Posted in Books, Canada, Media Archive, Native Americans/First Nation, Poetry on 2013-03-26 21:25Z by Steven


Athabasca University Press
May 2012
144 pages
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-926836-69-0
eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-926836-70-6
eBook (EPub) ISBN: 978-1-926836-71-3

Naomi McIlwraith

Through poems that move between the two languages, McIlwraith explores the beauty of the intersection between nêhiyawêwin, the Plains Cree language, and English, âkayâsîmowin. Written to honour her father’s facility in nêhiyawêwin and her mother’s beauty and generosity as an inheritor of Cree, Ojibwe, Scottish, and English, kiyâm articulates a powerful yearning for family, history, peace, and love.

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