This is a series of poems by Thomas King, Canadian writer and photographer, of Cherokee and Greek descent. This is from his first collection of poetry, 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin.
I'm not going to record myself reading these. I'm not First Nation, and this is not my story to tell. But I'm presenting it here because I think it's important for others to read.
The coyote is often found in First Nations storytelling. He is the trickster, and uses humour and deception to rebel against social conventions.