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Aboriginal

A young Indigenous woman deals with hippy-artist-pothead boyfriends and car troubles. more

Dispatches

Arthur Manuel recounts the time he and over 300 other activists took over the Department of Indian Affairs in 1973. more

FACT

"Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel is a helluva good read, in which smart people find ingenious ways to fight for change against a Canadian government that has been intractable, no matter which party is in power." more

Reviews

Aboriginal people are creating a new version of Canada, and non-Aboriginals can lend a hand or get out of the way—Daniel Francis on the new Canadian narrative. more

Columns 1 Comments

First prize winner of the 3rd Annual Geist Erasure Poetry Contest. more

POETRY 2 Comments

An account of an Aboriginal, imprisoned over an issue of tea. more

Poetry

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Thomas Claveirole

A visceral scene of bloodshed wrought over injustice. From The Enpipe Line: 70,000 km of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal. more

Poetry

L.B. Foote fled Newfoundland to avoid life as a cod fisherman and became Winnipeg's best-known photographer, chronicling Boomtown's growth, energy and struggles. more

Essays

An email message to Geist from Randy Fred, describing his journey from his home on Vancouver Island to Penticton, in the interior of BC. more

Prose

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Photo by Brian Howell

Randy Fred thought that life after residential school would be drinking, watching TV and dying. Instead, he became the "greatest blind Indian publisher in the world." more

Essays 3 Comments

For four decades, Jay Powell and Vickie Jensen helped to revive forgotten languages for many Aboriginal groups along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Read their story here. more

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Jeremy Bruneel

"And if you haven’t yet learned which colour you are, it shouldn’t matter, one tends to think." more

Short Stories 3 Comments

The resource towns along the west coast of Canada— those that have survived, and those that haven't— tell a story of land's end, as a place and as a possibility. more

PHOTOGRAPHY

In the home for unwed mothers, as she waits for me to be born, one word in Cree is spoken over and again in her head—macitwawiskwesis, bad girl. more

FACT

Until I cracked open Terry Glavin's Dead Reckoning: Confronting the Crisis in Pacific Fisheries (Greystone), I thought fish had no more significance to me than the wasabe and the soy sauce on the side. Now I know different. more

Reviews

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Why did my history prof take off marks for writing that a certain general in history was “aggravating”?

Aggro, Prince George BC

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

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