I Walk in Two Worlds

By: Christine Miskonoodinkwe-Smith I walk in two worlds Despite being a racialized woman A member of a First Nations in Canada I walk In two worlds Fighting to live In the westernized world When I also have Anishnawbe worldviews I take westernized medication And listen and adhere to western knowledge and Anishnawbe knowledge When all…

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Review: Nitisanak by Lindsay Nixon

Nitisanak Review: By: Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith Nitisanak is a ground breaking memoir that explores love in its many intricate and difficult ways. It explores queer love, prairie punk scenes, toxic masculinities, the feminine divine and so much more. Author, Lindsay Nixon asks “Is there really such thing as NDN love, as trauma bb love, as…

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Review of “Raised Somewhere Else”

Review- Ohpikiihaakan- Ohpihmeh- Raised Somewhere Else Reviewed by Christine Miskonoodinkwe-Smith Cardinal’s book “Raised Somewhere Else” brings awareness to an assimilationist policy that the Canadian government practiced between the 1960s to the early 1980s of removing First Nations children from their biological families and being raised somewhere else (outside their own culture) and striving to essentially…

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Home: What is it?

Home? What is it? That’s a question that often crosses my mind and as I contemplate it I think about my biological family, question the audacity of the Canadian government and their puppets who took my siblings and I away from my mommy, and that we were kidnapped to another province. It has taken me…

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Memory……

I wish memory didn’t become faulty or wax and wane with time. I remember the day I met you, I travelled three days on a greyhound from another province. Told a stranger in the seat beside me with the excitement of a little kid “I’m meeting my mom for the first time” the lady looked…

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Poetry By: Christine M. Smith

Red power Nations strong and intact Red power blood contact begins   destruction ensues   Red power blood chaos colonialism divides and tries to conquer Red power Blood Missing women Murdered women   Red Power Blood Mayhem we try to fight But government ignores Red Power Blood Truths, words Mean everything Did you say reconciliation?…

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Review: 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

Review-21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality  Reviewed By: Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith In “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality,” the author Bob Joseph endeavors to provide insight into 21 rules,…

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