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Carve Your Own Totem Pole
Authors:
Wayne Hill
Jimi McKee
Beverly McMullen
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: Gr.3- Physical Science

This well-illustrated guidebook includes the history of totem-pole carving and its West Coast native traditions, techniques and patterns. It examines the historic and modern tools involved. And it also presents great ideas for carving a totem pole, whether with traditional designs or more personal motifs.

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One Good Story, That One
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Inspired by the native oral tradition, this book opens with a clever creation tale introducing the traditional native wily coyote. King blends native historical realities with contemporary life in an amusing parody of the biblical Garden of Eden story. Powerful characters, sharp dialogue and profound insights make this an unforgettable and entertaining read.

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Dancing With A Ghost
Authors:
Rupert Ross
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Rupert Ross, as a crown attorney, attempts to give some definition to the cultural gap that bedevils the relationships and distorts the communication between Native peoples and the dominant white Canadian society to encourage others to begin their own respectful cross-cultural explorations. As Ross discovered, traditional perspectives have a great deal to offer modern-day Canada.

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The Sacred Tree
Artists:
Patricia Morris
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Bestselling Native American title exploring Native North American spiritual teachings.

The Sacred Tree was created by the Four Worlds Development Project, a native American inter-tribal group, as a handbook of Native Spirituality for indigenous peoples all over the Americas and the world. This handbook is being used by the Four Worlds Development Project to eliminate widespread drug and alcohol abuse in tribal communities. It is now being shared for the first time with all members of the human family desiring personal growth.

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Our Story: Aboriginal Voice on Canada's Past
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

A collection of original stories written by some of the country's most celebrated Aboriginal writers, and inspired by pivotal events in the country's history Asked to explore seminal moments in Canadian history from an Aboriginal perspective, these ten acclaimed authors have travelled through our country's past to discover the moments that shaped our nation and its people. Drawing on their skills as gifted storytellers and the unique perspectives their heritage affords, the contributors to this collection offer wonderfully imaginative accounts of what it's like to participate in history. From a tale of Viking raiders to a story set during the Oka crisis, the authors tackle a wide range of issues and events, taking us into the unknown, while also bringing the familiar into sharper focus. Our Story brings together an impressive array of voices Inuk, Cherokee, Ojibway, Cree, and Salish to name just a few from across the country and across the spectrum of First Nations. These are the novelists, playwrights, journalists, activists, and artists whose work is both Aboriginal and uniquely Canadian. Brought together to explore and articulate their peoples experience of our country's shared history, these authors grace, insight, and humour help all Canadians understand the forces and experiences that have made us who we are.
Maria Campbell, Tantoo Cardinal,Tomson Highway, Drew Hayden Taylor, Basil Johnston Thomas King, Brian Maracle, Lee Maracle, Jovette Marchessault, Rachel Qitsualik

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They Call Me Chief: Warriors on Ice
Authors:
Don Marks
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This tells the fascinating stories of Native athletes who overcame tremendous obstacles to star in the NHL. Journeys of most famous warriors on ice are chronicled as they battle racism, culture shock, isolation and other roadblocks to success. We meet a collection of very different men who become authors of their own stories.

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Diabetes and Diet: Ivan's Story
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Forty-year-old Ivan has been diagnosed with diabetes, like so many other Aboriginal people. Ivan’s success story is about him taking control of his own health and not letting the disease rule his life.

This book can be used for personal education or to teach others about diabetes and diet.

A must have book for medical clinics and health/wellness workers.

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Listening To Our Ancestors
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Listening to Our Ancestors profiles native communities of the Pacific Northwest and showcases the region's rich cultural history and artwork. Here, in a series of community self-portraits, cultural figures from eleven Northwest Coast nations discuss the ways in which these masterpieces, as well as everyday tools and utensils from the museum's collections, connect them with their forbears, who made and used these beautiful objects.

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An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature 4th Edition
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This collection presents writing in English by Canadian Native authors featuring prose selections, traditional songs, short stories, plays, poems and essays, showing a complexity and rich wealth of this culture.

Twenty years after the publication of its groundbreaking first edition, this collection continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage of Canadian Native literature available in one volume. Emphasizing the importance of the oral tradition, the anthology offers a diverse selection of songs, short stories, poems, plays, letters, and essays crafted by exceptional writers from First Nation, Inuit, and Metis communities across Canada.

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"This textbook is indispensable to teachers and students of Native literature in Canada." --Allison Hargreaves, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

"This text is very much the gold standard of anthologies of contemporary Indigenous literatures in Canada. . . .Excellent new introduction by Armand Garnet Ruffo - the highlight of the new edition." --Daniel Heath Justice, University of Toronto

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Grades 10/11 English First Peoples resource for various units.

Note: Some works in this anthology contain mature and challenging material that may not be suitable for all students.  Only specific works identified in English First Peoples units are recommended for classroom use.

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688 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

Please NoteThis item could take 2-3 weeks for delivery, as it is a special order item.

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Behind Closed Doors: Stories from the Kamloops Indian Residential School
Authors:
Agnes Jack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Behind Closed Doors features written testimonials from 32 individuals who attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The school was one of many infamous residential schools that operated from 1893 to 1979. The storytellers remember and share with us their stolen time at the school; many stories are told through courageous tears.

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Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

The book presents a fascinating array of Native women's clothing from the Plains, Plateau, and Great Basin regions of the US and Canada, dating from the 1830s to the present and including dresses, shawls, moccasins, belts, bags, and hair accessories. The book accompanies the major exhibit at the Smithsonian's Natl Museum of the American Indian.

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Encyclopedia Of Native Tribes of North America
Authors:
Michael Johnson
Format: Hardcover

This superb, fully illustrated reference offers the most up-to-date and essential facts on the identity, kinships, locations, populations and cultural characteristics of some 400 separately identifiable peoples native to the North American continent, both living and extinct, from the Canadian Arctic to the Rio Grande.

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Through Black Spruce
Authors:
Joseph Boyden
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

From internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden comes an astonishingly powerful novel of contemporary aboriginal life, full of the dangers and harsh beauty of both forest and city. When beautiful Suzanne Bird disappears, her sister Annie, a loner and hunter, is compelled to search for her, leaving behind their uncle Will, a man haunted by loss. While Annie travels from Toronto to New York, from modelling studios to A-list parties, Will encounters dire troubles at home. Both eventually come to painful discoveries about the inescapable ties of family. Through Black Spruce is an utterly unforgettable consideration of how we discover who we really are.

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Our Original Games: A Look at Aboriginal Sport in Canada
Authors:
Bruce Miller
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Recreation, sport, and leisure fulfilled an important role in Aboriginal people's lives by cultivating life skills together with their physical, social, and mental development. This title speaks to the history and development of game and sport in Aboriginal cultures.

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The Moon of Letting Go and Other Stories
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The short stories celebrate healing through modern day rituals that honour ancestry. Powerful voices are spoken, a violent aboriginal gangster has an astonishing spiritual experience, a single mother is protected, and a group of young men pay tribute to a friend. Stories are set in the NWT, Vancouver, and rural BC.

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Lessons from Turtle Island
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This is a great resource for those who are just beginning to work with Aboriginal children and are concerned about teaching with authenticity. This resource very firmly guides educators through what is considered appropriate, and what isn't, from an Aboriginal perspective in the classroom. Therefore it could be easily taken the wrong way and I would recommend that while using this resource that you openly have conversation with your Aboriginal Education staff about what you're reading. Currently several of the Aboriginal titles are out of print but they are such well known books that they likely can be found in your DRC. -Terri


Create a curriculum that reflects and honors the diversity of all people," Lessons from Turtle Island "explores Native American issues in preschool and early primary education. The authors-one Native, one white-offer guidelines for learning experiences that move children beyond embedded stereotypes.

"[A] marvelous tool that should be in every American school."-Joseph Bruchac, author of "Heart of a Chief and The Winter People"

Guy W. Jones, Hunkpapa Lakota, is a full-blood member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. He is a co-founder of the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans in Dayton, Ohio.

Sally Moomaw teaches at the University of Cincinnati. She is the co-author of the More Than . . . curriculum series published by Redleaf Press.

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Untold History: Understanding the Impact of Indian Residential School on Canada's Aboriginal Peoples (Teacher's Guide)
Authors:
Ilona Weiss
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Untold History: Understanding the Impact of Indian Residential School on Canada's Aboriginal Peoples is a series of lessons created for students to develop an understanding of how residential schools impacted Aboriginal people across Canada. It is my hope that through these lessons, students will gain compassion and empathy for experiences faced by Aboriginal people in the past, and how these experiences continue to affect the Aboriginal community today.

By incorporating literature circles with the lessons found within this unit, the majority of learning outcomes for Grade 7 Language Arts will be met. As well, many of the learning outcomes for Social Studies are met. The recommended literature and corresponding lessons address the overreaching goal of the BC Social Studies curriculum which is to develop thoughtful, responsible, active citizens who are able to acquire the requisite information to consider multiple perspectives and to make reasoned judgments. Students will be able to critically reflect upon events and issues in order to examine the present, make connections with the past, and consider the future.

Reviews
I highly recommend using this resource to begin your journey of learning about the Residential School system in Canada. - Terri Mack

Educator Information
Table of Contents:
Important Historical Information for Teachers

Introduction

Suggested Scope and Sequence

British Columbia Prescribed Learning Outcomes
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Quick Scale: Grade 7 Reading Literature
- Quick Scale: Grade 7 Writing Reports, Articles, and Letters
- Quick Scale: Grade 7 Writing to Communicate Ideas and Information
- Quick Scale: Grade 7 Personal Writing
- Rating Scale: Grade 7 Personal Writing

Recommended Resources
- Recommended Books for Literature Circles
- Recommended Videos
- YouTube Videos
- Recommended Websites
- How to Conduct Literature Circles

Lesson Plans
- Introduction: Exploring Prior Knowledge
- Vocabulary
- Movie Comparison
- Persuasive Letter Writing
- Impact of Residential School: Experiential Exercise

Blackline Masters
- Vocabulary Development
- Transforming My Thinking
- O.W.I (Observe, Wonder, Infer)
- Venn Diagram

Literature Circle Assessment Rubric

Student Samples

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64 pages

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Clam Gardens: Aboriginal Mariculture on Canada's West Coast
Authors:
Judith Williams
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

For many years, archaeologists were unaware of the ancient clam terraces at Waiatt Bay, on Quadra Island. Author Judith Williams knew no differently until she was advised of their existence by a Klahoose elder named Elizabeth Harry (Keekus). By liaising with other observers of clam gardens in the Broughton Archipelago and conducting her own survey of Waiatt Bay and Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island, Williams has amassed evidence that the rock structures seen only at the lowest tides were used by native peoples for the purpose of cultivating butter clams.

Her research does much to challenge the notion of pre–contact West Coast indigenous peoples and hunters–gatherers alone. The clam gardens whose existence she reveals here might also be unique in the world.

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The Fall of New France: How the French Lost a North American Empire 1754 to 1763
Authors:
Ronald J. Dale
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Two great empires collided in North America in the 1750s when France and Great Britain (with the eager support of Britain's American colonies) contested control of the Ohio Valley and Nova Scotia. We live with the outcome of this conflict today. It set the stage for a bilingual Canada with an English majority, for the emergence of the independent United States, and for the long decline in influence and power of aboriginal nations.

In this handsome book extensively illustrated with paintings, sketches, and colour photographs of important sites and artifacts relating to the war, historian Ron Dale offers a narrative encompassing all sides of the conflict and important sites and fortifications. Key to his narrative are Acadia, Louisbourg, Quebec, Montreal, and military forts such as Fort George and Fort Niagara.

He also profiles key figures in the conflict. Best-known is British General James Wolfe, a daring hero of the campaigns in the Scottish highlands and Louisbourg's capture, but strangely petulant and indecisive in the face of Quebec's invincible fortifications. Wolfe lays waste to 1,400 farms and 23 villages along the St. Lawrence to show his displeasure. Inside Quebec's walls, the French General Louis-Joseph Montcalm argues bitterly with civilian leaders over tactics while despairing over the antics of Canada's home-grown aristocracy.
Reflecting the extensive recent work of historians in Canada and the U.S. who have learned much about the conflict and the combatants, this book demonstrates that the history of North America is far more interesting than it ever seemed to be in school.

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First Nations Hockey Players
Authors:
Will Cardinal
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;

People of the Mi'kmaq Nation in Nova Scotia were playing a type of ice hockey in the late 1600s. Over the centuries, the role of the First Nations in that sport has been marked by innate ability, enthusiasm and many challenges.

Sandy Lake Cree member Fred Sasakamoose of the Chicago Blackhawks was the first Native to play in the National Hockey League. His achievements were the beginning of a proud history of First Nations hockey players who became NHL heroes on and off the ice.

FIRST NATIONS HOCKEY PLAYERS tells the stories of these great players, Inuit, Ojibwa, Mohawk, Metis, Mi'kmaq, Cree and many other NHL stars with First Nations roots, are highlighted along with current players such as Jonathan Cheechoo, Carey Price, Sheldon Souray and Jordin Tootoo. The book also features tales of hockey greats such as Bryan Trottier, Reggie Leach, Stan Jonathan, Theoren Fleury and Grant Fuhr.

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Aboriginal Canada Revisted
Editors:
Kerstin Knopf
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Exploring a variety of topics-including health, politics, education, art, literature, media, and film-Aboriginal Canada Revisited draws a portrait of the current political and cultural position of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. While lauding improvements made in the past decades, the contributors draw attention to the systemic problems that continue to marginalize Aboriginal people within Canadian society.

From the Introduction: "[This collection helps to highlight areas where the colonial legacy still takes its toll, to acknowledge the manifold ways of Aboriginal cultural expression, and to demonstrate where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are starting to find common ground."

Contributors include Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from Europe and Canada, including Marlene Atleo, University of Manitoba; Mansell Griffin, Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw, British Columbia; Robert Harding, University College of the Fraser Valley; Tricia Logan, University of Manitoba; Steffi Retzlaff, McMaster University; Siobhán Smith, University of British Columbia; Barbara Walberg, Confederation College.

Suggested use: Grade 12 Law

Authenticity Note: Because its contributions from Indigenous scholars, this book is labelled as containing Authentic Indigenous Text.

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Fort St. James and New Caledonia: Where British Columbia Began
Authors:
Marie Elliott
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

As BC 150 celebrations have made us aware, modern British Columbia began in the central interior of the province, where Simon Fraser founded the fur trade empire known as New Caledonia. Today only the restored trading post of Fort St. James and the ancient trails remain. Fort St. James and New Caledonia is the first history of this crucial chapter in over one hundred years. Using unpublished Hudson's Bay Company archival material, Marie Elliott delivers rare glimpses into the lives and times of the first fur traders, weaving a tapestry of colourful characters including the great Carrier chief Kwah, Nor'westers John Stuart and James McDougall, as well as a surprisingly strong cast of women including Miyo Nipiy, Governor Simpson's country wife, Margaret Taylor and the tragic Elizabeth Pruden.

Today, the trek from Stuart Lake to Fort Langley that took fur brigades a minimum of four weeks has been reduced to a scenic two-day drive; the three-day, perilous canoe journey from Fort St. James to Fort George can be completed on smooth highways in just a few hours. Elliott transports readers to a time when there was an ever-present threat of starvation, travel meant portaging rivers that rarely followed easy terrain and there were murderous consequences to the irascible, antagonistic relationship that existed between the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company. Perhaps most poignantly, Fort St. James and New Caledonia brings to life the difficulty of surviving the isolation of very long winters with prudently rationed rum, little if any company—and very few books. Elliott fills in a record previously silent on the day-to-day activities of people and companies integral to British Columbia history, creating a readable and valuable addition to the literature of the province.

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The Fur Trade in Canada: An Illustrated History
Authors:
Michael Payne
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The fur trade is a cornerstone of the Canadian experience. It set the tone for European exploration of North America and established Canada's fundamental east-west settlement pattern - the very foundation of the country we know today.

This extensively illustrated history is packed with paintings, sketches and colour photographs of the sites and personalities key to the fur trade.

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The Great Chiefs: Volume 1
Authors:
Tony Hollihan
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

A tribute to the courageous chiefs and warriors who fought to protect their people and preserve the native way of life in the face of European expansion across North America.

Sequoyah, a Cherokee who invented a system of writing for his people Sitting Bull, the powerful warrior and spiritual leader of the Lakota Sioux who doggedly fought white incursions on Sioux land Chief Joseph, who led the Nez Perce on a heroic and doomed flight to freedom
Louis Riel, who was hanged as a traitor after fighting to protect the Metis Red Cloud, who fought with Sitting Bull to prevent settlers from crossing Sioux lands Quanah Parker, the Comanche chief who led his peopel in the fight to preserve their homelands.

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The Great Chiefs: Volume 2
Authors:
Tony Hollihan
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

More chronicles of renowned native leaders who grappled with the catastrophic arrival of foreigners on their soil, and the measures they took to protect their people.

Tecumseh, the Shawnee leader who tried to unite all tribes into a single alliance Geronimo, who fought to keep his people's homeland in New Mexico Crowfoot, the Blackfoot who made not war but treaty with the Canadian government Crazy Horse, the Sioux war chief who commanded his warriors against General George Custer Wovoka, the Paiute prophet who gave the Ghost Dance to his people Plenty Coups, a Crow chief who fought with the Americans and tried to bring the two cultures together.

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She Walks for Days Inside a Thousand Eyes
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In she walks for days inside a thousand eyes (a two spirit story), Sharron Proulx-Turner combines poetry and history to delve into the little-known lives of two-spirit women. Regarded with both wonder and fear when first encountered by the West, First Nations women living with masculine and feminine principles in the same body had important roles to play in society, as healers and visionaries, before they were suppressed during the colonial invasion. she walks for days inside a thousand eye (a two-spirit story) creatively juxtaposes first-person narratives and traditional stories with the voices of contemporary two-spirit women, voices taken from nature, and the teachings of Water, Air, Fire and Mother Earth. The author restores the reputation of two- spirit women that had been long under attack from Western culture as she re-appropriates the lives of these individuals from the writings of Western anthropologists and missionaries. Sharron Proulx-Turner creates a new kind of epic as she bears witness to the past. With gracious concern for tradition, and sly, soaring language, she retells a vital chapter from the First Nations, and Canadian, story.

Suggested Grades: 11-12
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Sitting Bull in Canada
Authors:
Tony Hollihan
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This well-paced narrative recounts the story of the great Sioux chief Sitting Bull's retreat into Canada after the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The story tells of the respect that developed between the fierce warrior and the celebrated Mountie Major James Walsh.

Suggested Grades: 8-12
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Those Who Know: Profiles of Alberta's Native Elders
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The reader will experience first-hand the personality, characteristics, and sometimes remote environment of these healers, visionaries, storytellers, and spiritualists through Dianne Meili's faithful re-telling of the interviews she conducted with each during the two years she spent traveling throughout Alberta.

Suggested Grades: 10-12
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The Rez Sisters
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

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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The Revenge of Annie Charlie
Authors:
Alan Fry
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Responsibility is the theme of this modern detective story laced with comedy - but with the tragedy of white-Indian relations overshadowing every scene.

Annie Charlie was a groundbreaking novel when it first appeared in 1973 and continues to spread to a new audience today.

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Indian Herbalogy of North America
Authors:
Alma R. Hutchens
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This encyclopedic volume describes more than 200 medicinal plants found in North America, gives directions for uses and dosages, and offers a comparison of the same plants in other cultures where herbalogy has flourished.

Annotated bibilography.
Illustrations.

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Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest Coast (Board Book)
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Reading Level: N/A

Two legged and four legged beings are beautifully illustrated and cultural meanings provided from the: Nuxalk, Namgis, Caost Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Haida, Bella Bella, Tsimshian, Kwa Na Ki Nulth and Nuchatlaht Nations.

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The ABC's of our Spiritual Connection
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This book is beautifully illustrated and provides the reader with tidbits of Aboriginal cultural practises from nations across Canada. A must have for your collection ~Terri

The need for positive Aboriginal representation in children's literature has led Kim to share First Nations Spiritual life. As a teacher and artist Kim shares many "Sacred" concepts that she has experienced. In honour of here Lakota heritage and the respect she has for all Aboriginal People's Spiritual journey, the AbC Book was constructed. Kim acknowledges all of her Ancestors and the many People from different Nations that have given their wisdom and guidance. A deep regard is given to all the "Sacred" ceremonies that are not mentioned.

Kims ABC book was seen on Sesame Street.

Her ABC’s were also instrumental in the creation of “Wakanheja”, the First Nations’ children's puppet show.

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The ABC's of our Spiritual Connection Colouring Book
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Beautiful pictures to colour with the text from the book, ABC's of our Spiritual Connection, below each one to read.

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Native American Medicinal Plants An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Authors:
Daniel E. Moerman
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

In Native American Medicinal Plants, anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman describes the medicinal use of more than 2700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Information -- adapted from the same research used to create the monumental Native American Ethnobotany -- includes 82 categories of medicinal uses, ranging from analgesics, contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies. Native American Medicinal Plants includes extensive indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name, making it easy to access the wealth of information in the detailed catalog of plants. It is an essential reference for students and professionals in the fields of anthropology, botany, and naturopathy and an engaging read for anyone interested in ethnobotany and natural healing.

Daniel E. Moerman is the William E. Stirton Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, so recognized for his distinguished scholarship, teaching, and professional accomplishments. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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Ravensong A Natural and Fabulous History of Ravens and Crows
Authors:
Catherine Feher-Elston
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

From the raven's role as trickster in Native American religion to its capacity to captivate ornithologists and biologists, the raven is an archetype in myth, dream, song, and ritual.

In this beautifully illustrated study, Catherine Feher-Elston looks at ravens and crows in the contexts of Native American folklore, history, and science. Through interviews with Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest and other native peoples, and drawing on the most recent ornithological research, Feher-Elston offers a well-rounded consideration of this enigmatic species, bringing to light its roles as messenger, symbol, harbinger, and totem.

Catherine Feher-Elston works extensively with Native American issues and is the author of Children of Sacred Ground: America's Last Indian Wars. She has participated in United Nations studies on the problems of indigenous peoples.

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The Book of Jessica: A Theatrical Transformation
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Part dialogue, part narrative, part playscript, this unique book contains the award-winning play Jessica, as well as the extraordinary story of its making.

After slipping into a life of prostitution and hard drugs, Jessica is rootless. She visits a Native elder who creates a ceremony in which Jessica’s animal spirits appear and promise to take her back through her life.

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Native Canadian Fiction And Drama
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

A wide-ranging anthology of contemporary native fiction and drama, the work of men and women of many tribal affiliations, startling in their reinvention of traditional material and their invention of a modern life that is authentic. All these new (and some few older) writers operate not as apologists or explainers, but as present day story-tellers of their people: Richard Van Camp, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Melissa Hardy, Sharon Proulx-Turner, Lauren B. Davis, and of course, Daniel David Moses, along with fifteen other authors.

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Ragged Company
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing “the same story over and over again” in favour of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck.

A found cigarette package (contents: some unsmoked cigarettes, three $20 bills, and a lottery ticket) changes the fortune of this struggling set. The ragged company discovers they have won $13.5 million, but none of them can claim the money for lack of proper identification. Enlisting the help of Granite, their lives, and fortunes, become forever changed.

Ragged Company is a journey into both the future and the past. Richard Wagamese deftly explores the nature of the comforts these friends find in their ideas of “home,” as he reconnects them to their histories.

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Returning to the Teachings
Authors:
Rupert Ross
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In his bestselling book Dancing with a Ghost, Rupert Ross began his exploration of Aboriginal approaches to justice and the visions of life that shape them. Returning to the Teachings takes this exploration further still.

During a three-year secondment with Justice Canada, Ross travelled from the Yukon to Cape Breton Island, examining”and experiencing”the widespread Aboriginal preference for peacemaker justice. In this remarkable book, he invites us to accompany him as he moves past the pain and suffering that grip so many communities and into the exceptional promise of individual, family and community healing that traditional teachings are now restoring to Aboriginal Canada. He shares his confusion, frustrations and delights as Elders and other teachers guide him, in their unique and often puzzling ways, into ancient visions of Creation and our role with it.

Returning to the Teachings is about Aboriginal justice and much more, speaking not only to our minds, but also to our hearts and spirits. Above all, it stands as a search for the values and visions that give life its significance and that any justice system, Aboriginal or otherwise, must serve and respect.

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Spirit of Powwow
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Follow a powwow family and their friends into the dance arbor! Learn about their experiences and meet the behind the scenes people who hold the event together.

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The Foot of the River
Authors:
George Lalor
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Through a rich blend of history and fiction, Lalor tells the story of the birth and growth of the Aboriginal communities along the Winnipeg River.

Uniquely rich in providing an historical look into Manitoba's past.

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Tracks and Traces of Prairie Places
Authors:
George Lalor
Artists:
Réal Bérard
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This is a wonderful collection of short stories and legends from the land now known as Manitoba
and Saskatchewan.

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Transformation Masks
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Native peoples' connection with the drum, dances and masks is deeply rooted. From ancient times, in their Big Houses, Northwest Coast Native cultures have conducted ceremonies that included masks. This colouring book helps children understand these ancient traditions and honours the lives and dances of the indigenous people of the Northwest Coast.

Pamela Rae Huteson grew up surrounded by totem poles and longhouses, and listening to her elders recount Tlingit and Haida legends. Her fascination with Native history and traditions of Northwest Coast tribes led to her development as a writer of both poetry and prose, and participation in three Native dance groups: the Klawock Heenya Dancers, the Shinna-ku Dancers, and guest appearances with the Gaanax.adi clan during celebrations in Klawock, Alaska. Pamela is the author of Legends in Wood: Stories of the Totems (2002) and 8 entries in the Encyclopedia of Anthropology (2005).

 

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The Making of a Star Blanket
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The Making of a Star Blanket provides students with an opportunity to work with paper and colour, while integrating the concepts of numbers into the learning and teaching process. The hands-on experience of being able to fold the paper into different shapes, patterns and designs, adding colour, and coordinating all of this is an excellent strategy to motivate students to learn math. Being able to manipulate and visualize different concepts of math before engaging in the actual activity of making a star blanket is a good learning experience.

The section, The Star Blanket Making Process From the Sewing Perspective, shows a step-by-step progression of how to assemble a star blanket. The skill of how to create and sew a star blanket is a desired outcome for all learners. Not only does it teach the skill and manipulation of numbers, colours and patterns, it also teaches patience and builds positive self-esteem with the learner.

There are many mathematical concepts that can be taught and assessed with the Star Blanket. These concepts are not an end to itself, but generates a foundation of ideas and skills for teachers and students.

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W'daub Awae: Speaking True
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W'daub Awae: Speaking True: A Kegedonce Anthology brings together some of Canada's strongest and best loved voices on the aboriginal writing scene.

W'daub Awae: Speaking True a Kegedonce Press anthology Edited by Warren Cariou W'daub Awae: speaking true: a kegedonce anthology brings together some of Canada's strongest and best loved voices on the aboriginal writing scene. It includes new writing by: Gregory Scofield, Richard Van Camp, Marilyn Dumont, Al Hunter, Joanne Arnott, Daniel Heath Justice and all your other favourite Kegedonce Press authors. Introduced and edited by the well-respected Warren Cariou, this anthology will become a classic in no time.

This anthology is a celebration of those extraordinary successes that Kegedonce has had since 1993, and of the pivotal role it has played in the recent history of Canada�s Aboriginal literature. But for me, W�daub Awae is equally a pointer toward the future, a sign of the incredible diversity and vividness and powerful language that we can look forward to from Kegedonce in the years to come. Each piece represented here is only one small part of the extraordinary work that all of these writers will continue to produce in the future. (excerpt from Warren Cariou�s intro to the collection)

Warren Cariou has written fiction and nonfiction about his home community in northwestern Saskatchewan, including Lake of the Prairies, which won the Drainie-Taylor Prize and was nominated for several other prizes. He teaches Aboriginal literature at the University of Manitoba where he also directs the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.

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Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into the School Curriculum: Purposes, Possibilities, and Challenges
Authors:
Yatta Kanu
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

From improved critical thinking to increased self-esteem and school retention, teachers and students have noted many benefits to bringing Aboriginal viewpoints into public school classrooms. In Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives Into the School Curriculum, Yatta Kanu provides the first comprehensive study of how these frameworks can be effectively implemented to maximize Indigenous students' engagement, learning, and academic achievement.

Based on six years of empirical research, Kanu offers insights from youths, instructors, and school administrators, highlighting specific elements that make a difference in achieving positive educational outcomes. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, from cognitive psychology to civics, her findings are widely applicable across both pedagogical subjects and diverse cultural groups.

Kanu combines theoretical analysis and practical recommendations to emphasize the need for fresh thinking and creative experimentation in developing curricula and policy. Amidst global calls to increase school success for Indigenous students, this work is a timely and valuable addition to the literature on Aboriginal education.

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Native American Food Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Authors:
Daniel E. Moerman
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Based on 25 years of research that combed every historical and anthropological record of Native American ways, this unprecedented culinary dictionary documents the food uses of 1500 plants by 220 Native American tribes from early times to the present.

Like anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman s previous volume, Native American Medicinal Plants, this extensive compilation draws on the same research as his monumental Native American Ethnobotany, this time culling 32 categories of food uses from an extraordinary range of species. Hundreds of plants, both native and introduced, are described. The usage categories include beverages, breads, fruits, spices, desserts, snacks, dried foods, and condiments, as well as curdling agents, dietary aids, preservatives, and even foods specifically for emergencies. Each example of tribal use includes a brief description of how the food was prepared. In addition, multiple indexes are arranged by tribe, type of food, and common names to make it easy to pursue specific research.

An essential reference for anthropologists, ethnobotanists, and food scientists, this will also make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of wild and cultivated local foods and the remarkable practical botanical knowledge of Native American forbears.

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Native American Ethnobotany
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Daniel E. Moerman
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An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.

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Taking Back Our Spirits: Indigenous Literature, Public Policy, and Healing
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

From the earliest settler policies to deal with the “Indian problem,” to contemporary government-run programs ostensibly designed to help Indigenous people, public policy has played a major role in creating the historical trauma that so greatly impacts the lives of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Taking Back Our Spirits traces the link between Canadian public policies, the injuries they have inflicted on Indigenous people, and Indigenous literature’s ability to heal individuals and communities. Episkenew examines contemporary autobiography, fiction, and drama to reveal how these texts respond to and critique public policy, and how literature functions as “medicine” to help cure the colonial contagion.

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Magic Weapons
Authors:
Sam McKegney
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

The legacy of the residential school system ripples throughout Native Canada, its fingerprints on the domestic violence, poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide rates that continue to cripple many Native communities. Magic Weapons is the first major survey of Indigenous writings on the residential school system, and provides groundbreaking readings of life writings by Rita Joe (Mi’kmaq) and Anthony Apakark Thrasher (Inuit) as well as in-depth critical studies of better known life writings by Basil Johnston (Ojibway) and Tomson Highway (Cree). Magic Weapons examines the ways in which Indigenous survivors of residential school mobilize narrative in their struggles for personal and communal empowerment in the shadow of attempted cultural genocide. By treating Indigenous life-writings as carefully crafted aesthetic creations and interrogating their relationship to more overtly politicized historical discourses, Sam McKegney argues that Indigenous life-writings are culturally generative in ways that go beyond disclosure and recompense, re-envisioning what it means to live and write as Indigenous individuals in post-residential school Canada.

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Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Indigenous media challenges the power of the state, erodes communication monopolies, and illuminates government threats to indigenous cultural, social, economic, and political sovereignty. Its effectiveness in these areas, however, is hampered by government control of broadcast frequencies, licensing, and legal limitations over content and ownership.

Indigenous Screen Cultures in Canada explores key questions surrounding the power and suppression of indigenous narrative and representation in contemporary indigenous media. Focusing primarily on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, the authors also examine indigenous language broadcasting in radio, television, and film; Aboriginal journalism practices; audience creation within and beyond indigenous communities; the roles of program scheduling and content acquisition policies in the decolonization process; the roles of digital video technologies and co-production agreements in indigenous film making; and the emergence of Aboriginal cyber-communities.

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A Wampum Denied: Procter's War of 1812: Second Edition
Authors:
Sandy Antal
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Procter, Tecumseh, and Brock, their disparate war aims, and the "all or nothing" character of the campaigns they waged still seem larger than life. Yet Sandy Antal's careful reconstruction of Native and national aspiration, vested colonial interest, and territorial aggression reveals motives and expedients that were as often mundane as heroic.

A Wampum Denied reassesses the much-maligned career of Henry Procter, commander of the British forces, traces the Canadian/British/Native side of the conflict (amid a literature dominated by the American view), and casts new light on an allied military strategy that very nearly succeeded, but when it failed, failed spectacularly.

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Dancing on Our Turtle's Back
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Many promote Reconciliation as a “new” way for Canada to relate to Indigenous Peoples. In Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence activist, editor, and educator Leanne Simpson asserts reconciliation must be grounded in political resurgence and must support the regeneration of Indigenous languages, oral cultures, and traditions of governance.

Simpson explores philosophies and pathways of regeneration, resurgence, and a new emergence through the Nishnaabeg language, Creation Stories, walks with Elders and children, celebrations and protests, and meditations on these experiences. She stresses the importance of illuminating Indigenous intellectual traditions to transform their relationship to the Canadian state.

Challenging and original, Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back provides a valuable new perspective on the struggles of Indigenous Peoples.

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Aboriginal, Northern, and Community Economic Development: Papers and Retrospectives
Authors:
John Loxley
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

John Loxley has worked in community economic development as a practitioner, advisor, teacher and scholar for over 30 years. The wealth of that experience is reflected in this book, which grapples with the conceptual and political complexities of addressing northern and Aboriginal poverty. Loxley examines a number of possible approaches to economic development, placing each within a broader theoretical and policy perspective, and considering its growth potential and class impact. Accessible and theoretically sophisticated, the book blends international development theory with northern Canadian and Aboriginal realities. It includes an important chapter on traditional Aboriginal values and culture and their relationship to the land.

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The Red Indians
Authors:
Peter Kulchyski
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The Red Indians is a theoretically nuanced, frank, and accessible book about Aboriginal resistance in Canada, historical and contemporary. In the manner of Eduardo Galeano’s famous trilogy Memories of Fire, the book uncovers a critical, living history of conflict.

The Red Indians, with its polyvalent title that points to the many issues covered in the text, introduces readers to the history of colonial oppression in Canada, and looks at contemporary examples of resistance. Kulchyski clarifies the unique and specific politics of Aboriginal resistance in Canada.

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Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor
Authors:
Kevin Daniel Annett
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In 1992, Kevin Annett an ordained minister with the United Church of Canada in Port Alberni on British Columbia's Vancouver Island a logging town half populated with native Indians, discovered a history of abuse and atrocities ranging from torture sodomy and rape to murder suggesting genocide among the native children in the church's residential school which had taken place for more than a century. It later was revealed that such was the case in more than 140 schools run by the major churches with the complicity of the Canadian government. Refusing to remain silent he was defrocked by his Presbytery. For 15 years he has conducted a one man campaign for justice and the revision of colonial laws for a race of subjugated people.

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Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School
Authors:
Celia Haig-Brown
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

One of the first books published to deal with the phenomenon of residential schools in Canada, Resistance and Renewal is a disturbing collection of Native perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School(KIRS) in the British Columbia interior. Interviews with thirteen Natives, all former residents of KIRS, form the nucleus of the book, a frank depiction of school life, and a telling account of the system's oppressive environment which sought to stifle Native culture.

Winner of the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize (BC Book Prize) in 1989.

Now in its 8th printing.

Authenticity Note: This book has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label because of the interviews and contributions of Indigenous peoples in this work, whom the author thanks and acknowledges in the introduction of the book. It is up to readers to determine if this an authentic work for their purposes.

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The Next Sure Thing
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Cree Thunderboy wants nothing less than to be the next great blues man. But, playing to tiny audiences in shabby rooms like Shelly's Crab Shack, his career is stalled. Then at the race track he meets Win Hardy, a seemingly charming rogue who spots Cree's knack for picking winning horses. He offers to record his first CD and send him on tour, as long as Cree can keep coming up with the hot tips at the track.

Things are looking good for Cree until he discovers Win's connections to the mob and his violent response to anything that doesn't go his way. And when things inevitably go bad, Cree discovers that in life and in gambling there is never really the next sure thing.

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Unjust Society
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Aboriginal people in Canada took hope with the election of Trudeau’s Liberals in 1968. They were outraged when the Paper introduced by Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Jean Chretien a year later amounted to an assimilation program: repeal of the Indian Act, the transfer of Indian affairs to the provinces, the elimination of separate legal status for native people. The Unjust Society, Cree leader Harold Cardinal’s stinging rebuttal, was an immediate best-seller, and it remains one of the most important ever published. Possessed of a wicked gift for satire, Cardinal summed up the government’s approach as “The only good Indian is a non-Indian.” He coined the term “buckskin curtain” to describe the barriers that indifference, ignorance and bigotry had placed in the way of his people. He insisted on his right to remain “a red tile in the Canadian mosaic. Above all, he called for radical changes in policy on aboriginal rights, education, social programs and economic development.

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The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture
Authors:
Daniel Francis
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The Imaginary Indian is a fascinating, revealing history of the "Indian" image mythologized by popular Canadian culture since 1850, propagating stereotypes that exist to this day.

Images of the Indian have always been fundamental to Canadian culture. From the paintings and photographs of the nineteenth century to the Mounted Police sagas and the spectacle of Buffalo Bill''s Wild West Show; from the performances of Pauline Johnson, Grey Owl, and Buffalo Long Lance to the media images of Oka and Elijah Harper, the Imaginary Indian is ever with us, oscillating throughout our history from friend to foe, from Noble Savage to bloodthirsty warrior, from debased alchoholic to wise elder, from monosyllabic "squaw" to eloquent princess, from enemy of progress to protector of the environment.

The Imaginary Indian has been, and continues to be as Daniel Francis reveals in this book just about anything the non-Native culture has wanted it to be; and the contradictory stories non-Natives tell about Imaginary Indians are really stories about themselves and the uncertainties that make up their cultural heritage. This is not a book about Native people; it is the story of the images projected upon Native people and the desperate uses to which they are put.

The Imaginary Indian is an essential title for aboriginal studies in Canada.

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Victims of Benevolence: The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School
Authors:
Elizabeth Furniss
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

An unsettling study of two tragic events at an Indian residential school in British Columbia which serve as a microcosm of the profound impact the residential school system had on Aboriginal communities in Canada throughout this century. The book's focal points are the death of a runaway boy and the suicide of another while they were students at the Williams Lake Indian Residential School during the early part of this century. Imbedded in these stories is the complex relationship between the Department of Indian Affairs, the Oblates, and the Aboriginal communities that in turn has influenced relations between government, church, and Aboriginals today.

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Justice in Aboriginal Communities: Sentencing Alternatives: Sentencing Alternatives
Authors:
Ross Green
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Green looks at the evolution of the Canadian criminal justice system, and contrasts the values on which it is based with Aboriginal concepts of justice. He introduces alternatives being developed in Aboriginal communities including sentencing circles, elder and community sentencing panels, sentence advisory committees, and community mediation projects. At the heart of the book are case studies of several communities, which Green uses to analyze the successes of and challenges to the innovative sentencing approaches evolving in Aboriginal communities across the country. Those concerned with criminal justice will find this book an invaluable resource.

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Mitsam Cafe Cookbook: Recipes From The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Authors:
Richard Hetzler
Format: Hardcover

Since the 2004 opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, the museum's Mitsitam Cafe (mitsitam) means "let's eat" in the Piscataway and Delaware languages) has become a destination in its own right. Featured on Rachael Ray's TV show and praised by reviewers nationwide, the Mitsitam Cafe continues to receive accolades from both critics and visitors.

Drawing upon tribal culinary traditions from five regions—Northern Woodlands, Great Plains, North Pacific Coast, Mesoamerica, and South America—the cafe's offerings feature staples that were once unknown in the rest of the world in dishes such as:

Pumpkin Soup with Puffed Wild Rice
Cedar-Planked, Fire-Roasted Juniper Salmon
Pulled Buffalo Sandwich with Chayote Squash Slaw
Corn and Tomato Stew
Cranberry Crisp



Replete with beautiful photographs of the finished dishes as well as objects and archival photographs from the museums vast collections, The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook showcases the Americas' truly indigenous foods in ninety easy-to-follow, home-tested recipes.

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Learning By Doing: Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
Authors:
Karin Clark
Jim Gilbert
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This book contains step-by-step instructions and illustrations on the basics of drawing, designing, painting and carving in the Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian art style.

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Learning By Designing Vol. 2: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
Authors:
Karin Clark
Jim Gilbert
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This companion manual to Volume 1 puts First Nations art into deeper cultural context, providing Native Indian philosophy, knowledge and skills foundation, code of ethics, and interviews with a contemporary First Nations family, as well as some aspects of historical context and a description of the Potlatch. A full colour, 16-page creation story with 20 designs is included.

Additional topics include: contemporary design evolution with 50 examples, 20 designs to draw and paint, and a Quick Reference Chart containing over 100 designs.

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Learning by Designing Vol. 1: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
Authors:
Karin Clark
Jim Gilbert
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This reference and instructional manual contains a detailed thoroughly analysed, well-supported comparisons of the four Pacific Northwest First Nations art styles. There are 800 clear, detailed illustrations accompanied by straightforward copy. Topics include design formalise, ovoids, U shapes, S shapes, heads, body parts, and design formation, as well as a step-by-step "How to Draw" section.

This reference and instructional manual contains a detailed, thoroughly analyzed, well-supported comparison of the four Pacific Northwest First Nations art styles. There are 800 clear, detailed illustrations accompanied by straightforward copy. Topics include design formline, ovoids, U shapes, S shapes, heads, body parts, and design formation, as well as a step-by-step "How to Draw" section.

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Where Mary Went
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Mary Fisher has not had an easy life. Forced into a residential institute after the death of her mother, she and her siblings suffer appalling abuse and neglect. While many around her languish, Mary grows stronger. A precocious child, Mary matures into a resilient woman with a kind heart and quick smile that endears her to everyone she meets and two men in particular: Gmiwan, a sensitive artist whom she will one day marry, and Tom Dunsby, the mayor of Jackson, whose love can never be acknowledged. When Gmiwan goes off to war, Mary struggles to raise her young son alone during the Depression.

Spanning three decades, Where Mary Went is part one of an epic two-volume series.

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Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta: Five Hundred Generations
Authors:
Susan Berry
Jack Brink
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This heavily illustrated, full colour historical narrative is a testament to the past 11,000 years of Aboriginal history in Alberta. It conveys the many challenges that Aboriginal people confronted, and celebrates their
enduring legacy. Berry and Brink explore grassroots political and cultural movements of the 1960s, contemporary self-government initiatives, and the ongoing reclamation of the Aboriginal voice.

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The Wild Ride: A Chronicle Of the North West Mounted Police 1873-1905
Authors:
Charles Wilkins
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Reading Level: N/A

If it were fiction, nobody would believe it: mythic aboriginal chiefs, devious politicians, scoundrels, visionary nation builders, fur traders, scouts as tough as the hides they wore, men and women willing to die in their quest for gold… and an unproven force of red-coated cops on an improbable, mission of their own.
The Wild Ride is their story, a brilliantly illustrated history of the Canadian West and the North West Mounted Police – from the throes of Confederation and the Red River Rebellion, to the arrival of the railway in Western Canada and the heroics of the Klondike Gold Rush; all of it played out on a vast, landscape as hostile as any on earth, and every bit as alluring.
The Wild Ride draws on the letters, diaries and memoirs of those who lived this epic period of Canadian history, bringing their story vividly to life with a captivating collection of photos, drawings and maps.

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Blue Marrow
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This moving tribute to Native female strength, nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry is available again in a rewritten, re-edited and redesigned edition. The beautifully designed cover depicts the author's 4 grandmothers dancing among the Northern lights.

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The Edward Curtis Project: A Modern Picture Story
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

A profoundly moving new drama by Marie Clements, combined with a spectacular contemporary photo exhibit by Rita Leistner.

Edward Curtis saw his job as that of creating a photographic record of “the vanishing race of the North American Indian.” His work therefore became as much a projection of colonial attitudes upon aboriginal peoples as it was an authentic record of their lives.

The Edward Curtis Project began when the Presentation House Theatre commissioned Marie Clements to write a play that would stage the issues raised by Curtis’ monumental but controversial achievement—to dramatize not only the creation of his twenty-volume photographic and ethnographic epic and the enormous commitment, unwavering vision, sacrifice, poverty and ultimate disappointment it represented for the photographer, but also the devastating legacy that his often misrepresentative and imposed vision had on the lives of the people he touched.

Upon receiving the commission, Marie Clements immediately asked photojournalist Rita Leistner to create a parallel photographic investigation of Curtis’ work—to question the practice of documentary photography with the very medium under scrutiny. After two years of retracing Curtis’ footsteps, travelling to First Nations communities throughout North America, Clements finally felt that between them: “We were making our own pictures out of our own beliefs and they were adding up. We were inside the lies and beauty of history, of gender and class, we were making a case for the future.”

This collaborative work of two artists, to take Curtis’ photographs to heart and to see who and what might live inside them today, resulted in a profoundly moving new drama by Marie Clements, and a spectacular contemporary photo exhibit by Rita Leistner. Published together here, they illustrate the trauma that the notion of a “vanishing race” has inflicted on an entire people, and celebrate the triumph of a future in which North American First Nations communities “are everywhere and it is beautiful.”

 

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Fur Trade Letters of Willie Traill 1864-1893
Authors:
K. Douglas Munro
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Son of Catharine Parr Traill and nephew of Susanna Moodie, William Edward Traill, better known as Willie, came by his literary talent naturally. He found employment with the Hudson’s Bay Company in what was to become the Canadian West. His letters home are a rich and detailed portrait of domestic life in the fur trade of the Northwest between 1864 and 1893. At turns gritty then deeply touching but always fascinating and informative, the Willie Traill letters throw open a window on the joys and heartbreaking challenges of family life in the service of the fur trade.

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"As Michael Peterman writes in the Foreword, Willie Traill went west in 1864 and devoted his entire working life to the Hudson's Bay Company. His career took him westward from the Manitoba territory to Fort Ellice and many other posts before he completed his tenure at Fort St. James in British Columbia. He and Harriet, daughter of Chief Factor William MacKay, had twelve children, nine of whom survived....There are more than 250 of William Traill's personal letters extant, and 177 are represented in Fur Trade Letters of Willie Traill. These letters, written to family and close friends, trace Willie Traill's entire twenty-nine-year career with the Hudson's Bay company, from his days as a raw recruit to his retirement from the Company as a seasoned veteran. These letters invite readers into Willie's life as it unfolds—giving them an intimate view of the daily challenges faced by an HBC trader and his family....Willie would see Mother Nature at her worst: frosts, droughts, floods, hailstorms, famines, fires, and hordes of grasshoppers that totally destroyed crops and gardens. He would witness the dreadful smallpox, scarlet fever, and whooping cough epidemics that decimated the Plains Indians and white populations alike. He would be affected by the Red River and Noth West Rebellions, Confederation, the completion of the Trans Canada Railroad, and the virtual annihilation of the buffalo—which irreversibly destroyed the way of life of the Plains Indians." - SirReadaLot.org

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Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

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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Shi-shi-etko (French)
Artists:
Kim LaFave
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

La loi l’exige : dans quatre jours à peine, la jeune Shi-shi-etko devra quitter sa famille et tout ce qui lui est cher pour aller à « l’école résidentielle », au pensionnat indien. Ces journées précédant son départ, elle observe et savoure chaque détail de son univers : la lumière chatoyante du soleil, les herbes hautes, les pierres luisantes, les têtards du ruisseau, le chant que son grand-père fredonnait en pagayant. Sa mère, son père et sa grand-mère lui transmettent tour à tour des valeurs identitaires dont ils veulent qu’elle se souvienne. Et elle se fait une promesse, celle de se souvenir.

Kim LaFave s’est appuyé sur des photographies d’archives et des discussions avec des aînés pour créer les illustrations aux somptueux coloris qui enrichissent cet émouvant récit poétique. Le lecteur fera connaissance avec une enfant qui trouve du réconfort dans tout ce qui l’entoure à la veille d’une grande déchirure, déchirure attribuable au système des pensionnats indiens dont les peuples autochtones ont souffert pendant plusieurs générations.

? Finaliste du TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award (2006)
? Sélection du Ruth Schwartz Award (2006)
? Finaliste du Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award (CCBC) (2006)
? Nominé au Chocolate Lily Award (2006)
? Sélection CCBC Our Choice (2006)
? Colauréat de l’Aboriginal Children’s Book of the Year (Ânskohk Aboriginal Literary Festival)

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Coyote Tales of the Northwest
Authors:
Thomas George
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Indigenous American;

Coyote has long been an important symbol and creature in the stories and literature of the Indigenous peoples of BC, WA and OR. A creature of myth and magic emerging from the mist-shrouded forests of the Northwest, Coyote appears as a creator, messenger, hero, trickster, fool or shapeshifter. Always on the lookout for fun, mischief or the opportunity to help humans, Coyote's encounters with gods, demons and the supernatural bring to life the rich cultural traditions of the Northwest peoples: * Coyote pierces the sky with his arrow and, with the help of Fox, steals fire from the people in the clouds * Trapped inside a large cedar tree, Coyote takes himself apart, putting each body part through an opening in the bark of the tree, then reassembles himself outside * Coyote helps Wolf rescue his wife from her kidnapper, the Great Whale * Once Coyote finished his work on earth, the Great Spirit placed him in a deep slumber; when the world needs him again, he will reappear and render his unique brand of mischief and spiritual rescue.

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The Indian Commissioners
Authors:
Brian Titley
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Between 1873 and 1932, Indian policy on the prairies was the responsibility of federal government appointees known as Indian Commissioners. Charged with incorporating Native society into the apparatus of the emergent state, these officials directed a complex configuration of measures that included treaties, the Indian Act, schools, agriculture, and to some degree, missionary activity. In this study, Brian Titley constructs critical biographical portraits of the six Indian Commissioners, examining their successes and failures in confronting the challenges of a remarkable period in Canada's history.

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We Are All Treaty People: Prairie Essays
Authors:
Roger Epp
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In his collection of Prairie essays—some of them profoundly personal, some poetic, some political—Roger Epp considers what it means to dwell attentively and responsibly in the rural West. He makes the provocative claim that Aboriginal and settler alike are "Treaty people"; he retells inherited family stories in that light; he reclaims the rural as a site of radical politics; and he thinks alongside contemporary farm people whose livelihoods and communities are now under intense economic and cultural pressure. We Are All Treaty People invites those who feel the pull of a prairie heritage to rediscover the poetry surging through the landscapes of the rural West, among its people and their political economy.

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Fill It In: Working with Forms
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Forms are very common today, but many people feel confused about them. Fill It In is designed for adults and teens who want to learn about filling out forms. The workbook contains paper based and internet forms that touch on work, personal and school life. It also explains many of the “rules” about forms that are sometimes not clear.

This book is designed for Aboriginal adults and teens who want to learn about filling out forms. 

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Innocent Until Proven Indian
Authors:
Frank LaRue
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Millionaire realtor Roger Mitchell is found dead in his hotel room. Vancouver Police Officer Robert Holden arrests Jimmy Greyeyes, a native man who has a past with the deceased. The history: the dead realtor was one of three men charged with raping Jimmy's sister Lee Ann. It’s a closed case: Jimmy has a motive, his fingerprints cover the murder weapon, and witnesses say he had a confrontation with Mitchell hours before he was killed.

Enter native lawyer Jesse Crowchild, a recovering alcoholic dealing with the death of his son, and a forced separation from his wife. Jesse fights not only for Jimmy's freedom, but to break down racial stereotypes that swirl viciously around the case. In order to prove Jimmy Greyeyes innocent, Jesse must find the real murderer.

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Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto | 2nd Edition

This visionary manifesto, first published in 1999, has significantly improved our understanding of First Nations' issues. Taiaiake Alfred calls for the indigenous peoples of North America to move beyond their 500-year history of pain, loss, and colonization, and move forward to the reality of
self-determination. A leading Kanien'kehaka scholar and activist with intimate knowledge of both Native and Western traditions of thought, Alfred is uniquely placed to write this inspiring book. His account of the history and future of the indigenous peoples of North America is at once a bold and
forceful critique of Indigenous leaders and politics, and a sensitive reflection on the traumas of colonization that shape our existence.

This new edition of Alfred's important manifesto is thoroughly updated in the context of current issues related to government policy and First Nations politics today. In addition to new examples of indigenous-state relations, it includes the latest court cases and updated evaluations of key
negotiations over land and self-government. A new preface incorporates an original, previously unpublished dialogue with the influential Dakota author, historian, and activist Vine Deloria Jr, recorded shortly before his death in 2005.

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Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The word Wasáse is the Kanienkeha (Mohawk) word for the ancient war dance ceremony of unity, strength, and commitment to action. The author notes, "This book traces the journey of those Indigenous people who have found a way to transcend the colonial identities which are the legacy of our history and live as Onkwehonwe, original people. It is dialogue and reflection on the process of transcending colonialism in a personal and collective sense: making meaningful change in our lives and transforming society by recreating our personalities, regenerating our cultures, and surging against forces that keep us bound to our colonial past."

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La plus belle Création de Corbeau
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

Corbeau rêva… et créa les Quatre-pattes, les Ailés, les Rampants.
Il continua à rêver… à rêver… et il créa sa plus belle oeuvre jamais réalisée.

Gaagaagi gii-pawaajige ogii-pawaanaa’ gaa-niiyogaadenid,
gaa-bimisewaad, gaa-bimoodewaad. Geyaabigo gii-pawaajige …
Gii-pawaajige ezhi-mino-ozhiitaad …

Il y a autant de versions de la Création que de peuples des Premières nations en Amérique du Nord. L’histoire qui suit est le fruit d’un rêve de David Bouchard, auteur métis membre de l’Ordre du Canada. Dans la pure tradition des Métis et de leur art du conte, David Bouchard initie le lecteur au monde du Ciel, au peuple de la Terre, au mythe du Corbeau, à l’Île de la Tortue, à l’apparition des Deux-pattes (les humains).

Comme dans tous ses ouvrages qui ont reçu prix et récompenses et réuni des artistes autochtones tels que Allan Sapp, Dennis Weber, Michael Lonechild, Buffy Sainte-Marie et Susan Aglukark, David Bouchard joue un rôle de rassembleur en s’entourant une nouvelle fois d’artistes et de musiciens reconnus pour leur excellence.
Le lecteur découvrira la passion et le talent de la peintre cherokee Brigitte Lopez et de la chanteuse lumbee Jana Mashonee. Bien au-delà de l’oeuvre littéraire, de la fierté et de la culture d’un peuple, ce livre proclame la complémentarité et l’extrême richesse de l’expression artistique des Premières nations au niveau des mots, de l’image et du son.

Album couleurs couverture rigide avec jaquette

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Toronto at Dreamer's Rock. Education is Our Right: Two One-Act Plays
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In these two one-act plays, Drew Taylor delves into the past and speculates about the future as he examines the dilemmas facing young Native Canadians today.

Toronto at Dreamer's Rock is a moving portrayal of a teenage boy who is torn between the traditions of his people, which he only vaguely understands, and the lure of modern life. His magical encounters with two members of his tribe - one from 400 years in the past and one from the future - make him aware of how little he has thought about what it means to be an Indian.

Education is Our Right borrows from the familiar story of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, but in this version the spirits of Education Past, Present and Future attempt to show the Minister of Indian Affairs the error of his ways.

Drew Taylor combines humour, passion, spirituality, and tough realism to create a hopeful vision of the future that will appeal especially to young adult readers. Both plays have toured extensively to schools in Ontario and Quebec.

An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, Drew Hayden Taylor has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.

He has been an award-winning playwright, a journalist/columnist, short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience.

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Moving Beyond: Understanding the Impacts of the Residential Schools
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The residential school system in Canada continues to have a significant impact on Aboriginal people. We continue to struggle with the trauma of this unwanted legacy.

In this book, we take a look at the history but focus on the intergenerational impacts that exist today from the residential school system. These lasting impacts affect learning, education, and family relations.

“Moving Beyond” highlights positive approaches and paths to healing and promotes the development of healthy individuals, families and communities.

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Cross Stitch Patterns Based on Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art: Book 1 Thunderbirds
Authors:
Jim Gilbert
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

The first of a series, this book contains the three full-size colour cross-stitch patterns from the West, Mid, and North Coast shown on the front cover. Patterns are full size and are approximately 37 cm x 27 cm (14" x 11") with each based on accurate, tradional designs. Also included is a First Nations area map, Aboriginal art within a cultural context, Aboriginal designs used in cross stitch explanation, illustrated cross stitch instructions.
Soft cover, 8 1/2" x 11", 36 pages.

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In the Beginning, There was the First World
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This 16-page booklet has a beautifully illustrated Pacific Northwest Coast creation story and 20 designs from the four major Native Indian art style areas comparing the differences and similarities.

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Pacific Northwest Coast Aboriginal Art: What Am I Seeing
Authors:
Karin Clark
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Illustrates ten well-known objects and nineteen crest designs from the Pacific Northwest Coast along with meanings and stories. Identifies seven main design elements along with variations. 112 colour illustrations and photos, 6.5" x 8.5" soft cover, 64 pages.

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Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions
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For many American Indians, food is more than sustenance--it is also of vital cultural significance. Salmon, buffalo, berries, acorns, quinoa, wild rice, tomatoes, chocolate, and especially corn--where these indigenous staples flourish, they have become a central part of Native American ceremonies and creation stories.

This illuminating book, produced in association with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrates the amazing diversity of the original foods of North, Central, and South America. Winner of a 2005 James Beard Award, Foods of the Americas highlights indigenous ingredients, traditional recipes, and contemporary recipes with ancient roots. Written by chef Fernando Divina and his wife, Marlene Divina (who is of Chippewa, Cree, and Assiniboine heritage), Foods of the Americas includes 140 modern recipes representing tribes and communities from all regions of the Americas.

Some of the specialties are:
Fry Bread
Turkey with Oaxacan Black Mole
Wild Rice and Corn Fritters
Venison with Juniper and Wild Huckleberry Sauce
Chilean-Style Avocado and Shrimp Salad

To complement the recipes, Foods of the Americas also features nine illustrated short essays by American Indian writers who offer personal insights into a variety of indigenous food traditions. With enticing food photography and images from the museum’s collection, Foods of the Americas is not only an innovative tribute to the foods of the Western Hemisphere but also a gorgeous testament to the Native contribution to American cuisine.

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Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian
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The National Museum of the American Indian is one of the world's great conservators of cultural heritage, and its collections hold more than 800,000 objects spanning 13,000 years of history of the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere, from Tierra del Fuego in the south to the Arctic in the north.Drawing on new insights from archaeology, history, and art history, Infinity of Nations uses culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant objects as a point of entry to understanding the people who created them.Following an introduction on the power of objects to engage our imagination, each chapter presents an overview of a region of the Americas and its cultural complexities, written by a noted specialist on that region. Community knowledge-keepers and an impressive new generation of Native scholars contribute highlights on objects that represent important ideas or that capture moments of social change. Together these writers create an extraordinary mosaic. What emerges is a portrait of a complex and dynamic world shaped from its earliest history by contact and exchange among peoples.Illustrated with more than 200 strikingly beautiful photographs published here for the first time, Infinity of Nations opens new avenues that extend well beyond those of conventional cultural studies. Authoritative and accessible, here is an important resource for anyone interested in learning about Native cultures of the Americas.

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Rudy Wiebe: Collected Stories, 1955 - 2010
Authors:
Rudy Wiebe
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

For more than fifty years, Canadian literary legend Rudy Wiebe has been defining and refining prairie literature through his oeuvre of world-renowned novels, histories, essays, and short stories. He has introduced generations of readers far and wide to western Canadian Mennonite, aboriginal, and settler culture. Some say he wrote the book on historical prairie fiction. In fact, he's written quite a few. The University of Alberta Press is proud to publish the fifty short stories that Wiebe completed between 1955 and 2010, including four previously unpublished stories. This is a must-have book for aficionados of great world literature, fans of prairie fiction, and Wiebe's faithful readers.

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Grandmother's Stories How the Earth and Sky Began
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Daniel Auger's grandmother was the greatest storyteller he ever knew. In her soft voice, she spoke of heroes and giants, of evil deeds and mysterious spirits. Born on a Canadian reserve and educated at an Indian residential school, she was intensely curious about the old ways. In her quest to find out who we are and where we came from, she collected stories from her home community and from her journeys to powwows, sweats, potlatches and family events across Canada and the Northwest US. This collection of 38 Native myths is a timeless window onto a world when the People were first created:

* Mi'kmaq--The Sun created the Earth and the people on it, but when they began to kill one another, the Sun wept until the entire world drowned. Only one woman and an old man survived, who repopulated the Earth.

* Blackfoot--Water once covered the world, and the Creator sent Muskrat to the bottom of the Ocean to see what was there. Muskrat returned with a ball of mud, which the Creator transformed in the Earth and all living things on it.

* Huron-- In a world that existed before our own, people lived in great longhouses in the sky around a beautiful celestial tree. One day a man uprooted the tree, and when his wife looked into the hole she fell down below to the world we know today.

* Algonquin--In the very beginning of time there were two brothers, Gluskap and Malsum. Gluskap created humans, and the plants and animals they needed to survive. Jealous of his brother, Malsum tried to kill Gluskap, but Gluskap used his own magic to be reborn. He then struck down his evil brother into the earth, and Malsum was reborn as a wolf.

* Haida--The trickster Raven opened a giant clamshell he found washed upon the beach, and when he opened it, out popped tiny human beings.

* Siksika--Old Man came from the south and made the world as he walked along. One day he made a man and a woman out of clay, and Old Man taught them how to survive in the world he created.

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Ashoona, Daughter of the Winds An Inuit Woman's Journey
Authors:
Yvonne Harris
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In the harsh and forbidding landscape of the far north, the path of survival is as slender as a shard of ice. This is the story of the indomitable spirit of a beautiful young woman as she challenges the odds to not only survive but thrive with her spirit intact. Set in the remote Inuit village of Panniqtuuq on Baffin Island, this story recounts a time of transformation when the old ways were confronted by the powerful influences arriving from the outside.

Against the backdrop of the frigid North, this soaring saga follows a young woman emerging into adulthood. Ashoona, Daughter of the Winds is a compelling read based on a true story told to the author by a village elder about her arranged marriage to a much older man. Her words give us a glimpse through a window onto a different world that is now one only of memories--a time when Inuit society was undergoing massive upheaval.

Yvonne lived and worked among the people of Baffin Island, and this story is an extraordinary gift from the elder and from the Inuit people.

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In the Shadow of Our Ancestors
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Searching through the annals of North American history uncovers the diverse and astounding contributions by the Natives of the Americas who formed the world we know today. In the Shadow of Our Ancestors explores the rich history of the Indigenous peoples of North America and leaves us in awe of their stunning achievements and inventions:

The Great Law of Peace -- The ideals, words and symbols of the Iroquois Confederacy inspired the governments of the New World to form democracies that recognized, in their constitutions, the rights of all people

Potatoes -- The lowly potato, a staple food of Natives for almost 15,000 years, was unknown outside the Americas until Europeans arrived; now, with almost 4000 varieties, it is the fourth most-consumed agricultural product in the world

Sacagawea -- The settlement of western North America was inspired and influenced by the results of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 1800s, with the journey's success made possible because of a Native woman named Sacagawea, whose presence paved the way for the explorers to be seen as a peaceful party.

Kayaks -- It may be that the Inuit of the Arctic were the first to circumnavigate the globe in these simple craft. Kayaks have been in use for at least 4000 years as a form of transportation and for hunting, and the technology spread throughout northern waters and was adopted by the Scots and the Irish

Code Talkers -- During World War II, more than 400 Navajo soldiers, recruited by the United States Marine Corps, transmitted secret tactical messages over military telephone or radio communications using codes built upon their Native languages.

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The Good Hope Cannery: Life and Death at a Salmon Cannery
Authors:
W.B. MacDonald
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In 1895 Scottish entrepreneur, engineer, and outdoor adventurer Henry Ogle Bell-Irving built the Good Hope Cannery in Rivers Inlet, BC. There was a fortune to be made and Bell-Irving was determined to make one, both for the shareholders of the Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company, and for himself. As sole agent for ABC, he effectively controlled the company, which grew to include cannery operations on the west coast from Washington State to Alaska. For years the operation was astronomically successful, but profits were realized on the backs of skilled Chinese and Native cannery workers, and on the know-how of northern Europeans and Japanese fishermen.

Good Hope canned salmon continuously until 1940 and thereafter served company fishermen as a place where they could refuel, eat, buy supplies and have their boats and nets repaired. By the late 1960s, depleted fish stocks and technological advances rendered Good Hope obsolete as a camp. But a Henry Bell-Irving descendant, grandson Ian Bell-Irving, envisioned Good Hope as a sport fishing resort catering to affluent North Americans, and so Good Hope entered the third phase of its life, a phase that continues to this day. The Good Hope Cannery and the Goose Bay Cannery in Duncanby are all that are left of an important era in BC's history--all the other canneries in Rivers Inlet have vanished.

The Good Hope Cannery is a story of the people who built it, worked in it, fished for it, maintained it, and welcomed guests to it. MacDonald looks deeply into the personalities and everyday lives, and sometimes tragic deaths, of the colourful characters of the Good Hope Cannery.

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The Native Stories From Keepers of the Earth
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

The Native Stories from Keepers of the Earth is a collection representing several aboriginal groups of North America, including Inuit, Micmac, Maliseet, Mohawk, Zuni, and Hopi. A common thread throughout these stories is a view of the world as family - earth as our mother, sun as our father and the animals as our brothers and sisters. The stories foster an ethic of stewardship by clearly showing that we are entrusted with the responsibility to maintain the natural balance, to take care of our mother, to be keepers of the earth. Each story is beautifully illustrated by Mohawk artist John Kahionhes Fadden.

Joseph Bruchac or Sozap, his Abenaki name, is an award-winning poet, novelist, and storyteller who follows the traditional ways. His work reflects his culture in emphasizing that storytelling is natural and necessary to all people. He has been a storyteller-in-residence at the Onondaga Indian School and the Akwesasne Mohawk School.

These twenty-four stories from the best-selling Keepers of the Earth will appeal to readers of all ages.

Foreword by N. Scott Momaday

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Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings, and Symbols
Authors:
Cheryl Shearar
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Understanding Northwest Coast Art is a handy, dictionary-style reference guide to identifying and understanding the symbols, crests, and beings depicted in Northwest Coast Native American works of art such as totem poles, masks, and prints.

The first section of the book features an alphabetical list of words relating to Northwest Coast art, with definitions, descriptions, and explanations and synopses of the major myths associated with them. As an aid to identification and understanding, many of the crests, beings, and symbols are illustrated in 70 reproductions of contemporary artworks and archival photos. The entries cover a wide range: crests such as Eagle, Dogfish, or Dragonfly; ancestral beings such as Creek Woman or Thunderbird; mythic beings such as Raven, the Chief of the Undersea, or Cedar Man; and supernatural beings such as Death-Bringer.

Understanding Northwest Coast Art also includes brief descriptions of the design conventions, design elements, and different art styles of Northwest Coast cultural groups, along with an overview of the interconnections between art, myth, and ceremony.

Easy to use and easy to read, this volume is an essential source for understanding and visually identifying the underlying themes and subjects of Northwest Coast Native American art.

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Finding My Talk: How Fourteen Canadian Native Women Reclaimed Their Lives After Residential School
Authors:
Agnes Grant
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

When residential schools opened in the 1830s, First Nations envisioned their own teachers, ministers, and interpreters. Instead, students were regularly forced to renounce their cultures and languages and some were subjected to degradations and abuses that left severe emotional scars for generations. In Finding My Talk, fourteen aboriginal women who attended residential schools, or were affected by them, reflect on their experiences. They describe their years in residential schools across Canada and how they overcame tremendous obstacles to become strong and independent members of aboriginal cultures and valuable members of Canadian society. Biographies include: Eleanor Brass, Journalist, Plains Cree, Saskatchewan, Rita Joe, Poet/Writer, Mi?kmaq, Nova Scotia, Alice French, Writer, Inuit, Northwest Territories Shirley Sterling, School Administrator/Storyteller, Nlakapmux, British Columbia, Doris Pratt, Education Administrator/Language Specialist, Dakota, Manitoba, Edith Dalla Costa, School Counsellor, Woodland Cree, Alberta, Sara Sabourin, Community Worker, Ojibway, Ontario. Dr. Agnes Grant worked with the Native Teacher Training programs at Brandon University, Manitoba, for thirty years. As an administrator and professor, she spent much of her time in remote communities. Dr. Grant is the author of No End of Grief: Indian Residential Schools in Canada and three other books. She lives in Winnipeg.

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First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days
Authors:
Jonathan Anuik
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

First in Canada is a unique expression of the many accomplishments Indigenous Canadians have made to Canadian society. As beautiful as it is informative, this perpetual calendar is a glimpse of 10,000 years in 365 days!

Informative, innovative, and inspirational, First in Canada will take readers through one calendar year of Aboriginal history, providing visuals and details of past and contemporary achievements and challenges of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. It will appeal to those interested in Canadian history, to high school and university students, and to researchers looking to initiate projects on Aboriginal topics. Attractive and functional, this personal schedule book contains beautiful aboriginal works of art and will serve as a ready reminder of the importance of First Peoples to the ongoing cultural dynamic in Canada. Carefully researched by Jonathan Anuik, First in Canada is the first of its kind.


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Strong Readers Set A: We Sleep, We Eat (L7) 6-Pack
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Level 7 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: This is a poem about Green Frog, Bald Eagle, Black Bear and Black Raven. They all have special places they like to sleep and special foods they like to eat. What do you think they like to eat? Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571576

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Level 7 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: This is a poem about Green Frog, Bald Eagle, Black Bear and Black Raven. They all have special places they like to sleep and special foods they like to eat. What do you think they like to eat? Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781927571170

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Strong Readers Set A: Seasons (L10) 6-Pack
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Level 10 Back cover book introduction: There are four seasons during a year, winter, spring, summer and fall. Which season do you think it is on the cover of this book? Which season is it outside right now? Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571705

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Level 10 Back cover book introduction: There are four seasons during a year, winter, spring, summer and fall. Which season do you think it is on the cover of this book? Which season is it outside right now? Book Dimensions: 6.5in x 5.5in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781927571309

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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Set A (Levels 1 - 10)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Strong Readers: Set A, 40 titles in all, Levels 1 - 10.

All titles in 6 packs.

240 books total

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy,social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

You will also find throughout our books connections to scaffolded text features and reading comprehension strategies.

Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Beautiful photographs throughout.

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Grey Owl
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Reading Level: N/A

An Englishman with the imagination and the arrogance to pose as a North American Indian, a fur trapper who kept beaver as pets, a drunken brawling bigamist who embraced the wilderness to escape his ghosts, a compelling champion of that wilderness who travelled much of the world speaking to huge audiences about the fate of the natural world - who was the real Archie Belaney, known to many as Grey Owl?

Grey Owl, the Mystery of Archie Belaney is a unique, accessible collection of narrative poetry and journal entries which examines this dynamic, often contradictory, always fascinating man who reconstructed his identity and delivered a message of conservation to the world.

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Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

This anthology of Aboriginal writings from Manitoba takes readers back through the millennia and forward to the present day, painting a dynamic picture of a territory interconnected through words, ideas, and experiences. A rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction, and speeches, it features:
Historical writings, from important figures.
Vibrant literary writing by eminent Aboriginal writers.
Nonfiction and political writing from contemporary Aboriginal leaders.
Local storytellers and keepers of knowledge from far-reaching Manitoba communities.
New, vibrant voices that express the modern Aboriginal experiences.
Anishinaabe, Cree, Dene, Inuit, Métis, and Sioux writers from Manitoba.
Created in the spirit of the Anishinaabe concept debwe (to speak the truth), The Debwe Series is a collection of exceptional Aboriginal writing from across Canada. Manitowapow, a one-of-a-kind anthology, is the first book in The Debwe Series. Manitowapow is the traditional name that became Manitoba, a word that describes the sounds of beauty and power that created the province.

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Views from Fort Battleford
Authors:
Walter Hildebrandt
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The Myth of the Mounties as neutral arbiters between Aboriginal peoplesand incoming settlers remains a cornerstone of the western Canadiannarrative of a peaceful frontier experience that differs dramaticallyfrom its American equivalent. Walter Hildebrandt eviscerates this myth,placing the NWMP and early settlement in an international framework ofimperialist plunder and the imposition of colonialist ideology. FortBattleford, as an architectural endeavour, and as a Euro-Canadiansettlement, oozed British and central Canadian values. The Mounties,like the Ottawa government that paid their salaries, “were in theWest to assure that a new cultural template of social behaviour wouldreplace the one they found.” The newcomers were blind to thecultural values and material achievements of the millennia-longresidents of the North-West. Unlike their fur trade predecessors, thesettler state had little need to respect or accommodate Aboriginalpeople. Following policies that resulted in starvation for Natives, thecolonizers then responded brutally to the uprising of some of theoppressed in 1885. Hildebrandt’s ability to view these eventsfrom the indigenous viewpoint places the Mounties, the Canadian state,and the regional settlement experience under an entirely different spotlight.

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That's Raven Talk: Holophrastic Readings of Contemporary Indigenous Literatures
Authors:
Mareike Neuhaus
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

“That’s Raven Talk”: Holophrastic Readings of Contemporary Indigenous Literatures is the first comprehensive study of North American Indigenous languages as the basis of textualized orality in Indigenous literatures in English. Drawing on a significant Indigenous language structure—the holophrase (one-word sentence)— Neuhaus proposes “holophrastic reading” as a culturally specific reading strategy for orality in Indigenous writing. In readings of works by Ishmael Alunik (Inuvialuit), Alootook Ipellie (Inuit), Richard Van Camp (Dogrib), Thomas King (Cherokee), and Louise Bernice Halfe (Cree), she demonstrates that (para)holophrases—the various transformations of holophrases into English-language discourse—textualize orality in Indigenous literatures by grounding it in Indigenous linguistic traditions. Neuhaus’s discussion
points to the paraholophrase, the functional equivalent of the holophrase, as a central discourse device in Indigenous writing and as a figure of speech in its own right. Building on interdisciplinary research, this groundbreaking study not only links oral strategies in Indigenous writing to Indigenous rhetorical sovereignty, but also points to ancestral language influences and Indigenous rhetoric more generally as areas for future research.

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The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver
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Chuck Davis
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In his ambitious magnum opus, The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver, author Chuck Davis embraced 125 years of material, with the signature exuberance and talent for storytelling that made him one of Vancouver's most successful and beloved journalists and broadcasters. This volume represents the culmination of his life as a folk historian, someone who was obsessed and delighted by all things Vancouver, and of his immense contribution to historical knowledge of the city of Vancouver. It was nearly realized, but not quite completed before his death in November, 2010.

Harbour Publishing worked with Davis on The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver for five years, and has collaborated with the Vancouver Historical Society to complete the volume in 2011 to mark the city's 125th anniversary, as was the author's plan. Arranged chronologically, and illustrated with a trove of archival photographs, this volume includes influential characters both famous, like White Spot founder Nat Bailey, and nearly-forgotten, like Sara Anne McLagan, the first female publisher of a daily newspaper in Canada, plus many tales of eccentric locals and celebrity visitors. Here too are Vancouver's unforgettable and formative events, from the tragic collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge to the city's first rock 'n' roll concert ("the ultimate in musical depravity").

The story of how Vancouver grew from a ramshackle tumble of stumps, brush and crude wooden buildings to today's urban metropolis turns out to be interesting, complicated, frequently rancorous and occasionally even funny. And the book is, as the author hoped, "fun, fat and filled with facts."

Note: While Indigenous Canadians are included, they are not the primary focus of this resource.

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A Difficult Beauty
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

David Groulx’s latest collection offers his readers a handful of poems as cutting and brilliant as glass shards, offering glimpses of the anger, pain and lost beauties of his ancestors. These poems cut deep with their clear-eyed honesty, their stripped away pain and suffering. A subtle weaving of black humour and fleeting touches of beauty, as well at the careful craftsmanship of the writing make these poems iconic. This is a collection that should not be missed.

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"This collection of poetry is a passionate snapshot of poignant aspects of life on the rez depicted in simple scenes that are propelled forward with a sparse economy of language. It is little wonder that Groulx has won awards for his poetry and it has appeared globally in over one hundred periodicals." - Canadian Literature

 

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For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War
Authors:
Timothy C. Winegard
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The first comprehensive history of the Aboriginal First World War experience on the battlefield and the home front. When the call to arms was heard at the outbreak of the First World War, Canada’s First Nations pledged their men and money to the Crown to honour their long-standing tradition of forming military alliances with Europeans during times of war, and as a means of resisting cultural assimilation and attaining equality through shared service and sacrifice. Initially, the Canadian government rejected these offers based on the belief that status Indians were unsuited to modern, civilized warfare. But in 1915, Britain intervened and demanded Canada actively recruit Indian soldiers to meet the incessant need for manpower. Thus began the complicated relationships between the Imperial Colonial and War Offices, the Department of Indian Affairs, and the Ministry of Militia that would affect every aspect of the war experience for Canada’s Aboriginal soldiers. In his groundbreaking new book, For King and Kanata, Timothy C. Winegard reveals how national and international forces directly influenced the more than 4,000 status Indians who voluntarily served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force between 1914 and 1919—a per capita percentage equal to that of Euro-Canadians—and how subsequent administrative policies profoundly affected their experiences at home, on the battlefield, and as returning veterans.

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Many Tender Ties
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Sylvia Van Kirk
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Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur-Trade Society, 1670-1870

Beginning with the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670, the fur trade dominated the development of the Canadian west. Although detailed accounts of the fur-trade era have appeared, until recently the rich social history has been ignored. In this book, the fur trade is examined not simply as an economic activity but as a social and cultural complex that was to survive for nearly two centuries.

The author traces the development of a mutual dependency between Indian and European traders at the economic level that evolved into a significant cultural exchange as well. Marriages of fur traders to Indian women created bonds that helped advance trade relations. As a result of these "many tender ties," there emerged a unique society derived from both Indian and European culture.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture, Volume II
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The acclaimed and accessible Hidden in Plain Sight series showcases the extraordinary contributions made by Aboriginal peoples to Canadian identity and culture. This collection features new accounts of Aboriginal peoples working hard to improve their lives and those of other Canadians, and serves as a powerful contrast to narratives that emphasize themes of victimhood, displacement, and cultural disruption.

In this second volume of the series, leading scholars and other experts pay tribute to the enduring influence of Aboriginal peoples on Canadian economic and community development, environmental initiatives, education, politics, and arts and culture. Interspersed are profiles of many significant Aboriginal figures, including singer-songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie, politician Elijah Harper, entrepreneur Dave Tuccaro, and musician Robbie Robertson. Hidden in Plain Sight continues to enrich and broaden our understandings of Aboriginal and Canadian history, while providing inspiration for a new generation of leaders and luminaries.

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An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People
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Arthur Ray
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Canada’s Native people have inhabited this land since the Ice Age and were already accomplished traders, artisans, farmers and marine hunters when Europeans first reached their shores. Contact between Natives and European explorers and settlers initially presented an unprecedented period of growth and opportunity. But the two vastly different cultures soon clashed. Arthur J. Ray charts the history of Canada’s Native people from first contact to current land claims. The result is a fascinating chronicle that spans 12,000 years and culminates in the headlines of today.

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Mohawks on the Nile: Natives Among the Canadian Voyageurs in Egypt, 1884-1885
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Carl Benn
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Mohawks on the Nile explores the absorbing history of sixty Aboriginal men who left their occupations in the Ottawa River timber industry to participate in a military expedition on the Nile River in 1884-1885. Chosen becuase of their outstanding skills as boatmen and river pilots, they formed part of the Canadian Voyageur Contingent, which transported British troops on a fleet of whaleboats through the Nile's treacherous cataracts in the hard campaigning of the Sudan War. Their objective was to reach Khartoum, capital of the Egyptian province of Sudan. Their mission was to save its governor general, Major-General Charles Gordon, besieged by Muslim forces inspired by the call to liberate Sudan from foreign control by Muhammad Ahmad, better known to his followers as the "the Mahdi."

In addition to Carl Benn's historical exploration of this remarkable subject, this book includes the memoirs of two Mohawk veterans of the campaign, Louis Jackson and James Deer, who recorded the details of their adventures upon returning to Canada in 1885. It also presents readers with additional period documents, maps, historical images, and other materials to enhance appreciation of this unusual story, including an annotated roll of the Mohawks who won praise for the exceptional quality of their work in this legendary campaign in the chronicle of Britain's expansion into Africa.

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Nasty, Brutish, and Short: The Lives of Gang Members in Canada
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Mark Totten
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

United Nations, Red Scorpions, the Crazy Dragons, Fresh Off the Boat, Indian Posse, Native Syndicate, Mad Cowz, Bloods, Jamestown Crips, Bo-Gars, Crack Down Posse, African Mafia, Galloway Boys, Malvern Crew, Manitoba Warriors, and North Preston's Finest. These are only some of the gangs active in Canada today.

Dr. Mark Totten has spent fifteen years learning all about these gangs and the young men and women who belong to them. He has interviewed over 500 gang members across the country, traced their lives from infancy to adulthood, and explored the roots of their involvement in crime and their reliance on violence.

This book offers a groundbreaking picture of the reality of gangs in Canada. Much of what Dr. Totten has to say is at odds with popular ideas. His research leads him to believe that breaking through the circumstances that produce young criminals is far more difficult than most people think. For most individuals caught up in gang life, exiting that world is next to impossible--in fact, the most common way out is an early death from violence or suicide. This book opens the door on a way of life unknown to most Canadians.

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Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Seeing Red is a groundbreaking study of how Canadian English- language newspapers have portrayed Aboriginal peoples from 1869 to the present day. It assesses a wide range of publications on topics that include the sale of Rupert's Land, the signing of Treaty 3, the Northwest Rebellion and Louis Riel, the death of Pauline Johnson, the outing of Grey Owl, the discussions surrounding Bill C-31, the "Bended Elbow" standoff at Kenora, Ontario, and the Oka Crisis. The authors uncover overwhelming evidence that the colonial imaginary not only thrives but dominates depictions of Aboriginal peoples in mainstream newspapers. The colonial constructs ingrained in the news media perpetuate an imagined Native inferiority that contributes significantly to the marginalization of Indigenous people in Canada. That such imagery persists to this day suggests strongly that the country lives in denial, failing to live up to its boosterism of the cultural mosaic.

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Stickhandling through the Margins: First Nations Hockey in Canada
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Michael A. Robidoux
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Some of hockey’s fiercest and most passionate players and fans can be found among Canada's First Nations populations, including NHL greats Jordin Tootoo, Jonathan Cheechoo, and Gino Odjick. At first glance the importance of hockey to the country's Aboriginal peoples may seem to indicate assimilation into mainstream society, but Michael A. Robidoux reveals that the game is played and understood very differently in this cultural context. Rather than capitulating to the Euro-Canadian construct of sport, First Nations hockey has become an important site for expressing rich local knowledge and culture.

With stories and observations gleaned from three years of ethnographic research, Stickhandling through the Margins richly illustrates how hockey is played and experienced by First Nations peoples across Canada, both in isolated reserve communities and at tournaments that bring together participants from across the country. Robidoux's vivid description transports readers into the world of First Nations hockey, revealing it to be a highly social and at times even spiritual activity ripe with hidden layers of meaning that are often surprising to the outside observer.

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Strength of Women: Âhkamêyimowak
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Âhkamêyimowak is a Cree word which embodies the strength that drives women to persevere, flourish, and work for change within their communities. Women are the unsung heroes of their communities, often using minimal resources to challenge oppressive structures and create powerful alternatives in the arts, education, and the workplace.

The stories included here are by women with vision, who inspire and lead those who have lived in their midst. Stories are a means of transmitting vital information from within community as well as to outside communities.

Relations are something fundamental to Indigenous communities the world over. Besides human relationships, there is a bigger set of relationships that keeps some people marginalized and others in positions of power. This book tells the stories of both sets of relationships. Some women tell powerful personal stories and others describe institutional relationships that keep Indigenous women in Canada – along with women generally, people of colour, indigenous peoples and youth around the world – in the margins. In both cases, the clarity of vision that comes from the margins is astounding and compelling.

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Warriors of the Plains: The Arts of Plains Indian Warfare
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Max Carocci
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

In this richly illustrated study of a complex society, Max Carocci delves into the history of the North American Plains Indian warrior cultures, examining their ongoing legacy, continuity, and the change between historic war practices and contemporary Native American military associations. Warriors of the Plains skilfully interweaves a survey of North American Plains Indian history with a generously detailed examination of Plains Indian warrior art - weapons, amulets, clothing, and ceremonial objects - with particular emphasis on their ritual use and symbolic meanings. Replete with both modern and archival photographs from the British Museum, this book offers a novel approach to a fascinating subject, while integrating history, anthropology, and personal narratives. Showcasing meticulous scholarship and the impressive collection of the British Museum, Warriors of the Plains is a comprehensive and significant contribution to the study of North American History.

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Coming Home Stories From the Northwest Territories
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Foreword by Richard Van Camp

Coming Home features eighteen stories by NWT writers that express the diversity of the region, speaking from many points of view. The foreword is by the renowned storyteller and NWT author Richard Van Camp. Included are stories of teenage angst in small communities; connection with the land; the Giant Mine strike of 1992;
relationships both failed and renewed in Yellowknife; getting lost in the bush; Europeans shipwrecked and saved by Inuit; Inuit taken on board by Europeans; learning from elders and other cultures; a wonky tourism outing; going to jail for breaking a dog bylaw and many more.

With new work from Marcus M. Jackson, Richard Van Camp, Cathy Jewison, Colin Henderson, Rebecca Aylward, Cara Loverock, Shawn McCann, Patti True, Annelies Pool, Jordan Carpenter, Christine Raves, January Go, Jamesie Fournier, Amber-Lee Kolson, Karen McColl, Jessie MacKenzie, Brian Penney.

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Strong Readers Set B: Summertime (L12)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Level 12 Back cover book introduction: Summer is the season between spring and fall. The months of summer are June, July and August. What are some activities that you and your family do during the summer months? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781771740173

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Strong Readers Set B: The Forest Adventures (L14)
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Level 14 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: Your five senses can help you learn about the world. You can see, hear, smell, taste and touch many things. When you are out in the forest, what are some things that you might sense? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781771740258

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Strong Readers Set B: Wintertime (L14)
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Level 14 Back cover book introduction: Winter is the season between fall and spring. The months of winter are December, January and February. What are some activities that you and your family do during the winter months? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781771740265

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Strong Readers Set B: Spring Has Come! (L15)
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Level 15 Back cover book introduction: Spring is the season between winter and summer. The months of spring are March, April and May. What are some activities that you and your family do during the spring months? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781771740296

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Strong Readers Set B: That Reminds Me (L18)
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Level 18 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: When we hear or see something, we are often reminded of something else. Our brain can quickly move from one memory to another. This is making a connection. When you look at the cover of this book does it remind you of anything? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781771740401

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Strong Readers Set B: We Greet the Four Animals (L19)
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Level 19 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: The Medicine Wheel is a guide to living a healthy life. People use it all around the world. There are four parts to the Medicine Wheel that teach us many different things. We learn from everything that is around us! We begin our teachings in the direction that the sun rises, to the east. We learn from the gifts that the four animals provide us with. What do you already know about the four animals? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781771740463

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Strong Readers Set B: We Greet the Four Seasons (L20)
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Level 20 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: The Medicine Wheel is a guide to living a healthy life. People use it all around the world. There are four parts to the Medicine Wheel that teach us many different things. We learn from everything that is around us! We begin our teachings in the direction that the sun rises, to the east. We learn from the gifts that the four seasons provide us with. What do you already know about the four seasons? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 ISBN: 9781771740500

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Level 12 Back cover book introduction: Summer is the season between spring and fall. The months of summer are June, July and August. What are some activities that you and your family do during the summer months? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571774

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Level 14 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: Your five senses can help you learn about the world. You can see, hear, smell, taste and touch many things. When you are out in the forest, what are some things that you might sense? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571859

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Level 15 Back cover book introduction: Spring is the season between winter and summer. The months of spring are March, April and May. What are some activities that you and your family do during the spring months? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571897

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Level 18 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: When we hear or see something, we are often reminded of something else. Our brain can quickly move from one memory to another. This is making a connection. When you look at the cover of this book does it remind you of anything? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781771740005

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Strong Readers Set B: We Greet the Four Animals (L19) 6-Pack
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Level 19 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: The Medicine Wheel is a guide to living a healthy life. People use it all around the world. There are four parts to the Medicine Wheel that teach us many different things. We learn from everything that is around us! We begin our teachings in the direction that the sun rises, to the east. We learn from the gifts that the four animals provide us with. What do you already know about the four animals? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781771740067

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Level 20 Illustrated by Bill Helin. Back cover book introduction: The Medicine Wheel is a guide to living a healthy life. People use it all around the world. There are four parts to the Medicine Wheel that teach us many different things. We learn from everything that is around us! We begin our teachings in the direction that the sun rises, to the east. We learn from the gifts that the four seasons provide us with. What do you already know about the four seasons? Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in Pages: 16 6-Pack ISBN: 9781771740104

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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Set B (Levels 11 - 20)
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Strong Readers: Set B, 40 titles in all, Levels 11 - 20. 6 copies each. 240 books total Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy,social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings. You will also find throughout our books connections to scaffolded text features and reading comprehension strategies. Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation. Beautiful photographs throughout.
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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Sets A & B (Levels 1 - 20)
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Strong Readers: Sets A & B, 80 titles in all, Levels 1 - 20.

6 copies of each of the 80 titles.

480 books in total.

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy, social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

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Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

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Strong Readers Single Set: Sets A & B (Levels 1 - 20)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

The entire series, 80 titles in all, Levels 1 - 20.

1 copy each.

80 books total

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy, social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

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Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

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Those Who Know: Profiles of Alberta's Aboriginal Elders (20th Anniversary Edition)
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The elders in Those Who Know have devoted their lives to preserving the wisdom and spirituality of their ancestors. Despite insult and oppression, they have maintained sometimes forbidden practices for the betterment of not just their people, but all humankind.First published in 1991, Dianne Meili’s book remains an essential portrait of men and women who have lived on the trapline, in the army, in a camp on the move, in jail, in residential schools, and on the reserve, all the while counselling, praying, fasting, healing, and helping to birth further generations.In this 20th anniversary edition of Those Who Know, Meili supplements her original text with new profiles and interviews that further the collective story of these elders as they guide us to a necessary future, one that values Mother Earth and the importance of community above all else.

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Clearing a Path: New Ways of Seeing Traditional Indigenous Art
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The first book, Clearing a Path: New Ways of Seeing Traditional Indigenous Art, is edited by First Nations University of Canada scholar Carmen Robertson and noted Saskatchewan Métis artist and scholar, Sherry Farrell Racette.

"In 2005, as part of the province's centennial celebrations, the Saskatchewan Arts Board contracted Carmen Robertson and Sherry Farrell Racette to curate an exhibition which would bring together a diverse group of contemporary artists working in traditional Indigenous media," says Brian Mlazgar, publications manager of the CPRC. "When Clearing a Path opened in November of that year, few could have predicted the strength of its work. More than three years later, the exhibition continues to flourish and tour."

The exhibition catalogue includes photographs of the works and brief biographies of the 21 participating artists. Artists' statements for many of the pieces provide unique insight into the artistic process and the artist's connection to his or her history and traditions. In two introductory essays, Robertson and Farrell Racette explore the history of traditional artists and their art: the criminalization of indigenous arts and ceremonies, the subsequent loss of culture through colonization and more recently, the struggle to have their work considered "art" rather than "handicraft."

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The Arctic Journals of John Rae
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John Rae
Ken McGoogan
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Scottish doctor and explorer John Rae is a controversial figure in the history of the Arctic. He began his career with the Hudson's Bay Company as a surgeon in Moose Factory, Ontario, where he learned to survey, live off the land, and travel great distances on snowshoes. These skills served him well when, in 1846, he was charged with completing the geography of the northern shore of North America and set out on his first expedition. Some years later, while exploring the Boothia Peninsula in 1854, Rae obtained information about the rather shocking fate of the Franklin expedition, which had been missing since 1845. Upon his return to England, however, Rae was discredited by Charles Dickens and shunned by the British establishment, never receiving proper recognition for his roles in finding the Northwest Passage and discovering the fate of Franklin and his crew.The Arctic Journals of John Rae is the definitive collection of John Rae's writings, from his only published work, Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847, to obscure notes and journals and reports of his controversial findings in 1854. An accomplished explorer who had great respect for the customs and skills of the peoples native to the Arctic, John Rae is a fascinating figure and an important part of the history of the North.

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Healing Histories: Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals
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Laurie Meijer Drees
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Healing Histories is the first detailed collection of Aboriginal perspectives on the history of tuberculosis in Canada’s indigenous communities and on the federal government’s Indian Health Services. Featuring oral accounts from patients, families, and workers who experienced Canada’s Indian Hospital system, it presents a fresh perspective on health care history that includes the diverse voices and insights of the many people affected by tuberculosis and its treatment in the mid-twentieth century. This intercultural history models new methodologies and ethics for researching and writing about indigenous Canada based on indigenous understandings of “story” and its critical role in Aboriginal historicity, while moving beyond routine colonial interpretations of victimization, oppression, and cultural destruction. Written for both academic and popular reading audiences, Healing Histories is essential reading for those interested in Canadian Aboriginal history, history of medicine and nursing, and oral history.

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In the Dog House
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In her first idiom-shattering book of poetry, Wanda John-Kehewin combines Aboriginal oral tradition with dramatic narrative to address the effects of colonization, alcohol addiction, familial abandonment, religious authority, sexual abuse, and the pain of mourning. She admonishes humanity for its lack of conscience in poems that journey from turmoil of the Gaza Strip to rapidly dissolving ice floes.

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Women of Brave Mettle: More Stories from the Cariboo Chilcotin
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Diana French
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In this much-anticipated second volume in the Extraordinary Women Anthology series, Diana French follows up on Gumption and Grit with more stories of the women who have contributed, or who are still contributing, to the vibrant mosaic that is the Cariboo Chilcotin. The area has more than its share of remarkable women, from educators to rodeo stars, doctors to playwrights, administrators to environmentalists, artists to politicians.

In earlier days, nurse Jane Lehman, the daughter of pioneers, traveled long, lonely miles by horseback in the West Chilcotin to reach her patients. Jessie Pigeon was Canada's first female Government Agent, and Gwen Ringwood was already an internationally known playwright when she came to Williams Lake with her doctor husband.

Later-day heroines include June Striegler, whose teaching career has spanned over seventy years and Joan Gentles, an outstanding courtworker, educator, and rodeo competitor. Former mayor Ethel Winger likes to relax by prospecting for gold, and Lynette Cobb serves the community from her wheelchair. Helen Haig-Brown is an award-winning filmmaker, Xeni Gwet'in Chief Marilyn Baptiste stands tall to protect her people and land from the latest gold rush. Pharmacists Adaline and Cathie Hamm are among the mother/daughter combos serving the community.

Diverse as they may be, the women of the Cariboo Chilcotinshare their ability to meet all challenges head-on and do what needs to be done with love, strength and humour.

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The Inconvenient Indian
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands.
This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope--a sometimes inconvenient but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.

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Indians Wear Red
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With the advent of Aboriginal street gangs such as Indian Posse, Manitoba Warriors, and Native Syndicate, Winnipeg garnered a reputation as the “gang capital of Canada.” Yet beyond the stereotypes of outsiders, little is known about these street gangs and the factors and conditions that have produced them. “Indians Wear Red” locates Aboriginal street gangs in the context of the racialized poverty that has become entrenched in the colonized space of Winnipeg’s North End. Drawing upon extensive interviews with Aboriginal street gang members as well as with Aboriginal women and elders, the authors develop an understanding from “inside” the inner city and through the voices of Aboriginal people — especially street gang members themselves.

While economic restructuring and neo-liberal state responses can account for the global proliferation of street gangs, the authors argue that colonialism is a crucial factor in the Canadian context, particularly in western Canadian urban centres. Young Aboriginal people have resisted their social and economic exclusion by acting collectively as “Indians.” But just as colonialism is destructive, so too are street gang activities, including the illegal trade in drugs. Solutions lie not in “quick fixes” or “getting tough on crime” but in decolonization: re-connecting Aboriginal people with their cultures and building communities in which they can safely live and work.

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Merging Fires
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Rick Wallace
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The past two decades have witnessed the emerging role of grassroots social movements and community-based peacebuilding as key sites of transformative political and cultural engagement. Merging Fires offers case studies of grassroots alliance building between non-Indigenous activists and three Indigenous communities:
the Chippewa of Nawash,the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Anishinaabe Grand Council of Treaty #3. These Canadian examples offer insights into the challenges, limitations and complexities of transformative, community-based alliance building and raise critical questions about power, knowledge and pedagogy at the grassroots level.

While this analysis is uniquely Canadian in scope, Merging Fires is of great political relevance in light of the Idle No More movement as well as similar decolonizing initiatives occurring globally. Rick Wallace’s research methodologies and ethics of solidarity are starkly different from many mainstream academic approaches, and his documentation of on-the-ground efforts at peacebuilding fills an important gap in the field.

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Moving Forward, Giving Back
Authors:
Jim Silver
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Aboriginal people who choose to improve their education as adults often face many challenges, most of which arise from the ongoing impact of colonialism and of racialized poverty. Yet in Winnipeg’s low-income inner city, a variety of innovative and effective Aboriginal adult education initiatives have emerged. Drawing upon the voices and experiences of Aboriginal adult learners themselves, this book describes the initiatives and strategies that have proven successful and transformative for adult Aboriginal students.

These programs also positively influence the lives of the students’ families and are even felt on the community level, functioning as anti-poverty initiatives. Moving Forward, Giving Back posits that effective Aboriginal adult education initiatives need to be dramatically expanded to improve the health and vibrancy of Aboriginal people and communities across Canada.

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Racialized Policing
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Elizabeth Comack
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Policing is a controversial subject, generating considerable debate. One issue of concern has been “racial profiling” by police, that is, the alleged practice of targeting individuals and groups on the basis of “race.” Racialized Policing argues that the debate has been limited by its individualized frame. As well, the concentration on police relations with people of colour means that Aboriginal people’s encounters with police receive far less scrutiny. Going beyond the interpersonal level and broadening our gaze to explore how race and racism play out in institutional practices and systemic processes, this book exposes the ways in which policing is racialized.

Situating the police in their role as “reproducers of order,” Elizabeth Comack draws on the historical record and contemporary cases of Aboriginal-police relations — the shooting of J.J. Harper by a Winnipeg police officer in 1988, the “Starlight Tours” in Saskatoon, and the shooting of Matthew Dumas by a Winnipeg police officer in 2005 — as well as interviews conducted with Aboriginal people in Winnipeg’s inner-city communities to explore how race and racism inform the routine practices of police officers and define the cultural frames of reference that officers adopt in their encounters with Aboriginal people. In short, having defined Aboriginal people as “troublesome,” police respond with troublesome practices of their own. Arguing that resolution requires a fundamental transformation in the structure and organization of policing, Racialized Policing makes suggestions for re-framing the role of police and the “order” they reproduce.

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Kaandossiwin
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Indigenous methodologies have been silenced and obscured by the Western scientific means of knowledge production. In a challenge to this colonialist rejection of Indigenous knowledge, Anishinaabe researcher Kathleen Absolon examines the academic work of fourteen Indigenous scholars who utilize Indigenous worldviews in their search for knowing. Through an examination not only of their work but also of their experience in producing that work, Kaandossiwin describes how Indigenous researchers re-theorize and re-create methodologies. Understanding Indigenous methodologies as guided by Indigenous paradigms, worldviews, principles, processes and contexts, Absolon argues that they are wholistic, relational, inter-relational and interdependent with Indigenous philosophies, beliefs and ways of life. In exploring the ways Indigenous researchers use Indigenous methodologies within mainstream academia, Kaandossiwin renders these methods visible and helps to guard other ways of knowing from colonial repression.

Due to a printing error, the last page of Kaandossiwin was not included in the book. Please download a pdf version of this page. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

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Aski Awasis / Children of the Earth
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The adoption of Aboriginal children into non-Aboriginal families has a long and contentious history in Canada. Life stories told by First Nations people reveal that the adoption experience has been far from positive for these communities and has, in fact, been an integral aspect of colonization. In an effort to decolonize adoption practices, the Yellowhead Tribal Services Agency (YTSA) in Alberta has integrated customary First Peoples’ adoption practices with provincial adoption laws and regulations. Introducing this unique agency, the authors outline the history of First Nations adoptions and, through an interview with a YTSA Elder, describe the adoption ceremonies offered at YTSA. Themes that emerged from interviews with adoptive parents and youth who have been adopted through this new integrated practice are also explored, and important recommendations for policy and practice in First Nations adoption are offered.

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500 Years of Indigenous Resistance (PB)
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The history of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans is often portrayed as a mutually beneficial process, in which ”civilization” was brought to the Natives, who in return shared their land and cultures. A more critical history might present it as a genocide in which Indigenous peoples were helpless victims, overwhelmed by European military power. In reality, neither of these views is correct. This book is more than a history of European colonization of the Americas. In this slim volume, Gord Hill chronicles the resistance by Indigenous peoples, which limited and shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This history encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states and the resurgence of Indigenous resistance in the post-WW2 era.

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Research Is Ceremony
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Australian; Indigenous Canadian;

Indigenous researchers are knowledge seekers who work to progress Indigenous ways of being, knowing and doing in a modern and constantly evolving context. This book describes a research paradigm shared by Indigenous scholars in Canada and Australia, and demonstrates how this paradigm can be put into practice. Relationships don’t just shape Indigenous reality, they are our reality. Indigenous researchers develop relationships with ideas in order to achieve enlightenment in the ceremony that is Indigenous research. Indigenous research is the ceremony of maintaining accountability to these relationships. For researchers to be accountable to all our relations, we must make careful choices in our selection of topics, methods of data collection, forms of analysis and finally in the way we present information. I’m an Opaskwayak Cree from northern Manitoba currently living in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia. I’m also a father of three boys, a researcher, son, uncle, teacher, world traveller, knowledge keeper and knowledge seeker. As an educated Indian, I’ve spent much of my life straddling the Indigenous and academic worlds. Most of my time these days is spent teaching other Indigenous knowledge seekers (and my kids) how to accomplish this balancing act while still keeping both feet on the ground.

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We Were Not the Savages
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Indigenous American;

As a person of First Nation ancestry I cannot help but wonder if the failure of Caucasian Americans and Canadians to reveal and teach about the horrors their ancestors carried out against North American First Nation Peoples is a deliberate cover-up, or an indication they hold within their minds a notion the life of a First Nation person is valueless—not worthy of human considerations. The latter is probably the more plausible, because it is an unchallengeable fact that the crimes against humanity committed against our peoples over the centuries by people of European descent are not viewed with the same abhorrence by Caucasians that such crimes against other races of people are viewed. If such were the case there would be unconditional condemnation of it, and the knowledge would be readily available and taught in schools. –FROM THE INTRODUCTION

This updated edition incorporates Daniel Paul’s ongoing research. It clearly and profoundly shows that the horrors of history still rain upon the First Nations people of the present.

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Accounting for Genocide
Authors:
Dean Neu
Richard Therrien
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Accounting for Genocide is an original and controversial book that retells the history of the subjugation and ongoing economic marginalization of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Its authors demonstrate the ways in which successive Canadian governments have combined accounting techniques and economic rationalizations with bureaucratic mechanisms—soft technologies—to deprive Native peoples of their land and natural resources and to control the minutiae of their daily economic and social lives. Particularly shocking is the evidence that federal and provincial governments are today still prepared to use legislative and fiscal devices in order to facilitate the continuing exploitation and damage of Indigenous people’s lands.

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Seeking Mino-Pimatisiwin
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Historically, social work and psychology professions have pressured and coerced Aboriginal peoples to follow the euro-centric ways of society. The needs of Aboriginal peoples have not been successfully addressed by the helping profession due to a limited attempt to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives and practices of helping. Michael Hart briefly discusses colonization from an Aboriginal perspective, ontological imperialism, social work’s role in colonial oppression, and the dynamic of resistance. Seeking Mino-Pimatisiwin encourages Aboriginal concepts, values and perspectives to be effectively incorporated by helpers trained in counselling, supporting, and teaching disciplines.

Micheal Hart uses his own personal and professional experiences and that of other Aboriginal helpers. Throughout the book he outlines ways of adopting an Aboriginal Approach to helping. The closing chapter examines one such approach, the sharing circle, and how it can be used to guide practice with individuals, families, and groups in several contexts.

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Under God's Pale Bones
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David Groulx’s Under God’s Pale Bones traces back 500 years through the drumbeat, through a history of genocide. Groulx's poems rumble through night skies, speaking of ink and blood as they split the darkness, calling on spiritual strength and ancestral medicine.

“This is a reunion, ready to drink like a good Calvados from Northern France aged until the vintage is ready to be unveiled, shared. These poems are the impressions my world has left on me. The world beneath God’s pale bones.” —David A. Groulx

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Stone the Crow
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Chris Bose's book 'Stone the Crow' is the first collection of contemporary urban native poetry from interdisciplinary artist/writer Chris Bose.

The author takes the reader with him as he chases after coyote down the mountains on the back of a blue horse, riding across the river and into the concrete forests of the urban reservations of Canada.

"An important new voice on the Native literary scene, a voice much needed, a voice well expressed. A writer to watch." -Tomson Highway

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Journeys of the Spirit IV
Editors:
Nancy Cooper
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This book contains more stories of brave and courageous Aboriginal adult literacy students from all over Canada. The selected individuals have created positive changes not only in their lives but also in the lives of their friends, family and First Nation communities.

We hope this collection will continue to enhance and promote a greater understanding of the issues facing Canada's Indigenous people.

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Moving Literacy Forward: A Communication Guide for Aboriginal Literacy Programs
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This guidebook serves several purposes. First, we would like you to know that this guidebook has been produced through the voices of Aboriginal literacy coordinators from across the province of Ontario. What better way than to hear from folks in the field, themselves, so they can share their similar experiences and challenges.

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Red Power
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At the request of tribal elders in a southern community, Billy and his Native Movement chapter are called in to assist community members caught in the middle of a manufactured land struggle. The Native Movement, a political and spiritual group, spread far and wide across North America is active on both sides of the Canadian and United States border.

Narrated by the wolf, the past is explained as current events unfold around the main characters who find themselves immersed in a bloody range war created by a corrupt band council chief and corporate/government interests. Throughout his journey Billy finds his own physical and spiritual place in the grand scheme of things. Treachery and beauty line the road to enlightenment.

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Canadian Aboriginal Voices: Rising with a Distant Dawn
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Rising with a Distant Dawn is a powerful and moving poetry collection, which stretches across the boundaries of skin colour, language, and religion to give voice to the lives and experiences of ordinary Aboriginal Canadians. The poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope. They come from the woodlands and the plains, they speak of love, of war, and of the known and the mysterious, they strike with wisdom, joy, and sadness, bringing us closer than ever before to the heart of urban Aboriginal life. The book captures timely personal and cultural challenges, and ultimately shares subtle insight and compassion.

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Canadian Aboriginal Voices: Imagine Mercy
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Imagine Mercy is a vibrant poetry collection portraying the daily realities of living as an Aboriginal in Canada. David Groulx seamlessly weaves the spiritual with the ordinary and the present with the past. He speaks for the spirit, determination, and courage of Aboriginal people, compelling readers to confront cruel reality with his honest and inspiring vision. The poems in Imagine Mercy portray mixed bloods, resistance, determination, sovereignty, and cultural issues that generate sharply divided opinions and deep emotional struggles. Groulx’s poetic power renders an honest and painful perception of modern-day Aboriginal life with strong voice against prejudice and injustice.

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Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies
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A poetry collection where stories of life’s experiences are distilled into feelings and thoughts that are universal. Reneltta Arluk weaves the traditional and the contemporary together through the eyes of a young Aboriginal woman. Her poems, both sacred and secular, are written with the passions of anger, grief, and love, at once tender and furious. Here are tales of love, betrayal, courage, defeat, acceptance, loss, grief, passion, delight, courting, coming of age, birth and death, youth and old age, hunting and surviving. The poems are united by the history of her ancestors and the ongoing struggle to define what it means to be a tribal member, an Aboriginal, and a woman in the twenty first century.

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Northern Writers: Volume 1
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M.D. Meyer
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This first volume of Northern Writers contains a delightful variety of styles and genres including poetry, humor, children’s fiction and personal experience. Authors include: Angela Singh, Audrey Guiboche, Dana L. Coates, Brenda Fontaine and Flora Rideout. The unique contributions of each of these authors reflect the wealth of diversity found in the north.

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Northern Writers: Volume 2
Editors:
M.D. Meyer
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

For those of you who had an opportunity to read, Northern Writers volume 1, you will be delighted to see the return of authors: Dana L. Coates, Brenda Fontaine, Audrey Guiboche and Flora Rideout. Adding to this outstanding cast of authors is: Elizabeth Anderson, onna Beyer, Loretta Clarke, Gilbert Fredette, Wendy Gautier, Althea Guiboche, Doug Senio and David Williamson.

Northern Writers volume 2 is once again a wonderfully eclectic display of genres, reflecting the wealth of diversity found here in the north. Come travel with us as we visit old friends and family, beautiful lakeshores, Cree communities of the past and visions for our future. In these pages, you will find poetry, children’s stories, personal reflection, true life accounts, allegory, pathos and humour.

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Northern Writers: Volume 4
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M.D. Meyer
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Northern Writers: Volume 4 has something to suit every taste with a rich smorgasbord of writing styles and genres all reflecting the wealth of diversity found in the North.

Contributions to this anthology include reflections by Valerie Brunen; poems by Corrine Clyne; a poem and story by young adult author, Dana L. Coates; a memoir by Florence Duncan; a short story by children’s book author, Brenda Fontaine; poems and songs by Gilbert Fredette; a poem and story by Althea Guiboche; a Kawlija story by children’s book author, Audrey Guiboche; a reflection by UCN instructor, Keith Hyde; some teachings from Weshkaday Traditional Educational Centre by Susan Johnston; a memoir by Sherry Lynne; poems by Marcel Menow; acrostic poems by Benjamin Paul; a reflection by Doug Senio; a story by Clarence Thordarson; a concrete poem and graphic novel excerpt from Ferrin Towers; and new poetry from author, David Yerex Williamson.

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Young Aboriginal Voices
Editors:
M.D. Meyer
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This beautifully bound and illustrated 8 ½ X 11 hard cover book contains the work of thirty-nine young Aboriginal authors from the grade six classes at Jack River School in Norway House, MB. Each of the student stories and artwork reflects one of the Seven Teachings.

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L’arbre Sacre
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Originally created to support First Nations in their path, The Sacred Tree highlights the concepts, principles and teachings of Aboriginal spirituality. More than a guide, this book reveals how the great traditional values ​​can play a role not only at the individual level but also at EU level and globally. The Sacred Tree is a reference text for all those interested in the wisdom of the First Peoples.

The Creator has planted for all inhabitants of the earth, a sacred tree under which they can find all appeasement, strength, wisdom and security. The roots of this tree deep into our Mother Earth. Its branches reach to the sky like outstretched hands in prayer to the Father Sky. Its fruits are gifts of the Creator teachings that show the path of love, compassion, generosity, patience, wisdom, justice, courage, respect, humility and so many other gifts.

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Les Premieres Nations
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Robert Livesey
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

This book of the series "Discovering Canada" brings to life a memorable epoch, that of an inhabited by indigenous peoples before the arrival of Europeans in Canada. Who are these people? Where did they live? What were their legends, myths, heroes and gods? Les Premieres Nations helps young readers learn in an interactive and fun way.

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First Voices: An Aboriginal Women’s Reader
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

A collection of articles that examine many of the struggles that Aboriginal women have faced, and continue to face, in Canada. Sections include: Profiles of Aboriginal Women; Identity; Territory; Activism; Confronting Colonialism; the Canadian Legal System; and Indigenous Knowledges.

Photographs and poetry are also included.

There are few books on Aboriginal women in Canada; this anthology provides a valuable addition to the literature and fills a critical gap in the fields of Native Studies, Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies.

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The Tipi: Traditional Native American Shelter
Authors:
Adolf Hungrywolf
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This amazing collection of vintage photographs and historical text presents an overall view of tipi life, from the painted tipis of the Blackfoot and Shoshone in the Southwest to Ojibwa hunting lodges in Canada. Includes instructions on how to construct a tipi.

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Pow-Wow Dancer's & Craftsworker's Handbook
Authors:
Adolf Hungrywolf
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This book features many photographs of pow-wows and dance regalia from over the past 100 years, along with written histories and firsthand accounts of these events. Numerous pen-and-ink drawings of regalia items are accompanied by information on how they are made. Of interest to craftworkers, dancers, historians, and anyone who is fascinated with the pow-wow circuit.

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Traditional Dress: Knowledge & Methods of Old-Time Clothing
Authors:
Adolf Hungrywolf
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This classic book offers a fascinating look at the clothing styles of 19th- and early 20th-century Native Americans. Includes illustrated instructions on how to re-create authentic Indian beadwork, dresses, hairstyles, jewelry, moccasins, and shirts. More than 50 vintage photographs show the diversity of styles worn by Native people of various regions.

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Costumes of the Plains Indians
Authors:
Clarke Wissler
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

Drawing from the numerous samples found in the American Museum of Natural History, anthropologist Clark David Wissler examines styles of shirts and dresses worn by Blackfoot and other Native peoples of the plains.

Full-color images capture the many details of weaving and decoration on the costumes pictured. Historical reference material provides information about the making, use, and symbolism of these garments.

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A Warrior I Have Been: Plains Indian Cultures in Transition
Authors:
Richard Green
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This catalog of museum exhibitions traces the evolution of Plains Indian art and culture from early times to the present and includes material from a wide range of tribal groups. A wonderful reference source for anyone interested in learning about the Plains Indian lifestyle.

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Aboriginal Law: Commentary and Analysis
Authors:
Thomas Isaac
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Thomas Isaac highlights the most important aspects of Canadian law as it impacts on Aboriginal peoples and their relationship with the wider Canadian society. While covering important issues such as Aboriginal and treaty rights, constitutional issues, land claims, self-government, provincial and federal roles in dealing with Aboriginal peoples, the rights of the Métis, and the Indian Act, this book pays particular attention to the Crown’s duty to consult. In discussing the Crown’s duty to consult the author canvasses when and to whom the duty applies. He also highlights the role of governments in reconciling Aboriginal interests with the needs of Canadian society as a whole. The Supreme Court of Canada is clear that the objective of achieving reconciliation lies primarily with governments.

This is a law book, but it is designed for use by anyone needing to understand Aboriginal legal issues and is presented in a neutral way. All major Canadian cases dealing with Aboriginal law are discussed and analyzed in this volume. The author looks at the broad picture of trends that are developing in the law and the background to such trends. This edition of Aboriginal Law does not contain case or legislative excerpts, all of which are readily available on the internet.

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Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Beginning with an historic overview of legislative enactments defining Indian status and their impact on First Nations, the author examines contemporary court rulings dealing with Aboriginal rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in relation to Indigenous identity. She also examines various band membership codes to determine how they affect Indigenous identity, and how their reliance on status criteria perpetuates discrimination. She offers suggestions for a better way of determining Indigenous identity and citizenship and argues that First Nations themselves must determine their citizenship based on ties to the community, not blood or status.

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The Duty to Consult: New Relationships with Aboriginal Peoples
Authors:
Dwight G. Newman
Format: Paperback
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Canada’s Supreme Court has established a new legal framework requiring governments to consult with Aboriginal peoples when contemplating actions that may affect their rights. The nature of the duty is to be defined by negotiation, best practices, and future court decisions. According to Professor Newman, good consultations are about developing relationships and finding ways of living together in the encounter that history has thrust upon us.

Professor Newman examines Supreme Court and lower court decisions, legislation at various levels, policies developed by governments and Aboriginal communities, and consultative round tables that have been held to deal with important questions regarding this duty. He succinctly examines issues such as: when is consultation required; who is to be consulted; what is the nature of a “good” consultation; can consultation be carried out by quasi-judicial agencies and third parties; to what extent does the duty apply in treaty areas; and what duty is owed to Métis and non-status Indians? Professor Newman also examines the evolving duty to consult in international law, similar developments in Australia, and the philosophical underpinnings of the duty.

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Moving Toward Justice: Legal Traditions and Aboriginal Justice
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John Whyte
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The struggle to reform Canada’s justice system is nothing short of a cry for justice itself, and the response to this cry is too slow and too narrow. The essays collected in Moving Toward Justice include analyses of the challenges of legal pluralism, restorative justice, gender and race in sentencing, notions of community, and reconciliation in Aboriginal justice. Part I of the book examines the legal and political context for Aboriginal justice, theories of law and the constitution, as well as theories of development and administration that compel much broader initiatives of Aboriginal self-government.

Part II examines specific initiatives and the problems some of them have created. Justice reform is complex and controversial. The challenges increase when the context for reform includes the search for greater safety and security in Aboriginal communities, recognition of cultural integrity, and the need to promote inter-societal respect.

This book aims to underscore the urgent need for Aboriginal justice reform, to suggest the outlines of the constitutional and administrative changes that will allow reform to occur, and to explore a series of specific issues that have arisen from reforms already made. It is a book for scholars, policy makers, and all those interested in or working with justice issues.

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Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues, 3rd Edition
Authors:
Yale Belanger
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Building on the success of the first two editions, this volume briefly recaps the historical development and public acceptance of the concept of Aboriginal self-government, then proceeds to examine its theoretical underpinnings, the state of Aboriginal self-government in Canada today, and the many practical issues surrounding implementation. Topics addressed include: justice innovations, initiatives in health and education to grant greater Aboriginal control, financing and intergovernmental relations, Aboriginal-municipal government relations, developing effective Aboriginal leadership, Métis self government aspirations, the intersection of women’s rights and self-government, and international perspectives. Various self-government arrangements already in existence are examined including the establishment of Nunavut, the James Bay Agreement, Treaty Land Entitlement settlements, the Alberta Métis settlements, and many other land claims settlements that have granted Aboriginal communities greater control over their affairs.

This book is an interdisciplinary guide for practitioners, policy makers, and students interested in learning about government policy and the aspirations of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. With the exception of three updated chapters, all of the material by the 31 contributors in this volume is new and original. Brief biographies of the contributors can be found on our web site.

Contributors Include: 

Yale Belanger is an assistant professor of Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge where he divides his time as the department’s history and politics specialist while also teaching in the First Nations Governance Program in the Management Department. He is the author of Gambling with the Future: The Evolution of Aboriginal Gaming in Canada (Purich Publishing, 2006). 

Frances Abele teaches in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. She publishes in the areas of northern and Indigenous affairs, and has worked with Indigenous governments and organizations for the last three decades. 

Yvon Allard is an independent Aboriginal health consultant in Ottawa. As a member of the Manitoba Métis community, he has served as an advisor on health issues to regional and national Métis organizations. 

Colette Arcand is a fourth-year student majoring in Native Studies with a minor in Economics. Colette is a member of the Alexander First Nation in Alberta and a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Kipohtakaw Historical Foundation. 

Catherine Bell is a professor of law at the University of Alberta specializing in Aboriginal legal issues, property law, community based legal research, and dispute resolution. She has published extensively on Métis and First Nation legal issues including two books on the Métis settlements: Alberta’s Métis Settlement Legislation: An Overview of Ownership and Management of Settlement Lands and Contemporary Métis Justice: The Settlement Way

Brian Calliou is the program director for The Banff Centre’s Aboriginal Leadership and Management. Brian is a member of the Sucker Creek First Nation in north central Alberta and holds memberships with the Canadian Bar Association, the Indigenous Bar Association, and the Legal Archives Society of Alberta. 

Angela Cameron is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria. Her areas of research and writing include: restorative justice, criminal law, intimate violence, reproductive technologies, property law, and feminist legal theory. 

Larry Chartrand is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. His area of scholarship is in the field of Aboriginal rights and in particular, Métis rights. He obtained his B.Ed. from the University of Alberta in 1986, his LL.B from York University in 1989, and his LL.M. from Queen’s University in 2001. He was Director of the Aboriginal Governance Program and Professor of Politics at the University of Winnipeg from 2004 - 2007. 

Ken Coates is Professor of History and Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. He specializes in the history of the Canadian North, Indigenous-newcomers relations and contemporary Aboriginal political issues. His most recent work is A Global History of Indigenous Peoples: Struggle and Survival

Jo-Anne Fiske is Dean of Graduate Studies and professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Lethbridge. She has worked with Aboriginal and First Nations communities on social policy, health policy, human rights, and homelessness. 

Augie Fleras is associate professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo. He is the author of numerous books, including Social Problems in Canada (Third Edition) and Unequal Relations (Third Edition; with Jean Elliott) and Recalling Aotearoa(with Paul Spoonley). 

Jim Frideres is currently a professor of Sociology and the Director of the International Indigenous Studies program at the University of Calgary. He also holds the Chair of Ethnic Studies. He is the author of numerous articles and co-author with Rene Gadacz of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, now in its 8th edition. 

Joe Garcea is a professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, where he teaches local government, public administration, and public policy analysis. His areas of expertise include municipal and intergovernmental relations. He co-authored with F. Laurie Barron Urban Indian Reserves: Forging New Relationships in Saskatchewan (Purich Publishing, 1999). 

Ailsa Henderson is assistant professor in the Political Science at the University of Toronto. The author of Nunavut: Rethinking Political Culture (UBC Press, 2007), she has published two books and more than twenty-five journal articles or book chapters on sub-state political culture in federal and multi-national states, and is the principal investigator of the Nunavut Social Attitudes Survey. 

James (Sa'ke'j) Youngblood Henderson is the research director of the Native Law Centre of Canada and teaches Aboriginal law at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan. He was awarded the Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel (2005) and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Law and Justice (2006). 

John Hylton has served as a chief executive, university educator, senior public servant, and consultant. He has served many commissions and inquiries in all parts of Canada, including the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and the Ipperwash Inquiry. He is currently active working with organizations to improve strategy, leadership, governance and performance. John was the editor of the first two editions of Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada (Purich Publishing, 1994, 1999). 

Robert Alexander Innes is a Member of Cowessess First Nation and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. 

Josee Lavoie is an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Program at the University of Northern British Columbia who previously spent 10 years working for Indigenous controlled primary health care services in Nunavut and northern Saskatchewan. 

Roger Maaka, Ngati Kahungunu, is head of the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He sits on the Waitangi Tribunal enquiry into the Indigenous Flora and Fauna and Intellectual Property claim. His research interests include urbanization and Indigenous peoples, Native Studies as an academic discipline, post-treaty settlement development, the construction of contemporary indigenous identities, and indigeneity as a global social movement. 

W.R. Morrison is Professor of History, University of Northern British Columbia. He works on aspects of northern Canada history and is currently working with Ken Coates on a survey history of major Canadian court cases. 

Bradford W. Morse is Professor of Law, University of Ottawa. He was Research Director to the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba 1988-91; Chief of Staff to Minister of INAC 1993-96; legal advisor, consultant, and negotiator for many First Nations, national and regional Indigenous organizations, royal commissions, and governments in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand over the past 30 years. 

Val Napoleon is a member of the Saulteau First Nation in northeastern British Columbia and is of Cree and Dunnezah heritage. She worked as a community activist and consultant in northwestern B.C. for over twenty-five years. Since 2005, Val has been an assistant professor with the University of Alberta teaching in the Faculties of Law and Native Studies. 

David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He is the first Principal of the Peter Gzowski College at Trent University and former Chair of the Department of Native Studies. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Native Studies and the Business Administration Program. 

John O’Neil is Dean of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He has published more than 120 papers and reports on a variety of Aboriginal health issues, including self-government and health system development, cultural understandings of environmental health risks, and social determinants of health disparities. 

Terrence Ross Pelletier is former Chief of Cowessess First Nation and served as the Treaty Land Entitlement Coordinator for Cowessess during the band’s TLE process. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan. 

Michael Prince is Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at the University of Victoria. Among his areas of research, he has collaborated with Frances Abele on numerous publications dealing with Aboriginal [Indigenous] government and Canadian federalism. 

Jeff Reading is a professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development and a faculty associate with the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria. He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and his research has brought attention to issues such as disease prevention, tobacco use and misuse, and diabetes among Aboriginal people in Canada. 

Jean-Paul Restoule is assistant professor of Aboriginal Education in the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Dokis First Nation. 

Harold Robinson is a member of the Métis Settlements General Council located in Edmonton, Alberta. 

Dahti Scott is currently studying at the University of Alberta where she is completing an undergraduate double major in Environmental Conservation Sciences and Native Studies. Dahti is a Tlicho Dene who grew up in the Northwest Territories. 

Gabrielle Slowey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at York University (Toronto) where she teaches courses in Aboriginal Politics. Her research focuses on issues of self-government, land claims, and non-renewable resource development. Field sites include northern Alberta, Yukon, NWT, James Bay and New Zealand.

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Colonized Classrooms
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COLONIZED CLASSROOMS
Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education

In Colonized Classrooms, Sheila Cote-Meek discusses how Aboriginal students confront narratives of colonial violence in the post secondary classroom, while they are, at the same time, living and experiencing colonial violence on a daily basis. Basing her analysis on interviews with Aboriginal students, teachers and Elders, Cote-Meek deftly illustrates how colonization and its violence are not a distant experience, but one that is being negotiated every day in universities and colleges across Canada.


CONTENTS
Setting the Context • Conceptualizing the Impact of the Colonial Encounter • Negotiating the Culture/Colonial Divide in the Postsecondary Classroom • Negotiating Race in the Postsecondary Classroom • Trauma in the Classroom • Resisting Ongoing Racism and Colonialism in the Postsecondary Classroom • Closing the Circle: The Possibilities for Transformational Pedagogy • References

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sheila Cote-Meek is an Anishnaabe-Kwe from the Teme-Augama Anishnabai. She is Associate Vice President of Academic and Indigenous Programs as well as a professor in the School of Indigenous Relations at Laurentian University.

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Victoria Autrefois
Authors:
Karin Clark
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Honouring Our Elders: A guide to Elder Participation in AHS programs
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Reading Level: N/A

This book provides Aboriginal Head Start staff and communities with ideas and suggestions on recruiting Elders, orienting them to the classroom setting, and involving them in Early Childhood Programs. With photos and examples of Elders who are active in AHS sites across BC, it acknowledges their contributions and important role in teaching our children. Tools for cultural protocols and preschool licensing requirements are also included.

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Dangerous Spirits: The Windigo in Myth and History
Authors:
Shawn Smallman
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In the traditional Algonquian world, the windigo is the spirit of selfishness, which can transform a person into a murderous cannibal. Native peoples over a vast stretch of North America—from Virginia in the south to Labrador in the north, from Nova Scotia in the east to Minnesota in the west—believed in the windigo, not only as a myth told in the darkness of winter, but also as a real danger.

Drawing on oral narratives, fur traders' journals, trial records, missionary accounts, and anthropologists’ field notes, this book is a revealing glimpse into indigenous beliefs, cross-cultural communication, and embryonic colonial relationships. It also ponders the recent resurgence of the windigo in popular culture and its changing meaning in a modern context.

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Indian Treaties and Surrenders: Volume 2
Authors:
Canadian Government
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This significant historical work, first published in 1891 and one of three volumes in the series, is reprinted here in its original format.

Indian Treaties and Surrenders is an excellent reference series for anyone interested in the history of agreements between Indians and the Crown. It is the only complete collection of the actual texts of all pre-Confederation treaties, land cessions, numbered treaties, and surrenders relating to land and governance until 1902.

The documents in each volume are arranged chronologically, and the index to all three volumes, contained in Volume 1, is arranged alphabetically by First Nation, township, and the name of the Crown's representative in the transaction. Each volume also includes fold-out reproductions of the original maps used in the settlements.

These volumes will be of use to land claims researchers, historians, and students. Schools will also find it a valuable source of primary documentation for both teachers and pupils in Native Studies and history classes. In an era in which the content of the agreements made between Indians and the Crown is so much in contention, this book will provide easy access to the original texts.

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Indian Treaties and Surrenders: Volume 3
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Canadian Government
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This significant historical work, first published in 1912 and one of three volumes in the series, is reprinted here in its original format.

Indian Treaties and Surrenders is an excellent reference series for anyone interested in the history of agreements between Indians and the Crown. It is the only complete collection of the actual texts of all pre-Confederation treaties, land cessions, numbered treaties, and surrenders relating to land and governance until 1902.

The documents in each volume are arranged chronologically, and the index to all three volumes, contained in Volume 1, is arranged alphabetically by First Nation, township, and the name of the Crown's representative in the transaction. Each volume also includes fold-out reproductions of the original maps used in the settlements.

These volumes will be of use to land claims researchers, historians, and students. Schools will also find it a valuable source of primary documentation for both teachers and pupils in Native Studies and history classes. In an era in which the content of the agreements made between Indians and the Crown is so much in contention, this book will provide easy access to the original texts.

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The Treaties of Canada Indians of Manitoba
Authors:
Alexander Morris
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First published in 1880 and reprinted here in its original format, The Treaties of Canada is the report by Treaty Commissioner and Lieutenant-Governor Alexander Morris to the Earl of Dufferin about the negotiations of Treaties One to Seven with the Indians.

The book contains the entire text of those treaties, a recounting of the events of the treaty negotiations, and fascinating narrative reports of speeches made by both Indian and Crown representatives.

As a primary document, it reveals the drama of history and provides valuable insights into the context and intent of these treaties. Any serious discussion of treaty issues today should include a read of Morris's text.

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The Bootlegger Blues
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This comedy by the author of Toronto at Dreamer's Rock and Education Is Our Right is about love, family, and what to do with too much beer. Set on a reserve, it follows the plight of Martha, a church-going, teetotaling woman who finds herself stuck with 143 cases of beer after a church fundraiser fails. She decides to bootleg the beer, to the horror of her son Andrew, nicknamed Blue, who is a special constable on the reserve.

Meanwhile, Andrew has fallen for a young woman he thinks is his cousin, and his sister Marianne is bored with her "Indian Yuppie" husband and finds herself attracted to a handsome dancer at the powwow.

The pace is fast and vigorous in this romantic situation comedy.

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Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights: In Defense of Indigenous Struggles
Authors:
Peter Kulchyski
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Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of aboriginal people. So argues Peter Kulchyski in this provocative book from the front lines of indigenous people’s struggles to defend their culture from the ongoing conquest of their traditional lands. Kulchyski shows that some differences are more different than others, and he draws a border between bush culture and mall culture, between indigenous people’s mode of production and the totalizing push of state-led capitalism.

Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights provides much needed conceptual and historical analysis of aboriginal and treaty rights in Canada, and offers concrete suggestions to transform the current policy paradigm into one that supports and invigorates indigenous cultures in a contemporary context.

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