Tag: Peyakow

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→

Writers’ Trust of Canada: Promotional video for Peyakow

February 10, 2024|Categories: Awards, Video|Tags: , , |

Peyakow is more than a story of overcoming adversity; it is a story of personal and political reclamation that explores the pain of living in a world controlled by agendas and priorities that exploit the people and the land itself. Where McLeod finds connection, he also finds obligation. In the end, he discovers that being part of a community is not a passive act. McLeod’s vibrant prose renders the world with tenderness and skill. His profound book is full of love and trouble that you won’t soon forget.” — 2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Jury (Kevin Chong, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Adam Shoalts)

Virtual Event: Darrel J. McLeod, August 17, 2021

January 25, 2024|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Harvard Book Store’s virtual event series welcomes DARREL J. MCLEOD—author of the award-winning memoir Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age—for a discussion of his latest memoir, Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity. He will be joined in conversation by acclaimed poet BILLY-RAY BELCOURT, author of The Wound is a World and A History of My Brief Body. SEE EVENT DETAILS→

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