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Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising

  Journalist Brandi Morin tells her own difficult stories in debut memoir Brandi Morin opens her debut memoir, Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, with her visit, along with a New York Times reporter and photographer, to the home of Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt Thelma Favel for a piece on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Tina Fontaine was the 15-year-old Sagkeeng First Nations girl whose body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River in 2014, and her murder ignited the MMIWG movement. Sitting in the girl’s great-aunt’s home, Morin realized that she herself could have easily gone missing and been murdered. Morin, a French/Cree/Iroquois journalist from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta, has made a name for herself in journalism, with stories for Al Jazeera , National Geographic , Aboriginal Peoples Te

Go Child

It is bittersweet to leave the reservation. The home you are so familiar with You see news from home and feel guilt by association It is the only place you have ever known That has been the one place you can call home There is that feeling when you leave It is for the best you want to believe You hope that is what others perceive You don’t want to be that “City Indian” That feels guilt within But then you see your friends dying You see their grandmothers crying You see tribal council talking in circles They wear their Indian print shirts and get real verbal Break promises like the government taught them Talk about what can’t be done instead of what can Yes, you feel guilty when you leave the reservation But go child, and get that education Because the only way you can help your people Is when you learn to fly like an eagle Home will always be there Waiting for those who care Go child, do what you have to do Generations depend on you Your ancestors are proud o

Blue News:Notes

  Words of Black Elk #INDIGENOUS #TAIRP — Indigenous (@AmericanIndian8) July 11, 2022 (that photo above is John Fire Lame Deer.) Ada Limón is our new U.S. poet laureate! “I am humbled by this opportunity to work in the service of poetry and to amplify poetry’s ability to restore our humanity and our relationship to the world around us." Read more: — Poets & Writers (@poetswritersinc) July 12, 2022 Merilyn French’s From Eve to Dawn (all 3 original volumes), a shocking history of the treatment of women in many societies from the get-go, is very useful for those who want to do deep dives into the past. — Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) July 12, 2022 Wendell Berry — Dr. Joshua Bennett (@SirJoshBennett) July 11, 2022   Bookstores are roaring back in "a rally like we've never seen before" -- and as the number of stores has grown, the business

Tâpwê and the Magic Hat

  Buffy Sainte-Marie's new children's book Tâpwê and the Magic Hat draws on the wisdom of Indigenous elders   She's a legendary Cree singer, songwriter and activist who has won numerous awards over her six-decade career. And if that wasn't enough, Buffy-Sainte Marie is also the author of three books for children. Her latest picture book, Tâpwê and the Magic Hat , illustrated by Michelle Alynn Clement, tells the story of a little boy longing for a summer adventure. After he receives a mysterious magic hat from his kokhom (grandmother), he gets more than he bargained for — and learns some lessons along the way. Sainte-Marie spoke with The Next Chapter's Shelagh Rogers about the long path from first envisioning the story that eventually became Tâpwê and the Magic Hat to publishing the book in both English and Cree. Listen to the new CBC Podcast,  Buffy , celebrating the life and legacy of Buffy Sainte-Marie READ MORE    Buffy Sainte-Marie at 80   As an artis


June 15, 2022 Trace has finished publishing her new book FINDING THE INVISIBLES: a true story   Now on it's own website: FREE READ: Waawiindamaw (Ojibwe) means promise. There is Waawiindamaw…   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Publisher Blue Hand Books Pocumtuckland, Greenfield, Massachusetts   MAY 1, 2022 "I don't know about you but I have plenty of paperback and hard covers," says Trace Hentz, author of the book series "It's A Miracle We Survived This Far." Her new book FINDING THE INVISIBLES | A True Story, was published in blog posts (and is available as a pdf when it concludes.) (And it's free to read)  WEBSITE: from the new book PREFACE: Finding the Invisibles Is there a medicine for our world? Is there a cosmic cure for this growing unrest? Who is behind all thi

"It is Time to tell our own Stories our way"

 I met Drew in the early 2000s. He's wonderful. Check out his website: The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor The Night Wanderer is a book by Drew Hayden Taylor. (Annick Press) The Night Wanderer   is a YA novel featuring vampires and a dark mystery. A girl named Tiffany lives on the Otter Lake reservation and one day crosses paths with Pierre L'Errant, a vampire returning home after spending hundreds of years abroad. The fateful meeting changes their lives forever. How Drew Hayden Taylor married Indigenous stories with sci-fi, and found a perfect match Drew Hayden Taylor  is an Ojibwe playwright, author and journalist from Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario. He has worked on over 17 documentaries examining Indigenous experiences. In 2007,  Taylor  released his debut YA novel  The Night Wanderer .  His other books include  Motorcycles & Sweetgrass   and   Take Us to Your Chief ,  a collection of Indigenous science-fiction short s

new CBC Podcast series Kuper Island

Things are heating up in the US, too. Check out AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES BLOG   6 books on Canada's residential schools recommended by Duncan McCue and the Kuper Island podcast team The new CBC Podcast series  Kuper Island  tells the story of four students: three who survived and one who didn't. They attended one of Canada's most notorious residential schools — where unsolved deaths, abuse and lies haunt the community and the survivors to this day. Kuper Island is an eight-episode series hosted by journalist Duncan McCue. You can find it on CBC Listen or wherever you get your podcasts.  To continue the conversation, Kuper Island host McCue and producers Martha Troian and Jodie Martinson connected with CBC Books to share some of the books that impacted them when reflecting on and researching the residential school system.  LISTEN: Kuper Island * Missing Children and Unmarked Burials, vol. 4  by Truth and Reconciliation Com

MAKING SPACE: Book Websites | the particular sadness of

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Maheov, Tommy Orange

“Maheov”   May 27, 2022  The following short story by Tommy Orange is excerpted from a new collection on reproductive freedom edited by Sheila Oria, I Know What's Best For You . Orange is a graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Martin was a miracle baby like Jesus. His parents named him god but they hid it in the middle with purposeful inexactitude. Also he was a twin and they both would have had the middle name god, but Martin’s brother died when their mom was having them. All he ended up being called was: the

UPDATE: NEWER VIDEO AVAILABLE! || How to Convert Your Manuscript to eBook...

FYI: We do automatically number pages for you, and we can insert page breaks between chapters automatically if your chapters are clearly defined (we recommend using the Heading feature of your word processor, but we can also detect larger and/or bolded fonts). There's no exclusivity for print books, so you could have your book with Lulu and us at the same time, if you wish. Ebooks are slightly different—we don't require any exclusivity, but a lot of our retailers have rules against distributing to them from multiple places. So it's best to either use us to reach the retailer, or go to them directly. Print edition do require ISBNs, and you can either purchase one to bring with you or we can issue a free one for your book. There's no risk for getting the free ISBN. Some people prefer buying them, for a variety of reasons, but there's no harm either way. If you have any more questions, feel free to email our team at support@ ! We'll happily


 HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS BIG NEWS for Blue Hand Books! Trace L Hentz Two Worlds : Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects (Vol. 1): Second Edition $15.99 at WALMART! BUY Trace L Hentz Sleeps With Knives: Has It Hit You Yet with a special essay: Earth Tribes at the Millennium (Paperback)   $6.99  

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