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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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 Author, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith!

A warm welcome to new Kegedonce Press author Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith, author of These are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor Kegedonce Press is excited to announce the release of These are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor by Saulteaux/Peguis First Nation author Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith. In this collection of auto-biographical essays, Christine tells the stories of her experiences in the child welfare system, including a failed adoption and her quest to...

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The Krillian Key, One-Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year, but here we are at the anniversary of the publication of The Krillian Key: Salamander Run, a graphic novel written and illustrated by Neal Shannacappo. The story, which is only the first volume in a planned series, is about Kyrill, also known as Salamander, who is an immortal living in a post-apocalyptic future circa 2242. There are flashbacks to modern-day Canada, and the mysteries surrounding Salamander’s birth. More than 200 years later,...

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Fall Back Title: The Colour of Dried Bones

Ojibway poet, writer, activist and academic Lesley Belleau published her short story collection, The Colour of Dried Bones with Kegedonce press in 2008. As we "fall back" and revisit several of our back list titles, we reached out to Lesley to chat with her about the book and what she is up to now. Here is that interview. Kegedonce Press: Can you tell us a little bit about The Colour of Dried Bones, about the story of the main character? Lesley Belleau: The Colour of Dried Bones is a book...

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Fall Back With Kegedonce Press!

This autumn, join us as we revisit some of our great back list titles. From groundbreaking fiction and outstanding poetry to gorgeously illustrated children’s books, Kegedonce Press has a back list of over fifty great Indigenous titles. This fall, we highlight select titles from our back list with a special discount, author interviews, and other details about the books. We reached out to several Kegedonce Press authors to find out what they are doing now, and to have them reflect on the books...

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Kevin Peeace’s “The Spirit Within,” a Beautiful New Cover for The Crooked Good.

Kevin Peeace's original artwork for the new cover of Louise B. Halfe's The Crooked Good, third edition. Kegedonce Press has had the very great honour of publishing brand-new editions of two of Louise Bernice Halfe's classic, award-winning poetry collections. Blue Marrow was released earlier this year, with beautiful new cover art by Leah Dorion. When it came time to design the cover for the third edition of The Crooked Good, Louise reached out to Saskatchewan-based artist Kevin Peeace, a...

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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...

Welcome New Author, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith!

Welcome New Author, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith!

A warm welcome to new Kegedonce Press author Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith, author of These are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor Kegedonce Press is excited to announce the release of These are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor by...

The Krillian Key, One-Year Anniversary!

The Krillian Key, One-Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year, but here we are at the anniversary of the publication of The Krillian Key: Salamander Run, a graphic novel written and illustrated by Neal Shannacappo. The story, which is only the first volume in a planned series, is about...

Fall Back Title: The Colour of Dried Bones

Fall Back Title: The Colour of Dried Bones

Ojibway poet, writer, activist and academic Lesley Belleau published her short story collection, The Colour of Dried Bones with Kegedonce press in 2008. As we "fall back" and revisit several of our back list titles, we reached out to Lesley to chat with her about the...

Fall Back With Kegedonce Press!

Fall Back With Kegedonce Press!

This autumn, join us as we revisit some of our great back list titles. From groundbreaking fiction and outstanding poetry to gorgeously illustrated children’s books, Kegedonce Press has a back list of over fifty great Indigenous titles. This fall, we highlight select...

Events

These are the Stories Book Launch

Join Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith as she launches her brand-new book, These are the Stories, a collection of personal essays about her experiences as a survivor of the Sixties Scoop. We will be joined by Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler, moderator, and Cynthia...

An Evening with Kegedonce Press Authors

Kegedonce Press is honoured that the Owen Sound Library has a full collection of our books!. On June 10, as part of Indigenous People's Month, Kegedonce and the Owen Sound Library present a free online event with authors Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler, Neal Shannacappo...

Ghost Lake Book Launch

Join Kegedonce Press and our bookstore partners, Massy Books and Glad Day Book Shop, as we officially launch Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler’s new short story collection, Ghost Lake. The launch takes place on Facebook from Feb. 1 through 13. If you missed the Facebook...

2020 Indigenous Voices Awards

The IVAs were established in 2017 to support and nurture the work of Indigenous writers in lands claimed by Canada. Funds for the awards were raised initially through a crowd-funded campaigns by Robin Parker and Silvia Moreno-Garcia, who partnered with ILSA for the...