The anthology kisiskâciwan: Indigenous Voices from Where the River Flows Swiftly is to be published next year. The University of Regina Press says it will not remove the work of a poet from an upcoming anthology of Indigenous writing from Saskatchewan, despite a request from other authors in the collection to do so because of the poet’s violent past. The anthology kisiskâciwan: Indigenous Voices from Where the River Flows Swiftly is to be published next year. It includes a poem by Neal McLeod, who is half Cree and grew up on the James Smith Cree Nation, east of Prince Albert, Sask., and later taught at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to an assault charge related to domestic violence, according to the publisher. An open letter signed by six Indigenous writers states: "We cannot consent to publish our work alongside Neal McLeod, whom to the best of our knowledge has not made amends to those that he has harmed." One of the signatories, Erica Violet Lee, posted the letter to her Facebook. After the six signatories, a long list of other names is posted "in solidarity," including Alicia Elliott, Zoe Todd, Eden Robinson and Jesse […]