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First Voices, First Texts

First Voices, First Texts aims to re-connect contemporary readers with some of the most important Indigenous literature of the past, much of which has been unavailable for decades. This series reveals the richness of these works by providing newly re-edited texts that are presented with particular sensitivity toward Indigenous ethics, traditions, and contemporary realities. The editors strive to indigenize the editing process by involving communities, by respecting traditional protocols, and by providing critical introductions that give readers new insights into the cultural contexts of these unjustly neglected classics. (ISSN 2291-9627)

Series Editor: Warren Cariou, University of Manitoba

E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (Author), Joe Capilano (Sahp-luk) (Author), Mary Agnes Capilano (Lixwelut) (Author) + others

Legends of the Capilano updates E. Pauline Johnson’s 1911 classic Legends of Vancouver, restoring Johnson’s intended title for the first time, and celebrating the storytelling abilities of Johnson’s Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) collaborators, Joe and Mary Capilano.

Vera Manuel (Author), Michelle Coupal (Editor), Deanna Reder (Editor) + others

This critical edition delivers a unique and comprehensive collection of the works of Ktunaxa-Secwepemc writer and educator Vera Manuel, daughter of prominent Indigenous leaders Marceline Paul and George Manuel.

Eddy Weetaltuk (Author), Thibault Martin (Editor), Isabelle St. Amand (Introduction)

The world through the eyes of an Inuit soldier.

Mini Aodla Freeman (Author), Keavy Martin (Editor), Julie Rak (Editor)

Mini Aodla Freeman’s extraordinary story, sometimes humourous and sometimes heartbreaking, illustrates an Inuit woman’s movement between worlds and ways of understanding. This critical edition includes an afterword by Keavy Martin and Julie Rak, with Norma Dunning.

Indians Don't Cry

Gaawiin Mawisiiwag Anishinaabeg

George Kenny (Author), Renate Eigenbrod (Afterword), Patricia M. Ningewance (Translator)

An important piece of Indigenous literature republished with a new Anishinaabe translation by Patricia M. Ningewance. This new edition will inspire a new generation of Anishinaabe writers with poems and stories that depict the challenges of Indigenous people confronting and finding ways to live within urban settler society.

Devil in Deerskins

My Life with Grey Owl

Anahareo (Author), Sophie McCall (Afterword)

A critical edition of the 1970s bestselling autobiography, My Life with Grey Owl.