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Masculindians

Conversations about Indigenous Manhood

edited by Sam McKegney, interviewee Alison Calder; Tomson Highway; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair; Louise Bernice Halfe; Janice C. Hill; Kim Anderson; Joseph Boyden; Thomas Kimeksun Thrasher; Ty P. Kawika Tengan; Warren Cariou; Daniel Heath Justice; Brendan Hokowhitu; Adrian Stimson; Terrance Houle; Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm; Richard Van Camp; Joanne Arnott; Neal McLeod; Taiaiake Alfred; Daniel David Moses; Basil H. Johnston; Lee Maracle & Gregory Scofield, cover design or artwork by Dana Claxton

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What does it mean to be an Indigenous man today? Between October 2010 and May 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood. In offices, kitchens, and coffee shops, and once in a car driving down the 401, McKegney and his participants tackled crucial questions about masculine self-worth and how to foster balanced and empowered gender relations. Masculindians captures twenty of these conversations in a volume that is intensely personal, yet speaks across generations, geography, and gender boundaries. As varied as their speakers, the discussions range from culture, history, and world view to gender theory, artistic representations, and activist interventions. They speak of possibility and strength, of beauty and vulnerability. They speak of sensuality, eroticism, and warriorhood, and of the corrosive influence of shame, racism, and violence. Firmly grounding Indigenous continuance in sacred landscapes, interpersonal reciprocity, and relations with other-than-human kin, these conversations honour and embolden the generative potential of healthy Indigenous masculinities.

About the Authors

Sam McKegney

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Alison Calder has published widely on Canadian prairie literature and culture, including critical editions of Settlers of the Marsh and Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove, and Desire Never Leaves: The Poetry of Tim Lilburn. Her poetry collections are Wolf Tree and In the Tiger Park, and with Jeanette Lynes she is the co-author of Ghost Works: Improvisations in Letters and Poems. She teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of Manitoba.

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Alison Calder has published widely on Canadian prairie literature and culture, including critical editions of Settlers of the Marsh and Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove, and Desire Never Leaves: The Poetry of Tim Lilburn. Her poetry collections are Wolf Tree and In the Tiger Park, and with Jeanette Lynes she is the co-author of Ghost Works: Improvisations in Letters and Poems. She teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of Manitoba.

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Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN, and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes. Niigaan is the co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (Highwater Press, 2011) and Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories (Michigan State University Press, 2013), and is the Editorial Director of The Debwe Series with Portage and Main Press.

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Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter’s/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN, and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes. Niigaan is the co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (Highwater Press, 2011) and Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories (Michigan State University Press, 2013), and is the Editorial Director of The Debwe Series with Portage and Main Press.

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Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe is nêhiyaw poet raised on the Saddle Lake Reserve in Alberta. She has travelled extensively nationally and internationally both as a poet and keynote speaker. She served as poet Laureate in Saskatchewan for two years and was given an honorary Ph.D. from Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2017 Halfe was awarded the Latner's Writers' Trust Poetry Prize for an exceptional body of work in the field of poetry.
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Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe is nêhiyaw poet raised on the Saddle Lake Reserve in Alberta. She has travelled extensively nationally and internationally both as a poet and keynote speaker. She served as poet Laureate in Saskatchewan for two years and was given an honorary Ph.D. from Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2017 Halfe was awarded the Latner's Writers' Trust Poetry Prize for an exceptional body of work in the field of poetry.
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Kim Anderson is a Metis writer and Associate Professor at the University of Guelph.
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Joseph Boyden is the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.
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Joseph Boyden is the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.
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Joseph Boyden is the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce.
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Warren Cariou is a writer and Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. He received a BA(Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA and PhD from the University of Toronto (1998). In 1999 he published a book of short stories: The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs with Coteau Books. This was followed up in 2002 with his memoir Lake of the Prairies, which gained him a wider audience. It won the 2002 Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography and was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize. In 2005 he served on the jury for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Warren Cariou is a writer and Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. He received a BA(Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA and PhD from the University of Toronto (1998). In 1999 he published a book of short stories: The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs with Coteau Books. This was followed up in 2002 with his memoir Lake of the Prairies, which gained him a wider audience. It won the 2002 Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography and was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize. In 2005 he served on the jury for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Warren Cariou is a writer and Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. He received a BA(Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA and PhD from the University of Toronto (1998). In 1999 he published a book of short stories: The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs with Coteau Books. This was followed up in 2002 with his memoir Lake of the Prairies, which gained him a wider audience. It won the 2002 Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography and was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize. In 2005 he served on the jury for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Warren Cariou is a writer and Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. He received a BA(Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA and PhD from the University of Toronto (1998). In 1999 he published a book of short stories: The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs with Coteau Books. This was followed up in 2002 with his memoir Lake of the Prairies, which gained him a wider audience. It won the 2002 Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography and was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize. In 2005 he served on the jury for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Warren Cariou is a writer and Associate Professor of English at the University of Manitoba. He received a BA(Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA and PhD from the University of Toronto (1998). In 1999 he published a book of short stories: The Exalted Company of Roadside Martyrs with Coteau Books. This was followed up in 2002 with his memoir Lake of the Prairies, which gained him a wider audience. It won the 2002 Drainie-Taylor Prize for Biography and was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor Prize. In 2005 he served on the jury for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize.
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Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is a writer, poet, spoken-word performer, librettist, and activist from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. She is the founder and Managing Editor of Kegedonce Press which was established in 1993 to publish the work of Indigenous creators. Kateri has written two books of poetry, was a contributor to the graphic novel anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold, was editor of the award-winning Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing, and has also released two poetry and music CDs. Kateri's work has been published internationally, and she has performed and spoken around the world. 

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Richard Van Camp Richard Van Camp es orgulloso de ser de ascendencia tli cho y es de Fort Smith, Territorios del Noroeste. Graduado de la Escuela Internacional de Escritura En’owkin, Licenciado en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Victoria y Máster en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de British Columbia, Richard es el autor de más de veinte libros en casi todos los géneros, incluyendo la novela gráfica A Blanket of Butterflies, que ha sido finalista para los Premios Eisner. Su novela The Lesser Blessed es ahora un filme de First Generation Films.
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Richard Van Camp Richard Van Camp es orgulloso de ser de ascendencia tli cho y es de Fort Smith, Territorios del Noroeste. Graduado de la Escuela Internacional de Escritura En’owkin, Licenciado en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Victoria y Máster en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de British Columbia, Richard es el autor de más de veinte libros en casi todos los géneros, incluyendo la novela gráfica A Blanket of Butterflies, que ha sido finalista para los Premios Eisner. Su novela The Lesser Blessed es ahora un filme de First Generation Films.
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Richard Van Camp Richard Van Camp es orgulloso de ser de ascendencia tli cho y es de Fort Smith, Territorios del Noroeste. Graduado de la Escuela Internacional de Escritura En’owkin, Licenciado en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Victoria y Máster en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de British Columbia, Richard es el autor de más de veinte libros en casi todos los géneros, incluyendo la novela gráfica A Blanket of Butterflies, que ha sido finalista para los Premios Eisner. Su novela The Lesser Blessed es ahora un filme de First Generation Films.
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Richard Van Camp Richard Van Camp es orgulloso de ser de ascendencia tli cho y es de Fort Smith, Territorios del Noroeste. Graduado de la Escuela Internacional de Escritura En’owkin, Licenciado en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Victoria y Máster en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de British Columbia, Richard es el autor de más de veinte libros en casi todos los géneros, incluyendo la novela gráfica A Blanket of Butterflies, que ha sido finalista para los Premios Eisner. Su novela The Lesser Blessed es ahora un filme de First Generation Films.
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Richard Van Camp Richard Van Camp es orgulloso de ser de ascendencia tli cho y es de Fort Smith, Territorios del Noroeste. Graduado de la Escuela Internacional de Escritura En’owkin, Licenciado en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Victoria y Máster en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de British Columbia, Richard es el autor de más de veinte libros en casi todos los géneros, incluyendo la novela gráfica A Blanket of Butterflies, que ha sido finalista para los Premios Eisner. Su novela The Lesser Blessed es ahora un filme de First Generation Films.
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Richard Van Camp Richard Van Camp es orgulloso de ser de ascendencia tli cho y es de Fort Smith, Territorios del Noroeste. Graduado de la Escuela Internacional de Escritura En’owkin, Licenciado en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de Victoria y Máster en Escritura Creativa de la Universidad de British Columbia, Richard es el autor de más de veinte libros en casi todos los géneros, incluyendo la novela gráfica A Blanket of Butterflies, que ha sido finalista para los Premios Eisner. Su novela The Lesser Blessed es ahora un filme de First Generation Films.
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Lee Maracle is the author of numerous books, including Ravensong.

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Gregory Scofield is one of Canada’s most renowned Aboriginal writers, whose collections include kipocihkân: Poems New & Selected, I Knew Two Metis Women, and Love Medicine and One Song. His unique style blends oral storytelling, song, spoken word and the Cree language. His poetry and memoir, Thunder Through My Veins (1999), is widely taught across Canada and the U.S.
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Editorial Reviews

“Masculindians is not a book about tragic masculinities. Rather, the contributors share compelling stories of beautiful and healthy masculinities disrupted by colonization. Their stories speak of resilience and resistance and resurgence.”

— The Goose

"Masculindians is a collection of twenty-three conversations with Indigenous women and men from throughout North America and Oceania, Two-Spirit and straight people, as well as artists and scholars who talked about, among other things, Indigenous masculinity. The chapters are more than conversations. They are artifacts from which we can later draw meaning in order to reimagine Indigenous masculinity's pluralisms, possibilities, and potentials."

— Native American and Indigenous Studies

"A valuable contribution to Indigenous masculinity studies. Very few texts focus on Indigenous manhood and masculinities, and this book provides an opportunity to expand this area of study and to engage in conversations on Indigenous community and Native nation building."

— Wicazo Sa Review

"McKegney interviews male and female educators, artists (including writers such Joseph Boyden, Lee Maracle and Tomson Highway), scholars, social workers, elders, and others who attest to the myriad conceptions of indigenous manhood that range from the affirmingly spiritual to the purposefully vulnerable. [...] Many a fascinating discussion about modern indigenous identities."


“A strong beginning to the work of critical studies of Indigenous masculinities.”

 

— Transmotion

“Distills the acumen of the scholars, journalists, playwrights, authors, poets, mothers, fathers, and sons who sat with him and identified, and commiserated on, the paradigms of maleness and manliness.”

— BC Studies

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