Tag Archives: Indigenous Literature

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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Honouring Francis Pegahmagabow

Francis Peggy Pegahmagabow 1945 via CBC

His Ojibway name was Binaaswi, which roughly translates to “the wind that blows off,” but history largely remembers him as Corp. Francis ‘Peggy’ Pegahmagabow, a scout and sniper who served in WWI. Pegahmagabow rose to fame within Canada after being credited with 378 kills and 300 captures during his time abroad, but the Indigenous communities […]

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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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Introducing the Instagram Contest for “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Fanned promotional postcards for the graphic novel anthology This Place 150 Years Retold

We’re excited to announce we’re running a contest on our Instagram feed for the upcoming anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold (May 2019) at @highwaterpress! This Place: 150 Years Retold is a graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press that features award-winning Indigenous creators (see full list at the bottom of the page) including Katherena Vermette […]

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5 Summer Reading Necessities

July is here, and that means it’s time to soak up the two hottest months of the northern hemisphere’s year. Summer is all about hitting the beach, going hiking, heading out to the lake and enjoying some well-deserved time off with your loved ones, but our favourite summer activity is crossing books off that ever-growing […]

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Coming soon! Indigenous Writes

From guest contributor, author Chelsea Vowel: At a NATO press conference in 2002, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was widely panned for saying: “Reports that say something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there […]

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“The Evolution of Alice” wins On the Same Page!

We are thrilled to announce that Manitobans have selected David Alexander Robertson‘s The Evolution of Alice as this year’s featured book for the 8th annual On The Same Page, a province-wide reading initiative. Check out the full news release from the City of Winnipeg here! Please enjoy this short excerpt from The Evolution of Alice: […]

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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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A Launch for Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

BETTY: THE HELEN BETTY OSBORNE STORY Last evening’s book launch, for award-winning author David Alexander Robertson’s newest graphic novel, took place at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Winnipeg. During David’s heartfelt speech in which he talked about the murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada, he issued a challenge to all readers of Betty: The Helen […]

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