This new collection of poems takes us into the midst of social and domestic injustice and questions what we are doing to our fellow human beings and the environment. She writes of Oka and Gustafson Lake, of the police shooting of a Native mother and child, as well as the NATO gecide in Yugoslavia. Reflecting Fife's viewpoints as a Cree, mother and lesbian, these poems cross boundaries, speaking to each of us in our separate homelands , reminding us of the healing and transforming power of song, words and deeds. These are poems of revolution, of love, of inspiration.
Connie Fife, a Cree originally from Saskatchewan, was recently awarded the one-time Prince and Princess Edward Prize in Aboriginal Literature for her contribution both in her community and in Canada. Her poetry and critical writings have appeared in numerous publications and she is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Beneath the Naked Sun and Speaking Through Jagged Rock. She now lives in Victoria, B.C.