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In House with ARP Books for Indigenous History Month
Our celebration of Indigenous-authored books and the people behind them continues today in recognizing ARP Books. As a Canadian independent publisher, ARP amplifies some of the most exciting writings on Indigenous issues—an integral part of its mandate to publish an innovative mix of books with an emphasis on progressive political analysis. Learn more about ARP Books and check out a sampling of books published by the press.
Check out some recent books by ARP
Dancing On Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergenceby Leanne Betasamosake SimpsonSimpson explores philosophies and pathways of regeneration, resurgence, and a new emergence through the Nishnaabeg language, Creation Stories, walks with Elders and children, celebrations and protests, and meditations on these experiences. She stresses the importance of illuminating Indigenous intellectual traditions to transform their relationship to the Canadian state.
Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Betasamosake SimpsonIn her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous Peoples and communities, especially those of her own Nishnaabeg nation.
Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: This is our Territory by Gidigaa Migizi (Doug Williams)In this deeply engaging oral history, Doug Williams, Anishinaabe elder, teacher and mentor to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, recounts the history of the Michi Saagiig Nisnaabeg, tracing through personal and historical events, and presenting what manifests as a crucial historical document that confronts entrenched institutional narratives of the history of the region.
This Is An Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades edited by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson & Kiera L. LadnerThis is an Honour Song is a collection of narratives, poetry, and essays exploring the broad impact of the 1990 resistance at Kanehsatà:ke, otherwise known as the “Oka Crisis.”
The Winter We Danced: Voices from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement edited by The Kino-nda-niimi CollectiveThe Winter We Danced is a vivid collection of writing, poetry, lyrics, art and images from the many diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement.
Storying Violence: Unravelling Colonial Narratives in the Stanley Trial by Dallas Hunt and Gina StarblanketUsing colonial and socio-political narratives that underlie white rural settler life, the authors position the death of Boushie and trial of Stanley in relation to Indigenous histories and experiences in Saskatchewan.
* * *Thanks to Bret at ARP Books for sharing the history of the press with us, and for this roundup of fantastic books!