Monthly Archives: June 2011

CELEBRATING QUEER INDIGENOUS VOICES WEEK 2011: INTERVIEWS WITH NICOLE TANGUAY AND ROBBIE MADSEN

Nicole Tanguay is a Two-Spirit woman of Cree and French descent.  She has been writing poetry for over twenty years and has been published in many anthologies from Connie Fife’s Colour of Resistance to Miscegenation Blues.  Nicole’s work speaks of … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING QUEER INDIGENOUS VOICES WEEK: INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL HEATH JUSTICE + YELLOW MEDICINE REVIEW FALL 2010

Yellow Medicine Review Fall 2010 The Ancestors We Are Looking For We Have Become: International Queer Indigenous Voices Edited By Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran Reviewed By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Near the end of my video interview with Daniel Heath Justice for … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: A SONG BY THE JOHNNYS

The Johnnys are loud, fast, and fun!   I met The Johnnys last month at the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto.  A fun bunch, they are kind, charismatic, and very chill. Interviewing Veronica Johnny and Oriana Barbato for XTRA!, The … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: INTERVIEW WITH VERONICA JOHNNY

Fronted by the charismatic presence of six-foot, leather-clad Cree Veronica Johnny, The Johnnys sound is an eclectic mix of punk, garage, ’70s hard rock and ’50s rock’n’roll. Originally from the Northwest Territories, the band has built a reputation as an incendiary … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: LOUDER FASTER MORE FUN

Louder Faster More Fun By The Johnnys Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos After you hit a Johnnys concert you’re left singing to yourself, shaking your head up and down, throwing your fists in the air, and repeating, “Louder!  Faster!  More … Continue reading

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LITERARY NIGHTS AT LUMINATO 2011 PART 2: JOYCE CAROL OATES

Literary Nights at LUMINATO 2011 Part 2: Joyce Carol Oates By Jorge Antonio Vallejos After upsetting the crowd with one of my famous “Jorge upsets the crowd questions” (Why is it that Arab writing hasn’t blown up in the West … Continue reading

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LITERARY NIGHTS AT LUMINATO 2011 PART 1: HANAN AL-SHAYKH

Literary Nights at LUMINATO 2011 Part 1: Hanan al-Shaykh By Jorge Antonio Vallejos It was well worth hitting up LUMINATO this week.  Although I was sick and wanted to stay in bed I couldn’t pass up the chance to see … Continue reading

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