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I Like Who I Am
Author: Tara White
Traditional Territory: Mohawk
Format: Paperback
  • Celina is a young Mohawk girl who moves with her mother to her mother's home reserve. She is teased by classmates because of her blond, blue-eyed appearance. Her great grandmother helps her understand that being Mohawk is not about how she looks, but what she feels in her heart.

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Peace in Duress
Traditional Territory: Mohawk
Format: Paperback
  • Mohawk spoken-word artist Janet Marie Rogers's newest collection pulses with the rhythms of the drum and the beat of the heart. Poems drawing on the language of the earth and inflected with the outspoken vocality of activism address the crises of modern "land wars"-environmental destruction, territorial disputes, and resource depletion.

$16.95

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Kids Books
Where I Belong
Author: Tara White
Traditional Territory: Mohawk
Format: Paperback
  • This moving tale of self-discovery takes place during the Oka uprising in the summer of 1990. Adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt somehow out of place. Recurring dreams haut her, warning her that someone close to her is in danger...

    When she discovers that her birth family is Mohawk living in Quebec, she makes the long journey and finally achieves the sense of home and belonging that had always eluded her.

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Legendes De Vancouver
Traditional Territory: Mohawk
Format: Paperback
  • La Mohawk E. Pauline Johnson (1862–1913), poète et personnalité de la scène au tournant du XXe siècle, se lie d’amitié avec Joe Capilano, chef de la tribu des Squamish sur la côte Ouest du Pacifique. En s’entretenant avec le vieil homme, Johnson recueille plusieurs légendes sur des lieux de la région de Vancouver. Elle transcrit ces légendes en anglais et les publie en 1911. L’ouvrage remporte un succès populaire et sera réédité à plusieurs reprises.

    Un siècle plus tard paraît enfin la première traduction française des Légendes de Vancouver. Un nouveau public peut à son tour s’émerveiller de l’imaginaire et de la culture des Premières Nations, tout en découvrant le talent littéraire d’une de leurs plus célèbres porte-parole.

    E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake), connue en son temps à la fois comme une dame victorienne et une princesse mohawk, demeure l’une des grandes auteures canadiennes.

    Cette édition française comporte des photographies d’Anne-Marie Comte qui a revisité certains lieux évoqués par Johnson.

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Kids Books
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Traditional Territory: Cayuga, Mohawk
Format: Hardcover
  • Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation.

    Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker’s message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century. This message not only succeeded in uniting the tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves—a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution.

    Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings. Together, Robertson and Shannon have crafted a new children’s classic that will both educate and inspire readers of all ages.

    Includes a CD featuring a new, original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson.

$24.95

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Kids Books
The Eagle's Path
Traditional Territory: Mohawk
Format: Paperback
  • Anna explores what it means to be Mohawk, her own identity and the identity of others as she learns to follow the Eagle’s path. She learns how her culture has taught many generations to value honesty, wisdom and courage in their day-to-day lives. Anna also learns about two-spirit people when her best friend tells her that she likes other girls. This revelation leaves her full of questions, and with support from her wise and loving mother, she understands the value in accepting everyone for who they are.

    A powerful story to share with children of all ages.

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$10.95

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Dr. Oronhyatekha: Security, Justice, and Equality
Traditional Territory: Mohawk
Format: Paperback
  • A man of two cultures in an era where his only choices were to be a trailblazer or get left by the wayside.

    Dr. Oronhyatekha (“Burning Sky”), born in the Mohawk nation on the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in 1841, led an extraordinary life, rising to prominence in medicine, sports, politics, fraternalism, and business. He was one of the first Indigenous physicians in Canada, the first to attend Oxford University, a Grand River representative to the Prince of Wales during the 1860 royal tour, a Wimbledon rifle champion, the chairman of the Grand General Indian Council of Ontario, and Grand Templar of the International Order of Good Templars. He counted among his friends some of the most powerful people of the day, including John A. Macdonald and Theodore Roosevelt. He successfully challenged the racial criteria of the Independent Order of Foresters to become its first non-white member and ultimately its supreme chief ranger.

    At a time when First Nations peoples struggled under assimilative government policy and society’s racial assumptions, his achievements were remarkable.

    Oronhyatekha was raised among a people who espoused security, justice, and equality as their creed. He was also raised in a Victorian society guided by God, honour, and duty. He successfully interwove these messages throughout his life, and lived as a man of significant accomplishments in both worlds.

    Awards
    2016 Ontario Historical Society Joseph Brant Award winner
    2017 Speaker's Book Award short-listed

    Review
    With their detailed biography of this giant of Canadian history, Jamieson and Hamilton have done an enormous favour both for aboriginals and non-aboriginals living on this piece of geography currently known as Canada.
    Tworowtimes

    Key Points
    - A comprehensive biography of Dr. Oronhyatekha, Canada’s first Indigenous physician, and an influential First Nations statesman.
    - Covers his friendships with Teddy Roosevelt and John A. Macdonald and his international business.
    - He was the first non-White member of the Independent Order of Foresters (IOF), a fraternally organized life-insurance company, having successfully challenged the race criteria for membership.
    - As CEO of the IOF, he transformed it from a near-bankrupt, legally embattled organization to a financially stable international company.
    - Ahead of his time, Oronhyatekha attempted to broaden the mandate of the IOF so that women and French-Canadians could belong.
    - Also details the political, social, and historical context of the Six Nations of the Grand River community in the mid-nineteenth century.

    Additional Information
    368 pages | 6.00" x 9.00" | b&w and colour illustrations | notes, index, bibliography

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$26.99

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