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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Ntisnak | Lindsay Nixon
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A fabulous book by this two-spirit Cree, Saulteaux, and Metis writer. A genre-defying memoir about "blood and chosen kin." Nixon writes about queer love, the unexpected death of their white adoptive mother, being a prairie punk, the complex intersections of queer and Indigenous identities, living in different parts of the prairies and the world, and more. It's funny, sad, clever, and biting. Beautiful poetic writing and startling realizations.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Ntisnak | Lindsay Nixon
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This book is so good so far!
"Can my dad ever truly love me, like decolonially love me, the way my tired spirit deserves? What is corrupt love other than obligation?"
"But I still remember when femininity was something I learned from my mother to nurture and revere. Something that is beautiful."
#QueerBooks #NativeReads

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Kimberlone
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#Riotgrams | Day 9 | #NativeReads

I read the tagged book in college, but have still only read the title story from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. My copy is also signed by Sherman Alexie from when he did a lecture at my university.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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"I don't want to hurt you," said Jared. "And I don't want to be hurt."
This heartbreakingly sums up Jared's character.
#NativeReads #CanLit

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Glass Beads | Dawn Dumont
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This book was not at all what I expected. I loved her first two books, both of which are very funny. Glass Beads, however, is not funny at all (except maybe a handful of times)-- it's sad and dark. Beautiful character development of two Cree women from the same reserve in Saskatchewan. Lovely turns of phrase, too. The structure is odd: the cover declares it's a book of stories, but they don't stand alone. It feels more like a disjointed novel.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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A great #audiobook production of a smart, moving #YA novel about a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by climate change where Indigenous people are hunted for their bone marrow which gives others the crucial ability they have lost: to dream. Fascinating world-building! I felt like I was missing a few aspects of the plot and characters, though, and I'm not sure if this is because I spaced during the audio or if this is present in the writing itself.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Glass Beads | Dawn Dumont
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"How was the date other than that?"
"He's really nice."
"And?"
"I don't know."
"Can you imagine sucking his dick?"
Nellie choked on her coffee and looked around before answering. "Jesus Christ no."
"There's your answer," Julie said.
? #NativeReads #CanLit

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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An incredible collection of stories and songs/poems by this Nishnaabeg writer. Wonderfully diverse in content as well as format, with numerous SF stories. Beautiful writing, and beautiful narration in the audiobook by the author with her quietly powerful voice, just a little deadpan sarcastic in the perfect way to match the humour in many of the pieces. That said I feel like I missed some things from doing the audio, because you can't linger!

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This book is so beautiful.
#NativeReads #IndigenousBooks

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Really excited to find both of these books by Indigenous authors available through my library as audiobooks today! I've noticed lately a lot more Canadian and Indigenous content, which is very cool (and often difficult to find in audio at all, never mind through overdrive). I may have to suspend some of my other holds now to prioritize these two! #NativeReads #AwesomeAudiobooks

CouronneDhiver I was planning a whole project about local-to-me indigenous authors and have found it darn near impossible to find copies. 1y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @CouronneDhiver oh no! So you found authors but no copies?! The local public library should absolutely have local Indigenous authors, maybe you can suggest they buy them? 1y
CouronneDhiver I had a list of 30 authors (from two particular nations) and, aside from one, I can‘t find them in local bookstores or the library. Just a super “white” town, I guess... sad! 1y
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