Native Poetry in Canada: A Contemporary Anthology presents a selection of poems chosen from the wealth of Aboriginal poets in Canada and spans four decades from 1960 to 2000. The poets include well-known First Nation and Metis writers such as Chief Dan George, Rita Joe, Beth Brant, Duke Redbird, Wayne Keon, Jeannette Armstrong, Beth Cuthand, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Emma LaRoque, Lee Maracle, George Kenny, Duncan Mercredi, Daniel David Moses, Louise Halfe, Marilyn Dumont, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Connie Fife, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, and Gregory Scofield. Poems discuss contemporary issues, personal points of view and include Lament for Confederation, for Donald Marshall, Post-Oka Kinda Woman, Mister Mandela, born again indian, Could Raven Have White Feathers?, Helen Betty Osborne, Letter to Sir John A. Macdonald, Poem for Duncan Campbell Scott, Grey Owl, from turtle island to aotearoa, Pawacakinasis-pisim, December- The Frost Exploding Moon, and Not All Halfbreed Mothers. This is an excellent collection that celebrates the range and scope of First Nations and Metis poets in Canada. High recommended.