Jeannette Armstrong is an award-winning novelist, activist and poet born on the Okanagan Reserve. Known for her literary work, Armstrong has always sought to change deeply biased misconceptions about Indigenous people. Her novel Slash is considered by many people to be the first novel by a First Nations woman. In 2013 she was appointed a Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy to research, document, categorize and analyze Okanagan syilx oral literature in Nsyilxcn.
Marilyn Dumont is one of Canada's preeminent Métis poets--needless to say we jumped at the chance to have her select a new, up-and-coming voice for our Poetry Primer series. Dumont selected slam poet, visual artist, and environmental activist Natasha Kanapé Fontaine as an ... Read more
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