#Not Your Princess: Voices of Native American Women

Charleyboy, L.; Leatherdalde, M.
This collection of poetry, opinions, interviews, artworks, and photography expresses what it means to be a First Nations woman. Each piece is the realistic perspective of a young Indigenous woman and deals with complex issues Indigenous women had to, and often still have to, deal with including stereotyping, residential schools, missing Indigenous women, misogyny, and sexual abuse. The images complement, and help students connect to, the words and stories. The emotionally-charged content is suited to mature and sensitive senior English or First Nations classes, and lends itself to discussions, writing activities, and making connections between the modern stories and historical events.
Indigenous, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 8-12