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Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm on“Nimkii,” and the History of Indigenous Children in Foster Care

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is the author of “Nimkii,” a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations by Ryan Howe and Jen Storm, and colour art by Donovan Yaciuk. In her author statement below, Kateri shares the stories that inspired “Nimkii,” and the personal connection that runs throughout.  * * * * “Nimkii” […]

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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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New from author Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

FROM THE DEBWE SERIES by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm   The Stone Collection is an interconnected collection of stories i gathered and polished for more than a decade. In them are glimpses of people I’ve known, places i’ve lived, my homeland, my community, my friends, my lovers, and me. None of the stories are about me although […]

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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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