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Connie Fife

Originally from Saskatchewan, Connie Fife is Cree. Her poetry and critical writings have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals. She is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Beneath the Naked Sun (Sister Vision, 1992) and Speaking Through Jagged Rock (Broken Jaw Press, 1999). She is the editor of Gatherings 2 (Theytus, 1991) and Fireweed: Native Women’s Issue, No. 26 (1986).

She was recently awarded, in Charlottetown, the one-time Prince and Princess Edward Prize in Aboriginal Literature in acknowledgement of her contribution both in her community and in Canada. She now lives in Victoria, B.C.

Colour of Resistance
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 10; 11;

A powerful collection of works in response to 500 years of colonization, and the worldwide celebrations marking the anniversary of European invasion. Contributors include Chrystos, Beth Brant, Joy Harjo and Lee Maracle.

Educator Information
Recommended Grades: 10-11.

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Authentic Indigenous Text