Islands of Decolonial Love with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson


Leanne Betasamosake Simpson returned to Indigenous Waves once again, this time to discuss her latest publication with accompanying recording, Islands of Decolonial Love.

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.


Leanne Simpson – She Sang Them Home

Leanne Simpson – Ishpadinaa

Leanne Simpson – jiibay or aandizooke

Tommy White – Tibaachimowinan

Tommy White – Qwe Nagamon (Round Dance)

Cris Derksen – 21

Leonard Sumner – Northern Lights

A Tribe Called Red – Sisters f. Northern Voice

Originally Aired Monday January 27, 2014

Photo/Image Credit: Bonnie Devine; Leanne Simpson

One Response to “Islands of Decolonial Love with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson”
  1. ohnwentsya says:

    Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for sharing this and introducing me to this writer! I’m still getting used to the idea that I can listen to radio shows online so usually don’t end up noticing most but this show consistently introduces interesting and important ideas, writers, activists, and music. I hope you will all click this one, check it out and share it. 🙂

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