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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Honours for Ghost Lake!

Ghost Lake, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler's new collection of interconnected stories receives some literary love!This spring, Ghost Lake was listed as a finalist for the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award in book design, and received Honourable Mention in their Commercial Fiction Category. Most recently, it was nominated for the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award in Published English Fiction! Congratulations to Nathan--this is a fabulous collection!In these pages are thirteen offerings from Ghost Lake (a...

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New Poem by Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer honours the children of the Kamloops residential school.

Angels: 215 >, 1820 – 1979"The Past is Always Our Present" A cradle board hangs from a treeA beaded moss bag is folded in a small chestA child’s moccasin is tuckedInto a skunk Pipe bagChildren’s shoes in a ghost dance.A mother clutches thesePalms held against her faceA river runs between her fingers. A small boy covered in sootOn all fours a naked toddlerPlays in the water, while her Kokom’s skirtIs wet to her calves. “How tall are you now?” she asked.“I’m bigger than the blueberry...

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Indigenous Comics Symposium

On March 24, the Department of English at the University of Toronto will host an online symposium on Indigenous Comics and Graphic Novels. Kateri-Akiwenzie Damm, founder and managing editor of Kegedonce Press, will be a featured guest and speaker, as will Kegedonce author and illustrator Neal Shannacappo. Their works, This Place: 150 Years Retold (Highwater Press, imprint of Portage and Main Press) and The Krillian Key: Salamander Run (Kegedonce Press) are pictured here....

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Leah Dorion’s “Spirit Dancers,” A Beautiful New Cover for Blue Marrow

Cover art for a brand new edition of a classic poetry collection... When Louise B. Halfe offered Kegedonce Press her poetry collection Blue Marrow for re-publication, she suggested artwork by Métis artist Leah Dorion for the cover. Leah's piece, "Spirit Dancers," is a fitting match for the themes and subjects of Blue Marrow's poetry. Thanks to Leah's artwork, art direction by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, and the layout design by Chantal Lalonde, the brand-new third editon is one truly beautiful...

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Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler returns with a brand new book!

In 2016, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler published his debut novel, Wrist, with Kegedonce Press. A sweeping tale of monsters and legends from both Ojibwe and western culture, Wrist is an Indigenous horror novel that follows two story lines, past and present. In 1872, dinosaur hunters become embroiled in a battle over the discovery of fossils in Northern Ontario as their excavation crews are driven mad by a bizarre and terrifying illness. Over a hundred years later, Church and his family show signs...

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Welcome Neal Shannacappo!

Kegedonce Press extends a warm welcome to our latest author and artist, Neal Shannacappo! Neal is the author and illustrator of The Krillian Key: Salamander Run, the first volume in The Krillian Key series of graphic novels, which will release in November. As this is also Kegedonce's first graphic novel, we are very excited to add this fun, sassy, and exciting book to our catalogue! Neal Shannacappo is a Nakawe graphic novelist and poet from Rolling River FN in...

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Honours for Ghost Lake!

Honours for Ghost Lake!

Ghost Lake, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler's new collection of interconnected stories receives some literary love!This spring, Ghost Lake was listed as a finalist for the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award in book design, and received Honourable Mention in their Commercial...

Indigenous Comics Symposium

Indigenous Comics Symposium

On March 24, the Department of English at the University of Toronto will host an online symposium on Indigenous Comics and Graphic Novels. Kateri-Akiwenzie Damm, founder and managing editor of Kegedonce Press, will be a featured guest and speaker, as will Kegedonce...

Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler returns with a brand new book!

Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler returns with a brand new book!

In 2016, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler published his debut novel, Wrist, with Kegedonce Press. A sweeping tale of monsters and legends from both Ojibwe and western culture, Wrist is an Indigenous horror novel that follows two story lines, past and present. In...

Welcome Neal Shannacappo!

Welcome Neal Shannacappo!

Kegedonce Press extends a warm welcome to our latest author and artist, Neal Shannacappo! Neal is the author and illustrator of The Krillian Key: Salamander Run, the first volume in The Krillian Key series of graphic novels, which will release in...

Events

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...