Literary Criticism Native American
(Ad)dressing Our Words
Aboriginal Perspectives on Aboriginal Literature
- Theytus Books
- Initial publish date
- Nov 2001
- Native American
Paperback / softback
- Publish Date
- Nov 2001
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This critical anthology of essays by Aboriginal academics provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging body of literature by Aboriginal authors. The contributors study the works of their peers with an insightful understanding of the significance of contemporary literature within Aboriginal cultural paradigms.This critical anthology of essays by Aboriginal academics provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging body of literature by Aboriginal authors. The contributors study the works of their peers with an insightful understanding of the significance of contemporary literature within Aboriginal cultural paradigms.
About the authors
Armand Garnet Ruffo's work is strongly influenced by his Ojibway heritage. His first poetry collection, Opening in the Sky, was published in 1994 (Theytus Books). His work has also appeared in such anthologies as Looking at the Words of Our People (Theytus Books), Voices of The First Nations (McGraw Hill Ryerson), and Native Literature in Canada (Oxford University Press) as well as numerous literary journals including Dandelion, CVII, and Absinthe. In addition to his numerous publication credits, Ruffo has written several plays.Born in northern Ontario, at the Biscotasing where Grey Owl lived, Ruffo grew up with a photo of his uncle Jimmy and Archie Belaney hanging on his wall - Archie boarded at Ruffo's grandmother's. Since then, Ruffo has travelled extensively throughout Europe, North Africa, and South America. He has worked as a harvester of wild rice, journalist, editor, civil servant, and teacher. Ruffo has studied at York University, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Windsor. He now makes his home in Ottawa, where he is a lecturer and associate director of the Centre for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture at Carleton University.
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Greg Younging is a Member of Opsakwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba.
He has a Masters of Arts Degree from The Institute of Canadian Studies at Carleton University and a Masters of Publishing Degree from the Canadian Centre for Studies in Writing & Publishing at Simon Fraser University, and has a Ph.D. from The Department of Educational Studies at University Of British Columbia.
He has worked for The Royal Commission On Aboriginal Peoples, Assembly Of First Nations, Committee Of Inquiry Into Indian Education, Native Women's Association Of Canada, and from 1990-2003 was the Managing Editor of Theytus Books.
He is a former Member of the Canada Council Aboriginal Peoples Committee on the Arts (June 1997-June 2001) and the British Columbia Arts Council (July 1999-July 2001). He is currently Indigenous Studies Program Coordinator at University of British Columbia Okanagan and former Assistant Director of Research for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.