This book is a helpful tool while working creatively with Indigenous communities, as it offers insight into culturally sensitive ways of connecting with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, while upholding anti-colonial and ethical frameworks from a Coast Salish perspective.
Written from the inside of a prison as a correspondence, this book details the life and memories of Yvonne Johnson, the first Indigenous woman to be given a life sentence. This raw work of nonfiction untangles the layers of violence Johnson has endured throughout her life, while ultimately finding spiritual strength. Please note that due to the descriptions of violence, some readers may find the contents of this book to be triggering.
Geared towards health care practitioners, this book explores healing trauma through an Indigenous lens, working towards the decolonization of psychiatric ideas and practices.
A Master’s Thesis (OCAD) outlining collaborative creative work undertaken with incarcerated Indigenous people. Professional musicians and a sound engineer collaborated with participants in prison to write, record, disseminate, and celebrate their stories through new freedom songs.