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Burning in this  Midnight Dream

Burning in this Midnight Dream

by Louise Bernice Halfe

The latest collection of poems by Louise Bernice Halfe. Many were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares that arose in her as the Truth and Reconciliation process unfolded.

Calling Down the Sky

Calling Down the Sky

by Rosanna Deerchild

A poetry collection that describes deep personal experiences and post generational effects of the Canadian Aboriginal Residential School confinements in the 1950's.

nakamowin'sa for the seasons

nakamowin'sa for the seasons

by Rita Bouvier

A response to the highs and lows of life and an attempt at restoring order through embracing others, reconciling the traumas caused by the deep scars of history, and soaring beyond life's awkward and painful moments in order to live joyfully.

nipê wânîn: my way back

nipê wânîn: my way back

by Mika Lafond

Moving between Lafond’s own Cree language and her adopted English language, these poems create a kind of cultural dialogue that invests heavily in the close relationship she had with her grandmother and the teachings that were offered to her.

The Red Files

The Red Files

by Lisa Bird-Wilson

This debut poetry collection from Lisa Bird-Wilson reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the fragmentation of families and histories, with blows that resonate through the generations.

This Wound is a World

This Wound is a World

by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain like theirs without giving up on the future.

First Contact
Legacy

Legacy



by Waubgeshig Rice

In the winter of 1989, Eva Gibson is a university student living in downtown Toronto. She’s homesick for her community in northern Ontario, but she’s determined to get her education to one day return home and serve her fellow Anishinaabe people.

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    November 1, 2020

    WIPCE 2020 - Australia
    World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2020. WIPCE draws Indigenous representatives from across the globe to share successes and strategies for culturally grounded education.