the Drums be Your Heart
brings together the work of more than forty aboriginal writers from all
over Canada. concerned with family and days gone by, romance and
adventure, tragedy and danger, these poems, short stories, articles and
life stories ring with native pride and determination.
Joel T. Maki points out in his introduction, storytellers and
historians have always played a vital role in aboriginal communities,
ensuring that indvidiual cultures, languages, legends and customs would
In this book, as in his earlier anthology Steal
My Rage, Maki presents
the work of writers from a variety of nations and backgrounds.
Honouring past and present struggles of Native peoples everywhere, this
anthology will serve to remind readers, as Maki says, of the proud
warrior spirit that lies within.
Let The Drums Be Your Heart
New Native Voices
by Joel T. Maki
& McIntyre, 1996