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Manitowapow

This anthology of Indigenous writings explores Manitoba's past and present through stories, poetry and nonfiction.

Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou, editors

This anthology of Indigenous writings from Manitoba takes readers back through the millennia and forward to the present day, painting a dynamic picture of a territory interconnected through words, ideas and experiences. A rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction and speeches, it features: historical writings from important figures; vibrant literary writing by eminent Indigenous writers; nonfiction and political writing from contemporary Indigenous leaders; local storytellers and keepers of knowledge from far-reaching Manitoba communities; new, vibrant voices that express the modern Indigenous experiences; and Anishinaabe, Cree, Dene, Inuit, Métis and Sioux writers from Manitoba. Created in the spirit of the Anishinaabe concept debwe (to speak the truth), The Debwe Series is a collection of exceptional Indigenous writing from across Canada. Manitowapow, a one-of-a-kind anthology, is the first book in The Debwe Series. Manitowapow is the traditional name that became Manitoba, a word that describes the sounds of beauty and power that created the province. (From Portage & Main Press)

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