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This Is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades
"This is an Honour Song" is a collection of narratives, poetry, and essays exploring the broad impact of the 1990 resistance at Kanehsata: ke, otherwise known as the "Oka Crisis." The book is written by leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, scholars, activists and traditional people, and is sung as an Honour Song celebrating the commitment, sacrifices, and achieve ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Arbeiter Ring
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essential reading for those of us living as settlers within canada's borders & especially those of us on kanien'kehá:ka territory. this collection views the events & impacts of the 1990 resistance at kanehsatà:ke through the prisms of many different people's experiences with the resistance and the echoes of that summer. there is also important info about treaties, governance, interdependence, and justice under the legitimate law of this land (indigenous law), which is essential for settl ...more
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.” In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, an ...moreMore about Leanne Simpson...