Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Views on the Future (Paperback)
First Nations, M tis and Inuit artists, activists, educators and writers, youth and elders come together to envision Indigenous futures in Canada and around the world.
Discussing everything from language renewal to sci-fi, this collection is a powerful and important expression of imagination rooted in social critique, cultural experience, traditional knowledge, activism and the multifaceted experiences of Indigenous people on Turtle Island.
In Me Tomorrow...
- Darrel J. McLeod, Cree author from Treaty-8 territory in Northern Alberta, blends the four elements of the Indigenous cosmovision with the four directions of the medicine wheel to create a prayer for the power, strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples.
- Autumn Peltier, Anishinaabe water-rights activist, tells the origin story of her present and future career in advocacy--and how the nine months she spent in her mother's womb formed her first water teaching. When the water breaks, like snow melting in the spring, new life comes.
- Lee Maracle, acclaimed St lō Nation author and educator, reflects on cultural revival--imagining a future a century from now in which Indigenous people are more united than ever before.
Other essayists include Cyndy and Makwa Baskin, Norma Dunning, Shalan Joudry, Shelley Knott-Fife, Tracie L ost, Stephanie Peltier, Romeo Saganash, Drew Hayden Taylor and Raymond Yakeleya.
For readers who want to imagine the future, and to cultivate a better one, Me Tomorrow is a journey through the visions generously offered by a diverse group of Indigenous thinkers.