Iskotew Iskwew: Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl

A poetry collection by Francine Merasty.

Francine Merasty

Iskotew Iskwew/Fire Woman is a poetry collection written during a period of trauma while the author was working as a Counsel to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2017. This book is about memories and experience growing up on the Pelican Narrows Reserve in northern Saskatchewan in the 1980s: summers spent on the land and the pain of residential school. With this collection, the author wants to teach and inform Canadians of her experiences growing up as an Indigenous woman in Saskatchewan. She believes it is important to share her stories for others to read. (From Bookland Press)

Francine Merasty is a member of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and lives in Saskatoon. She was the recipient of an Indigenous Voices Award in 2019.

Iskotew Iskwew: Poetry of a Northern Rez Girl publishes on July 15, 2021.