books.google.ca - Through poems, stories and songs, Joanne Arnott claims her mixed Native and European ancestry, delves into the grief and rage of childhood abuse, and courageously traces the healing process....http://books.google.ca/books/about/My_Grass_Cradle.html?id=rNHpPAAACAAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareMy Grass Cradle
Joanne Arnott, a Metis/mixed blood writer, was born in Winnipeg, and has lived a cumulative thirty years in Musqueam traditional territories on the west coast. Mother to six children ranging in age from three to twenty years, Joanne has been a literary performer and publishing poet since the mid-1980s. She worked for many years as an Unlearning Racism facilitator, and continues to incorporate social justice perspectives and peer counselling approaches in her work. Her first book, "Wiles of Girlhood" (Press Gang, 1991), won the Gerald Lampert Award. She has since published four additional books. These include "Steepy Mountain: love poetry" (Kegedonce Press, 2004), a children's illustrated story and a nonfiction collection. She lives with her husband and children in Richmond, BC."Mother Time" is her most recent collection of poems.