Pirate Radio

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 in Fun, Interview, Life update, out in the world

Hey world! So as you know I was in Mistissini, Quebec for the last six weeks as the Artist in Residence at Voyager Memorial High School as part of The Mikw Chiyam Art Concentration program. During my time there the students and I created a four episode podcast called Mikw Chiyam Pirate Radio. You can […]

Publication: Artist in Residence

Publication: Artist in Residence

Hello! In February and March of this year I was an artist is residence in a Cree community in northern Quebec and part of The Mikw Chiyâm program. I had an awesome time and am looking forward to my next residency this upcoming year. This program is great and does so much more than teach students how […]

Publication: Serialized Short Story!

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Fiction, out in the world, Publications

Hey everyone! So recently Joyland Magazine published my short story Complex 2675 in a series of four serialized issues. Ya. It was super cool. I did the illustrations for all four issues. So if you have some time and want to read a story about people living a day filled with the magic of choice […]

Publication: Royal BC Museum’s magazine ‘Curious’

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 in Non-Fiction, out in the world

I was the guest editor for the 2017 spring issue of the Royal BC Museum’s magazine Curious. This issue was focusing on the museum through the lens of Indigenous visitors. I sent out a call in early winter and the response was incredible. I got so many insightful submissions that I had no problem putting […]

Publication: POEMS! Lovely poems :)

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 in out in the world, Poetry, Publications

I had the pleasure of recently being published in a great online magazine, The This Magazine. They pair up an issue with an artist who creates a piece of work for every contributor to go along with their work. I am so happy with the artwork that was paired with my poems. If you have […]

I am in Quebec!

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 in Life update, out in the world, Travel
I am in Quebec!

Hey everyone! So I have official begun my five week adventure in Mistissini, Quebec as an artist in residence with the Mikw Chiyâm Program. I am going to be working with youth in the high school on zine making. We are going to dive into writing, drawing, and basically creating fun stuff. I am super […]

Interview: I was on the radio!!

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Interview, out in the world, Poetry, reading

So the wonderful Erika Thorkelson interviewed me for Vancouver Co-op radio for her show The Storytelling show. We talked about my writing life, my relationship with my granny, why I write about Indigenous issues, my Etsy shop and music I love. It was super fun! It was my first time on the radio and I […]

LISTEN: ‘Nipiy’ a poem by Francine and Myrtle

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 in out in the world, Poetry, reading
LISTEN: ‘Nipiy’ a poem by Francine and Myrtle

Water is Love, Medicine, Spirit, Balance A poem written by Francine Cunningham with Cree translations by Myrtle Calahasian. I wrote this poem to celebrate water or nipiy. I asked my grandmother, Myrtle Calahasian, to help me with the translations and to read the voice of the wind. I love my grandmother’s voice and to hear […]

Publication: Boobs: women explore what it means to have breasts an anthology

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Non-Fiction, out in the world, Publications, reading

I have a creative non-fiction piece in this amazing anthology from Caitlin Press. It’s called Learning to not laugh it away and talks about my experiences growing up with big breasts. It was such a liberating and fun experience writing about moments that I have had around my  breasts. The title is actually what I […]

I have an ETSY shop!

Posted on Jan 10, 2016 in Life update, out in the world
I have an ETSY shop!

I am now selling my work online at Etsy. My shop is called DemarcationLines and I hope that you pop over and take a gander, maybe do some shopping. “I am an Indigenous artist, Cree and Metis, originally from Alberta, Canada but currently living Vancouver, Canada. I make everything I sell in my home and […]