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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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Childhood Vaccinations: Answers to Your Questions
Author: Katia Bailetti
Format: Paperback
  • Few issues can cause such widespread confusion-and even panic-as vaccination. Childhood Vaccinations provides parents with clear answers to their questions regarding childhood vaccines.

    Bailetti puts fears to rest with up-to-date and reliable information about safety, side effects, and efficacy. This guide is an indispensible tool that will enable parents to make informed, empowered decisions about their child's health.

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Choosing Life: Bobby's Story
Format: Paperback
  • This emotional story is about an Aboriginal youth struggling with his friend’s suicide. It includes warning signs and information on what to do if you know someone who might be suicidal.

    A must have book for youth groups.

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Colonized Classrooms
Format: Paperback
  • 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.


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    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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Coyote Healing: Miracles in Native Medicine
Format: Paperback
  • Distills the basic principles used by Native American healers to create miracles.

    • Explores the power of miracles in both traditional Native American healing and modern scientific medicine.

    • Cites numerous cases in which people whose conditions were deemed hopeless were miraculously healed.

    • Enables readers to start their own healing journey through the exploration of purpose, meaning, and acceptance.

    • By the author of Coyote Medicine.


    Native American healers expect miracles and prepare in all possible ways for them to occur. In modern medicine, miraculous recoveries are discarded from studies as anomalous cases that will taint the otherwise orderly results. Yet this small group of "miracle" patients has much to teach us about healing and survival.

    Coyote Healing distills the common elements in miracle cures to help people start their own healing journey. Looking at 100 cases of individuals who experienced miracle cures, Dr. Mehl-Madrona found the same preconditions that Native American healers know are necessary in order for miracles to occur. The author reveals what he learned from both his own practice and the interviews he conducted with survivors about the common features of their path back to wellness. Survivors found purpose and meaning in their life-threatening illness; peaceful acceptance was key to their healing. Coyote Healing also tells of another kind of miracle--finding faith, hope, and serenity even when a cure seems impossible.

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Diabetes and Diet: Ivan's Story
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  • 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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Emotional Wellness
Format: Paperback
  • Mary learns to deal with stress and to prevent depression. In the tradition of our culture, this teaching about emotional well-being is told through a story. It details the warning signs of depression and what to do about it, to maintain a healthy emotional balance.

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Give Peas a Chance: The Foolproof Guide to Feeding Your Picky Toddler
Author: Kate Samela
Format: Paperback
  • Like every parent, you've probably...



    •Begged, "Please, just take one more bite"
    •Wondered if you should "sneak" nutrition into what you make
    •Worried that your child is picky, and just getting pickier



    A practical and easy-to-use guide from registered dietitian and pediatric specialist Kate Samela, Give Peas a Chance is everything you need to finally manage finicky toddlers at the table. You'll not only ensure that your child is getting good nutrition, but also promote a healthy relationship with food and expand the repertoire of even the pickiest of eaters!

    "Kate Samela provides an easy-to-understand, scientifically valid approach to feeding picky toddlers."—Jeffrey S. Hymans, MD

    "Kate Samela shows parents of toddlers that there's no need to press the nutritional panic button."—Lauren Slayton, MS, RD

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Healthy Pregnancy: Jenny's Story
Format: Paperback
  • A young couple want to have a baby. They know that preparing for a healthy pregnancy is the first step. Jenny learns to stay healthy in all areas of the Medicine Wheel in order to give their baby the best start in life.

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Herbal Teas for Health & Healing
Author: Ceres
Format: Paperback
  • Herbal teas have their own characteristic virtues. Some are slightly stimulating, others are soothing and induce quiet sleep or act as tranquilizers. Many are tonics that can bring an "out-of-gear" system back to complete health. The author describes a wide range of tea-making herbs and gives instructions for their preparation and use.

    New edition of the classic best-seller.

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Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Indentities, Regeneration
Format: Paperback
  • What do we know of masculinities in non-patriarchal societies? Indigenous peoples of the Americas and beyond come from traditions of gender equity, complementarity, and the sacred feminine, concepts that were unimaginable and shocking to Euro-western peoples at contact. "Indigenous Men and Masculinities", edited by Kim Anderson and Robert Alexander Innes, brings together prominent thinkers to explore the meaning of masculinities and being a man within such traditions, further examining the colonial disruption and imposition of patriarchy on Indigenous men.

    Building on Indigenous knowledge systems, Indigenous feminism, and queer theory, the sixteen essays by scholars and activists from Canada, the U.S., and New Zealand open pathways for the nascent field of Indigenous masculinities. The authors explore subjects of representation through art and literature, as well as Indigenous masculinities in sport, prisons, and gangs.

    "Indigenous Men and Masculinities" highlights voices of Indigenous male writers, traditional knowledge keepers, ex-gang members, war veterans, fathers, youth, two-spirited people, and Indigenous men working to end violence against women. It offers a refreshing vision toward equitable societies that celebrate healthy and diverse masculinities.

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Magic Weapons
Author: Sam McKegney
Format: Paperback
  • 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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Moving Forward, Giving Back
Author: Jim Silver
Format: Paperback
  • 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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Our Original Games: A Look at Aboriginal Sport in Canada
Format: Paperback
  • 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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Returning to the Lakota Way: Old Values to Save a Modern World
Traditional Territory: Sioux
Format: Paperback
  • In Returning to the Lakota Way, prolific author Joseph Marshall presents the follow-up to his highly regarded book The Lakota Way. Using beautiful storytelling to relay traditional tales passed down through the generations, Marshall once again takes the reader on a journey of growth and inspiration. Each chapter presents one story that exemplifies a quality or way of life that will encourage in readers a sense of inner peace amidst the busyness of modern life.

    From the hunting adventures of the raven and the wolf, we see the importance of tolerance; the lessons of the grasshopper impart the wisdom of patience; and the experiences of a young man named Walks Alone teach us about silence and turning within. Speaking to these and other universal qualities, such as faith and selflessness, Marshall gives readers insight into their own lives using tales from the past interspersed with stories from his own life growing up on theRosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In him, we see a clear example of the wisdom of history enhancing the state of the current world. This magnificent work will give readers an insider's view of the Lakota people while providing universal lessons to enrich life.

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