#notyourprincess: Voices Of Native American Women

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Author Charleyboy & Leatherdale (Eds)
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Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-sellingDreaming in Indian,#Not Your Princesspresents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.

Short Description
Native Women demand to be heard in this stunning anthology.

Table of Contents
OPENING POEMshawl of memory’s em
aceby Clear Wind Blows Over The Moon (Cree, Innu-Montagnais, Dene, Metis)Section 1 – The Ties That Bind UsPOEMTear<
/>by Linda Hogan (Chickasaw)SHORT ESSAYBlankets of Shame<
/>by Maria Campbell (Metis)POEMtwo
aidsRosanna Deerchild (Cree)ARTApsáalooke Feminist seriesBy Wendy Red Star (Crow)SHORT ESSAYNative American Women — The Original FeministsBy Nahanni Fontaine (Anishinaabe)ARTThe Side Dancer’s GiftMarika Echachis Swan (Tla-oqui-aht Nation)SPOKEN WORDLeaks<
/>by Leanne Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg)VISUAL SCRAPBOOKMy Grandmother SophiaBy Saige Mukash (Cree)Section 2 – It Could Have Been MePROSE POEMFallingBy Natanya Ann Pulley (Navajo)SPOKEN WORDWhen Angels Speak of LoveTanaya Winder (Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, Pyramid Lake Palute)ARTNitewake:non “the place where I come from”Melissa General (Mohawk/Oneida)POEMShe is ridingJoanne Arnott (Metis)ARTOn the Red RoadBy Dana Claxton (Hunkpapa Lakota)SPOKEN WORDThe Things We Taught Our DaughtersBy Helen Knott (Dana Zaa /Cree)MEMOIRFreedom in the FogBy Zondra Roy (Cree/Dene/Metis)VISUAL SCRAPBOOKIt Could Have Been MeBy Patricia Stonefish (Lakota)Section 3: I Am Not Your PrincessPOEMA Conversation with a Massage TherapistBy Francine Cunningham (Cree/ Metis)PHOTO SERIESThe Invisible IndiansBy Shelby Lisk (Mohawk from Tyendinaga)SPOKEN WORDGrey OwlBy Winona Linn (Meskwaki)ESSAYWhat’s there to take back?Tiffany Midge (Standing Rock SiouxPOEMStereotype ThisMelanie Fey (Dine)ARTReal NDNZPamela J. Peters (Navajo)VISUAL SCRAPBOOKI Am the Only American IndianBy Cecelia Rose LaPointe (Ojibway/Metis)Section 4: PathfindersPOEMWhen I have a Daughter<
/>by Ntawnis Piapot (Piapot Cree Nation)PROFILEDefender of Mother EarthTeen Activist Anna Lee Rain YellowhammerTWITTER COLLAGEVariousGRAPHIC NOVELFalaElizabeth LaPensee (Metis)INTERVIEWDr. Janet Smylie (Metis)PHOTO ESSAYLiving Their Dreams — Native American AthletesSPOKEN WORDEtuaptmumkRebecca Thomas (Mi’mak)VISUAL SCRAPBOOKDear Past SelfIsabelle RilispipeCLOSING POEMLittle SisterTasha SpilletEXCERPTInclude description of excerpt e.g. ‘Chapter 1’, Introduction, Foreword, etc.