Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Kateri is an Anishnaabe writer of mixed ancestry from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. She lives and works at Neyaashiinigmiing, Cape Croker Reserve on the Saugeen Peninsula in southwestern Ontario. Her writing has been published in various anthologies, journals, and magazines in Canada, the U.S., Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, and Germany and in the collection my heart is a stray bullet. Currently, she is completing work on a cd of spoken word poetry and music; a collection of poetry; a collection of short stories; an anthology of erotica by Indigenous writers; and various multidisciplinary and publishing projects. Kateri recently guest edited an issue of Rampike Literary and Arts magazine (an issue featuring the work of Indigenous writers); and co-edited the international anthology of fiction by Indigenous writers co-published by Kegedonce Press and Aboriginal Australian publisher, Jukurrpa Books. skins: contemporary Indigenous writing was released in late 2000. Without Reservation, an anthology of erotica by Indigenous writers, which she compiled and edited, was released in Canada and Aotearoa in the autumn of 2003. She is also completing a collection of poetry and working on various multidisciplinary and publishing projects through two companies she founded: Nishin Productions: Indigenous Performing Arts, and Kegedonce Press.

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