As Parliamentary Poet Laureate, I wish to highlight the works of Aboriginal/Native/First Nations/Métis and Inuit poets and poets from other groups that have been marginalized from across Turtle Island. There are numerous talented writers in these communities and their stories are unique, educational and informative. They cover the various topics of place and community, and offer historical perspectives as well as present life occurrences. Dialogue is a two-way interaction; it promotes equal value and highlights concerns. Uplifting these voices enriches us all.
Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer
9th Parliamentary Poet Laureate