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This is the website of Warren Cariou, the Winnipeg-based writer, filmmaker, photographer and professor.

Contact Warren by email here.

News

Warren is happy to announce the imminent publication of the newest book in the First Voices, First Texts series at the University of Manitoba Press.  From the Tundra to the Trenches:  The World through the Eyes of an Inuit Soldier is the extraordinary memoir of Eddy Weetaltuk, an Inuk who escaped colonially-imposed strictures on Indigenous people by changing his name and joining the Canadian military to fight in the Korean war.  Weetaltuk's narrative is a lost classic of Indigenous literature, written in 1974 but not published in English until now.  This book, edited with a detailed historical context by Thibault Martin, is a fascinating document of mid-twentieth-century Indigenous identity, and also an enthralling story of transformations.

Warren is also working with colleagues Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, Kimberley Sawchuk and Paolo Vignolo on a second workshop, Performing Embodied Oralities In The Americas / Performance, Oralidades Y Corporalidades En Las Américas, this time in Winnipeg, from May 18-20, 2017.  This workshop will bring together scholars, performers and activists who will consider orality from different disciplinary and cultural perspectives. 

affiliations

Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture

Prairie Fire Magazine

Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas

indigenous LIterary Studies Association