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In 2017, I was privileged to be one of eight Indigenous editors invited to the Indigenous Editors’ Circle at Humber College, Toronto. We spent five days with four renowned writers and scholars from across Canada. Over 30 representatives from publishing houses joined us and committed to changing the ways they Read more…


Publishing Indigenous Literature: From an Author and Artist’s Perspective

“kimiwan has taken on a life of its own. the idea formed as I prepared to move back to the prairies from rainy vancouver. to move back home. the idea of moving home frightened me a little—a lot. i remember sharing the idea of this zine with carla—a friend, mentor Read more…


Small Acts of Reconciliation Have a Large Impact

I was recently invited to provide a session at the Editors’ Association of Canada annual conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I titled the session “Voice, Agency and Worldview: Editing Indigenous Manuscripts.” I did my best to provide a short description and then set to work on what to include in the Read more…


Incorporating Indigenous Editorial Practices into Our Work

On May 29, 2018, Deanna Reder (Cree/Métis) and I published an article titled “’I write this for all of you’: Recovering the Unpublished RCMP ‘Incident’ in Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed (1973)” in the scholarly journal Canadian Literature. This article, published digitally, tells several stories. The first is about how at the age of Read more…


The State of Indigenous Crime Fiction

Off the top of your head, name an Indigenous writer of crime fiction. Not someone who writes crime fiction with Indigenous characters, but an actual Indigenous writer who pens crime/mystery novels. If you want to Google “Native American mysteries,” go ahead. Even though millions of books have been sold in Read more…


The Indigenous Editors Circle

In response to the lack of Indigenous representation in the Canadian publishing industry, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, under the guidance of Joanne Gerber and in consultation with Indigenous writers and publishing professionals, created the Indigenous Editors Circle (IEC) in 2014. In 2015, recognizing the need to include non-Indigenous editors in Read more…


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…


Moving Forward: SFU’s Certificate in Indigenous Publishing

In 2012, the lack of Indigenous representation in publishing associations, on prize juries, and particularly on the lists of Canadian publishers was becoming glaringly obvious. There is a strong Indigenous literary presence in Canada that is expected to continue growing. Currently, most Indigenous works are being edited and published by 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…