Living in the Tall Grass


By Chief R. Stacey Laforme 

Poems of Reconciliation

In Living in the Tall Grass: Poems of Reconciliation, Chief Stacey Laforme gives a history of his people through stories and poetry to let Canadians see through the eyes of Indigenous people. In it, he hits hard on matters of residential schools, the environment, suicide among Indigenous youth, domestic abuse, and so on, but also writes poems of love and hope. Chief Laforme’s universal message is, “We should not have to change to fit into society, the world should adapt to embrace our uniqueness.”

Keywords: Indigenous, Reconciliation, Anishinaabe, Chief Stacey Laforme

What they say

“All peoples learn from authentically written expressions about not only our struggles but hope and vision. Chief Stacey Laforme has eloquently written pieces which invoke our emotion and inspire reflection and change.”
— Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

“The poetry of Chief Stacey Laforme illustrates the wonderful state of being alive. His words compel us to improve our capacity to listen, to understand and learn to live together. It is a generous gift from one who cares deeply and looks for good in the world.”
—  Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario


Info about the book

UPROUTE Imprint of Durvile Publications
POE011000 - POETRY / Canadian
5.5” x 8.5” | 160 pages
Book Two in the Every River Poems Series
ISBN: 9781988824055 | Price $19.95 Canada
Audiobook version also available
Book release date, January 28, 2018

Individuals: Ask your bookseller or buy online.
Booksellers: Order through University of Toronto (UTP)  

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