Tag Archives: Idle No More

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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INTERVIEW WITH NOAMI SAYERS: ANISHINAABE ACADEMIC, ACTIVIST, BLOGGER, AND FORMER SEX WORKER + PHOTO ESSAY OF “NO MORE SILENCE” RALLY TORONTO 2013

Naomi Sayers is an Indigenous Feminist from the Garden River First Nations, just east of Sault Ste Marie ON. Currently, she is in her third year of studies at Western University for the honors specialization in criminology program with a … Continue reading

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OP ED: ANTI VIOLENCE AGAINST INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND RESURGENCE

Anti-Violence Against Indigenous Women and Resurgence By Christine Luza On February 14th, Anishinaabe voices will be heard clearly and loudly across Canada. When most would be settling down for a special evening with their beloveds, Indigenous women, men, Elders and allies will … Continue reading

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DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA?

Canada is seen as a safe haven for many peoples.  When Canada is talked of it is described as a melting pot and as the most diverse place on earth.  Often, it is made to sound like a utopia. It … Continue reading

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BENDING THE CONTINUUM

Bending The Continuum By Dane Swan Reviewed by Jorge Antonio Vallejos Meeting Dane Swan before absorbing his book gave me an idea of what I was going to be reading: well written poems that didn’t pull punches. The Pugilist is … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES COMMUNITY IS ABOUT KNOWING WHEN TO SAY “NO”

Sometimes Community Is About Knowing When To Say “No” By Jorge Antonio Vallejos In 2005 author Rick Moody said something that stuck with me.  He shared his disappointment with some of his fellow New York writers who were trying to … Continue reading

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IT’S ABOUT COMMUNITY, NOT COMPETITION

It’s About Community, Not Competition By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I’ve been running my website for two years and five months.  My concept in terms of how I highlight writers is original: review, interview, video.  It’s a whole week on a … Continue reading

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