SURVIVAL FOOD | Native author Tom Pecore Weso (Menominee)

   Courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society Press A new memoir called SURVIVAL FOOD shares tales from growing up on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The author, Thomas Weso, was born in 1953.  He passed away in July before the book was published. Thomas Weso grew up in a time of economic transformation – when commodity goods were eaten alongside game from Wisconsin’s Northwoods.  And then there was the rise of processed foods. He often wrote about food. Here he is speaking in a 2021 interview with Wisconsin Historical Society Press. “We should think about where food comes from. Because if we think where food comes from, we’ll take better care of the land around us.” Weso’s wife, the writer Denise Low, says he was interested in writing about Indigenous people in the present. “He had a very zen sense of like, “What’s here now?” and not “what were Indians like, or Indigenous people like, 100 years ago? Here we are now.” Thomas Pecore Weso (1953-2023) was an author, educator, arti

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 sent from Coverstory Books Short Story Anthology Deadline: 11/30/2023 Submission Link: Coverstory Books Short Story Anthology Genre: Short Stories Meadowlark Press Birdy Poetry Prize Deadline: 12/1/2023 Submission Link: Meadowlark Press Birdy Poetry Prize Entry Fee: $25 First Prize: $1,000, 50 copies Genre: Poetry Collections Story Foundation Prize Deadline: 12/15/2023 Submission Link: Story Foundation Prize Entry Fee: $25 First Prize: $1,500 Genre: Short Stories Good Hart Artist Residency Location: Good Hart, MI Deadline: 1/8/2024 Submission Link: Good Hart Artist Residency Application Fee: $25 Five Points James Dickey Prize for Poetry Deadline: 12/1/2023 Submission Link: Five Points James Dickey Prize for Poetry Entry Fee: $25 First Prize: $1,000 Genre: Poetry Slipstream Press Poetry Chapbook Contest Deadline: 12/1/2023 Submission Link: Slipstream Press Poetry Chapbook Contest Entry Fee: $20 First Priz

Virtual Reading and Conversation with Oscar Hokeah

Invitation to: Virtual Reading and Conversation with Oscar Hokeah (Cherokee/Kiowa), author of the award winning novel --Calling for a Blanket Dance— Cherokee/Kiowa author Oscar Hokeah reads from his award winning debut novel and is in conversation with KU students. Nov 22, 2023, 6:00 pm CET Zoom link: Winner of the PEN America/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel “A profound reflection on the intergenerational nature of cultural trauma… Hokeah’s characters exist at the intersection of Kiowa, Cherokee and Mexican identity, which provides a vital exploration of indigeneity in contemporary American letters.” —The New York Times Book Review About the novel: Oscar Hokeah’s electric debut takes us into the life of Ever Geimausaddle, whose family—part Mexican, part Native American—is determined to hold onto their community despite obstacles everywhere they turn. Ever’s father is injured at the hands of corrupt police on the border when he goes to visi


We started in 2011 - John Christian Hopkins and me. We did his book Twilight of the Gods. We published it and Blue Hand Books was born on 11-11-11! To me, to decolonize is to do things "Our Way." We could have published with one of the 4 big publishers and never been paid a dime... Publishing is not for everyone and there is definitely censorship in WHAT can be published and by whom... - TLH Wanna know more - read the HISTORY of BHB👇  (I just noticed the pages (links) are not working on this website - on my computer. Will fix that - 😠 to blogger. TLH) FAVORITE QUOTE: Nicola I. Campbell I heard an elder speak of the importance of our languages and our culture. He said, “Our words are powerful; our stories are elastic; our languages are music: they dance, they move and they are medicine for our people. He said they are a spirit within themselves and we are only the channel that brings them to life.” I write because I know what he said is true. Q&A with foun

It Stops Here, Native author Rueben George

New book describes pipeline activism grounded in First Nations spiritual belief and ceremony October 26th, 2023 Rueben George with the cover of his new book "It Stops Here".   By Shari Narine | Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  | It Stops Here: Standing Up for Our Lands, Our Waters, and Our People is a powerful work by Rueben George that chronicles his journey in leading Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in British Columbia. And while the expansion is set to start operating in the first quarter of 2024, boosting the pipeline’s capacity to 890,000 barrels per day from 300,000 and carrying oil from Alberta to Burnaby, BC, George still believes the fight has been a victory. “We said ‘No.’ We said, ‘No’ like our ancestors have. We were stewards of o


PAPERBACK and KINDLE:  The Last Heir of Merlin by John Christian Hopkins Elvin Priestly stumbles upon an ancient family secret. He finds himself in a strange world where life or death hinges on his ability to claim the power that comes with being The Last Heir of Merlin!   Narragansett Author John Christian Hopkins YES! THE PAPERBACK is on AMAZON too! (($15)) This new book will take you deep into a mystery. It's FANTASY FICTION, a classic Hopkins marvel and absolutely a fantastic READ! CHAPTERS Love’s Labours Tossed The King and Tye Birth of a Notion The Merchant of Menace “The Wizard of Ours!” From Here to Fraternity To Have and Have Naught Gone With the Whim Beast of Eden The Seven Year Witch A Hard, Dazed Knight The May Tricks The Lyin’ King Sects & the City Cranky Poodle Dandy Charge of the Flight Brigade A Sweet Cart Named Desire The Lady and the Champ The Three Musky Tears Treasure of Sara Madge Rey Red Bull

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