Check out some of these links to uncover the true scope of Indigenous literatures on Turtle Island today, and enrich your reading and teaching experience of Read, Listen, Tell.
Find out more about the Indigenous Nations, languages, and treaties on the lands where you live at Native-land.ca.
“Acting Out! In a Good Way.”
Read Métis scholar Jo-Ann Episkenew’s “Notes on Leslie Marmon Silko’s ‘Lullaby’: Socially Responsible Criticism” in Read, Listen, Tell (pg. 318-326), and learn more about Episkenew’s educational initiatives in the film Acting Out! In a Good Way (Created by Erin Goodpipe and IPHRC Saskatchewan, 15 October 2015).
“I’m Not an Indian” in Woods Cree
Listen to Cree Professor Solomon Ratt read his story, “I’m Not an Indian” in Woods Cree, and read along in Read, Listen, Tell (pg. 170-72). Storyteller: Solomon Ratt. Transcriber: Jacyntha Laviolette. 27 January 2016. Cree Literacy Network. Director Arden Ogg.
Thomas King reading Part 1: The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative. 2003 CBC Massey Lectures.
Listen to Thomas King reading “’You’ll Never Believe What Happened’ is a Great Place to Start” as part of the 2003 CBC Massey Lectures, and read the story in Read, Listen, Tell (pg. 62-77).
Michael Nicoll Yahgulaanas
Listen to Haida Manga creator Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas explain his craft and process. (Lecture at Simon Fraser University, 6 May 2016). You can read an excerpt from Yahgulanaas’s Red in Read, Listen, Tell (pg. 268-72).
Critical Understandings of Land & Water
Watch Nisga’a scholar Amy Parent’s series of short films and interviews with local Knowledge Holders and scholars on land-based education in Critical Understandings of Land & Water: Unsettling Place at Simon Fraser University.
The People and the Text
Learn more about the rich archive of Indigenous writing in Canada from earlier decades by exploring Dr. Deanna Reder’s research project The People and the Text.
Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs)
Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs): Read the work of a new generation of emerging Indigenous writers in the Carrying the Fire: Celebrating Indigenous Voices of Canada: A Literary Anthology, a selection of the 2018 Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs) winners and finalists. Watch the 2020 and 2021 Indigenous Voices Awards Virtual Galas, where you’ll hear the winners and finalists reading from their works.