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Bent Box
Author: Lee Maracle
Format: Paperback
, 1998
  • Bent Box is the first collection of poetry by Lee Maracle. The poems speak volumes of emotion ranging from quiet desperation to bitter anger to the depths of love. Maracle adds a rich blend of prose and poetry to her impressive list of fiction and autobiographical titles which include Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel, I Am Woman, Ravensong, Sundogs and her latest novel, Will's Garden.

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DraMetis: Three Metis Plays
Format: Paperback
, 2001
  • DraMetis is the first anthology to focus on the emerging discipline of Metis drama. The pieces have all been previously produced and highlight the diversity of Metis drama being written and performed in Canada.

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Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
Author: Tomson Highway
Format: Paperback
, 1989
  • Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing tells another story of the mythical Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, also the setting for Tomson Highway's award winning play The Rez Sisters. Wherein The Rez Sisters the focus was on seven "Wasy" women and the game of bingo, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing features seven "Wasy" men and the game of hockey. It is a fast-paced story of tragedy, comedy, and hope.

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Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout
Author: Tomson Highway
Format: Paperback
, 2005
  • Based on a deposition signed by 14 Chiefs of the Thompson River basin on the occasion of a visit to their lands by Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier in 1910, Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout is a ritualized retelling of how the Native Peoples of British Columbia lost their fishing, hunting and grazing rights, their lands, and finally their language without their agreement or consent, and without any treaties ever having been signed. It is one of the most compellingly tragic cases of cultural genocide to emerge from the history of colonialism, enacted by four women whose stories follow each other like the cyclical seasons they represent.

    Written in the spirit of Shuswap, a “Trickster language” within which the hysterically comic spills over into the unutterably tragic and back, this play is haunted by the blood of the dead spreading over the landscape like a red mist of mourning.

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Iskooniguni Iskweewuk: The Rez Sisters in its original version: Cree
Author: Tomson Highway
Format: Paperback
, 2010
  • Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play and nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award when first published in 1988, The Rez Sisters has gone on to become an internationally critically acclaimed play, included in all major anthologies of Canadian literature world-wide. Now, in celebration of its twentieth anniversary, the play is being published in its original language: Cree. Included is a "Note on Dialect" by the author. The play tells the story of seven reserve women who decide to go to the "Biggest Bingo in the World," in Toronto, a night's drive from their Manitoulin Island home.
    Of the many works that Tomson Highway has written to date, his best known are the plays The Rez Sisters, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Rose, and Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout. He is also the author of the best-selling novel The Fur Queen. For many years, he ran Canada's premiere Native Theatre Company, Native Earth Performing Arts, in Toronto, out of which has emerged a generation of professional Native Theatre artists. He divides his time equally between a cottage on northern Ontario and an apartment in the south of France.

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Lacrosse Warrior
Author: Wendy Lewis
Format: Paperback
, 2008
  • Gaylord Powless was playing lacrosse by the age of three. He descended from generations of Mohawk lacrosse players and possessed great skill, but his native ancestry made him the target of brutal checking, and slashing. This is a compelling story of how this champion learned to deal with emotions.

    Ideal for reluctant readers.

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Legends from the Forest
Format: Paperback
, 1985
  • INDISPENSIBLE FOR UNDERSTANDING THE BOREAL CULTURE of the North, Legends of the Forest is a collection of foundation stories and other legends as passed down through generations by the Sandy Lake Cree. Foundation stories describe events that "occur in the pale before human beings were extant on earth. Only Weesakayjac and the creatures inhabit the forest world." The enigmatic Weesakayjac is a hunter, in human form. "... One can hardly find a better teacher on the wild behaviour of human beings."

    These stories are told by Chief Thomas Fiddler with help from his friends—Edward Rae, Titus Goodman, Thomas Linklater and Abel Fiddler. Together with Sacred Legends and Killing the Shamen this volume forms a trilogy of Sandy Lake stories from Penumbra Press.

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Lightning Rider
Format: Paperback
, 2000
  • When January Fournier arrives at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, her brother Grey is barely clinging to life in intensive care after a horrible motorcycle crash. She''s devastated--but things get worse when the police accuse Grey of a string of bike thefts, claims he''s in no condition to dispute.

    Jan decides she''s the only person who can uncover the truth and sets out to find the real thief. Soon, however, she finds her efforts blocked by a police officer who''s determined to see Grey convicted. In pursuit of the truth Jan has to pilot her own bike through the twisting switchbacks of Kananaskis County, with both her fate and that of her brother hanging on the edge of disaster.

    Lightning Rider is the story of a young Métis woman''s determination to see her brother vindicated--whatever the cost.

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Opening in the Sky
Format: Paperback
, 1994
  • A poetry collection exploring the themes of identity, alienation, liberation, etc.

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Paasteewitoon Kaapooskaysing Tageespichit: Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing in its original version: Cree
Author: Tomson Highway
Format: Paperback
, 2010
  • Paasteewitoon Kaapooskaysing Tageespichit (Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing) tells another story of the mythical Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve, also the setting for Tomson Highway's award winning play The Rez Sisters. In The Rez Sisters the focus was on seven "Wasy" women and the game of bingo, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing features seven "Wasy" men and the game of hockey. It is a fast-paced story of tragedy, comedy, and hope.

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Rose
Author: Tomson Highway
Format: Paperback
, 2003
  • A drama play that sets the stage again for the characters from The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, and narrates the daily lives of three women on a reserve.

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Shuswap Journey
Author: Harold Eustache
Format: Paperback
, 2004
  • Based on a traditional Shuswap legend, the story tells of a handful of women kidnapped by an enemy nation.

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Someday: A Native American Drama
Format: Paperback
, 1993
  • Someday is a powerful new play by award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor. The story in Someday, though told through fictional characters and full of Taylor''s distinctive wit and humour, is based on the real-life tragedies suffered by many Native Canadian families.

    Anne Wabung's daughter was taken away by children's aid workers when the girl was only a toddler. It is Christmastime 35 years later, and Anne''s yearning to see her now-grown daughter is stronger than ever.

    When the family is finally reunited, however, the dreams of neither women are fulfilled.

    The setting for the play is a fictional Ojibway community, but could be any reserve in Canada, where thousands of Native children were removed from their families in what is known among Native people as the "scoop-up" of the 1950s and 1960s. Someday is an entertaining, humourous, and spirited play that packs an intense emotional wallop.

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The Mi'kmaq Anthology
Format: Paperback
, 1997
  • A varied and spiritual collection of work by the Mi''kmaq writers of Atlantic Canada. Both young and old stories and storytellers combine talents to produce short stories, poetry, and personal essays.

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The Rez Sisters
Author: Tomson Highway
Format: Paperback
, 1992
  • Winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play

    Nominated for the Governor General's Award

    This award-winning play by Native playwright Tomson Highway is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from a reserve attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo. It is THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD and a chance to win a way out of a tortured life.

    The Rez Sisters is hilarious, shocking, mystical and powerful, and clearly establishes the creative voice of Aboriginal theatre and writing in Canada today.

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