Adrian Downey

Book Review of Kiskajeyi – I Am Ready: A Hermeneutic Exploration of Mi’kmaq Komqwejwi’kasikl Poetry by Michelle Sylliboy (Rebel Mountain Press, 2019). 76 pp. I think a lot about what Leanne Betasamosake Simpson calls Nishnabaabeg (hereafter broadened to Indigenous) brilliance—the myriad of ways in which Indigenous people are and have always been creative, resilient, intelligent, powerful, and sacred. I am fortunate to be surrounded by it often, and when I am I try my best to amplify it. As an educator and a scholar, I spend a great deal of time pointing out Indigenous brilliance to settler colleagues and students. … Continue reading Adrian Downey