Traditional Values and Modern Concerns: The "Committee to Re-Establish the Trickster"
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In 1986, a group of Native writers in the Toronto area founded the “Committee To Re-Establish the Trickster” (CRET); founding members are Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Tomson Highway, and Daniel David Moses. Their political and cultural aim is to strengthen the position of First Nations people within the Canadian mainstream society and to change the public perception of their people. Activities of CRET include publication of The Magazine To Re-Establish the Trickster, workshops, seminars, readings and performances. CRET serves as an example for the joint efforts of First Nations writers in Canada; other strong groups exist in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and elsewhere.