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Volume 10, Number 1 (1985)

Literature in English by Native Canadians (Indians and Inuit)

  • Margaret Harry
May 22, 2008


English-Canadian writers, publishers, and readers have tended to endorse without thinking racist practices and standards when it comes to Native Canadian writing. For Native Canadian writers themselves, the situation does not seem to be particularly encouraging. There are many new Native Canadian writers, but their voices go unheard, and their works are often unpublished or limited to a very small circulation. It is time to take notice, time to listen, to meet them as they have always been ready to meet us, to come out from behind the walls of stereotype and symbolism and acknowledge them for what they really are: real people, real writers.