Amiskwaciy History Series

Marilyn Dumont is the next presenter on April 27, 2017 at 6:30-8:30 pm

  Edmonton Public Library Whitemud Crossing Branch 4211-106 st.

Winner of the 2016 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry

With a title derived from John A. Macdonald’s moniker for the M#65533;tis, The Pemmican Eaters explores Marilyn Dumont’s sense of history as the dynamic present. Combining free verse and metered poems, her latest collection aims to recreate a palpable sense of the Riel Resistance period and evoke the geographical, linguistic/cultural, and political situation of Batoche during this time through the eyes of those who experienced the battles, as well as through the eyes of Gabriel and Madeleine Dumont and Louis Riel.

Included in this collection are poems about the bison, seed beadwork, and the Red River Cart, and some poems employ elements of the Michif language, which, along with French and Cree, was spoken by Dumont’s ancestors. In Dumont’s The Pemmican Eaters , a multiplicity of identities is a strengthening rather than a weakening or diluting force in culture.


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Stray dog moccasins

The story of Wryly, a young Métis man surviving on the streets of Edmonton while chasing his dream of becoming a filmmaker.


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Dumont, M. (2007). That tongued belonging. Wiarton, Ont.: Kegedonce Press.

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Green girl dreams mountains

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A really good brown girl

A Tribe Called Red



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