Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead is a poet and novelist from Peguis First Nation.
Joshua Whitehead is the author of full-metal indigiqueer. (Joshua Whitehead)

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit writer, poet and Indigiqueer scholar from Peguis First Nation. His work seeks to centre the unique experiences of queer Indigenous young people. His book, full-metal indigiqueer, is a collection of experimental poems that aim to provoke discussion and debate. Jonny Appleseed, his debut novel, is about a Two-Spirit person trying to put his life back together following the death of his stepfather.

Jonny Appleseed was on the longlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Books by Joshua Whitehead


Joshua Whitehead on his debut novel "Jonny Appleseed." 15:26
Joshua Whitehead is someone who might be the future of Canadian literature. He talks about his debut novel, which captures the realities of youth culture for Indigenous teens. 13:35
When you look for a clear definition of the term "two-spirit" you'll quickly find that there isn't one. An Oji-Cree storyteller from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba wants to change that. 7:55


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