Carol Daniels Launches Bearskin Diary

Carol Daniels will be launching her debut novel, Bearskin Diary, in Regina and Saskatoon. She will be giving two performances and sharing her writing in Regina on Thursday, November 5 at the following times and locations:

She will also be at in Saskatoon on Friday, November 13:

Raw and honest, Bearskin Diary gives voice to a generation of First Nations women who have always been silenced. Inspired by the author’s own experiences, this novel is relevant to many of the most pressing issues facing Canadians today; it brings to light the damage done by the sixties scoop; it gives a unique and heartfelt perspective on why movements like Idle No More are so important; it highlights the pressing tragedies of missing and murdered aboriginal women; and it draws attention to deep-seeded discrimination that is present in the media, the criminal justice system, and society as a whole. But most of all it is a story of hope and resilience that will resonate with readers from all walks of life. It’s no wonder that after reading this book, Richard Van Camp referred to Carol Daniels as being “One of the most important voices in Canadian literature today.”

Carol Daniels is a journalist who became Canada’s first Aboriginal woman to anchor a national newscast when she joined CBC Newsworld in 1989. Her work has since earned several awards, including the 2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Her poetry and short fiction have been included in several anthologies. This is her first novel. Daniels is also a visual artist, a musician and a politician. Find out more at

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