Category Archives: Author Spotlight

David A. Robertson on What Inspired His Story “Peggy” in This Place: 150 Years Retold

David A. Robertson

David A. Robertson is the author of “Peggy”, a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations and colour art by Natasha Donovan. In his author statement below, David shares why he chose to focus on Francis Pegahmagabow – the most effective sniper of World War I, as well as […]

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Interview with Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse author of Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools

Pamela Rose Toulouse, Ph.D., is an Anishinabekwe (Ojibwe/Odawa woman) from Sagamok First Nation. Currently, she is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She has 25 years of diverse experience throughout the elementary to postsecondary education continuum, and a 3M National Teaching Excellence Fellow. She is also the […]

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Language revitalization and gender diversity: Dallas Hunt’s interview about “Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock”

Language revitalization and gender diversity: Dallas Hunt's interview about "Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock"

Dallas Hunt is a teacher, writer, and member of Wapisewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta, Canada. He is also the author of Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, illustrated by Amanda Strong. In his debut children’s book, Dallas Hunt includes words in Cree and traditional methods of storytelling. The story […]

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An Interview with Sonny Assu about “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Photo by Mark Mushet Photography.

Sonny Assu is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice is informed by a deep connection to Kwakwaka’wakw art and culture and melded with western/pop principles of art making. He is one of eleven Indigenous authors who wrote stories for the graphic novel anthology, This Place: 150 Years Old. “Tilted Ground,” illustrated by Kyle Charles and […]

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“This Place: 150 Years Retold” Author Statement: Brandon Mitchell

Brandon Mitchell is the author of “Migwite’tmeg: We Remember It” in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold, which features artwork by Tara Audibert and coloured by Donovan Yaciuk. Below are Brandon’s thoughts on writing the story, which gives an insider’s perspective of the salmon raids of the 70s and 80s in his home community.  * * […]

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Faye Brownlie launches new website

Fresh off her appearance at the BCTELA Provincial Conference on October 23, author and educator Faye Brownlie has launched a brand-new website! From FayeBrownlie.ca: “Faye Brownlie is one of BC’s most sought after literacy and learning experts. She works in staff development in BC, nationally and internationally. A long-time advocate of improved learning for all […]

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A sneak peek from The Stone Collection

The Blackbird Cage There is a cage in a sunlit room. A bird sleeps. A songless bird. In a cage covered with cotton. The cage is round. There is no beginning, no end. This cage is a trap. This cage is a door. A trap door to freedom. Freedom wriggles and spirals and stretches like […]

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Congratulations David Alexander Robertson

THE JOHN HIRSCH AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING MANITOBA WRITER We are proud to announce that author David Alexander Robertson received The John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards ceremony on April 25, 2015. This annual award was established by the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts with a bequest from […]

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Congratulations Author Rhian Brynjolson

Rhian Brynjolson receives the Art Educator of the Year Award The Canadian Society for Education Through Art named Rhian Brynjolson recipient of the 2014 Art Educator of the Year Award. Rhian Brynjolson is a teacher, visual artist, award-winning illustrator of children’s books, and author of the PMP title Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the […]

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Congratulations Author Dr. Jennifer Katz

Dr. Jennifer Katz’s book wins the Exceptionality Education International Book Prize Award. Resource Teachers: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning by Dr. Jennifer Katz has received the 2014 Exceptionality Education International Book Prize Award. The award is presented for excellence in publishing in the area of special education. The […]

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