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I Like Who I Am
Format: Paperback

Celina is a young Mohawk girl who moves to her mother's home reserve. She is teased by her classmates who tell her that she is not Mohawk and does not belong because she has blond hair and blue eyes. Celina starts to believe her classmates and decides not to dance at an upcoming Pow Wow. But her great-grandmother helps Celina understand that being Mohawk is not about how she looks but about what she feels in her heart. When the drumming starts at the Pow Wow, Celina decides to dance after all. A beautifully illustrated story, I Like Who I Am explores issues of bullying and belonging as Celina looks for acceptance in her new community.

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Recommended Ages: 6-11

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44 pages | 8.00" x 9.00"

 

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Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless
Authors:
Wendy Lewis
Format: Paperback

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

Ideal for reluctant readers.

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Recommended Ages: 12-18.

Fry Reading Level: 4.5

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120 pages | 4.25" x 7.00"

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The Contest
Authors:
Caroline Stellings
Format: Paperback

One of the high points in eleven-year-old Rosy''s life is her daily trip to the library. There she can escape the dust and grime of her home in the industrial north end of the city and read about the adventures of her favorite fictional character, Anne of Green Gables. So Rosy is thrilled when she learns she could win a complete set of L.M. Montgomery''s books in an Anne look-alike contest. But can a half-Native brunette possibly win? How will she come up with a costume, and how will she get there when her family has no car? Her dad is long gone, and her mother works hard to put enough food on the table for her and her three brothers. Will Rosy''s new friend Lydia, who looks depressingly like Anne and whose father is rich, be her hope or her downfall in the contest?

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Ribbon Rescue
Authors:
Robert N. Munsch
Artists:
Eugenie Fernandes
Format: Paperback

Everyone is late for the wedding and nothing is going right. But Jillian and her incredible, wonderful ribbon dress can fix almost anything: the groom's shoelaces, the bride's unruly hair, the guests' gift ...she even helps keep the best man
from losing the ring. But now Jillian's dress is a mess — who is going to fix it for her? Children will delight in reading the story and spotting the frogs hidden throughout the book!
This story was first told to Jillian, a Mohawk girl who came to a storytelling wearing her brand-new traditional ribbon dress.

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Oka: A Political Crisis and Its Legacy
Authors:
Harry Swain
Format: Paperback

On July 11, 1990, tension between white and Mohawk people at Oka, just west of Montreal, took a violent turn. At issue was the town's plan to turn a piece of disputed land in the community of Kanesatake into a golf course. Media footage of rock-throwing white residents and armed, masked Mohawk Warriors facing police across barricades shocked Canadians and galvanized Aboriginal people from coast to coast. In August, Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa called for the Canadian army to step in. Harry Swain was deputy minister of Indian Affairs throughout the 78-day standoff, and his recreation of events is dramatic and opinionated. In Oka, Swain writes frankly about his own role and offers fascinating profiles of the high-level players on the government's side -- Quebec Native Affairs Minister John Ciaccia, federal Indian Affairs Minister Tom Siddon, Chief of the Defence Staff General John de Chastelain, Premier Robert Bourassa and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Swain offers rare insight into the workings of government in a time of crisis, but he also traces what he calls the 200-year tail of history and shows how the Mohawk experience reflects the collision between European and Aboriginal cultures. Twenty years on, health, social and economic indicators for Aboriginal Canadians are still shameful. The well-funded "Indian industry" is a national disgrace, Swain says, and the Indian Act is in urgent need of replacement. Identifying current flashpoints for Aboriginal land rights across the country, he argues that true reconciliation will not be possible until government commits to meaningful reform.

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Pauline: A Biography of Pauline Johnson
Authors:
Betty Keller
Format: Paperback

Brought up in a strict and sheltered household, the daughter of a Mohawk chief and a non-native woman, Pauline Johnson struggled to make an independent life for herself.

She found it as a poet and performer whose dramatic recitals skirted the boundaries of what was acceptable to "respectable" Canadian society. Her performances took her from the backwoods of British Columbia's gold country to the drawing rooms of England. Onstage she assumed the role of an Indian princess, while in her personal life she observed Victorian moral strictures, all the while falling regularly and desperately into unrequited love.

Pauline is the fascinating story of a charismatic woman whose struggles with culture and identity still engage us today.

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Meet a Musician: Derek Miller
Format: Paperback

This biography showcases Mohawk musician Derek Miller.

Perfect for high school guidance departments.

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The Career Path Choices series showcases young Canadian First Nation, Métis and Inuit people engaged in interesting careers. The series highlights these peoples' hard work and determination and some interesting facts about their profession.

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Mohawks on the Nile: Natives Among the Canadian Voyageurs in Egypt, 1884-1885
Authors:
Carl Benn
Format: Hardcover

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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Thunder in My Soul
Format: Paperback

This book contains the reflections of one Mohawk woman and her struggles to find a good place to be in Canadian society. The essays, written in enjoyable and accessible language, document the struggles against oppression that Aboriginal people face, as well as the success and change that have come to Aboriginal communities. It speaks to both the mind and the heart.

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Tales From the Big Spirit, The Poet: Pauline Johnson
Artists:
Scott B. Henderson
Format: Paperback

Although Kathy loves poetry, she is far too shy to recite it in front of her class. But the story of Pauline Johnson, renowned as the "Mohawk Princess," inspires Kathy to overcome her stage fright. Pauline, from the Grand River Reserve in Ontario, crisscrossed the country, reciting her poems to far-flung communities, making her among the most beloved literary figure of the Edwardian era.

Tales from Big Spirit is a unique six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of six great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics. These books will help students make historical connections while promoting important literacy skills.

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Tales from the Big Spirit Series Teacher's Guide -
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The teacher's guide is designed to help classroom teacher's use the graphic novel series, Tales From Big Spirit, by David Alexander Robertson. The guide provides detailed lessons that meet a wide range of language arts and social studies goals, integrate Indigenous perspectives, and make curricular content more accessible to diverse learners.

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Peace in Duress
Format: Paperback

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

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Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl
Format: Paperback

Anahareo (1906-1985) was a Mohawk writer, environmentalist, and activist. She was also the wife of Grey Owl, aka Archie Belaney, the internationally celebrated writer and speaker who claimed to be of Scottish and Apache descent, but whose true ancestry as a white Englishman only became known after his death.

Devil in Deerskins is Anahareo’s autobiography up to and including her marriage to Grey Owl. In vivid prose she captures their extensive travels through the bush and their work towards environmental and wildlife protection. Here we see the daily life of an extraordinary Mohawk woman whose independence, intellect and moral conviction had direct influence on Grey Owl’s conversion from trapper to conservationist. Though first published in 1972, Devil in Deerskins’s observations on indigeneity, culture, and land speak directly to contemporary audiences.

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Devil in Deerskins is the first book in the First Voices, First Texts series. This new edition includes forewords by Anahareo’s daughters, Katherine Swartile and Anne Gaskell, an afterword by Sophie McCall, and reintroduces readers to a very important but largely forgotten text by one of Canada’s most talented Aboriginal writers.

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240 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

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Where I Belong
Format: Paperback

This moving tale of self-discovery takes place during the Oka uprising in the summer of 1990. Adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt somehow out of place. Recurring dreams haut her, warning her that someone close to her is in danger...

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

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Recommended ages: 12 - 15. 

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Buckskin & Broadcloth: A Celebration of E. Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake, 1861-1913
Authors:
Sheila M F Johnston
Format: Paperback

This is the first generously illustrated biography of the Mohawk poet-performer E. Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake. The author has created an exciting volume of anecdotes, letters and poetry, and illustrated it with period photographs and new illustrations by the Six Nations artist, Raymond R. Skye.

While the story of Pauline Johnson has been told before, it has never been given the intimacy that this book provides. Tracing her ancestry, moving on to explore her extraordinary stage career, and finally shedding light on Pauline Johnson's last years in Vancouver, Sheila M.F. Johnston has breathed new life into the compelling story of one of Canada's brightest literary and stage stars.

This book contains over forty poems that are not part of Pauline Johnson's classic collection of poems, Flint and Feather. The "uncollected" poems have been culled from archives, libraries and out-of-print books. They shed light on the development of the poet, and enlighten and enrich her life story.

Buckskin & Broadcloth is truly a celebration of the life of a Canadian hero – one whose legacy to Canadian literature and Canadian theatre is unparalleled.

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War of 1812: Western Hooves of Thunder
Authors:
Zig Misiak
Artists:
Scott Paterson
Format: Paperback

In 1800, on the Grand River Six Nations Territory, a young Mohawk boy and his non Native friend were born on the same day. The two children were of different backgrounds and enjoyed the best of both their cultures.

When the War of 1812 erupted the children’s fathers, and many of their friends and neighbours, took up arms to defend their homes.

Unexpectedly, in 1814, over 700 mounted American soldiers descended from the west and plundered their way to the banks of the Grand River. During this attack our young hero, Ayewate, takes on the role of a warrior out to save his friend, Catherine, who went missing during the battle.

McArthur's raid against the Six Nations along the Grand River Territory was the deepest American military penetration and the last military action north of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812.

Western Hooves of Thunder is wonderfully illustrated. Suitable for all ages and is supported by additional photos and questions and answers for school use. The two characters are fictitious but the historic content and Native references are authentic and validated.

Includes an Audio Book CD.

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Algonquin Spring: An Algonquin Quest Novel
Format: Paperback

Years after a devastating battle, Mahingan and his tribe struggle to recover a lost loved one.

Six years earlier in the fourteenth century, Mahingan and his tribe fought the Battle of the Falls against the Haudenosaunee. There were many losses, and Mahingan thought he had lost his wife, Wàbananang (Morning Star). But after the battle, he learned she was still alive, taken captive by the Haudenosaunee. Now on a desperate quest to rescue her, Mahingan and his small family are wintering north of the Ottawa River near present-day Lachute, Quebec. If they are to have any hope of recovering Wàbananang, though, they must first survive until spring.

At the same time, over 2,000 kilometres away in present-day Newfoundland, events taking place will affect four Native tribes: Mahingan’s, a group of Mi’kmaq, a Beothuk group, and a band of Haudenosaunee warriors led by Mahingan’s old nemesis, Ò:nenhste Erhar (Corn Dog) — a fierce Mohawk War Chief and Wàbananang’s captor.

Along the way, Mahingan’s brother, Mitigomij, will reveal his true self and powers. Then, an influential Mi’kmaq legend puts a new, powerful twist on events, and threatens to send things spiraling out of Mahingan’s control.

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Recommended Ages: 12-15.

Series Information
This novel is part of the Algonquin Quest Series, a series of young adult novels from Algonquin author Rick Revelle.

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296 pages | 5.00" x 8.00"

 

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La ceinture fléchée / The Arrow Sash / Aienkwire atiatahna
Format: Paperback

S’inspirant du modèle anglophone des Why Books, ce livre magnifiquement illustré de collages réalisés par l’auteur s’ouvre sur une question d’un enfant désireux d’en connaître davantage à propos de la ceinture fléchée. La grand-mère de celui-ci, avec des réponses toutes plus instructives et colorées les unes que les autres, parvient à piquer sa curiosité. Les explications qui s’enchaînent au fil des pages viennent démystifier l’origine, les significations et les utilisations de cet objet issu des peuples iroquoiens. Il s’agit du premier livre d’une série sur l’anthropologie du vêtement chez les Premières Nations.

La ceinture fléchée / The Arrow Sash / Aienkwire atiatahna est trilingue, proposant des versions en français, en anglais ainsi qu’en mohawk, une langue de la famille iroquoienne.

Dès 4 ans.

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Algonquin Sunset: An Algonquin Quest Novel
Format: Paperback

Anokì and his sister Pangì Mahingan have grown up, and now face a decision that will change their lives forever.

Twelve years after Mahingan was wounded battling for his life against the Haudenosaunee warrior known as Ö:nenhste Erhar (Corn Dog), we rejoin his family and learn what fate held for him.

Now, his children, Anokì and Pangì Mahingan, along with their twin cousins Makwa and Wàbek, are grown and have adult responsibilities. Still living with their Algonquin family, they have become a formidable fighting unit with the addition of three Mi´kmaq warriors, E´s, Jilte´g, and the fierce Elue´wiet Ga´qaquj.

However, there is danger in the land of the setting sun, and nothing is more dangerous than what the family is going to encounter from the fierce enemy of their new Anishinaabe allies: the Lakȟóta.

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Recommended Ages: 12-15.

Series Information
This novel is part of the Algonquin Quest Series, a series of young adult novels from Algonquin author Rick Revelle.

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304 pages | 5.00" x 8.00"

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Joseph Brant (The Canadians Series)
Authors:
Roy Petrie
Format: Paperback

Joseph Brant, the greatest Iroquois leader, was a powerful organizer of his own people and a loyal ally of the British colonial forces. Born in 1742, Brant gained his first battle experience at the age of thirteen, in the wars against the French. His loyalty to the British continued and by 1757 he had earned a commission as captain.

It was Brant who encouraged the Six Nations Confederacy to ally with the British against the French, and then against the rebelling American colonists. With the retreat of the British after the revolution, Brant and his people were forced to emigrate to a tract of land along the Grand River in Upper Canada. Here Brant began a new struggle against colonial domination and restrictive land regulations which was to continue until his death.

The biography presents Brant's story as a focus for a broader issues of the time: the converging of two very different cultures, the expansion of settlement in the New World, and the violent struggles for colonial power.

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Recommended Ages: 10-13

This book is part of The Canadians Series.

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64 pages | 6.50" x 8.50" 

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Histoires fortes Kanyen’kehà:kas: La Grande Ourse
Format: Paperback

Au cours des saisons, les étoiles traversent le ciel de nuit. Un groupe d’étoiles raconte l’histoire de sept chasseurs qui poursuivent une grande ourse. Si tu suis le voyage des étoiles de saison en saison, tu suivras l’histoire. Ce conte des Kanyen’kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) parle de l’importance de ne jamais perdre tes objectifs de vue. Les Kanyen’kehà:ka sont l’une des Six Nations qui forment la Confédération Haudenosaunee.

 

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Histoires fortes Kanyen’kehà:kas: La Grande Ourse 6-Pack
Format: Paperback

Au cours des saisons, les étoiles traversent le ciel de nuit. Un groupe d’étoiles raconte l’histoire de sept chasseurs qui poursuivent une grande ourse. Si tu suis le voyage des étoiles de saison en saison, tu suivras l’histoire. Ce conte des Kanyen’kehà:ka (Gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) parle de l’importance de ne jamais perdre tes objectifs de vue. Les Kanyen’kehà:ka sont l’une des Six Nations qui forment la Confédération Haudenosaunee.

There are 6 copies of La Grande Ourse included in this set. 

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Histoires fortes Kanyen’kehà:kas: L’histoire de la création – La Femme du Ciel
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Il y a longtemps, très longtemps, le monde que nous connaissons était fait d’eau seulement et il n’y avait pas de terre ! Puis, une femme étrange est tombée du monde du ciel et, avec l’aide des oiseaux et des animaux, elle a créé un lieu de vie. Cette histoire des Kanyen’kehà:ka (gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) parle de l’origine du pays où nous vivons aujourd’hui. Les Kanyen’kehà:kas sont l’une des Six Nations qui forment la Confédération Haudenosaunee.

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Histoires fortes Kanyen’kehà:kas: L’histoire de la création – La Femme du Ciel 6-Pack
Format: Paperback

Il y a longtemps, très longtemps, le monde que nous connaissons était fait d’eau seulement et il n’y avait pas de terre ! Puis, une femme étrange est tombée du monde du ciel et, avec l’aide des oiseaux et des animaux, elle a créé un lieu de vie. Cette histoire des Kanyen’kehà:ka (gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) parle de l’origine du pays où nous vivons aujourd’hui. Les Kanyen’kehà:kas sont l’une des Six Nations qui forment la Confédération Haudenosaunee.

There are 6 copies of L’histoire de la création – La Femme du Ciel included in this set. 

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Histoires fortes Kanyen’kehà:kas: La partie
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Les animaux et les oiseaux se préparent pour une partie de crosse. Chauve-souris aimerait jouer, mais aucune équipe ne l’accepte parce qu’elle n’est pas comme eux. Cette histoire kanyen’kehà:ka (gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) nous démontre que chaque personne a un talent spécial qu’il faut respecter. Les Kanyen’kehà:kas sont l’une des Six Nations qui forment la Confédération Haudenosaunee.

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Histoires fortes Kanyen’kehà:kas: La partie 6-Pack
Format: Paperback

Les animaux et les oiseaux se préparent pour une partie de crosse. Chauve-souris aimerait jouer, mais aucune équipe ne l’accepte parce qu’elle n’est pas comme eux. Cette histoire kanyen’kehà:ka (gan-yeh-ga-ha-ga) nous démontre que chaque personne a un talent spécial qu’il faut respecter. Les Kanyen’kehà:kas sont l’une des Six Nations qui forment la Confédération Haudenosaunee.

There are 6 copies of La partie included in this set. 

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Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story
Artists:
Adam Gustavson
Format: Hardcover

Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in the musical group the Band. But how did he become one of Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists of all time? Written by his son, Sebastian, this is the story of a rock-and-roll legend's journey through music, beginning when he was taught to play guitar at nine years old on a Native American reservation. Rock and Roll Highway is the story of a young person's passion, drive, and determination to follow his dream.

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