“How can I share this?”: Sky Dancer Louise Halfe and the Poetics of Residential Schools

Is it possible to represent residential schools in literature? What are the poetics of reconciliation? Louise Halfe's work illustrates the labour and love of Indigenous poetry amongst the imposed silence of colonialism. Read more

Theatre of Regret Now Available in Paperback

The Theatre of Regret is now available in paperback from UBC Press. Read more

“Riding English”: Tradition and Innovation in Louise Bernice Halfe’s Blue Marrow

The poetry of Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe demonstrates how Indigenous authors and poets "ride" Western forms in order to evoke healing and resurgence . Read more

sehtoskakew: “Aboriginal Principles of Witnessing” in the Canadian TRC

Witnessing and testimony are an essential component of every Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Canadian TRC is no exception. However, these key terms are ideologically loaded and have historically excluded Indigenous knowledge systems (for instance Delgamuukw v. British Columbia).... Read more

“Memories and Songs”: The Work of Mourning in I Knew Two Métis Women

Gregory Scofield’s I Knew Two Métis Women mourns the loss of a mother and an aunt. The title itself, in its use of the past tense, alerts the reader to the book’s function as eulogy. The series of poems that follow... Read more