In Search of April Raintree is a Great Book!

By Deena Goodrunning

One of my favourite books of all time is In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier. The book was first published in 1983 and is now considered a Canadian classic. In Search of April Raintree follows the lives of two Métis sisters from their childhood spent in foster care to the earlier years of…

An Interview With Nisha Patel

By Deena Goodrunning

Cover image credit from the City of Edmonton Nisha Patel is a University of Alberta alumni and among many accomplishments is the author of the poetry book Coconut. Additionally she was also the eighth poet laureate of Edmonton and has co-founded a local and Edmontonion partnership publishing house called Moon Jelly House. On November 19,…

Romani People in Europe: The Girl From Nowhere

By Deena Goodrunning

Who are the Romani people? There are various terms used to refer to them such as “Rom” or “Roma” or the more well-known term “Gypsy.” They are not to be confused with Romanian people. “Gypsy” is considered a derogatory term by many Romani people. Researchers generally agree Romani people originated from Northern India They mainly…