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 of songs, short stories, poems, plays, letters, and essays crafted by exceptional writers from First Nation, Inuit, and Metis communities across Canada.
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 from the Six Nations lands on the Grand River.
Terry Goldie is professor in the Department of English at York University where he teaches Canadian and post-colonial literature.
Armand Garnet Ruffo is professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University. Ruffo's work is strongly influenced by his Ojibway heritage and has been widely anthologized.
"This textbook is indispensable to teachers and students of Native literature in Canada." --Allison Hargreaves, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
"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