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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→

Niizhotay Stories: An Evening with Darrel J. McLeod

February 10, 2024|Categories: Events, News, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

On this third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we once again honour treasured Elder and tireless community-builder Theodore Niizhotay Fontaine with Niizhotay Stories, an annual event which calls on us all to forge a healing path in the spirit of “two hearts.” For this year’s installment, we welcome Governor General’s Award-winning Cree author Darrel J. McLeod (author of Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age and Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity) to Winnipeg to discuss his debut novel, A Season in Chezgh’un (Douglas & McIntyre) with host Dr. Jillian Horton. Co-presented by The Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival as part of THIN AIR 2023.

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