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HAPPY NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, aka The Appropriation Season

by E.M. Lunsford Wait, you didn’t know it was Native American Heritage month? You’re not alone! And until recently, you’d never have known it by the White House declarations. Native American Heritage Month was begun in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. Until then it varied from a day to a week long in...

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11 Indigenous Canadian Children’s Books To Read To Your Children

by Margaret Kingsbury In honor of Canadian History Week (Nov. 18-24) and Native American Heritage Month (November), we’ve gathered these eleven children’s books by Indigenous creatures to celebrate the rich cultures of Indigneous persons from Canada. While some of these children’s books tell stories from the past, others place Indigenous peoples in contemporary times. It’s...

Dear Straight People: Sex Isn’t Everything — What NOT to Say to Your Ace Friends
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Dear Straight People: Sex Isn’t Everything — What NOT to Say to Your Ace Friends

by Laila Winters It’s been several years since I emerged from the proverbial closet, first as bisexual and then as a full-fledged lesbian (identity is a confusing thing). From the very beginning of my journey into flannel and combat boots, I was fortunate to have champions in my corner, especially after a friend accidentally outed...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Moon of the Crusted Snow introduces us to an Anishinaabe community in northern Ontario, where some of the Indigenous residents still hunt and fish and hold to the ways of their people. Others have lapsed into complacency, coddled by the creature comforts they’ve become accustomed to. The first sign that anything is wrong is when...

A Grassroots Effort to Bring Perma Red to the Television Screen
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A Grassroots Effort to Bring Perma Red to the Television Screen

by Chris La Tray “Native women need to tell their own stories. Now is the time for those stories to rise. Perma Red is only the beginning.” —Debra Magpie Earling Debra Magpie Earling, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is a writer and professor at the University of Montana. She published her...

20 Canadian Women Writers Who #MakeAnImpact
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20 Canadian Women Writers Who #MakeAnImpact

This year’s theme for Canadian Women’s History Month is #MakeAnImpact. The works and lives of these twenty women writers show how women continue to shape and make an impact in Canada’s and the world’s literary scene. These books span genres from fantasy to contemporary to memoir. Some of these authors have only one or two...

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Barbara Winkes on the Critical Life Events that Shaped Her and Her Latest Release and Work in Progress

Sandra Ruttan: What’s your new book/work in progress about?  Barbara Winkes: I have just introduced the all new covers for my Carpenter/Harding series. The next release will be #9, Implications, in which the protagonists Jordan Carpenter and Ellie Harding have to solve a murder that happened a long time ago. At the moment I’m writing...