St. Anne’s Church Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation: Restoration and Reconcili-Action

In 2022 Elder John R. Prosper and Settler Dorothy A. Lander wrote their joint memoir, Mi’kmaw Fiddler Joe Marble Plays to St. Anne: A Etuaptmumk-Two-Eyed-Seeing Pilgrimage for HARP The People’s Press, the healing arts social enterprise based in Mi’kmaki, Antigonish County. HARP allocates the proceeds of this decolonizing memoir to the Restoration of St. Anne’s […]

Remembering J. E. (Teddy) Thomas (1933-2023)

In Loving MemoryJ. E. (Teddy) Thomas (Dec. 20, 1933 – July 11, 2023)Writer, Historian, Adult Educator, Friend It is fitting that I should first learn of the death of Teddy Thomas (Dr. J. E. Thomas) in Truth and Reconciliation Week in Canada (Sept. 25 -30). Teddy was so much more than my advisor for my […]

Soar: A Soul’s Quest

SOAR: A Soul’s Quest, is the stirring story of a young eagle who sets out in quest of self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. So come and sail on Soar’s wings! Like most fables, the narrative unfolds as a series of encounters with inspirational creatures who teach Soar critical life lessons. Ultimately Soar learns, as psychologist Dr. […]

My Complicated Relationship with the Burdock

Dorothy’s relationship with the burdock when she was growing up on the family farm in the 1950s and 1960s changed in the 21st century as she came to understand the covenant of reciprocity between plants and humans.

You Are My Sunshine

We understand carbon inequality in the abstract for the most part. Yes, we understand that human-induced climate change is driving us to the brink.  Yes, we know that we in rural Nova Scotia enjoy “carbon privilege.”  We get it that we are sheltered from the climate impacts affecting the majority world both geographically and by […]

History of the Present

The book launch of The Ghost of Catharine Parr Traill: An Ancestor’s Guide to Wellbeing featured a shared inquiry focused on the decolonizing cover art by Anishinaabe artist Koren Smoke of Alderville First Nation

Going Electric

Here’s our latest story in our efforts to lighten our carbon footprint—and a great way to start the week! On Monday mornng March 27th, 2023 we took possession of “Evie,” our all-electric midnight black Mini Cooper at Mini Halifax on Kempt Road, and said goodbye after fourteen years to our trusty Ford Fusion hybrid. Here’s […]


HARP The People’s Press is delighted to announce its latest title Hope Unleashed by Sara avMaat Hope Unleashed is a comic book about moving from climate anxiety to climate action, and about people in Nova Scotia working to make a difference. Maude (the dog) and Feebee (the cat) come to the rescue of Patrick (the […]

Msit No’kmaq – All My Relations

By Dorothy Lander “All my relations” is at first a reminder of who we are and of our relationship with both our family and our relatives. It also reminds us of the extended relationship we share with all human beings. But the relationships that Native people see go further, the web of kinship to animals, […]

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