|Author Of The Month|
Welcome to the Kegedonce Press Authors Directory. Here you will find Author Bio's and Reviews for all of our wonderful authors.
Adrian Nadjiwon is an artist from the Chippewas of Nawash Reserve on the Bruce Peninsula; an area carved out from the limestone bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment, and surrounded by the blue water of Georgian Bay. The land here is well known for its natural beauty. So it would appear Adrian's talent is a product of his environment.
Al Hunter is Anishinaabe from Manitou Rapids, Rainy River First Nations.
Al Hunter is an Anishinaabe writer who has published poetry in books and journals, taught extensively, and performed internationally. Amember of Rainy River First Nations and former chief, Hunter has expertise in land claims negotiations, and is a longstanding activist on behalf of indigenous rights and wellness, and environmental responsibility. Hunter lives in Manitou Rapids, Rainy River First Nations in Ontario, Canada. His poetry has been widely published and anthologized. Hunter was named an Anishinaabe Achiever of the Treaty #3 Nation for his environmental and educational work in 2000. During the summer of that same year, he and others led “A Walk To Remember.” They walked for 1200 miles circumnavigating Lake Superior “to bring forth community visions of protecting the air, land and water for the Seven Generations yet to come.”
Back in 1968 a grade 5 student, after studying Indians in depth for five weeks, asked Basil Johnston, a visitor to the school, "Is that all there is to Indians, Sir?"
Since that time Basil Johnston has written 15 books in English and 5 in Ojibway to show that there is much more to North American life than social organization, hunting and fishing, food preparation, clothing, dwellings and transportation.
Celu is of mixed Cherokee and Scots-Irish ancestry Celu Amberstone was one of the only young people in her family to take an interest in learning Traditional Native crafts and medicine ways. This made several of the older members of her family very happy while annoying others. Legally blind since birth, she has defied her limitations and spent much of her life avoiding cities. Moving to Canada after falling in love with a Métis-Cree man from Manitoba, she has lived in the rain forests of the west coast, a tepee in the desert and a small village in Canada's artic. Along the way she managed to also acquire a BA in cultural anthropology and an MA in health education. For the past 10 years she has been a frequent contributor to the SF Canada professional writers website. Her latest novel, The Dreamer's Legacy, published by Kegedonce Press will be out in 2011. Celu loves telling stories and reading. She lives in Victoria British Columbia near her grown children and four grandchildren.
Chris Bose is a writer, multi-disciplinary artist, musician, and filmmaker, who has read and performed at universities, theatres, and coffeehouses at all points from Victoria to Montreal, as well as the BC Festival of the Arts, as a literary delegate to the Talking Stick Aboriginal Arts Festival in Vancouver and the Word on the Street Festival in Toronto.
Daniel Heath Justice is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and was raised in the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in that part of the Mouache Ute territory now known as Victor, Colorado.
He teaches Indigenous North American literatures and Aboriginal studies at the University of Toronto. Kynship is the first volume of the Way of Thorn and Thunder Trilogy, all volumes published by Kegedonce Press.