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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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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Daniel Heath Justice and Kegedonce Press celebrate the 15th Anniversary of The Way of Thorn and Thunder Trilogy

Beautifully written, intricately crafted, The Way of Thorn and Thunder series is an epic Indigenous wonderworks (fantasy) series on the scale of Le Guin and Tolkien! Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, publisher and managing editor of Kegedonce Press, on The Way of Thorn and Thunder: “It is our only trilogy and our first foray into speculative fiction. … I remember being completely astounded by it when I read the manuscript. There were so many elements that were exciting and innovative and that resonated...

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Honours for Ghost Lake!

Ghost Lake, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler's new collection of interconnected stories receives some literary love! We are thrilled to announce that Ghost Lake has been awarded the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award in Published English Fiction! Earlier this spring, it was also listed as a finalist for the Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Award in book design, and received Honourable Mention in their Commercial Fiction Category. Congratulations to Nathan--this is a fabulous collection! In their citation for...

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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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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...

Honours for Ghost Lake!

Honours for Ghost Lake!

Ghost Lake, Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler's new collection of interconnected stories receives some literary love! We are thrilled to announce that Ghost Lake has been awarded the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award in Published English Fiction! Earlier this spring, it was also...

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...

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...