Austin (The Noble Savage) Ahenakew has a unique style that weaves rhythm into storytelling, bringing an urgent truth from the perspective of an Indigenous youth. Austin brings an unapologetic approach to Indigenous struggles, abuse, and PTSD, and shines light on things often unseen. (Headshot by Riley Eashappie)
“If Canada wants to live up to its lie of a reputation / then there at least needs to be justice involvement. / The way of Indigenous life / has become learning to live with injustice.” Best of Regina winner of our ninth annual Writing in the Margins contest.