Angeline Boulley on the Need to Get Beyond Trauma in Native Literature
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of Warrior Girl Unearthed, Angeline Boulley, about her Native American community, her traditional firekeeping father, and the need to get beyond trauma in Native literature.
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Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her debut novel Firekeeper’s Daughter, a Reese’s Book Club selection, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, was named a Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time, and has been optioned by the Obamas’ production company to be adapted into a Netflix series. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island.