Culture in Canadian literature

A look at indigenous writing in Canada

  • Isabel Berry


In this article, I will be exploring how the blending of Indigenous cultures in Canada is represented in Canadian Literature. In particular, I will be exploring the representation of two separate cultures coming together in writer and poet E. Pauline Johnson’s work. In a time of colonisation and settlement, Johnson’s mixed heritage offers an interesting perspective on the cultures that form part of the backbone of Canada today. Throughout this article I will refer to the poems ‘Canadian Born’, ‘Brant, A Memorial Ode’, ‘A Cry from an Indian Wife’ and ‘Happy Hunting Grounds’.

How to Cite
BERRY, Isabel. Culture in Canadian literature. Literary Cultures, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, jan. 2022. ISSN 2516-3310. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 feb. 2023.