Articles by Erica Violet Lee

Erica Violet Lee is a nēhiyaw poet from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She tweets at @ericavioletlee. 

  • When board meetings are not enough: A poem for abolition

    At a recent city council meeting where Saskatoon approved millions more in funding for the Saskatoon Police Service, Erica Violet Lee was the only one who spoke against the increase. Rather than trying to convince those whose minds had already been made, she read a poem she had written in honour of Neil Stonechild, Kimberly Squirrel, and all the others whose lives have been stolen by colonial and carceral violence in Saskatoon.