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READING AT SPINLAW 2013: SPREADING THE ROOTS AND REACH OF THE LIVING TREE

Reading at SPINLAW 2013: Spreading the Roots and Reach of the Living Tree By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Early this year I was commissioned to write a poem for the SPINLAW conference, 30 Years Under the Living Tree: Reflections on the … Continue reading

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LEANNE SIMPSON READS FROM “DANCING ON OUR TURTLE’S BACK”

After months of back and forth emails I finally got to meet Leanne Simpson and video tape her for blackcoffeepoet.com. We met at a Toronto coffee shop. ¬†Our meet and greet was short, we got to work, and it was … Continue reading

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HONOURING AND REMEMBERING INDIGENOUS WOMEN: INTERVIEW WITH BRIDGET TOLLEY OF “FAMILIES OF SISTERS IN SPIRIT” + PHOTO ESSAY OF THE FEBRUARY 14TH 2012 RALLY AND FEAST (TORONTO) FOR MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA

Bridget Tolley is Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg in Quebec, Canada. Her mother Gladys Tolley was struck and killed by a police car in October 2001. Bridget is a committed activist in the family-led movement to end violence and … Continue reading

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