Buffalo is the new Buffalo : stories
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Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2022].
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Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2022].
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Book
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341 pages ; 23 cm
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202206
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English

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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."--,Provided by publisher.
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Issued also in electronic format.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Vowel, C. (2022). Buffalo is the new Buffalo: stories . Arsenal Pulp Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vowel, Chelsea. 2022. Buffalo Is the New Buffalo: Stories. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vowel, Chelsea. Buffalo Is the New Buffalo: Stories Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vowel, Chelsea. Buffalo Is the New Buffalo: Stories Arsenal Pulp Press, 2022.

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