Carol Rose GoldenEagle Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Playwright, Visual artist, Musician
For more than two decades, Carol has been writing her own original Indigenous stories for children.
As a mother of 3, this Cree-Dene Author and multidisciplinary artist with roots in Northern Saskatchewan, saw a need for children’s stories which reflected a pride in her First Nations way of life. This occurred as she read bedtime stories to her children each night, and realized that what was available in libraries, at that time, did not depict the importance of Elders, within her culture. The stories in these books did not honour the land and traditions. As a mother, she believed it to be important for her family, to have children’s stories reflect that reality, thereby instilling a positive sense of roots and identity. In short, there were few to no books of Indigenous children’s literature, back then, which is why she created her own stories for her family.
Her children are now young adults and studying at university, and remain, avid readers. That hasn’t stopped Carol from creating this type of work. Now, she shares her original stories with elementary school-aged children right across Saskatchewan, and indeed, across the country, as part of her storytelling and spoken word tours. She enhances these experiences, using visual illustrations for each story, which are created and painted by herself.
Published by Uphere.ca Summer 2020 Issue
The second runner-up from this year's Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction - Summer 2020
Renowned Canadian Author, Richard Van Camp has this early praise for her recent story - THE UGLY LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE - which is currently featured and published in UpHere Magazine (Northern Canada).
Richard Van Camp “Woven with such tenderness and sensitivity, this story is a comfort to anyone grieving. Mahsi cho, Carol. It's also a celebration of wisdom and trust that we will see each other again on the other side. I needed this story: as a reminder to honour those we've lost too soon and share their stories and uplift their memories as they uplifted you while you had time together. I am grateful.”
Published by Living Hyphen 2021 Issue #2
A touching story! Original artwork by Carol Goldeneagle.
Not yet published.
Mr. Brown - was adapted for the stage, in the children’s corner, at the Main Branch, Saskatoon Public Library! Original artwork by Carol Goldeneagle.