Search results for:

The Stories We Tell

Stories from Palestine, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee lands, and the Afro-Carribean disaspora In his book Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, which is a kind of guidepost for this entire project, Daniel Heath Justice writes about how our stories help us learn how to be human, how to be good people, good relatives,...

Modern Petroglyphs

graphic novels, sequential art, it's all just comic books to me. I don't read nearly enough fiction.  And what fiction I do read is rarely graphic in nature. I mean I used to read comic books. I grew up on Archie and Veronica, as an adult I read  The Maxx...

all we are is story

I encountered Richard Wagamese ba shortly after I found my father, which was in my late 20s.  My mother had moved us down south after they separated and I was raised with my maternal family, Ukranians who had come to Canada as refugees. They loved me, but I was the...

215 shoes

Remarks from a ceremony to gather in shoes and raise the flags at City Hall in St. Catharines.June 8, 2021. Video available on Facebook. photo credit, Jill Shimizu-Lunn Aniin, boozhoo.  Wabanan Anangokwe n’dshnakhaaz.  Adik dodem. Obishkokaang n’doonjiba. Oniaghara n’doonjiba. Ojibwe Anishnaabe n’daw. I am the daughter of Roy Wesley.  Roy...

Refusing Patriarchy

How did it become May already?   Refusing Patriarchy.  The theme for this month went through several iterations, originally I was thinking about Mother's Day and the various ways that we mother that go far beyond a binary that is so comforting to some and so alienating for others.  Then I...

Learning and Burning

https://soundcloud.com/patty-wbk/learning-and-burning the kindness episode, with Joy Henderson Learning and Burning You’re listening to Medicine for the Resistance Speakers:  Patty Krawec, Kerry Goring,  Joy HendersonPatty:  So Joy, how are you doing? How are you because we are here in the midst of COVID, you've got kids, and you talked a little...

Interns, Not Allies

https://soundcloud.com/patty-wbk/interns-not-allies You're listening to Medicine for the Resistance Speakers: Patty Krawec, Kerry Goring, Leticia Jones Patty:  Interns not Allies Yes. Yeah, that was where this came from.  I don't know, I think I just get preemptively annoyed with people some days and I was just preemptively annoyed with something and...

Stolen Treasure: Memoir

Discussing Memoir with Kaitlin Curtice, Joy Henderson, Demita Frazier, Jenessa Galenkamp, and Ernestine Hayes Last month we talked about history and what stood out to me is the gaps.  The gaps in Black history where Indigenous peoples should be and the gaps in Native Studies where Black people should be. ...

Solidarity is not a metaphor

Remarks from International Women's Day event, given March 7 2021 to the Peel Labour Council. One day Nanabush was walking along the shoreline. He was hungry. And he was lazy. So he looked for a way to get food without working too hard. He saw some ducks. He liked roasted...