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From Trickster Poetics to Transgressive Politics: Substantiating Survivance in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen

From Trickster Poetics to Transgressive Politics: Substantiating Survivance in Tomson Highway's... From Trickster Poetics to Transgressive Politics Substantiating Survivance in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen sam m c kegney Our poets . . . are the only ones today who can provide this bridge, this reflective statement of what it means and has meant to live in a present which is continually overwhelmed by the fantasies of others of the meaning of past events. Vine Deloria Jr., New and Old Voices of Wah'Kon-Tah And today, we are talking about the imagination of tribal stories, and the power of tribal stories to heal. Stories that enlighten and relieve and relive. Stories that create as they're being told. And stories that overturn the burdens of our human existence. Gerald Vizenor, "Trickster Discourse" From 1879 to 1986 the Canadian government removed Indigenous children from their homes and communities and placed them in residential schools run by the Christian churches in an effort to, in the words of inaugural Prime Minister John A. MacDonald, "do away with the tribal system and assimilate the Indian people in all respects with the inhabitants of the Dominion as speedily as they are fit for the change" (qtd. in Ennamorato 72). Like American boarding schools, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in American Indian Literatures University of Nebraska Press

From Trickster Poetics to Transgressive Politics: Substantiating Survivance in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen

Studies in American Indian Literatures , Volume 17 (4) – Mar 14, 2005

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From Trickster Poetics to Transgressive Politics Substantiating Survivance in Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen sam m c kegney Our poets . . . are the only ones today who can provide this bridge, this reflective statement of what it means and has meant to live in a present which is continually overwhelmed by the fantasies of others of the meaning of past events. Vine Deloria Jr., New and Old Voices of Wah'Kon-Tah And today, we are talking about the imagination of tribal stories, and the power of tribal stories to heal. Stories that enlighten and relieve and relive. Stories that create as they're being told. And stories that overturn the burdens of our human existence. Gerald Vizenor, "Trickster Discourse" From 1879 to 1986 the Canadian government removed Indigenous children from their homes and communities and placed them in residential schools run by the Christian churches in an effort to, in the words of inaugural Prime Minister John A. MacDonald, "do away with the tribal system and assimilate the Indian people in all respects with the inhabitants of the Dominion as speedily as they are fit for the change" (qtd. in Ennamorato 72). Like American boarding schools,

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Studies in American Indian LiteraturesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Mar 14, 2005

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