Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà
Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life, & Art
- Arbeiter Ring Publishing
- Initial publish date
- May 2022
- General, Women Authors, Canadian, Women Authors, General, Native American Languages
- Publish Date
- May 2022
- List Price
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Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà: Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life & Art is a collection of essays, interviews, short stories, and poetry written by emerging and established northern Indigenous writers and artists. Centered on land, cultural practice and northern life, this ground-breaking collection shares wealth of Dene (Gwich’in, Sahtú, Dehcho, Tłı̨chǫ, Saysi, Kaska, Dënesųłiné, Wıìlıìdeh) Inuit, Alutiiq, Inuvialuit, Métis, Nêhiyawak (Cree), Northern Tutchone, and Tanana Athabascan creative brilliance. Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà holds up the voices of women and Two-Spirit and Queer writers to create a chorus of voices reflecting a deep love of Indigenous cultures, languages, homelands, and the north.
The book includes a series of pieces and interviews from established northern artists and musicians including Leela Gilday, Randy Baillargeon (lead singer for the Wıìlıìdeh Drummers), Inuit sisters, song-writers and throat singers Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay of Piqsiq, Two-Spirit Vuntut Gwitchin visual artist Jeneen Frei Njootli, Nunavik singer-songwriters Elisapie and Beatrice Deere and visual artist Camille Georgeson-Usher. Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà also includes writing from well-known northern writers Siku Allooloo, T’áncháy Redvers (Fireweed), Antione Mountain (From Bear Rock Mountain), Glen Coulthard (Red Skin, White Masks), Katłįà Lafferty (Northern Wildflower, Land-Water-Sky, and Lianne Marie Leda Charlie, in amongst the best emerging writers in the north.
About the authors
Kyla LeSage is Vuntut Gwitchin from Old Crow, Yukon, and Anishinaabe from Garden River, Ontario. She is the Land Based Academic and Regional Outreach Coordinator at the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning.
Thumlee Drybones-Foliot is Dënesųłiné from Yellowknives Dene First Nation and is an alumni of the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning.
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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Leanne's books are regularly used in courses across Canada and the United States including Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making, Lighting the Eighth Fire (editor), This Is An Honour Song (editor with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi editorial collective). Her paper "Land As Pedagogy" was awarded the Most thought-provoking 2014 article in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Her latest book, As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance is being published by the University of Minnesota Press in the fall of 2017. As a writer, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King. She has published extensive fiction and poetry in both book and magazine form. Her second book of short stories and poetry, This Accident of Being Lost is a follow up to the acclaimed Islands of Decolonial Love and was published by the House of Anansi Press in Spring 2017. Leanne is Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg and a member of Alderville First Nation.
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Other titles by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
A Short History of the Blockade
Giant Beavers, Diplomacy, and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin
The Cure for White Ladies
Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg
This is our Territory
Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters
Writers on Writing in Canada
This Accident of Being Lost
Songs and Stories
Islands of Decolonial Love
The Gift Is in the Making
Dancing On Our Turtle's Back
Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence