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CBC Books: Darrel J. McLeod reflects on how colonization impacted his Cree family

April 22, 2024|Categories: Excerpts, News|Tags: , , , |

Peyakow is a follow-up to Darrel McLeod’s memoir Mamaskatch. The title is the Cree word for “one who walks alone.” Peyakow tells the story of his childhood and youth. He was bullied by white classmates, lived in poverty, endured physical and sexual abuse and lost several people he loved. But the story is one of love and triumph, as McLeod goes on to become a teacher, the First Nations’ delegate to the UN and an executive in the Canadian government. READ EXCERPT FROM PEYAKOW→

Vancouver Sun: How should Reconciliation Day in BC be spent?

April 22, 2024|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Whether attending a public event or and deepening private reflections, British Columbians are planning to commemorate their first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. For Cree author Darrel McLeod, this Thursday will be a day of remembrance and reflection. READ THE FULL ARTICLE→

A Season in Chezgh’un nominated for the BC and Yukon Ethel Wilson Fiction prize

April 22, 2024|Categories: Awards, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

The West Coast Book Prize Society has announced the finalists for the 40th Annual BC and Yukon Book Prizes, which includes A Season in Chezgh’un for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Awards will be given out September 28 across all eight categories. SEE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES→

BC BookLook: A tale of trauma rises to the top

March 2, 2024|Categories: Awards, Reviews|Tags: , , , |

The extent to which Canadians understand intergenerational trauma suffered by Indigenous peoples, and to what degree they are willing to support reconciliation, remain unclear even years after the release of the final reports of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC). READ FULL REVIEW→

Alberta Native News: Author Darrel J. McLeod Is A Finalist For The 2019 Butler Book Prize

March 2, 2024|Categories: Awards|Tags: , , , |

Douglas & McIntyre is pleased to announce that Darrel J. McLeod and his first book, Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age, have been recognized by the Victoria Book Prize Society as a finalist for the 2019 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. READ FULL ARTICLE→

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