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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 Métis 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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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 cérémonie de guérison clandestine
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 11; 12; University/College;

Réunis sous la sweatlodge et guidés par l’Aîné selon un rituel ancestral, de jeunes Autochtones se voient, tour à tour, invités à revenir sur un sombre épisode de leur passé. Ces histoires à plusieurs voix les rassemblent autour d’un objectif commun : le désir de guérison.Miné par un parcours âpre, douloureux, cruel, chacun de ces personnages cherche une issue à son mal-être dans la sagesse des Premières Nations. Dans ce premier recueil de nouvelles, Midnight Sweatlodge, qui lui a valu, en 2012, le prestigieux Independent Publishers Book Award, Waubgeshig Rice évoque en filigrane ce que c’est que d’être autochtone aujourd’hui.

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Fiction - Short Stories 

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La Lawng: Michif Peekishkwewin (Volume 1)
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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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Lac Pelletier: My Métis Home
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Gabriel Dumont Institute Press is honoured to publish Cecile Blanke’s Lac Pelletier: My Métis Home. A prominent Métis Elder living in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, but with deep roots in nearby Lac Pelletier, Cecile has been a tireless presence on the Métis and larger cultural scene in southwest Saskatchewan for many years. The history of the southwest Saskatchewan Métis is not widely known, and this book contributes significantly to our knowledge of this community. With her vivid memories of Lac Pelletier’s local families and traditions, we are left with an enduring portrait of a caring Métis community which maintained close family ties and lived in harmony with Lac Pelletier’s flora and fauna. Cecile also chronicles the racism that the local Métis often faced and discussed how colonization made her and others question their Métis identity. With time and perspective, she overcame this self-hatred and became proud of her Métis heritage, becoming its biggest promoter in her region of Saskatchewan.

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Recommended by Gabriel Dumont Institute for these grade levels: Secondary/Post-Secondary/Adult

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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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Law's Indigenous Ethics
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Grade Levels: 12; University/College;

Law’s Indigenous Ethics examines the revitalization of Indigenous peoples’ relationship to their own laws and, in so doing, attempts to enrich Canadian constitutional law more generally. Organized around the seven Anishinaabe grandmother and grandfather teachings of love, truth, bravery, humility, wisdom, honesty, and respect, this book explores ethics in relation to Aboriginal issues including title, treaties, legal education, and residential schools.

With characteristic depth and sensitivity, John Borrows brings insights drawn from philosophy, law, and political science to bear on some of the most pressing issues that arise in contemplating the interaction between Canadian state law and Indigenous legal traditions. In the course of a wide-ranging but accessible inquiry, he discusses such topics as Indigenous agency, self-determination, legal pluralism, and power. In its use of Anishinaabe stories and methodologies drawn from the emerging field of Indigenous studies, Law’s Indigenous Ethics makes a significant contribution to scholarly debate and is an essential resource for readers seeking a deeper understanding of Indigenous rights, societies, and cultures.

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"Law’s Indigenous Ethics addresses very controversial topics in Canada, not just in Indigenous legal studies, but far beyond that. John Borrows employs story work methodology, along with thorough legal research, ensuring that his work is truly leading edge. Law’s Indigenous Ethics will further advance Indigenous studies in Canada and beyond. Borrows’s work moves beyond the binary, divisive, and linear ideologies dominating the Indigenous intellectual landscape in Canada. He provides nuance, complicates dominate narratives, and gives the reader much food for thought and, more importantly, asks the reader to think, reflect, and embrace the principles embedded in the seven grandmother and grandfather teachings as a whole." -Deborah McGregor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, York University

"Law’s Indigenous Ethics is extremely novel, important, and has the potential for great influence. Demonstrating tremendous expertise and fluency with its subjects, John Borrows’s arguments are sound and thoughtful, providing a number of important insights that lead me to adjust the way I think about issues that are very familiar to me." -Bethany Berger, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law, University of Connecticut

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Le Cycle De La Vie/Recyclage Book w/CD
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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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Le droit au froid: Combat d'une femme pour proteger sa culture, l'Arctique et la planete
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Les changements climatiques menacent la survie culturelle de nos peuples.

Récit d’une grande humanité, Le droit au froid raconte le point de vue unique d’une femme qui, en dépit de maints obstacles, a cheminé de ses humbles débuts dans la communauté arctique de Kuujjuaq, au Québec, pour devenir l’une des plus influentes défenseures des droits humains, culturels et environnementaux reconnues dans le monde. Élevée par une mère monoparentale et sa grand-mère, à une époque où la culture inuit traditionnelle du transport en traîneau à chiens et de la chasse sur glace était encore dominante, Sheila Watt-Cloutier offre un récit de résilience, d’engagement et de survie.

Suivant le parcours personnel et militant de l’auteure, Le droit au froid analyse les liens entre la sauvegarde de l’Arctique, la survie de la culture inuit – et ultimement du monde – et la dégradation environnementale passée, présente et future. Sheila Watt-Cloutier soutient avec passion que les changements climatiques sont non seulement un enjeu de justice climatique, mais aussi de droits humains qui touche l’ensemble du globe. Car la culture et l’autonomie économique des Inuit, tout comme la faune de l’Arctique, sont tributaires du froid, de la glace et du pergélisol. Les graves perturbations de la température et des événements météorologiques causent la dégradation d’un mode de vie et signifient la négation de leurs droits sociaux, culturels et sanitaires. D’où ce « droit au froid », qui est au cœur de son plaidoyer.

Ce livre est le fruit du travail acharné qu’elle a accompli sur les scènes locale, régionale et internationale durant les 25 dernières années. Elle aborde les enjeux dominants de notre époque – l’environnement, l’économie, la politique étrangère, la santé globale et la soutenabilité – non pas comme des préoccupations à épouser séparément, mais comme un ensemble interconnecté.

Le droit au froid est un vibrant plaidoyer en faveur de la reconnaissance de la question des changements climatiques comme un enjeu de droits humains, par l’une des militantes les plus reconnues et respectées sur la scène internationale. Une lecture essentielle pour quiconque se soucie du sort de la planète et de ceux et celles qui l’habitent.

 

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Leading from Between: Indigenous Participation and Leadership in the Public Services
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Australian; Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Since the 1970s governments in Canada and Australia have introduced policies designed to recruit Indigenous people into public services. Today, there are thousands of Indigenous public servants in these countries, and hundreds in senior roles. Their presence raises numerous questions: How do Indigenous people experience public-sector employment? What perspectives do they bring to it? And how does Indigenous leadership enhance public policy making?

A comparative study of Indigenous public servants in British Columbia and Queensland, Leading from Between addresses critical concerns about leadership, difference, and public service. Centring the voices, personal experiences, and understandings of Indigenous public servants, this book uses their stories and testimony to explore how Indigenous participation and leadership change the way policies are made. Articulating a new understanding of leadership and what it could mean in contemporary public service, Catherine Althaus and Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh challenge the public service sector to work towards a more personalized and responsive bureaucracy.

At a time when Canada and Australia seek to advance reconciliation and self-determination agendas, Leading from Between shows how public servants who straddle the worlds of Western bureaucracy and Indigenous communities are key to helping governments meet the opportunities and challenges of growing diversity.

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Leading from Between offers numerous insights of great importance to those engaged in Indigenous studies, public administration, and policy studies in Australia and Canada. It will stimulate a new line of inquiry into the promise and the challenges of reconciliation. The authors lay down an evidence-based challenge to public services to fundamentally rethink how to advance and support Indigenous participation and leadership.” - Michael J. Prince, University of Victoria

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Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literatures
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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
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
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"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
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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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