Books & Literature

The Same River, by Lisa Reddick

Lisa Reddick, released her first novel The Same River on October 9th, 2018. Raised in Oregon, USA, Reddick has lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of her life, and that region has become a main focus and inspiration for her writing. The Same River is a meandering tale of two women living on the Nesika River in central Oregon—Jess, ... Read More »

Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography

A first-hand look at the life of a folk hero and living legend.             The first and only authorized biography about Buffy Sainte-Marie is coming out this September, and SAY Magazine was one of the first to interview author Andrea Warner in anticipation of its release. Warner is an acclaimed author, pop culture writer and ... Read More »

Sharron Proulx-Turner

Raised in the Ottawa River valley, Sharron Proulx-Turner was an Indigenous writer and poet, who sadly passed away in November 2016. Sharon came from Mohawk, Wyandat, Algonquin, Ojibwe, Mi’kmaw, French and Irish ancestry, and was a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Proulx-Turner was a talented writer, a Nokomis (storyteller), a community worker, and a beloved mother and aunt. ... Read More »

Read With Me: Ian Campeau

Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN, is co-founder and former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red. Through a powerful combination of art and activism, Ian has emerged as an Indigenous thought leader, building what he calls a “civil rights movement” for his community. He promotes inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the ... Read More »

CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature

“And the winners are…” Photo Credit: Boller Media Productions, 2017 Every year since 2013 three Young Adult (YA) novels written by First Nations, Inuit and Métis authors have received CODE’s Burt Award. This year the Award Ceremony took place at the Amiskwaciy Academy, an Indigenous high school in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. On November 23, 2017, over 200 students, teachers and special guests ... Read More »

Young Métis Author’s Children’s Book

A curious young girl asks her grandmother to tell her a bedtime story about her Métis ancestors, and goes on an adventure of a lifetime back in time. In her dream, she learns about Métis traditions and the Michif language, accompanies her great-great- grandfather on a fur trade and brings back a very special souvenir from the past. At the young ... Read More »

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