Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People

Normally, I never take book review requests.  Unfortunately, my writing schedule is too busy, although I wish I could review each title I’m kindly asked to consider.  But when Joel Miller emailed me about reading and reviewing his latest non-fiction title aptly called Memoir of a Roadie, after explaining his book contained stories about the …

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The American Indian Movement was formed in the summer of 1968, Minneapolis, Minnesota by Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Eddie Benton Banai, and George Mitchell, all from surrounding Ojibwa Nations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  According to the late Dennis Banks’ autobiography, Ojibwa Warrior, AIM was created to address the oppression of native people in the twin …

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My grandfather, grandmother, father, aunts, and uncles were forced to attend these institutions devised by the federal government and run by Christian churches to assimilate Indigenous people into Western culture.  These schools started after 1880 with the last one closing in 1996. To understand this period in Canadian History, I highly recommend A Knock on …

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Being a die-hard music fan, I enjoy memoirs and autobiographies by groupies and WAGS (wives and girlfriends)–the lovely ladies who inspired many of the songs we love.  What about those who work in the music industry or became part of the band’s inner-circle?  They’re included, too, because these gals kicked some serious ass. Have a …

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