Starting June 17, poet and publisher Janet Rogers hosts a discussion with Indigi-Lit’s strongest influencers and newest contributors, featuring authors Tanya Talaga, Joshua Whitehead, and T’áncháy Redvers.



Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora poet, media producer and mentor living and working from her home territory of Six Nations of the Grand River. Janet has seven published poetry books, multiple video poems and operates Ojistoh Publishing from where she is supporting new Indigenous authors.


Joshua Whitehead is a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate, lecturer, and Killam scholar at the University of Calgary where he studies Indigenous literatures and cultures with a focus on gender and sexuality. He is the award-winning author of Full-metal Indigiqueer and Jonny Appleseed..


T’áncháy Redvers is a Dene/Métis two-spirit social justice warrior, writer, creator, public speaker, and multidisciplinary performer belonging to Deninu K’ue First Nation. They have been nationally and internationally recognized for their work and advocacy, having co-founded We Matter, a national Indigenous-led organization dedicated to Indigenous youth hope and life promotion. Their debut book of poetry, Fireweed, was released in 2019.


Tanya Talaga is an Anishinaabe journalist and speaker. Talaga’s mother’s family is from Fort William First Nation and her father was Polish-Canadian. Her first book, Seven Fallen Feathers, is a national bestseller. Her second book, All Our Relations: Finding The Path Forward, is also a national bestseller. Talaga heads up Makwa Creative Inc., a production company focused on amplifying Indigenous voices through documentary films, TV and podcasts.



Explore, Shop, Watch and Feast Celebrate Indigenous histories, arts and stories during Indigenous People’s Month at Toronto History Museums. Explore inspiring events including virtual tours, a culinary program, films and dance performances by emerging and established talent, and more. Shop unique products from Indigenous artists and authors.


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