NAISA: Literature and Poetry

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the 2022 gatherings of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Books on sale, University of Minnesota Press information, and more.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: 40% OFF BOOKS

All books below are 40% off using code MN89380. Code expires August 1, 2022.

BROWSE BOOKS:

ANTHROPOLOGY     //     CHILDREN'S LITERATURE     //     CINEMA AND MEDIA

EDUCATION     //     ENVIRONMENT     //     GEOGRAPHY

GLBT AND GENDER     //     HISTORY     //     LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES

LITERATURE AND POETRY     //     LITERARY CRITICISM     //     POLITICAL SCIENCE

POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES     //     SOCIOLOGY     //     RELIGION

THEORY     //     WOMEN'S STUDIES

BACK TO ALL BOOKS ON SALE

Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater Making the Carry The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater Timothy Cochrane 2022 Fall
An extraordinary illustrated biography of a Métis man and Anishinaabe woman navigating great changes in their homeland along the U.S.–Canada border in the early twentieth century
Making Love with the Land: Essays Making Love with the Land Essays Joshua Whitehead 2022 Fall
A moving and deeply personal excavation of Indigenous beauty and passion in a suffering world
The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives The Sky Watched Poems of Ojibwe Lives Linda LeGarde Grover 2022 Fall
A collective memoir in poetry of an Ojibwe family and tribal community, from creation myth to this day, updated with new poems
This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments This Contested Land The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments McKenzie Long 2022 Spring
One woman’s enlightening trek through the natural histories, cultural stories, and present perils of thirteen national monuments, from Maine to Hawaii
Seven Aunts Seven Aunts Staci Lola Drouillard 2022 Spring
Part memoir, part cultural history, these memories of seven aunts holding home and family together tell a crucial, often overlooked story of women of the twentieth century
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies Noopiming The Cure for White Ladies Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2022 Spring
The new novel from the author of As We Have Always Done, a poetic world-building journey into the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions amid colonialism
Earthworks Rising: Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts Earthworks Rising Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts Chadwick Allen 2022 Spring
A necessary reexamination of Indigenous mounds, demonstrating their sustained vitality and vibrant futurity by centering Native voices
We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World We Are Meant to Rise Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, Editors 2021 Fall
A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from Minnesota
Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Gichigami Hearts Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Linda LeGarde Grover 2021 Fall
Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake Superior
Grandmother’s Pigeon Grandmother’s Pigeon Louise Erdrich 2021 Fall
A grandmother’s sudden departure leaves her family with an even more puzzling, and wondrous, surprise in this enchanting story from the National Book Award–winning author—at last back in print
Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption Outsiders Within Writing on Transracial Adoption Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah and Sun Yung Shin, Editors 2020 Fall
Confronting trauma behind the transnational adoption system—now back in print
The Range Eternal The Range Eternal Louise Erdrich 2020 Fall
The story of a girlhood lived in the glow of a woodstove from one of the country’s most distinguished and beloved authors, now back in print
In the Night of Memory: A Novel In the Night of Memory A Novel Linda LeGarde Grover 2020 Fall
Two lost sisters find family, and themselves, among the voices of an Ojibwe reservation
What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color What God Is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang, Editors 2019 Fall
Native women and women of color poignantly share their pain, revelations, and hope after experiencing the traumas of miscarriage and infant loss
This Wound Is a World This Wound Is a World Billy-Ray Belcourt 2019 Fall
The new edition of a prize-winning memoir-in-poems, a meditation on life as a queer Indigenous man—available for the first time in the United States
The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Fight to Protect the Arctic and Save the Planet from Climate Change The Right to Be Cold One Woman’s Fight to Protect the Arctic and Save the Planet from Climate Change Sheila Watt-Cloutier 2018 Spring
A “courageous and revelatory memoir” (Naomi Klein) chronicling the life of the leading Indigenous climate change, cultural, and human rights advocate
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America The Inconvenient Indian A Curious Account of Native People in North America Thomas King 2018 Spring
A brilliantly subversive and darkly humorous history of Indian–White relations in North America since first contact
Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year Onigamiising Seasons of an Ojibwe Year Linda LeGarde Grover 2017 Fall
Fifty short essays evoke the four seasons of the year, and of life, for the Ojibwe in northeastern Minnesota
Evil Dead Center: A Mystery Evil Dead Center A Mystery Carole laFavor 2017 Fall
Renee is back at it, this time uncovering a dark web with far reaches and implications
Along the Journey River: A Mystery Along the Journey River A Mystery Carole laFavor 2017 Fall
When tribal traditions run strong, is it possible to love an “other”?
Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan and Nils Bubandt, Editors 2017 Spring
Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together?
White Birch, Red Hawthorn: A Memoir White Birch, Red Hawthorn A Memoir Nora Murphy 2017 Spring
A personal investigation into the multigenerational cost of immigration and genocide in the American heartland
Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask: Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask Anishinaabe Botanical Teachings Mary Siisip Geniusz 2015 Spring
The first complete resource for the practical use of plants in the Anishinaabe culture and the stories that surround them
Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong Paul Chaat Smith 2009 Spring
Forceful and eloquent essays on the American Indian in culture and history
The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative The Truth About Stories A Native Narrative Thomas King 2008 Fall
Illuminates the relationship between storytelling and the Native North American experience

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