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Native Authors Breakfast Fundraiser 2017
Tuesday, October 10 2017
 
Written by The Circle,
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Join Us for Breakfast with   
Linda LeGarde Grover

Friday, December 15, 2017
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Doors open at 7:30 for coffee 

The Circle board invites you to join us for our annual
Native Authors Breakfast Fundraiser to support The Circle,
the voice of Native journalism in the Twin Cities, serving the
Native community and regional readers for 37 years. 

Enjoy good conversation and a light breakfast with coffee and juice while listening to Native author Linda LaGarde as she reads from her new book, Onigamiising, and other works.

All Nations Indian Church, 1515 E. 23rd St., Minneapolis
$35 suggested donation

To RSVP and reserve your spot: call 612-722-3686 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

onigamiisingbookcoverimage.jpgLinda LeGarde Grover is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is author of the short fiction collection The Dance Boots (U of Georgia Press 2010), novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass (U of Minnesota Press 2014), poetry collection The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives (Red Mountain Press 2016) and essay collection Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year (U of Minnesota Press 2017). Her writings have received the Flannery O'Connor Award, the Janet Heidinger Katka Prize, the Red Mountain Editor's Award, the Native Writers & Storytellers Fiction Award, and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry.

Onigamiising

From the publisher: Long before it came to be known as Duluth, the land at the western tip of Lake Superior was known to the Ojibwe as Onigamiising, “the place of the small portage.” There the Ojibwe lived in keeping with the seasons, moving among different camps for hunting and fishing, for cultivating and gathering, for harvesting wild rice and maple sugar. In Onigamiising Linda LeGarde Grover accompanies us through this cycle of the seasons, one year in a lifelong journey on the path to Mino Bimaadiziwin, the living of a good life. 

In fifty short essays, Grover reflects on the spiritual beliefs and everyday practices that carry the Ojibwe through the year and connect them to this northern land of rugged splendor. As the four seasons unfold—from Ziigwan (Spring) through Niibin and Dagwaagin to the silent, snowy promise of Biboon—the award-winning author writes eloquently of the landscape and the weather, work and play, ceremony and tradition and family ways, from the homey moments shared over meals to the celebrations that mark life’s great events. Now a grandmother, a Nokomis, beginning the fourth season of her life, Grover draws on a wealth of stories and knowledge accumulated over the years to evoke the Ojibwe experience of Onigamiising, past and present, for all time.

 

 


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