Skins : Contemporary Indigenous Writing

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Kateri akiwenzie-damm

Born: 1965 Toronto, Ottawa (Birth Date unknown)
Canadian writer, editor, producer, and activist

Author works

Editor Anthologies

Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing. (Editor) with Josie Douglas, 2000

Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica, 2003

Speaking True: A Kegedonce Press Anthology, 2006

The Stone Collection, 2015

My Heart is a Stray Bullet, 1993, 2002

bloodriver woman, 1998
Spoken Work standing ground, poetry CD, 2004
A Constellation of Bones, 2007

Documentary Feature
Featured in the documentary, Words From the Edge, 2007


Recipient, Literary Arts Development Writers Grant from the Canada Council, 1996

Recipient, Ontario Arts Council, Writers ' Reserve Grant for a poetry …show more content…

As a scholar, she held the Lucille Herbert Memorial Scholarship and was a member of the Dean 's Honour Roll at York University.

In 1993, Kateri founded Kegedonce Press to give voice to Indigenous culture and, in the same year, she published a book of poetry, My Heart is a Stray Bullet with Kegodonce Press. Her literary activities soon expanded to editing and publishing the work of other writers in anthologies. The first, Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing, she edited and jointly published with Kegedonce Press and Jukurrpa Books. Skins collected the work of writers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and Aotearoa - New Zealand. The second, Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica. Kegedonce Press, was about Native sexuality and erotica through the writing and history of various tribes. Her prose work, Stone Collection, published in 2015 was an interconnected narrative of short stories exploring emotions such as humor, love, and anger and topics such as family.

In addition to her literary, publishing, and performance work, she has been an activist as a Board Member and Interim Vice President of the Aboriginal Youth Council of Canada and a member of the Joint National Committee on Aboriginal AIDS Education. Other activism work has been with the Native Advisory Council of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers Workshop. Her work has included being a Trustee of

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