Fictive Indian

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This piece belongs to all of the strong Inuit, Metis and First Nation peoples in my life and the beautiful examples that they have brought to the world.

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When I wrote this piece, I was reading Prof. Glen Coulthard's Red Skin, White Masks and Prof. Leanne Simpson's Dancing on Our Turtle's Back. These works, along with my own experiences living in the NWT bush, allowed me to reflect on all the amazing Indigenous role models I’ve met. Fictive Indian came about when I was pregnant with my first child, and I chose to take the position of educating through love. As Indigenous people, need to lift each other up and recognize that we are indeed a force to be reckoned with!

Spoken Word is my outward expression of inward reflection. It is what I love to do and I hope to inspire others to use this medium as their own personal outlet. To see more of my work, follow me on Facebook and visit my website.

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