Settler Education

Settler Education


Book - 2016
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"In the stunning poems of Settler Education , Laurie D Graham vividly explores the Plains Cree uprising at Frog Lake-the death of nine settlers, the hanging of six Cree warriors, the imprisonment of Big Bear, and the opening of the Prairies to unfettered settlement. In ways possible only with such an honest act of imagination, and with language at once terse and capacious, Settler Education reckons with how these pasts repeat and reconstitute themselves in the present. Story Locale- Alberta Series Overview- The McClelland & Stewart poetry program, supported by its active Board, is committed to publishing Canadian poets whose work engages and excites, and who stand out because of the distinctiveness of their voices, their rigorous dedication to craft, and the scope of their imaginations."
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : McClelland and Stewart, 2016.
ISBN: 9780771036873
Characteristics: 119 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,22 cm.


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quagga Jul 08, 2016

the path to Poundmaker's bones [...] / This land he prayed his people wouldn't starve on. There's a song. The wind inspects. The air flattens. The line separating his bones and the sky is false. There's a looping everywhere.

quagga Jul 08, 2016

There are four things you will not learn in school. The name of the people. The name of the treaty. The name of the nearest reserve. The name of the closest school. This is where you are from.


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quagga Jul 08, 2016

Impressions. Historical documents and photos. Contemporary experience. Landscape. Empathy. Information. Poetry is a good vehicle for exploring the complexities of indigenous / settler relations, past and present.

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