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Greg Younging’s “Elements of Indigenous Style”

Gregory Younging is a member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba and is a faculty member at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in the Indigenous Studies Program. He has an MA from Carleton University, an MPub from Simon Fraser University, and a PhD from the University of British Columbia. Read more…


Book Review: “Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples”

It feels appropriate that my first post for the TEC [The Editing Company] blog is a review of a style guide. In the two months since I’ve started working at TEC, I’ve spent plenty of time looking through guides like the APA Publication Manual and the massive Chicago Manual of Read more…


Important Reading for Working with Indigenous Stories

Several books have been published about working with Indigenous stories. This list of four recent books is only a starting point in your education. Greg Younging. Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples. 2018; Edmonton, AB: Brush Education Inc. Elements is quickly becoming a Read more…


Book Review: “Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World”

Cover of "Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World" (Chronicle Books, 2016)

Yee-Lum Mak, Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World (Chronicle Books, 2016). Jungian analyst Robert Johnson’s oft-quoted words from his book The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden have stayed with me: “Sanskrit has 96 words for love, ancient Persian has 80, Greek three, and English only Read more…