Billy-Ray Belcourt

poet, scholar, and author from the Driftpile Cree Nation

Billy-Ray Belcourt is a poet, scholar, and author from the Driftpile Cree Nation.

QuotesEdit

  • Poets pledge allegiance to a country I don't believe in.
    • "A Country is How Men Hunt," NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field (2019)
  • The fundamental violence of colonialism, then, is perhaps the inculcated sense, a sensation that bubbles up most acutely by way of the physiological, that your body is not yours to keep, that it is never solely yours to maintain sovereign control over.
    • "To Be Unbodied" (2019)

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