Ahnee! Since 1993, Kegedonce Press has been crafting beautiful books that involve Indigenous Peoples at all levels of production. Based at Neyaashiinigmiing, on the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.

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Welcome new Kegedonce Press author Marjorie Beaucage

A warm Kegedonce Press welcome to acclaimed filmmaker, artist, activist and poet Marjorie Beaucage, whose book leave some for the birds: movements for justice will be released in spring, 2023. Marjorie Beaucage is a Two-Spirit Métis Auntie, filmmaker, art-ivist and educator, a land protector and a water walker. Born in Vassar, Manitoba, to a large Métis family, Marjorie’s life’s work has been about creating social change, working to give people the tools for creating possibilities and right...

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Author Spotlight for January, Basil Johnston

As part of the celebration of our 30th Anniversary, every month in 2023 we will be shining the spotlight on one of our amazing authors! We begin the year with Basil Johnston, esteemed Anishinaabe writer, storyteller, language teacher and scholar. Kegedonce Press has had the great honour of publishing not one but six of Basil Johnston’s books. Basil was born in Wasauksing First Nation in 1929, and later moved to the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. He wrote many books in both English...

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A Special Year…

2023 has begun! This is a very special year for Kegedonce Press: It’s our 30th anniversary! The press began back in 1993 with the publication of My Heart is a Stray Bullet by founder and managing editor Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. Kateri founded Kegedonce Press as a publishing house that would feel welcoming to Indigenous authors, especially those publishing for the first time. As a dedicated Indigenous press, part of our mission is to preserve Indigenous voices as they are, even when it means...

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Special Holiday Book Bundles

Winter is the time to curl up inside with a good book. This season, Kegedonce Press is making it easy with four special book bundles for the winter holidays. Because good books are better when they come in twos! We have selected pairings that fit well together, for the young and young-at-heart, for poetry lovers, and lovers of spec-fic, mythology and the fantastical. Check out all of our holiday special bundles at the following links: Children's Book Bundle: Amik and Keeshig and the Ojibwe...

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Publish with Kegedonce Press!

Dedicated Indigenous Publisher Invites Manuscript Submissions. Kegedonce Press is seeking manuscript submissions from First Nations, Inuit and Michif/Métis creators based in the territories known as Canada. We are seeking submissions in the following categories: FictionShort FictionGraphic NovelsMemoirCreative non-fictionChildren’s books If you are an Indigenous writer or author/illustrator and have a manuscript you would like considered for publication, please see our manuscript submission...

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Cover Story: Through the Eyes of Asunder

Neal Shannacappo writes about the serendipitous origins of the cover image for his debut poetry collection. "Aanii kina wiya! The art on the cover [of Through the Eyes of Asunder] was a serendipitous event that I discovered after one long night of inking some graphic novel pages. I used to use paper placed underneath the page I was inking to prevent ink from bleeding through onto the table I was working on. It's notoriously difficult to get ink stains out of hardwood. I had been using the same...

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April is National Poetry Month

Kegedonce Press celebrates our newest poetry collection, D.A. Lockhart's Go Down Odawa Way. "Lyric experiences from the rooted-class, steeped in the bloodlines of survival, posed on the verges of decolonization." —D.A. Lockhart. Poems that cross the boundaries of an international border, of urban and natural landscapes, of past and present—Go Down Odawa Way journeys across Waawiiyaatanong (Windsor, ON–Detroit, MI), the southwestern traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy. It is a...

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Ghost Lake Publication Anniversary: What a Year it’s Been!

On February 6, 2021, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler launched his new book Ghost Lake. Since then, this collection of interconnected horror, urban fantasy and thriller stories has become one of Kegedonce Press's most acclaimed titles. Its first accolade was as a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Da Vinci Eye Award in Book Design. The Eric Hoffer Awards also gave it an Honourable Mention in its commercial fiction category. Then came the Indigenous Voices Awards in June, and we were absolutely thrilled...

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Welcome New Kegedonce Press Author, D.A. Lockhart!

A warm Kegedonce Press welcome to acclaimed Lenape poet, D.A. Lockhart, whose newest poetry collection, Go Down Odawa Way has just been released! If you know anything about Indigenous poetry in Canada, then it's a good bet that you have heard of D.A. Lockhart, author of seven previous poetry collections, including Devil in the Woods (Brick Books 2019) and Tukhone: Where the River Narrows and the Shores Bend (Black Moss Press 2020). His work has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019,...

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Welcome New Author and Illustrator, Sharon King

Amik, a delightful children's picture-book, is written and illustrated by Potawatomi educator and Juno-nominated artist Sharon King. Kegedonce Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Amik, our very first children's board book! With brilliantly colourful cut-paper illustrations and text in both Anishinaabemowin and English, author and illustrator Sharon King has created a very special book for children and families alike! Amik tells the story of a busy beaver. During the course of one...

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Welcome new Kegedonce Press author Marjorie Beaucage

Welcome new Kegedonce Press author Marjorie Beaucage

A warm Kegedonce Press welcome to acclaimed filmmaker, artist, activist and poet Marjorie Beaucage, whose book leave some for the birds: movements for justice will be released in spring, 2023. Marjorie Beaucage is a Two-Spirit Métis Auntie, filmmaker, art-ivist and...

Author Spotlight for January, Basil Johnston

Author Spotlight for January, Basil Johnston

As part of the celebration of our 30th Anniversary, every month in 2023 we will be shining the spotlight on one of our amazing authors! We begin the year with Basil Johnston, esteemed Anishinaabe writer, storyteller, language teacher and scholar. Kegedonce Press has...

A Special Year…

A Special Year…

2023 has begun! This is a very special year for Kegedonce Press: It’s our 30th anniversary! The press began back in 1993 with the publication of My Heart is a Stray Bullet by founder and managing editor Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. Kateri founded Kegedonce Press as a...

Special Holiday Book Bundles

Special Holiday Book Bundles

Winter is the time to curl up inside with a good book. This season, Kegedonce Press is making it easy with four special book bundles for the winter holidays. Because good books are better when they come in twos! We have selected pairings that fit well together, for...

Publish with Kegedonce Press!

Publish with Kegedonce Press!

Dedicated Indigenous Publisher Invites Manuscript Submissions. Kegedonce Press is seeking manuscript submissions from First Nations, Inuit and Michif/Métis creators based in the territories known as Canada. We are seeking submissions in the following categories:...

Cover Story: Through the Eyes of Asunder

Cover Story: Through the Eyes of Asunder

Neal Shannacappo writes about the serendipitous origins of the cover image for his debut poetry collection. "Aanii kina wiya! The art on the cover [of Through the Eyes of Asunder] was a serendipitous event that I discovered after one long night of inking some graphic...

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month

Kegedonce Press celebrates our newest poetry collection, D.A. Lockhart's Go Down Odawa Way. "Lyric experiences from the rooted-class, steeped in the bloodlines of survival, posed on the verges of decolonization." —D.A. Lockhart. Poems that cross the boundaries of an...

Ghost Lake Publication Anniversary: What a Year it’s Been!

Ghost Lake Publication Anniversary: What a Year it’s Been!

On February 6, 2021, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler launched his new book Ghost Lake. Since then, this collection of interconnected horror, urban fantasy and thriller stories has become one of Kegedonce Press's most acclaimed titles. Its first accolade was as a finalist...

Welcome New Kegedonce Press Author, D.A. Lockhart!

Welcome New Kegedonce Press Author, D.A. Lockhart!

A warm Kegedonce Press welcome to acclaimed Lenape poet, D.A. Lockhart, whose newest poetry collection, Go Down Odawa Way has just been released! If you know anything about Indigenous poetry in Canada, then it's a good bet that you have heard of D.A. Lockhart, author...

Welcome New Author and Illustrator, Sharon King

Welcome New Author and Illustrator, Sharon King

Amik, a delightful children's picture-book, is written and illustrated by Potawatomi educator and Juno-nominated artist Sharon King. Kegedonce Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Amik, our very first children's board book! With brilliantly colourful...

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