REMEMBERING HELEN BETTY OSBORNE: A POEM BY MARILYN DUMONT

This week we honoured Helen Betty Osborne via an

Opinion Editorial, Lest We Forget, by Cree academic Robyn Bourgeois

a Thank You Letter to Helen Betty Osborne by Norway House Cree Nation resident Megan Bertasson

and here we have a poem by Cree poet Marilyn Dumont.

Marilyn Dumont is a Cree/Metis poet with 3 collections to her name: A Really Good Brown Girl, Green Girl Dreams Mountains, That Tongued Belonging.  She has won several awards for her writing and has been Writer in Residence at various places.  

Dumont is currently working on her fourth collection of poems which is focused on Metis politics, and the life of her relative, and Indigenous revolutionary hero, Gabriel Dumont. 

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4 Responses to REMEMBERING HELEN BETTY OSBORNE: A POEM BY MARILYN DUMONT

  1. rogerlangen says:

    Fine poem by Marilyn Dumont. Roger Langen

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  4. Dear BCP / Jorge,

    Thanks for these last postings, ever since they showed up in my inbox I’ve been meaning to gather a bit of their wisdom and knowledge. This is a major privilege to have been privy to the work done here to forward the literary life of activism and empowerment. Thanks as always. I’ve been inspired by so much featured on here lately, including writing a creative reflection on “Green Girl Dreams Mountains” on my blog ( http://rkjarvik.blogspot.ca/2012/09/reflection-on-green-girl-dreams.html ) after an intentional reading and thoroughly listening to Megan Bertasson’s vivid Ted Talk. This all reminds me of the personal strength and unique devotion that First Nations people have to their word, as bearers of truth and light-workers in the midst of daily ignorance.

    In solidarity.

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