innu text, makes them available for the first time to a broader readership.
mahikan ka-onot by Duncan Mercredi, who was born in Misipawistik (Grand Rapids) Manitoba to a Métis father and Cree mother; and edited by Warren Cariou, who was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan into a family of Métis and European heritage. is a collection of Duncan Mercredi's poems from 1991 to recent unpublished poems.
The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree by Ruth Dyckfehderau and the James Bay Cree Storytellers is the second edition of the groundbreaking work of the same name and now includes an epilogue with an update on each storyteller. In The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee Ruth DyckFehderau and twenty-seven storytellers offer a rich and timely accounting of contemporary life in Eeyou Istchee, the territory of the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebec.
(Re)Generation: The Poetry of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, is written by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, an Anishinaabe writer, poet, spoken-word performer, librettist, and activist of mixed ancestry from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Saugeen Ojibway Nation. She is the founder and Managing Editor of Kegedonce Press which was established in 1993 to publish the work of Indigenous creators. (Re)Generation is edited by Dallas Hunt, Cree, and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta.
Coalesce by Barry Ace, and introduced by Suzanne Luke, is a fusion of distinct Anishinaabeg aesthetics of the Great Lakes region with refuse from Western society’s technological and digital age. Barry Ace is an Anishnaabe (Odawa) visual artist, writer, and educator and a band member of M’Chigeeng First Nation in Manitoulin Island. In Coalesce, he intentionally shifts an object’s materiality and its accepted paradigm within the physical world.
Zaagi'idiwin: Silent, Unquestionable Act of Love by Leanna Marshall, a member of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, and with a foreword by Suzanne Luke, creates an intersection where viewers meet to understand and explore the essence of relationships, the meaning of connection/disconnection, and the pain of loss. With contributions from Vera Wabegijig, nishnaabe (Odawa & Ojibwe), and Susan Neylan
Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island is a critical reader of Indigenous literatures that features contributions from authors from across Turtle Island (North America). The book explores core concepts at the heart of Indigenous literary criticism, such as the relations between land, language, and community; the variety of narrative forms in Indigenous stories; and the continuities between oral and written forms of expression.
The Nature of Empires and the Empires of Nature: Indigenous Peoples and the Great Lakes Environment explores, from Indigenous or Indigenous-influenced perspectives, the power of nature and the attempts by empires (United States, Canada, and Britain) to control it. It examines contemporary threats to First Nations communities from ongoing political, environmental, and social issues, as well as efforts to confront and eliminate these threats to peoples and the environment. Essays suggest new ways of looking at the Great Lakes watershed and the peoples and empires contained within it.
The Eighteenth-Century Wyandot: A Clan-Based Study by Humber College professor John L. Steckley examines the importance of clans to the study of the history and cultural traditions of the people known as Wyandot. The Wyandot were born of two Wendat peoples encountered by the French in the first half of the seventeenth century—the otherwise named Petun and Huron—and their history is fragmented by their dispersal between Quebec, Michigan, Kansas, and Oklahoma. This book weaves these fragmented histories together, with a focus on the mid-eighteenth century.
Why Indigenous Literatures Matter asserts the vital significance of literary expression to the political, creative, and intellectual efforts of Indigenous peoples today. In considering the connections between literature and lived experience, this book contemplates four key questions at the heart of Indigenous kinship traditions: How do we learn to be human? How do we become good relatives? How do we become good ancestors? How do we learn to live together?