Monthly Archives: June 2011

CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: 2-SPIRIT METIS WRITER SHARRON PROULX-TURNER READS A POEM

I remember seeing Sharron Proulx-Turner’s What The Aunty’s Say years ago at First Nations House Library University of Toronto.  The title caught my attention and the poetry inside was great.   Meeting Turner in winter 2011 was greater. Within the … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: INTERVIEW WITH 2-SPIRIT METIS WRITER SHARRON PROULX-TURNER

Sharron Proulx-Turner is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Originally from the Ottawa river valley, she’s from Mohawk, Algonquin, Wyandot, Ojibwe, Mi’kmaw, French, Scottish and Irish ancestry. She’s a two-spirit mom of three adult children, Graham, Barb and … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: SHE IS READING HER BLANKET WITH HER HANDS

She Is Reading Her Blanket With Her Hands By Sharron Proulx-Turner Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Two-Spirit Metis poet Sharron Proulx-Turner writes, “I am humbled by the women and girls in my world”, in the intro to her third collection … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: ANISHNAWBE POET JOANNA SHAWANA READS HER POETRY

Meeting Joanna Shawana was a pleasure.   We drank coffee, chatted, took some photos and hit the park to do a recording of her reading her poems.   Shawana wrote  a poem on the spot and then read it for … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: INTERVIEW WITH ANISHNAWBE POET JOANNA SHAWANA

Joanna Shawana is Anishnawbe from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve.  Author of Voice of an Eagle, Shawana makes and sells Aboriginal crafts and works at a women’s shelter. Her poetry shows us all that there is beauty beyond abuse. Voice of … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING ABORIGINAL HISTORY MONTH 2011: OPENING SONG BY DAWNIS KENNEDY AND A REVIEW OF “VOICE OF AN EAGLE” BY JOANNA SHAWANA

Voice of an Eagle By Joanna Shawana Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Voice of and Eagle by Joanna Shawana soars high.  The Anishnawbe poet brings truth and humility to every page having the reader feel like they are sitting with … Continue reading

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KARIN LOWACHEE READS FROM “THE GASLIGHT DOGS”

Karin Lowachee is one of the few writers of colour and women of colour in the fantasy lit world.   A multiple award winner, Lowachee was postively reviewed in The New York Times.   Her new novel The Gaslight Dogs … Continue reading

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