The anthology kisiskâciwan: Indigenous from Where the River Flows Swiftly is to be published next year. The University Regina Press says it will not remove the work a poet from upcoming anthology Indigenous writing from Saskatchewan, despite a request from other authors in the collection to do so the poet’s violent past. The anthology kisiskâciwan: Indigenous from Where the River Flows Swiftly is to be published next year. It includes a poem by Neal McLeod, who is Cree grew up on the James Smith Cree Nation, east of Prince Albert, Sask., later taught at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont. In 2014, he pleaded to an assault charge related to domestic violence, according to the publisher. An open signed by six Indigenous writers states: " 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 of other names is posted "in solidarity," including Alicia Elliott, Zoe Todd, Eden Robinson and Jesse […]

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