waniskātota kā pē wāpahk, a Cree translation of Rising with a Distant Dawn, is a powerful poetry collection which stretches across the boundaries to give a voice to the lives and experiences of ordinary Indigenous people. The poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope. They come from the woodlands and the plains, they speak of love, of war, and of the known and the mysterious, they strike with wisdom, joy, and sadness, bringing us closer than ever before to the heart of urban Indigenous life.
About the authors
David Groulx was raised in the mining community of Elliot Lake in northern Ontario. He is proud of his Native roots — his mother is Ojibwa Indian and his father is French Canadian. David received his B.A. degree from the Lakehead University, where he won the Munro Poetry Prize. He has previously published five poetry books and his poems have appeared in over a hundred periodicals in Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Austria, Turkey, and the USA. He lives in Ottawa. Shirley Ida Williams is a member of the Bird Clan of the Ojibwa and Odawa First Nations of Canada. She was born and raised at Wikwemikong First Nations Reserve on Manitoulin Island and currently resides in Peterborough, Ontario. She received her B.A. degree in Native Studies from Trent University and M.A. at York University. She has lectured across Canada promoting Nishnaabe language and culture and worked on many language training and translation projects for Heritage Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Department of Indian Affairs and other national organizations.
Randy Morin is a teacher, storyteller, and English-Cree translator from the Big River First Nation, Treaty Six area. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies and worked on many English to Cree translation projects for the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, Fresh TV, and APTN. He is a strong supporter of maintaining and teaching of Cree language and culture, and shares this knowledge in the classroom as a high school teacher in Saskatoon, SK. He is a member of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada. He lives in Saskatoon, SK.
Other titles by David Groulx
High Noon Neptune
Solus Urger Voyager
From Turtle Island to Gaza
mamitonehta kisewatisiwin (Cree Edition)
The Windigo Chronicles
Wabigoon River Poems
Bi-gishkoziitwin Biidaanzhed Biidaabang
Bi-gishkoziitwin Biidaanzhed Biidaabang (Ojibwe Edition)
In the Silhouette of Your Silences
Canadian Aboriginal Voices