#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

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Overview

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554519576
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 85,123
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) is Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. She is also the host of CBC Radio’s New Fire. She lives in Vancouver.

Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits, and consults on books, magazines, and digital resources for children and youth.

Table of Contents

OPENING POEM


shawl of memory’s embrace


by Clear Wind Blows Over The Moon (Cree, Innu-Montagnais, Dene, Metis)


Section 1 – The Ties That Bind Us


POEM


Tear


by Linda Hogan (Chickasaw)


SHORT ESSAY


Blankets of Shame


by Maria Campbell (Metis)


POEM


two braids


Rosanna Deerchild (Cree)


ART


Apsáalooke Feminist series


By Wendy Red Star (Crow)


SHORT ESSAY


Native American Women — The Original Feminists


By Nahanni Fontaine (Anishinaabe)


ART


The Side Dancer’s Gift


Marika Echachis Swan (Tla-oqui-aht Nation)


SPOKEN WORD


Leaks


by Leanne Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg)


VISUAL SCRAPBOOK


My Grandmother Sophia


By Saige Mukash (Cree)


Section 2 – It Could Have Been Me


PROSE POEM


Falling


By Natanya Ann Pulley (Navajo)


SPOKEN WORD


When Angels Speak of Love


Tanaya Winder (Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, Pyramid Lake Palute


ART


Nitewake:non “the place where I come from”


Melissa General (Mohawk/Oneida)


POEM


She is riding


Joanne Arnott (Metis)


ART


On the Red Road


By Dana Claxton (Hunkpapa Lakota)


SPOKEN WORD


The Things We Taught Our Daughters


By Helen Knott (Dana Zaa /Cree)


MEMOIR


Freedom in the Fog


By Zondra Roy (Cree/Dene/Metis)


VISUAL SCRAPBOOK


It Could Have Been Me


By Patricia Stonefish (Lakota)


Section 3: I Am Not Your Princess


POEM


A Conversation with a Massage Therapist


By Francine Cunningham (Cree/ Metis)


PHOTO SERIES


The Invisible Indians


By Shelby Lisk (Mohawk from Tyendinaga)


SPOKEN WORD


Grey Owl


By Winona Linn (Meskwaki)


ESSAY


What’s there to take back?


Tiffany Midge (Standing Rock Sioux)


POEM


Stereotype This


Melanie Fey (Dine)


ART


Real NDNZ


Pamela J. Peters (Navajo)


VISUAL SCRAPBOOK


I Am the Only American Indian


By Cecelia Rose LaPointe (Ojibway/Metis)


Section 4: Pathfinders


POEM


When I have a Daughter


by Ntawnis Piapot (Piapot Cree Nation)


PROFILE


Defender of Mother Earth


Teen Activist Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer


TWITTER COLLAGE


Various


GRAPHIC NOVEL


Fala


Elizabeth LaPensee (Metis)


INTERVIEW


Dr. Janet Smylie (Metis)


PHOTO ESSAY


Living Their Dreams — Native American Athletes


SPOKEN WORD


Etuaptmumk


Rebecca Thomas (Miq’mak)


VISUAL SCRAPBOOK


Dear Past Self


Isabelle Rilispipe


CLOSING POEM


Little Sister


Tasha Spillet

EXCERPT

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#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BookFidelity More than 1 year ago
This is truly a gorgeous collection of poetry, journal art, stories, and quotes from Native American women. There is much pain, and anger in the past and present for Native Americans as a whole entity - and even more so for Native American women. This book is a way for them to get some of that power back. Through their words, art, and history, these women are collecting what has been taken away from them. The imagery and the art shared with us in #NotYourPrincess is evidence of women refusing the cookie-cutter shape of the Pocahontas-tribal-princess trope in exchange of showing the reader who they really are. They are women who hurt, love, and are angry. There is much power in this book, and I encourage all people to read and appreciate the work and heart that went into its collection.
apageinthelife More than 1 year ago
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.* I found the stories and pictures in this book to be extremely relatable. The plight of Native Americans is very well illustrated. This book will be one I recommend for anyone looking for insight into the poor conditions on reservations and the lack of social support for Native Americans both inside of and outside of their reservations. I will definitely be looking into Lisa's other works.
CandidCeillie More than 1 year ago
I received an eARC of #NotYourPrincess from Netgalley, courtesy of Annick Press, in exchange for an honest review. This book is a hard read. I'm adding trigger warnings for mentions of rape, sexual assault, ethnic cleansing, erasure, alcoholism, and more that I'm sure I'm missing. This is a hard book to read, but it was so worth it, in my opinion. This anthology of poems, art and short stories are made by, about and for Native American women. Since I am not one, there is not a lot that I can discuss, content-wise in this collection. It would be way outside my lane. I will say that you may need to read this over a period of time, because as you can tell by my trigger warnings, it's heavy. However, it was beautiful. I loved all of the art in this anthology. I loved how this anthology was laid out. I loved the graphic design. I loved the balance between art and written inclusions. Honestly, there was nothing about this I didn't like! You can pick up a copy on Amazon or Indiebound and support these awesome women.
hermitlibrarian More than 1 year ago
A collection of art work and writing from Indigenous women, #Notyourprincess offers a look into the experiences of these women from different tribes: their hardships, their communities, their people. I liked the portraits that were included in this book. There is a variety of skill and every one had heart from the person behind the pen or the brush. The essays that were clear were evocative of the hardships the writer has been through and the strength they've found to continue on in their days. They also gave me, a white person, a better perspective on their circumstances. There's a difference between being told something in a majority white school about what happens to Indigenous people and hearing the stories from the people that went through them, whose ancestors did. There were poems throughout the book, but the formatting made it difficult to understand them. Lines were off-kilter, credit to the authors and titles were illegible, and even some of the essays had sentences that seemed to be spliced in from other works. It's this reason that I rated #Notyourprincess 3 stars when, if it were formatted properly, it might have garnered a higher rating. Not being able to decipher the words properly really brought down the experience. I think this is going to be an important work, once published in its final format with the errors cleared up. The stories will be more clear and when a wider audience reads them, they will be shared by the people that experience them, today and yesterday, and by those that need to understand what it still happening to Indigenous people. Pick this up, if you can, and hear the words from the mouths and pens of the people that wrote them. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.