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YouTube event: Solidarity with Prisoners in the Saskatoon Correctional Centre, tomorrow

Tomorrow at 1pm CST, we're hosting a discussion in support of prisoners in the Saskatoon Correctional Centre, who are severely impacted by COVID-19. As of November 28, some prisoners are hunger striking against the living conditions in the prison. The event will also be available online after the livestream, with captioning. YouTube: https://youtu.be/DxJvoHzGu-8Facebook: https://fb.me/e/3lwxLFMFATwitter: https://twitter.com/ericavioletlee/status/1333507701104664578

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How to Survive the Night: Excerpts

I think about Neil Stonechild and his jean jacket a lot, especially when I'm wearing mine. Tonight, I am dressed in that jean jacket, black jeans and a camo hoodie, with black vans in stark contrast to the dirty snow. I am not dressed for the weather. It’s the second day of spring in Saskatchewan, and it’s freezing. I try to call for a ride home, but my phone battery lost its charge in the cold, and besides, it’s probably out of minutes.

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In Defense of the Wastelands (GUTS Magazine)

I wrote a feature for the fabulous GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine's issue 7: Love, titled In Defense of the Wastelands: A Survival Guide: "...for those of us in the wastelands - for those of us who are the wastelands - caring for each other is refusing a definition of worthiness that will never include us." "To provide… Continue reading In Defense of the Wastelands (GUTS Magazine)

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Red Rising Magazine: Land, Language and Decolonial Love

I wrote a feature for the November 2016 issue of Red Rising Magazine, a publication run by and for Indigenous people, based in Winnipeg. On land and language: "Our languages and lands were made for love. We have wide skies, northern lights, and thousands of chokecherry bushes to duck behind. I know it’s taboo, but… Continue reading Red Rising Magazine: Land, Language and Decolonial Love

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My Optimism Wears Moccasins and is Loud: On Paris, Heavy Metal, and Chasing Freedom

Content Warning: attempted sexual assault; Indigenous Feminist anger that cuts like the lead riff in “The Trooper” My optimism wears moccasins and is loud. My optimism sometimes wears moccasins and is always loud. As a Nehiyaw girl growing up in a small prairie city in Canada, I got into punk, hard rock, and metal music… Continue reading My Optimism Wears Moccasins and is Loud: On Paris, Heavy Metal, and Chasing Freedom