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Fireweed, a debut collection of poetry by Tunchai Redvers, explores the rawness, trauma, and realities of adolescence compounded with the experience of being a young, Indigenous, and two-spirit intergenerational residential school survivor. Rooted in the symbolism and growth of fireweed, a flower native to the northwest of Canada, this collection takes readers through the hurt, healing, love, and outreach that encompassed the first 23 years of the author’s attempt to find truth, safety and connection. Grounded in the simplicity of words and the illustration of the north, this book is a powerful window into the process of finding oneself while reclaiming culture and identity.

Fireweed is a debut poetry collection by Tunchai Redvers of the Deninu K’ue First Nation. It is a four-part collection of poetry whose sections are titled: “Devastation: the hurt,” “Rebirth: the healing,” “Grounded: the love,” and “Seeds: the spreading.” Redvers dedicates her book to Indigenous youth, Indigenous women, and two-spirit people who are quite literally dying to not only have relevant content and support available to them, but content and support that is healing and hopeful.

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About the Author

Tunchai Redvers

Tunchai Redvers, known to spirit as White Feather Woman, is a two-spirit social justice warrior, writer, and wanderer belonging to Deninu K’ue First Nation. With Dene, Métis and Scottish roots on her maternal side and English, Italian and Irish roots on her paternal side, she was born and raised in Treaty 8 territory, Northwest Territories. Now living in southern Ontario, she is the co-founder of We Matter, a national organization dedicated to Indigenous youth hope and life promotion. Recognized nationally and internationally for her work, her advocacy and writing centers the reclamation and indigenization of identity, mental health and healing. She spends most of her time resisting, loving, and travelling across territories, and considers herself a nomad just like her ancestors. She finds safety in the words: be proud of who you are, be thankful for those who love and guide you, and never forget where you came from.

Fireweed

$16.00

I am femme / I am fireweed

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 21.5 × 14 × 1 cm
Pages

189

ISBN-13 9781928120186

In stock

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