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Buffalo is the new buffalo : stories

Author: Chelsea Vowel
Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2022] ©2022
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Powerful stories of "Metis futurism" that envision a world without violence, capitalism, or colonization. "Education is the new buffalo" is a metaphor widely used among Indigenous peoples in Canada to signify the importance of education to their survival and ability to support themselves, as once Plains nations supported themselves as buffalo peoples. The assumption is that many of the pre-Contact ways of living  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Short stories
Fiction
Anthologies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vowel, Chelsea.
Buffalo is the new Buffalo.
Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022
(OCoLC)1287025103
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chelsea Vowel
ISBN: 9781551528793 1551528797
OCLC Number: 1267686878
Description: 341 pages : 23 cm
Contents: Buffalo bird --
Michif man --
Dirty wings --
Maggie Sue --
A lodge within her mind --
Âniskôhôcikan --
I, bison --
Unsettled.
Responsibility: Chelsea Vowel.

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"Powerful stories of "Metis futurism" that envision a world without violence, capitalism, or colonization. "Education is the new buffalo" is a metaphor widely used among Indigenous peoples in Canada to signify the importance of education to their survival and ability to support themselves, as once Plains nations supported themselves as buffalo peoples. The assumption is that many of the pre-Contact ways of living are forever gone, so adaptation is necessary. But Chelsea Vowel asks, "Instead of accepting that the buffalo, and our ancestral ways, will never come back, what if we simply ensure that they do?" Inspired by classic and contemporary speculative fiction, Buffalo Is the New Buffalo explores science fiction tropes through a Metis lens: a Two-Spirit rougarou (shapeshifter) in the nineteenth century tries to solve a murder in her community and joins the nehiyaw-pwat (Iron Confederacy) in order to successfully stop Canadian colonial expansion into the West. A Metis man is gored by a radioactive bison, gaining super strength, but losing the ability to be remembered by anyone not related to him by blood. Nanites babble to babies in Cree, virtual reality teaches transformation, foxes take human form and wreak havoc on hearts, buffalo roam free, and beings grapple with the thorny problem of healing from colonialism. Indigenous futurisms seek to discover the impact of colonization, remove its psychological baggage, and recover ancestral traditions. These eight short stories of "Metis futurism" explore Indigenous existence and resistance through the specific lens of being Metis. Expansive and eye-opening, Buffalo Is the New Buffalo rewrites our shared history in provocative and exciting ways."--

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