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Manitowapow

Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water

edited by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair & Warren Cariou, foreword by Beatrice Mosionier

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imprint: HighWater Press
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This anthology of Aboriginal writings from Manitoba takes readers back through the millennia and forward to the present day, painting a dynamic picture of a territory interconnected through words, ideas, and experiences. A rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction, and speeches, it features: Historical writings, from important figures. Vibrant literary writing by eminent Aboriginal writers. Nonfiction and political writing from contemporary Aboriginal leaders. Local storytellers and keepers of knowledge from far-reaching Manitoba communities. New, vibrant voices that express the modern Aboriginal experiences. Anishinaabe, Cree, Dene, Inuit, Métis, and Sioux writers from Manitoba. Created in the spirit of the Anishinaabe concept debwe (to speak the truth), The Debwe Series is a collection of exceptional Aboriginal writing from across Canada. Manitowapow, a one-of-a-kind anthology, is the first book in The Debwe Series. Manitowapow is the traditional name that became Manitoba, a word that describes the sounds of beauty and power that created the province.

About the Authors

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, PhD., (he/him/his) is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an associate professor at the University of Manitoba. He regularly speaks and writes about Indigenous issues for national and international media outlets and his writing appears bi weekly in the Winnipeg Free Press. He has also published short stories in books like The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama and graphic novels like This Place: 150 Years Retold. He is the 2018 recipient of a National Newspaper Award for best Canadian Columnist and also was named 2019 Peace Educator of the Year by the Peace and Justice Studies Association at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Niigaan is co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water and Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories and the editorial director of The Debwe Series (published by HighWater Press).

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Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, PhD., (he/him/his) is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an associate professor at the University of Manitoba. He regularly speaks and writes about Indigenous issues for national and international media outlets and his writing appears bi weekly in the Winnipeg Free Press. He has also published short stories in books like The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama and graphic novels like This Place: 150 Years Retold. He is the 2018 recipient of a National Newspaper Award for best Canadian Columnist and also was named 2019 Peace Educator of the Year by the Peace and Justice Studies Association at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Niigaan is co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water and Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories and the editorial director of The Debwe Series (published by HighWater Press).

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Beatrice Mosionier was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The youngest of four children, she grew up in foster homes. After a short time living in Toronto, where she attended college, she returned to Winnipeg. Following the death of her two sisters to suicide, Beatrice decided to write In Search of April Raintree. First published in 1983, it has become a Canadian classis and launched the Manitoba literacy initiative On the Same Page in 2008. Beatrice has written more books of fiction, a play, a short film, and her memoir. She previously worked as a publisher of Pemmican Publications. Beatrice lives in Manitoba with her husband.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
9 to 12
Editorial Review

I share a vision that the editors and the writers have brought to life. Manitowapow will bring an understanding of the Aboriginal experience. Readers will learn from one another, put aside distrust, shun the erroneous misconception of the past, and embrace our humanity and compassion. - Beatrice Mosionier

Manitowapow is a must-read, not only for all of Manitobans - but for all Canadians. It brings to life the history and experiences of one of the most beautiful places in the world through images, words, and stories of people who draw their lives from the land and water here. Our home is a storied place. This book tells this story, completing a chapter of history rarely told in books and classrooms. - Phil Fontaine

These are voices that need to be heard and read. These are the foundations of our culture, foundations which have grown from generation to generation into the imagination and intellect of today. Of the today we will share. - John Ralston Saul

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