Diane Wilson (Dakota) is the author of The Seed Keeper, forthcoming March 2021, as well as a memoir, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, and a nonfiction book, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life. She is the executive director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, a national coalition of tribes and organizations working to create sovereign food systems for Native people. She is a Mdewakanton descendent, enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation, and lives in Shafer, Minnesota.
Kazim Aliis the author of Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water, as well as several volumes of poetry, novels, essay collections, and cross-genre texts. He is currently a professor of Literature and Writing at the University of California, San Diego.
A haunting novel spanning several generations, following a Dakota family’s struggle to preserve their way of life and their sacrifices to protect what matters most. Weaving together the voices of four indelible women—including tough, bookish Rosalie Iron Wing—this is a beautifully told story of reawakening.
Facing environmental destruction and broken promises from the Canadian government, the Pimicikamak community at Cross Lake have evicted Manitoba’s electric utility from the local dam. The author, who grew up in the nearby town of Jenpeg, returns north, looking to understand his place in this story and eager to listen.