An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English

Paperback | January 15, 2013

byDaniel David Moses, Terry Goldie, Armand Garnet Ruffo

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Twenty years after the publication of its groundbreaking first edition, this collection continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage of Canadian Native literature available in one volume. Emphasizing the importance of the oral tradition, the anthology offers a diverse selection ofsongs, short stories, poems, plays, letters, and essays crafted by exceptional writers from First Nation, Inuit, and Metis communities across Canada.

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Twenty years after the publication of its groundbreaking first edition, this collection continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage of Canadian Native literature available in one volume. Emphasizing the importance of the oral tradition, the anthology offers a diverse selection ofsongs, short stories, poems, plays, letters, an...

Daniel David Moses is assistant professor in the Drama Department at Queen's University where he is also a National Scholar. A respected poet and playwright, he received a Governor General's Literary Award for Drama nomination for his play Coyote City (Williams-Wallace Publishers, 1990). Moses is a registered Delaware Indian and hails...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

* = New readingPreface to the Fourth EditionPreface to the First Edition: Two VoicesIntroduction (New)Traditional OratureSouthern First NationsSong for Medicine HuntingTraditional History of the ConfederacySong for the Burning of the White DogTraditional SongsInuitMy Breath/OrpingalikMagic Words/AuaMagic Words/NakasukSong of the Girl Who Was Turning into Stone/IvaluardjukDead Man's Song/NetsitJoseph BrantMohawkLetterCondolence SpeechGeorge CopwayOjibweA Word to the ReaderThe Life of Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-BowhCatherine Soneegoh SuttonOjibweLetterGhandlHaidaIn His Father's Village, Someone Was Just About to Go Out Hunting BirdsE. Pauline JohnsonMohawkThe Cattle ThiefShadow RiverThe Corn HuskerThe Song My Paddle SingsWe-hro's SacrificeJohn Brant-SeroMohawkLetterMary Augusta TappageShuswapTyee - Big ChiefThe LillooetsChristmas at the MissionAt BirthMartin MartinInuitWe, the Inuit, Are ChangingAlma GreeneMohawkFrom Forbidden Voice: Reflections of a Mohawk IndianHarry RobinsonOkanaganCaptive in an English CircusCoyote Challenges God *Marion Tuu'luqInuitA Story of StarvationHoward Adams NEWMetisThe Basis of RacismGeorge Blondin NEWDeneMy Own Medicine StoryWhat Is Medicine Power?Alexander WolfeSaulteauxThe Last Grass DanceBasil H. JohnsonOjibweOne Generation from ExtinctionIs That All There Is? Tribal LiteratureBirds *Rita JoeMi'kmaqToday's Learning ChildI Lost My TalkMicmac HierogryphicsShanawdithitThe Lament of Donald Marshall JrLouis Bird NEWOmushkego (Swampy Cree)Wihtigo, or the Consequences of Not ListeningAnthony Apakark ThrasherInuitFirst Cage - Aklavik Residential School (1942-49) *Inuit Koviasokmata - When the Inuit Were Happy *Duke RedbirdChippewaI am a CanadianThe Beaver *My Moccasins *Maria CampbellMetisFrom Halfbreed *Richard G. GreenMohawkThe Last RavenBeth BrantMohawkA Long StorySwimming UpstreamCoyote Learns a New Trick *Buffy Sainte-MarieCreeUniversal SoldierMy Country 'Tis of Thy People You're DyingNow That the Buffalo's GoneEmma Lee WarriorPeiganCompatriotsAnnharteAnishinaabeCoyote TrailRaced Out to Write This UpOne Way to Keep Track of Who Is TalkingCoyote Columbus CafeI Want to Dance Wild Indian Black FaceGot Something in the EyeExercises in Lip PointingHow to Write about White PeopleSaskatchewan Indians Were DancingI Shoulda Said Something PoliticalDad's ZipperThomas KingCherokeeThe One About Coyote Going West'You'll Never Believe What Happened': The Truth about Stories *Harold CardinalCreeA Canadian What the Hell It's All AboutWayne KeonNipissingheritagehowlin at the moonfor donald marshalli'm not in charge of this ritualif i ever heardmy sweet maizereplanting the heritage treeback in therapyon studying ojibwey (the people)on studying ojibwey (earth mother)on studying ojibwey (great mystery)Brian Maracle NEWMohawkThe First WordsJeannette C. ArmstrongOkanaganHistory LessonFor TonySketchesIndian WomanThreads of Old MemoryFire MadnessWind WomanKeepers WordsThe Disempowerment of First North American Native Peoples and Empowerment Through Their WritingMichael Arvaarluk Kusugak NEWInuitKaugiagjukShirley Sterling NEWNlaka'Pamux (Interior Salish)From My Name Is SeepeetzaBeth CuthandCreeShake 'N BakeZen IndianHe Told MePost-Oka Kinda WomanLenore Keeshig-TobiasAnishinaabeAfter Oka - How Has Canada Changed?From Trickster Beyond 1992: Our RelationshipEmma Laroque NEWCree/MetisA Personal Essay on PovertyJohn McLeodMississaugaThe Shivering TreeBeatrice MosionierMetisFrom April RaintreeRita Bouvier NEWMetiswhen hope is losta science dialogue in Indiasometimes I find myself weeping at the oddest momenta spider talea science dialoguepapiyahtakwinter is certaina ritual for goodbyeLee MaracleMetis/SalishYin ChinCharlie *Tomson HighwayCreeThe Lover SnakeAriaAlootook IpellieInuitSummit with Sedna, the Mother of Sea BeastsWaking UpJourney Toward PossibilitiesWalking Both Sides of an Invisible BorderMargo KaneSaulteaux/CreeMoonlodgeDuncan MercrediInninew/Creecould be anyone but i call him sydStatuegod shrugged and turned his backbig bearkiskisin (i remember)Daniel David MosesDelawareThe Sunbather's Fear of the MoonInukshukThe Persistence of SongsThe LineHotel Centrale, RotterdamReport on Anna Mae's RemainsSome Grand River BluesParty FavourCry, a chorale *Ruby SlipperjackOjibweBlueberry DaysLouise HalfeCreePakahkosShe Told MeBody PoliticsFog Inside MamaStonesIdylwyld CrowMy Leddersfor OmeasooThe Heat of My GrandmothersSharron Proulx-TurnerMetisa horse's nest egg is very largeMonique MojicaKuna/RappahannockFrom Princess Pocahontas and the Blue SpotsGarry Gottfriedson NEWSecwepemc (Shuswap)Whiskey BulletsJourneys with HorsechildCowboy UpWinter HorsesSun Peak LiesPortrait of a WriterMarilyn DumontCree/MetisSquaw PoemsLet the Ponies OutHorse-Fly BlueCircle the Wagonsmonuments, cowboys and indians, tin cans, and red wagonsthe dimness of mothers and daughtersjig dreamBroadwayscorchingwrapping the bundle of my dream of youthroatsong to the four-leggedsMarvin FrancisCreemcPemmicanTMPULLING FACESBNA ACTORword drummersArmand Garnet RuffoOjibweFrom Grey Owl: The Mystery of Archie BelaneyPoem for Duncan Campbell ScottRockin' Chair LadyIn the Sierra BlancaBearVision Quest *Stone Canoe *Richard WagameseOjibweFrom Keeper'n MeReturning to Harmony *Robert Arthur AlexieTeetl'it Gwich'inFrom Porcupines and China DollsPaul SeesequasisCreeThe Republic of TricksterismJoanne ArnottMetisWiles of GirlhoodIf Honour is TruthWhite BellySteepy MountainsDog Girl VerseWhen youLorne Joseph SimonMi'kmaqFrom Stones and SwitchesConnie FifeCreeDreamDriftwoodwomanthe knowingspeaking through jagged rockpoem for russellFor Matthew ShepardExiledWitnessingDrew Hayden TaylorOjibwePretty Like a White Boy: The Adventures of a Blue Eyed OjibweySomeday *Marie Clements NEWMetisUrban TattooGerald Taiaiake AlfredKanien:keha'ka (Mohawk)From Peace, Power, RighteousnessJoseph A. DandurandKwantlendirt of the old onesdrunks, drifters, and fat robinsperfection *nice day *like candy *St Mary's I *Kateri Akiwenzie-DammAnishinaabekegedoncethe resurrection of desireGrandmother, Grandfathersturgeonriver songdesireGregory ScofieldMetisNothing SacredAyahkwew's LodgePromisesCycle (of the black lizard)Warrior MaskOchim - His KissMorning in the White RoomHungerMy Drum, His HandsUnhingedWastepakawi-pisimThis Is My Blanket *astam pi-miciso *Joseph Boyden NEWMetisLegend of Sugar GirlRandy LundyCreeGeographyHealOld Man and Old Woman in the GardenMigrationsSheDawnThe Gift of the HawkBearEden RobinsonHaisla/HeiltsukTerminal AvenuePhilip Kevin PaulWSANEC'The Bare Story of My LifeThe CostTaking the Names Down from the HillsOn Their Wedding Anniversary *Descent into Saanich *Released from an Ordinary Night *Perching *Richard Van CampDogribMermaidsthe uranium leaking from port radium and rayrock mines is killing usWhy Ravens Smile to Little Old Ladies as They Walk By *Rosanna Deerchild NEWCreehow to hunt moosewinter festival *worth *rain *mama making moccasins *ceremony *blue *AcknowledgementsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This text is very much the gold standard of anthologies of contemporary Indigenous literatures in Canada. . . .Excellent new introduction by Armand Garnet Ruffo - the highlight of the new edition." --Daniel Heath Justice, University of Toronto