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L' espace de Louis Goulet
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

When the personal papers of Louis Goulet (1859-1936) were discovered in 1973 researchers found a wealth of observations from a prairie Metis who saw his culture on the verge of change. More than a collection of memoirs, Vanishing Spaces is a plainspoken account of a nation in transition. The title is also available in its original French version, L'Espace de Louis Goulet.

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L'Indien malcommode: Un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amerique du Nord (format poche)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 10; 11; 12; University/College;

L’Indien malcommode est à la fois un ouvrage d’histoire et une subversion de l’histoire officielle. En somme, c’est le résultat de la réflexion personnelle et critique que Thomas King a menée depuis un demi-siècle sur ce que cela signifie d’être Indien aujourd’hui en Amérique du Nord. Ce livre n’est pas tant une condamnation du comportement des uns ou des autres qu’une analyse suprêmement intelligente des liens complexes qu’entretiennent les Blancs et les Indiens.« L’Indien malcommode ne va pas vous plaire. Il va vous passionner si la justice vous passionne. Il va vous choquer si vous n’aviez encore rien vu. Il va vous attrister c’est sûr. Mais le pire c’est qu’il va aussi vous faire rire. »Paul Ouellet - L'Indice Bohémien« Vous ne verrez plus l’histoire de l’Amérique de la même façon après avoir lu Thomas King […]. Le lecteur hésite entre la colère et le rire en lisant ce malcommode qui remet quelques mythes et supposées vérités en contexte.»Chantal Guy – La Presse

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Format Poche (Pocket Size)

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L’arbre Sacre
Format: Paperback
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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La Lawng: Michif Peekishkwewin (Volume 1)
Editors:
Lawrence J. Barkwell
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

This is an easy-to-follow guide to Michif. Rita Flamand and Norman Fleury are your guides as they walk you through the basics of the language.

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Land-Based Education: Embracing the Rhythms of the Earth from an Indigenous Perspective
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

Land-based education is in demand within both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Within this book Dr. Michell introduces basic elements of Land-based Education from an Indigenous perspective with a focus on the Woodlands Cree. Herman discusses four curriculum orientations (Positivist, Constructivist, Critical, and Post-Modern) that are connected to environment-related education so that educators have a springboard from which to ground their practice. Two Indigenous land-based educators, one male and one female, share their experiences and insights. Dr. Michell then discusses Land-based Education in terms of the Woodlands Cree Seasonal Cycle.

Foreword by Dr. Rose Roberts. Reviews by: Dr.'s Michael Hankard, Michelle M. Hogue, and Priscilla Settee.

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"Land-Based Education: Embracing the Rhythms of the Earth From an Indigenous Perspective is a tribute to First Nations cultural resiliency. It draws from Cree oral tradition, describing the Indigenous connection to the land, and discusses how land-based education transforms the learning experience. By describing the contribution of Cree traditional knowledge, beliefs and understandings to land-based education, it represents the return to traditional forms of experiential Indigenous learning that are currently undergoing a revival. It also highlights theoretical, practical and traditional perspectives that returning to land-based learning have to share with us. The book illustrates the transformation taking place within Indigenous education from one of classroom learning, to one rooted in traditional teachings, knowledgeand understandings. I know from experience that land-based learning is often a life-changing experience for students. They discover their own place in the natural environment, which is transformative in itself, but more importantly leave with a positive understanding that reverberates to their families and communities long after leaving our natural ‘classroom.’ This book should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the importance of learning from the natural world." — Michael Hankard, PhD, University of Sudbury

"Herman Michell once again bridges cultures between Indigenous and Western ways of coming to know, this time enabling the reader to see the land as both teacher and classroom. In his latest book, Land-Based Education: Embracing the Rhythms of the Earth From an Indigenous Perspective, Michell weaves traditional Cree knowledge and practice with Western theory and methodological approaches and invites educators to think creatively about their curriculum and how they might move out of the classroom to the land. Using his own narrative experience and sharing traditional stories and knowledge, Michell illustrates how Cree ways of learning from and on the land are embedded with stewardship, relationshipand responsibility to the land and all gifts of the Creator. Land-based education is a critically important call to action in response to our current global environmental crisis, the result of the cumulative effects and impact of unfettered and unchecked Western science. Through narrative and reflection, and using Cree ways of learning from the land as a culturally relevant framework, Michell illustrates how educators can use their own knowledge and experience to think creatively outside the traditional pedagogical, ontological and methodological practice of Euro-Western education and engage all learners, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, in this call to action in ways that attend to 21st Century learning. — Michelle M. Hogue, PhD, University of Lethbridge

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113 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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LaRose
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 12; University/College;

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction

Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award

In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.

North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence—but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he’s hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor’s five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich.

The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux’s five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux’s wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty’s mother, Nola. Horrified at what he’s done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition—the sweat lodge—for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. “Our son will be your son now,” they tell them.

LaRose is quickly absorbed into his new family. Plagued by thoughts of suicide, Nola dotes on him, keeping her darkness at bay. His fierce, rebellious new “sister,” Maggie, welcomes him as a coconspirator who can ease her volatile mother’s terrifying moods. Gradually he’s allowed shared visits with his birth family, whose sorrow mirrors the Raviches’ own. As the years pass, LaRose becomes the linchpin linking the Irons and the Raviches, and eventually their mutual pain begins to heal.

But when a vengeful man with a long-standing grudge against Landreaux begins raising trouble, hurling accusations of a cover-up the day Dusty died, he threatens the tenuous peace that has kept these two fragile families whole.

Inspiring and affecting, LaRose is a powerful exploration of loss, justice, and the reparation of the human heart, and an unforgettable, dazzling tour de force from one of America’s most distinguished literary masters.

Paperback: 400 pages
Physical Dimensions: 5.31" x 8.00"

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Last Stand: George Bird Grinnell, the Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West
Authors:
Michael Punke
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Native American;

In the last three decades of the nineteenth century, an American buffalo herd once numbering 30 million animals was reduced to twenty-three. It was the era of Manifest Destiny, a gilded age that viewed the West as nothing more than a treasure chest of resources to be dug up or shot down. Supporting hide hunters was the U.S. Army, which considered the eradication of the buffalo essential to victory in its ongoing war on Native Americans.

Into that maelstrom rode young George Bird Grinnell. A scientist and a journalist, a hunter and a conservationist, Grinnell would lead the battle to save the buffalo from extinction. Fighting in the pages of magazines, in Washington’s halls of power, and in the frozen valleys of Yellowstone, Grinnell and his allies sought to preserve an icon. Grinnell shared his adventures with some of the greatest and most infamous characters of the American West—from John James Audubon and Buffalo Bill to George Armstrong Custer and Theodore Roosevelt. Last Stand is a strikingly contemporary story: the saga of Grinnell and the buffalo was the first national battle over the environment. Grinnell’s legacy includes the birth of the conservation movement as a potent political force.

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Le Cycle De La Vie/Recyclage Book w/CD
Artists:
Donald Gunn
Format: Coil Bound

This French version (text and song lyrics) was translated by Quebec biologist Sylvain Archambeault. The songs were performed by children’s choirs in BC, Alberta and Quebec. We’ve had many comments from French teachers about the artistic excellence of the songs. Le cycle de la vie/Recyclage fills a gaping need for quality, new songs and science education materials for use in French immersion schools. See English description for more details.

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Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literatures
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: University/College;

This is a collection of classic and newly commissioned essays about the study of Indigenous literatures in North America. The contributing scholars include some of the most venerable Indigenous theorists, among them Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabe), Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan), Craig Womack (Creek), Kimberley Blaeser (Anishinaabe), Emma LaRocque (Métis), Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee), Janice Acoose (Saulteaux), and Jo-Ann Episkenew (Métis). Also included are settler scholars foundational to the field, including Helen Hoy, Margery Fee, and Renate Eigenbrod. Among the newer voices are both settler and Indigenous theorists such as Sam McKegney, Keavy Martin, and Niigaanwewidam Sinclair.

The volume is organized into five subject areas: Position, the necessity of considering where you come from and who you are; Imagining Beyond Images and Myths, a history and critique of circulating images of Indigenousness; Debating Indigenous Literary Approaches; Contemporary Concerns, a consideration of relevant issues; and finally Classroom Considerations, pedagogical concerns particular to the field. Each section is introduced by an essay that orients the reader and provides ideological context. While anthologies of literary criticism have focused on specific issues related to this burgeoning field, this volume is the first to offer comprehensive perspectives on the subject.

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This anthology would be useful for the following subject areas or courses: Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Literature, Social Science, Education, and Literary Criticism.

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485 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

Edited by Deanna Reder and Linda M. Morra.

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Learning and Teaching Together: Weaving Indigenous Ways of Knowing into Education
Authors:
Michele TD Tanaka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: University/College;

"Across Canada, teachers unfamiliar with Aboriginal approaches to learning are seeking ways to respectfully weave Aboriginal content into their lessons. This book introduces an indigenist approach to education. It recounts how pre-service teachers immersed in a cross-cultural course in British Columbia began to practise Indigenous ways of knowing. Working alongside Indigenous wisdom keepers, they transformed earth fibres into a mural and, in the process, their own ideas about learning and teaching. By revealing how they worked to integrate Indigenous ways of knowing into their practice, this book opens a path for teachers to nurture indigenist cross-cultural understanding in their classrooms.

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"Teachers in British Columbia and throughout Canada who struggle with how to enact curriculum changes that incorporate Indigenous knowledge, history, and identity will find this book illuminating … in spite of the seemingly overwhelming challenges in making a space for Indigenous thought and experience, it can and must be done. The transformation has been happening and is continuing." — Michael Marker, BC Studies, no. 196, Winter 2017/18

"… Indigenous educators and allies will find this text inspirational, hopeful, and useful."  — Alma M. O. Trinidad, School of Social Work, Portland State University, Great Plains Research, April 2018

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260 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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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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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 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 in Safe Schools, 2nd Edition
Authors:
Faye Brownlie
Judith King
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

This practical and timely edition of a popular book offers the tools teachers need for building safer, more inclusive schools -- from a school-wide code of conduct to creating, enforcing, and supporting a behaviour plan. Commited to teaching so all students can learn, the book offers ideas for planning and adapting curriculum for a wide range of students. It also encourages strategies that build collaborative learning, with examples of effective approaches to problem solving.

This completely updated resource includes current examples of resource models, class reiews, simple adaptations, and more. An emphasis on the importance of choice for students in both learning and assessment is at the core of this new edition. Ideal for both new and experienced teachers, this comprehensive book is full of simple suggestions, hands-on activities, and blackline masters will help teachers meet the diverse needs of all students.

Coming in September 2011!

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Legacy
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Legacy is the first novel by Waubgeshig Rice, whose collection of stories; Midnight Sweatlodge (Theytus Books, 2011) was the Gold Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2012 for Adult Multicultural Fiction. Set in the 1990s, Legacy deals with violence against a young Indigenous woman and the lingering after-shocks on an Anishnawbe family in Ontario. Its themes of injustice, privilege, and those denied it, reconciliation and revenge, are as timely as today's headlines.

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