Posts tagged shayla elizabeth

The Fifth Day of Writemas

… my true love …. yadda yadda yadda

a GREAT poem from Shayla Elizabeth!


as you might have noticed, I’ve been sending shouts out to my dear friends in the Aboriginal Writers Collective. Shayla is one such dear friend, her bio reads as follows: storyteller/poet/emerging playwright/writer/sometime journalist/repatriated cross-cultural adoptee from the 60′s scoop/Ininew (Cree)–mixed blood/mother–mama/partner/lover.


chief miska muskwa

(on the occasion of the chief big bear monument unveiling)

mama, am I Cree?

yes   baby girl   you are of the People

to be Cree/Iniwe …

Are you up for the Speaking Crow Challenge??

Hey y’all, the website elves here, and we wanted to introduce a guest blogger today,

please give a warm welcome to Ms. Shayla E….

(insert applause here)

Hi, I am Shayla Elizabeth, a member of the Aboriginal Writers’ Collective, and I wanted to write a few words on my experience with the Speaking Crow Open Mic series.

At the beginning of 2009, one of my new year’s resolutions was to start going to the Speaking Crow on a regular basis and try to make as …