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A Passamaquoddy Maliseet Dictionary
Format: Hardcover
  • This dictionary of Passamaquoddy-Maliseet, an aboriginal language spoken in New Brunswick and Maine, is the result of more than thirty years of collaboration among native speakers, educators, and linguists. The first of its kind in Canada, the volume contains more than 18,000 entries over 1,200 pages, including a comprehensive English index that guides readers to discover shades of meaning and to better understand pronunciation and grammatical structure. This unprecedented book is, in many ways, more than a dictionary. An important cultural document, it contains detailed knowledge of the physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, and emotional environments of the Maliseet and Passamaquoddy people. Sample sentences, taken from both oral tradition and contemporary conversation, reveal details of Passamaquoddy-Maliseet thought and culture, personal attitudes, and humour, as well as a linguistic ingenuity.

    Suggested Grades: 11-12
    ABPBC

$49.50

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A Tahltan Cookbook Vol. 3: Campfire Cooking
Author: Louise Framst
Format: Hardcover
  • Tahltans and other First Nations people are proof of the statement, "You can cook anywhere." Here, BC's Tahltan band shares their collective knowledge about preparing meals over the campfire and their secrets for surviving in the wilderness. Includes information about common plants used as food and/or medicine. See also

    Tahltan Cookbooks Volume 1 and 2.

$17.95

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As Long as the Sun Shines and the Water Flows: A Reader in Canadian Native Studies
Format: Paperback
  • This collection of papers focuses on Canadian Native history since 1763 and presents an overview of official Canadian Indian policy and its effects on the Indian, Inuit, and Metis. Issues and themes covered include colonial Indian policy, constitutional developments, Indian treaties and policy, government decision-making and Native responses reflecting both persistence and change, and the broad issue of aboriginal and treaty rights.

$32.95

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During My Time: Florence Edenshaw Davidson, A Haida Woman
Format: Paperback
  • This book is the first life history of a Northwest Coast Indian woman. Florence Davidson, daughter of noted Haida carver and chief Charles Edenshaw, was born in 1896. As one of the few living Haida elders knowledgeable bout the culture of a bygone era, she was a fragile link with the past. Living in Masset on the Queen Charlotte Islands, some fifty miles off the northwest coast of British Columbia, Florence Davidson grew up in an era of dramatic change for her people. On of the last Haida women to undergo the traditional puberty seclusion and an arranged marriage, she followed patterns in her life typical of women of her generation.

    Florence's narrative - edited by Professor Blackman from more than fifty hours of tape recordings - speaks of girlhood, of learning female roles, of the power and authority available to Haida women, of the experiences of menopause and widowhood. Blackman juxtaposes comments made by early observes of the Haida, government agents, and missionaries, with appropriate portions of the life history narrative, to portray a culture neither traditionally Haida nor fully Canadian, a culture adapting to Christianity and the imposition of Canadian laws. Margaret Blackman not only preserves Florence Davidson's memories of Haida ways, but with her own analysis of Davidson's life, adds significantly to the literature on the role of women in cross-cultural perspective. The book makes an important contribution to Northwest Coast history and culture, to the study of culture change, to fieldwork methodology, and to women's studies.

$21.95

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Gabriel Dumont: War Leader of the Metis
Author: Dan Asfar
Format: Paperback
  • Gabriel Dumont was a dynamic, powerful leader of the Metis people long before the North-West Rebellion in 1885 placed him alongside Louis Riel as the leaders of the rebel forces in Saskatchewan. The story of his life in the changing West is a gripping tale of the struggle of one man against the irresistible forces of time.

$14.95

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Maps and Dreams: Indians and the British Columbia Frontier
Author: Hugh Brody
Format: Paperback
  • “A wonderful book, full of travel and people. Most of all, it is superb anthropology, challenging many of the accepted notions about the lives of hunters.” —Paul Therou xFascinating descriptions of daily life and the Indians’ dreams of hunting trails and of heaven alternate with a perceptive commentary on the history, politics and social conditions of northeastern British Columbia. Two realities emerge: the rapacious dreams and plans of the white man, and the maps the Indians made to demonstrate the tenacity of a hunting and trapping economy. Conflicts of interest and the collision of points of view are reflected in the structure of the book. Odd-numbered chapters are a narrative of the Indians in their hunting territory of forests and foothills. The even-numbered chapters explore how Indians must compete with resource and recreational industries for an ever-greater piece of the North. Drawing on the author’s experiences of living with Beaver Indians, this book makes a significant contribution to social science and history, without depriving the reader of the pure enjoyment of fine writing and storytelling.

$22.95

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Raven's Flight
Author: Diane Silvey
  • Raven leaves her Salish home on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast in search of her missing sister Marcie, reportedly "working" on Vancouver's lower east side. When Raven wanders Lost Alley near Hastings, flashing Marcie's picture and asking tough questions, she gets a host of testimonials from the addicted and homeless, but few answers. When Ben and Bertie, a young boy and elderly woman living on the street, tell her Marcie is wanted by a kidnapping ring abducting children to be smuggled across the Pacific for auction to sweatshops in the East, Raven puts together clues from Marcie's recovered diary and traces the culprits to the docks. Based on true stories of those living in the worst ghetto in North America, with an appendix of help-line and resource information, this hard-edged story is part harsh truth, part preventative fiction.

$9.45

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Ravensong
Author: Lee Maracle
Format: Paperback
  • Set in an urban community on the Pacific Northwest Coast in the early 1950's, Ravensong is by turns damning, humorous, inspirational, and prophetic.

$19.80

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Smiler's Bones
Author: Peter Lerangis
Format: Paperback
  • In 1897, famed explorer Robert Peary took six Eskimos from their homes in Greenland to be "presented" to a museum. Among them were a father and a son. The young son lived in New York for twelve years. A story of lies and deceptions, about the price of exploration, and discovering the truth of a culture.

$7.19

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Smoke Signals: A Screenplay
Author: Sherman Alexie
Traditional Territory: Spokane
Format: Paperback
  • Set in Arizona, Smoke Signals is the story of two Native American boys on a journey. Victor is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family. Thomas is a gregarious, goofy young man who lost both his parents in a fire at a very young age. Through storytelling, Thomas makes every effort to connect with the people around him: Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet countenance to gain strength and confidence.

    When Victor's estranged father dies, the two men embark on an adventure to Phoenix to collect the ashes. Along the way, Smoke Signals illustrates the ties that bind these two very different young men and embraces the lessons they learn from one another.

$15.29

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Stories Moshum and Kokum Told Me
Author: Arnold Isbister
Format: Paperback
  • Seven short stories by renowned Canadian native artist, Arnold J. Isbister, put together like an ongoing series of short stories told by the "Mo-Shum" (Plains Cree Tribe) or Grandfather to the Grandson. A beautiful tribute to family and heritage.

$17.96

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Story of Canada: New Revised Edition
Format: Paperback
  • Winner of many prestigious children`s book awards, including the Mr. Christie Book Award for Text, the IODE Book Award, and the Ottawa Valley Council International Reading Association Children`s Book Award, The Story of Canada has proven to be a highly readable history that is as beautiful as it is informative. Updated to the millennium, it is an essential reference book for every Canadian family. (2000)

$31.46

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You are Asked to Witness The St'o:lo in Canada's Pacific Coast History
Format: Paperback
  • Issues ranging from early contact to contemporary urbanization are addressed, providing important and often overlooked insights into Canada's Pacific Coast history. St'o:lo voices resonate throughout the book, alongside carefully researched and relevant subject matter. Archival as well as recent photographs and illustrations enliven the papers, while the viewpoints within the essays reflect the author's diverse backgrounds.

$26.96

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