Adsookan *

When we were kids
At the powwow on The Lake
Souzay was wearing his bonnet — Chief Souzay Rat —
And we thought he was A Monster
“Numsokaan” she called him
My sister Marie

*Story in Anishinaabe

Nathan Adler is the author of Wrist and Ghost Lake (Kegedonce Press), and co-editor of Bawaajigan ~ Stories of Power (Exile Editions). He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, is the first-place winner of an Aboriginal Writing Challenge and the recipient of a Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Indigenous Art Award for Literature. He is Jewish and Anishinaabe, and a member of Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation. More: Instagram @rivvenrivven