We are the Dreamers: Recent and Early Poetry.
Wreck Cove, NS: Breton Books, 2000.
Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mikmaq
Poet. Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
Kelusultiek. Halifax: Institute for the Study of Women, Mount Saint Vincent University, 1994.
Lnu and Indians Were Called. Charlottetown,
PEI: Ragweed Press, 1991.
Song of Eskasoni: More Poems of Rita Joe. Nimbus Publishing, 1989.
Joe, Rita and Lesley Choyce, eds. The Mikmaq Anthology. Halifax, NS: Pottersfield Press, 2003.
Song of Eskasoni. Dir. Brian Guns. National
Film Board of Canada, 1993.
Alba, Virgine. Re-writing Cultures and Communities:
Canadian Aboriginal Women and the Example of Slash. Canadian
Issues 21 (1999): 190.
King, Thomas and Greg Staats. Native Writers of Canada: A Photographic Portrait of 12 Contemporary Authors. Books in Canada 23.5 (1994): 12.
Micmac Poet Rita Joes Words Woven into Fabric
of Vibrant Images (Song of Eskasoni).Chronicle-Herald.
Halifax. 22 May 1993: A26.
Poetry Cathartic for Rita Joe. Chronicle-Herald.
Halifax. 6 Dec. 1991: B3.
Rasporich, Beverly. Native Women Writing: Tracing
the Patterns. Canadian Ethnic Studies 28.1 (1996):
Smith, Gordon E., Kevin Alstrup. Words and Music
by Rita Joe: Dialogic Ethnomusicology. Canadian Journal for
Traditional Music 23 (1995): 35-53.
Tileston, Susan. Rev. of We are the Dreamers: Recent
and Early Poetry, by Rita Joe. The Pottersfield Portfolio
21.1 (2000): 4.
Williams, Kenneth. Windspeaker Special Focus [National Aboriginal Achievement Awards]. Windspeaker 14.11 (1997).
1997: Aboriginal Achievement Award
1990: Order of Canada
|Rita Joe, now a Mikmaq elder, was born in 1931 on the Whycocomagh Reserve in Nova Scotia. Her poetry and activism have made her a symbol of Native pride. She has been awarded numerous honourary doctorates from Canadian universities. Rita Joe currently lives on the Eskasoni reserve in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.|
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