A Short History of the Blockade : Giant Beavers, Diplomacy, and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin
Coherent Identifier 20.500.12592/67fxcn

A Short History of the Blockade : Giant Beavers, Diplomacy, and Regeneration in Nishnaabewin

24 February 2021

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Summary

In A Short History of the Blockade, award-winning writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson uses Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg stories, storytelling aesthetics, and practices to explore the generative nature of Indigenous blockades through our relative, the beaver—or in Nishnaabemowin, Amik. Moving through genres, shifting through time, amikwag stories become a lens for the life-giving possibilities of dams and the world-building possibilities of blockades, deepening our understanding of Indigenous resistance as both a negation and an affirmation. Widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation, Simpson’s work breaks open the intersections between politics, story, and song, bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity. A Short History of the Blockade reveals how the practice of telling stories is also a culture of listening, “a thinking through together,” and ultimately, like the dam or the blockade, an affirmation of life.

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Includes bibliographical references
Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Date published
2021.
Description conventions
rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
C897/.333093581
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
23
Distributor
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
General Note
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
Geographic Area Code
n-cn---
LCCN
PM853.5
LCCN Item number
S56 2021eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
NLC
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (xix, 63 pages)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)kck00241611
(OCoLC)1204104166
(CaOOCEL)460446
System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Transcribing agency
YDX
ISBN
978-1-77212-552-8
1-77212-538-5
Published in
Ottawa, Ontario
Rights
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions

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dams indigenous peoples protest movements social justice native american storytelling canadian beavers ojibwa literature literary criticism

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