Indigenous Literature


A Fantasy of Indigenous Experience: Cherie Dimaline’s The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy


Reviewed in this essay: The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy by Cherie Dimaline. Published by Theytus Books (June 2013). The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy, written by celebrated Ojibway and M├ętis author Cherie Dimaline, weaves together a story of struggle, hope, and magic. As the main character, Ruby Bloom, experiences a series of traumatic childhood events, planets start to grow around her head. The planets...

Diary: The Banff Centre’s Indigenous Writers Program


Opportunities knock at your door when you least expect them, and when they do, they can knock you right off your feet and make you ask yourself-is this really happening to me? I applied for the Aboriginal Emerging Writer Program in 2011 through the Canada Council for the Arts. When I received confirmation in the summer of 2011 that I was accepted into the program, I literally had to shake my head...