Marilyn Dumont is the author of four collections of poems: A Really Good Brown Girl (winner of the 1997 Gerald Lampert Award), green girl dreams Mountains (winner of the Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award), that tongued belonging (winner of the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year and Aboriginal Book of the Year Award) and The Pemmican Eaters (published in 2015 by ECW Press). Marilyn has been Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library and in numerous universities across Canada. In addition, she has been faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Writing with Style and Wired Writing programs, as well as an advisor and mentor in their Indigenous Writers’ Program. She serves as a board member on The Public Lending Rights Commission of Canada, and freelances for a living.
Today's #aluseasonsreadings picks are prezzies for the art aficionados on your gift list – the ones who are usually first in line for that special gallery exhibit and whose homes are lovingly adorned with their favourite creative works.
It is so difficult keeping up with the explosion of new authors in the indigenous world these days. What is particularly heartening is the number of award-winning young authors who are women. There is still a great deal of sexism in the industry; however, the industry is beginning ... Read more
This week we celebrated Indigenous-authored books with READ INDIGENOUS, whooped and hollered for the Governor General's Literary Awards nominees, discovered new poetry, and more.
Yesterday's World Photography Day had us thinking about all the great stories that are told visually. From portraits of Canadian authors to the rise of hip hop culture to photographic documentaries of marginalized women, our top 10 list of snap-worthy stories is an ode to this ... Read more
Canada 150 has been a chance to reflect on our country's great achievements, sure, but with it comes a sobering look at its history of settlers mistreating the Indigenous peoples who were here first. In comes Indigenizing: a process of (re)introducing Indigenous customs, languages, ... Read more
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