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Bear Bones & Feathers

by Louise B. Halfe

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In this new edition of her powerful debut, Plains Cree writer and National Poet Laureate Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer reckons with personal history within cultural genocide.

Employing Indigenous spirituality, black comedy, and the memories of her own childhood as healing arts, celebrated poet Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer finds an irrepressible source of strength and dignity in her people. Bear Bones and Feathers offers moving portraits of Halfe’s grandmother (a medicine woman whose life straddled old and new worlds), her parents (both trapped in a cycle of jealousy and abuse), and the people whose pain she witnessed on the reserve and at residential school.

Originally published by Coteau Books in 1994, Bear Bones and Feathers won the Milton Acorn People's Poet Award, and was a finalist for the Spirit of Saskatchewan Award, the Pat Lowther Award, and the Gerald Lampert Award.

About the Author

Louise B. Halfe

Louise Bernice Halfe, also known by her Cree name, Sky Dancer, is Canada’s ninth parliamentary poet laureate. She was raised on Saddle Lake First Nation and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Louise served as the first Indigenous poet laureate of Saskatchewan, and earned her Doctorate of Letters from Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Saskatchewan, and Mount Royal University. Louise’s most recent titles include awâsis—kinky and dishevelled and a new edition of the Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Blue Marrow.

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