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Vol. 46 No. 2 (2021): Indigenous Literary Arts of Truth and Redress / Arts littéraires autochtones de vérité et de réparation

“Forget What Disney Tells You” Redressing Popular Culture in Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ A Red Girl’s Reasoning

July 4, 2022


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