Lindsay Nixon’s nîtisânak honours blood and chosen kin with equal care. A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around grief over the loss of their mother. It also explores despair and healing through community and family, and being torn apart by the same. Using cyclical narrative techniques and drawing on their Cree, Saulteaux, and Métis ancestral teachings, this work offers a compelling perspective on the connections that must be broken and the ones that heal.
Available now through Metonymy’s website.
The book cover image was taken by Dayna Danger. The “nîtisanâk” necklace by is Mad Aunty, and the earrings made with leather, beads, and feathers by Savage Rose—both of whom can be found on Instagram and Facebook.
Check out the “nîtisânak” Spotify playlist that teases some of the period references.