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The Edmonton Poetry Festival presents nêhiyawêtân on Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 PM at Allard Hall, 11110 104 Ave

Join us as we host an evening of celebration, honouring the work of Indigenous writers. Four of Canada’s leading Indigenous poets gather to share their voices and stories alongside a group of emerging poets and work from Métis artist Amy Malbeuf.

Jordan Abel: A Nisga’a writer from B.C., Jordan is the most recent winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize for his book, Injun.
Billy-Ray Belcourt: From the Driftpile Cree Nation, Billy-Ray is a 2016 Rhodes scolar and a PhD student at the University of Alberta. His first book is This Wound is a World.
Helen Knott: Helen’s first book, In My Own Moccasins Now, will be released by U of R Press in Spring 2019. She is of Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw, and Euro descent from Prophet River First Nations and a Masters in FN Studies student at UNBC.
Norma Dunning: An Inuit writer, scholar, researcher, and grandmother, Norma’s first book is Annie Muktuk and Other Stories.

Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) sits on Treaty 6 land. Treaty 6 was signed on August 23, 1876, and stretches from western Alberta, through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba, and includes 50 First Nations. Treaty 6 is a traditional gathering place for the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others. Their histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our art and cultural communities.

Tickets are $15 for Members, and $20 for Non-Members, plus applicable fees.

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