This groundbreaking anthology from territory that is now Saskatchewan, kisiskâciwan, includes rich oral narratives from Cree, Saulteaux, Nakoda, Dakota, Dene, and Metis cultures; early writings from Cree missionaries; speeches and letters by Treaty Chiefs; stories from elders; archival discoveries; and contemporary literary works in all genres.
Historically and culturally comprehensive, voices include Big Bear, Thunderchild, Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont, Edward Ahenakew, Maria Campbell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Rita Bouvier, Harold Johnson, Gregory Scofield, Warren Cariou, Louise Halfe, and many more.
Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber is an associate professor of Indigenous literatures at the First Nations University of Canada. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Key Selling Points
- a major contribution to Indigenous literature, and a gift to Saskatchewan
- foreword by Maria Campbell
- selections cover historically significant territory, with the writings of great Chiefs who defined and determined Indigenous politics nationally
- each author is identified by Nation
- selections also contain well-known names (Maria Campbell; Buffy Sainte-Marie; Tom Jackson; Harold Johnson; Sylvia McAdam; Neal McLeod; Dawn Dumont). Marketing Plans
- will be launched at Congress 2018 with a panel of speakers and coverage from CBC, CTV, and Global Saskatchewan and the Regina Leader-Post
- will be promoted among Indigenous Studies Departments across Canada (many of the authors included in this text have crossover appeal)
- course adoption commitments in place from First Nations University of Canada Table of Contents - TO COME
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