Aboriginal Writers Collective
With roots that go back to the late 1980s, Winnipeg’s irrepressible Aboriginal Writers Collective have a pair of chapbooks under their belt, Urban Kool and Bone Memory, and a spoken word CD, Red City. They’ve lost a few members along the way—some to death (RIP Marvin Francis, Doug Nepinak and Leonard Carriere), some to the whims of time—but the group continues to thrive. Subversive and irreverent, they’re two parts tickle-your-funny-bone, one part kick-you in-the-groin, and full parts make-you-think. Performing at THIN AIR 2010 are Duncan Mercredi, Jordan Wheeler, Shayla Elizabeth, Maeengan Linklater, Marie Annharte Baker, Trevor Greyeyes, and Katherena Vermette.