Launch of The Gift is in the Making: Anishinaabeg Stories (Highwater Press).
This book retells previously published Anishinaabeg stories, bringing to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings to a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are respected, the tiniest being has influence in the world, and unconditional love binds families and communities to each other and to their homeland. Sprinkled with gentle humour and the Anishinaabe language, this collection speaks to children and adults alike, and reminds us of the timelessness of stories that touch the heart. The Gift Is in the Making is the second title in The Debwe Series.
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a writer, traditional storyteller, and spoken-word artist of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and most recently taught in the PhD Program in Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Leanne is the author of several books and scholarly articles, and the 2012 winner of Briarpatch magazine’s Writing from the Margins competition for short fiction.