Leanne Betasamosake Simpson joins Indigenous Waves on January 28, Day of Action

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Author, academic, storyteller, researcher and spoken word artist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson joined producer Jamaias DaCosta for a live discussion on January 28, 2013 about Idle No More, resurgence, writing for mainstream, treaties and more.

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is  Mississauga Nishnaabeg from the Alderville First Nation. She is a writer, academic and storyteller with a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and is the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence & Protection of Indigenous Nations and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades (with Kiera Ladner). Leanne is the author of Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence (Arbeiter Ring) and The Gift Is in the Making, a re-telling of traditional stories, forthcoming Spring 2013 (Debwe Series, Highwater Press). Her first collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Loveis forthcoming from Arbeiter Ring Fall 2013.

Originally aired Monday January 28, 2013

Photo Credit: Steve Daniels

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