This collection is a compelling examination and discussion of the work of Indigenous writer Daniel David Moses. Including pieces by Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors, storytellers, playwrights, academics and artists, participating in narratives, writing and dialogues about Moses and his work, the book is at once engaging, grounded in comparative analysis and forceful. Among the contributors: Don Perkins, Randy Lundy, Kristina Fagan Bidwell, Rob Appleford, Maria Campbell, Brenda Macdougall, Greg Scofield, Jo-Ann Episkenew, Helen Gilbert, David Brundage and Tracey Lindberg. In addition, Daniel David Moses contributed his radio playMy Grandfather's Face.
About the authors
David Brundage, a recently retired professor of creative writing at Athabasca University, is the co-author of Acting on Words: An Integrated Rhetoric, Reader, and Handbook. He has published widely, including creative, educational and scholarly works, as well as having plays and poems produced. Originally from Montreal, for many years he has lived in Alberta on Treaty 6 land.
TRACEY LINDBERG, a woman of Cree-Metis ancestry from northern Alberta, is a professor of law and an Indigenous-rights activist. She has a doctoral degree in law as well as law degrees from the University of Ottawa, Harvard Law School and the University of Saskatchewan. She was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal, the most prestigious award given to a doctoral student in humanities (other past recipients include Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Robert Bourassa and Gabrielle Roy). She has been professor of law at the University of Ottawa and is currently at Athabasca University, where she is Chair of the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and the Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, Legal Orders and Laws.
Professor Lindberg has published many legally based articles in areas related to Indigenous law and Indigenous women, and she is also a fiction writer, with stories published in a number of literary journals, as well as a blues singer. As she describes herself, she is next in a long line of argumentative Cree women. This is her first novel.