In the middle of the continent, where waterways and rivers flow in and out of immense lakes, many different people have come, met, lived, and thrived. In Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water you will find their voices, reaching from across the millennia to the present day. This rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction, and speeches features
- historical writings, from important figures
- Vibrant literary writing by eminent Aboriginal writers
- Nonfiction and political writing from contemporary Aboriginal leaders
- Local storytellers and keepers of knowledge from far-reaching Manitoba communities
- New, vibrant voices that express the modern Aboriginal experiences
- Anishinaabe, Cree, Dene, Inuit, Métis, and Sioux writers from Manitoba
Manitowapow, a one-of-a-kind anthology, is the first book in The Debwe Series. Created in the spirit of the Anishinaabe concept debwe (to speak the truth), The Debwe Series is a collection of exceptional Aboriginal writings from across Canada.