I wrote an essay for The Guardian on Native resistance, colonialism's theft of childhood joy, and reckoning with the unearthing of graves at canada’s residential schooling institutions. “Some of the stories we are told about residential schooling prisons involve Native children digging graves for other children. Rarely did our ancestors receive proper burials or grave… Continue reading The Guardian: Native children didn’t ‘lose’ their lives at residential schools. Their lives were stolen | Erica Violet Lee
To the amazing followers of moontimewarrior.com and readers of my work, My very special MacBook 2015 which carried me through my master's degree, into my life as a professionally published writer, and toward the process of publishing my first manuscript (more on that later…) is at the end of its life. As a writer, this… Continue reading Support my writing! Help Erica afford a new computer.
At 3pm PT / 4pm SK & MT / 6pm ET today, I'll be talking about #CancelCanadaDay and canadian colonialism with Nick Estes and The Red Nation. Join us on YouTube or Facebook. Stay cool out there on the frontlines.
"I'm Plains Cree, or Nêhiyaw, and I started doing research and learning about the traditional face paint that warriors would have worn and the beautification traditions of my people and I thought, this is my war paint."
I have two poems in the Summer 2021 issue of Brick Literary Magazine, issue 107. The issue is available to order online now, and I encourage you support local bookstores if you can. 🙂
"I want to move through the world in a way that acknowledges Black women as the originators of so much freedom work without reducing our existences as Black and Native women to a harmful and impossible comparative study."
Free Up! is an 8-part abolition & transformative justice learning series benefitting the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund. Organized by Rania El Mugammar, with generous contributions from guest facilitators, this virtual series features workshops, panels, case studies and labs that explore justice for incarcerated folks, dreaming and building abolitionist futures, transformative justice in our families, building… Continue reading Free Up! Abolition & Transformative Justice Series: This Summer!
On April 9th from 1-2:30pm Ottawa time (EST), I'll be giving a talk as part of Carleton University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology's Brown Bag Lunch series. Deviant Ceremony: On Intoxication and other Erotic Ecologies In the midst of a pandemic, many are tending to our relationalities as sites of renewed hope and healing. Those… Continue reading April 9th talk at Carleton University – “Deviant Ceremony: On Intoxication and Other Erotic Ecologies”
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
I wrote a new piece for the inaugural issue of Held Magazine out the University of Guelph. It's entitled "Freedom's Flight (For Mito)". This is also the first time I've had a piece of artwork published! The watercolor painting is of the aforementioned Mito, a very special love bird I met on Twitter. No one… Continue reading Held Magazine: Freedom’s Flight (For Mito)