Nîtisânak

Lindsay Nixon, 1987-

Book - 2018

"This book is about relatedness. Using a form of generative refusal towards western writing practices, the text works with the idea of kinship that derives from the author's Plains Cree and other kinship teachings. It also examines how queer kin were some of their first experiences of reciprocal relationality and care"--

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Subjects
Genres
Autobiographies
Published
Montreal, QC : Metonymy Press 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
186 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Issued also in electronic format
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-186).
ISBN
9780994047175
0994047177
Main Author
Lindsay Nixon, 1987- (author)
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  • Queerness
  • Vision 4: wâkâyôs
  • Creation story
  • The spatiality of yt gays
  • Queen city punk
  • Death machine
  • Concrete warriors
  • wîhtikow
  • BRB B2B: all the places we called home, then burned
  • Bottoming
  • Vision 8: pihpihcêw
  • OG
  • Pillz
  • Feminine divine
  • Prayer 9: for my NDN bb girls
  • Generations
  • For my descendants
  • What artists have taught me
  • Epilogue: tio'tia:ke.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"This book is about relatedness. Using a form of generative refusal towards western writing practices, the text works with the idea of kinship that derives from the author's Plains Cree and other kinship teachings. It also examines how queer kin were some of their first experiences of reciprocal relationality and care"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Jas M. Morgan's nîtisânak honours blood and chosen kin with equal care. A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around grief over the loss of their mother. It also explores despair and healing through community and family, and being torn apart by the same. Using cyclical narrative techniques and drawing on their Cree, Saulteaux, and Métis ancestral teachings, this work offers a compelling perspective on the connections that must be broken and the ones that heal. Winner of the 2019 Quebec Writers' Federation Concordia University First Book Prize.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Literary Nonfiction. Native American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Memoir. Winner of the 2019 Writers' Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. Winner of the 2019 Quebec Writers' Federation Concordia University First Book Prize. 2019 Quebec Writers' Federation Mavis Gallant Prize finalist for Non-Fiction. 2019 Indigenous Voices Award finalist for Published Prose in English. 2019 Lambda Literary Award finalist for Lesbian Memoir. Jas M. Morgan's NÎTISÂNAK honours blood and chosen kin with equal care. A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around grief over the loss of their mother. It also explores despair and healing through community and family, and being torn apart by the same. Using cyclical narrative techniques and drawing on Nixon's Cree, Saulteaux, and Métis ancestral teachings, this work offers a compelling perspective on the connections that must be broken and the ones that heal.