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Vancouver Island Book Of Everything 2nd edition
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 12; University/College;

From Hudson's Bay outpost to gold rush fever and coal and lumber barons to political scandals Island-style to the mighty Douglas fir and Pacific salmon and profiles of Emily Carr, Cougar Annie and the Dunsmuir clan, no book is more comprehensive than the Vancouver Island Book of Everything. No book is more fun! Well-known Islanders weigh in on their favourite things about Vancouver Island. Robert Bateman shares his five most inspiring island locales; Michael Halleran tells us the five graves you simply must visit at Ross Bay Cemetery; Ian Vantreight tells us his five Island weather complaints; history teacher and Vancouver Island digital archive editor Patrick Dunae gives us his five essential Vancouver Island reads; professor Barbara Helem Whittington gives us her five favorite memories of growing up on the island. From politics to the country's best weather to the origins behind place names, Island slang, serial killers and the First People...it's all here! Whether you are a lifelong resident or visiting for the first time, there's no more complete book about Vancouver Island. If you love Vancouver Island, you'll love the Vancouver Island Book of Everything!

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208 pages | 5.00" x 7.00" | Some but limited Indigenous content.

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$14.95

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Vancouver Island North Waterproof Map: 1st Edition

Featuring vast stretches of undisturbed rainforest, towering mountains surrounded by pristine lakes, thousands of kilometers of coastline teeming with marine life and a variety of quaint, charming communities, Northern Vancouver Island offers endless opportunity for adventure. With just one major roadway reaching the northern extents of the Island, this is a place where nature rules and stress melts away. A secluded sandy beach or isolated campsite is never too far away, and often your chances of seeing a whale swimming offshore are better than spotting another human. From salmon fishing in Campbell River to hiking in Strathcona Park and Cape Scott or paddling the shores of Brooks Peninsula Park, there is no shortage of recreational opportunity on Northern Vancouver Island.

To make navigating this sparsely populated region easier the BRMB team have worked tirelessly to create the most comprehensive, detailed and easy to use map for Northern Vancouver Island you will find anywhere. This dual sided 34” x 46.25” map is printed on durable, waterproof paper to withstand any storm or gale. With industry-leading cartographic detail, state-of-the-art relief shading, colour coded Provincial Parks and more, there isn’t an easier to read map on the market. This map contains countless points of interest, hiking trails, campsites, beaches, paddling routes and more, so no matter what you are looking for, you can find it on our Northern Vancouver Island Waterproof Map. This map also features detailed descriptions of recreation sites and parks with information on camping, fees, activities, access and more. Covering the areas around Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Gold River, Campbell River, Courtenay/Comox and more, this is your ultimate guide to exploring one of the most breathtaking areas in the world.

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  • Printed on tear-resistant and waterproof paper
  • Two maps in one (different maps printed on each side)
  • The most up-to-date topographic maps available in Canada

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2 pages | 34.00" x 46.25"

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$14.95

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Vancouver Island South Waterproof Map: 1st Edition
Grade Levels: University/College;

From the breathtaking wilderness of Strathcona Provincial Park to the historic Victoria waterfront, Southern Vancouver Island is a land of diverse recreational opportunity. In the north of the area covered by this map, Mount Washington offers world-class skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking. To the west, Tofino is a surfer’s paradise, widely regarded for having the best waves in Canada. The vibrant rainforests of Pacific Rim National Park offer stunning hiking and camping, while the many small towns that dot the Island’s coast are hot-spots for fishing and whale-watching. Found in the southeast section of this map, the Gulf Islands are one of Canada’s hidden treasures and the perfect place to slow things down and get lost for a little while. Taking in everything Southern Vancouver Island has to offer is impossible, but this map will certainly get you started on the right track.

To help you discover the best of Southern Vancouver Island, the BRMB team has worked tirelessly to create the most comprehensive, detailed and easy to use map for Southern Vancouver Island you will find anywhere. This dual sided 34” x 46.25” map is printed on durable, waterproof paper to withstand anything Mother Nature throws at you. With industry-leading cartographic detail, sate-of-the-art relief shading, UTM and longitude/latitude grid, colour coded Provincial Parks, Wildlife Management Units, Recreation Sites and more, you can stay focused on your adventure and not on trying to decipher a hard-to-read map. This map is jam-packed with points of interest, hiking trails, campsites, paddling routes and more, so no matter what your favourite outdoor activity is, we’ve got you covered. This map also features detailed descriptions of recreation sites and parks with information on camping, fees, activities, access and more. Covering the areas around Duncan, Tofino, Bamfield, Victoria, the Gulf Islands and more, this is a must-have for any Vancouver Island adventure.

Key Features:

  • Printed on tear-resistant and waterproof paper
  • Two maps in one (different maps printed on each side)
  • The most up-to-date topographic maps available in Canada

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2 pages | 34.00" x 46.28"

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$14.95

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Victims of Benevolence: The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

An unsettling study of two tragic events at an Indian residential school in British Columbia which serve as a microcosm of the profound impact the residential school system had on Aboriginal communities in Canada throughout this century. The book's focal points are the death of a runaway boy and the suicide of another while they were students at the Williams Lake Indian Residential School during the early part of this century. Imbedded in these stories is the complex relationship between the Department of Indian Affairs, the Oblates, and the Aboriginal communities that in turn has influenced relations between government, church, and Aboriginals today.

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$18.95

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Views of the Salish Sea: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Change around the Strait of Georgia
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: University/College;

It is not mere coincidence that two-thirds of the population of British Columbia occupies lands bordering its great inland sea, the Strait of Georgia, and connected waterways collectively known as the North Salish Sea. Averaging forty kilometres in width and stretching some three hundred kilometres from Vancouver and Victoria in the south to Powell River and Campbell River in the north, the North Salish Sea has long sheltered a bounty of habitable lands and rich maritime resources ideal for human settlement. While the region's intricate shoreline of peninsulas, promontories, estuaries and plains has been occupied by human communities for millennia, the last century and a half has been an unprecedented age of rapid colonization, industrialization and globalization. Many books have been written about individual communities and industries around the great waterway, but none have examined the region as a geographical unit with its own dynamic systems, which can best be understood as an interrelated whole.


The Strait of Georgia has influenced human affairs, even as people have changed the Strait, in a complex relationship that continues today. British colonization and the commodification of the Strait's resources launched a resource rush around the sea that began in earnest in the decades before the First World War, often at the expense of Indigenous populations. Coal mining developed earliest and grew rapidly. Fishing, lumbering and metal mining were also established by the 1880s and soon experienced exponential growth. From the earliest salmon canneries to today's cruise ship industry, all have depended on the Strait to ensure economic prosperity and the easy movement of people and goods.


As competition for space and resources increases, and as the effects of climate change are amplified, the pressure on this ecologically vulnerable area will only intensify. If this precious sea is to be passed to future generations with any semblance of its inherent richness and diversity intact, then it will need to be effectively managed and vigorously defended. The first step is to understand the complex story of the region, making this essential reading not only for history buffs but anyone with an interest in the future of British Columbia.

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$39.95

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Violence Against Indigenous Women: Literature, Activism, Resistance
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Violence against Indigenous women in Canada is an ongoing crisis, with roots deep in the nation’s colonial history. Despite numerous policies and programs developed to address the issue, Indigenous women continue to be targeted for violence at disproportionate rates. What insights can literature contribute where dominant anti-violence initiatives have failed? Centring the voices of contemporary Indigenous women writers, this book argues for the important role that literature and storytelling can play in response to gendered colonial violence.

Indigenous communities have been organizing against violence since newcomers first arrived, but the cases of missing and murdered women have only recently garnered broad public attention. Violence Against Indigenous Women joins the conversation by analyzing the socially interventionist work of Indigenous women poets, playwrights, filmmakers, and fiction-writers. Organized as a series of case studies that pair literary interventions with recent sites of activism and policy-critique, the book puts literature in dialogue with anti-violence debate to illuminate new pathways toward action.

With the advent of provincial and national inquiries into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, a larger public conversation is now underway. Indigenous women’s literature is a critical site of knowledge-making and critique. Violence Against Indigenous Women provides a foundation for reading this literature in the context of Indigenous feminist scholarship and activism and the ongoing intellectual history of Indigenous women’s resistance.

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“This book makes an important – indeed, urgent – contribution to knowledge about violence against Indigenous women that ought to become required reading for politicians, activists, policy-makers, scholars, writers, and artists engaged in responding to this ongoing crisis.”
— Amber Dean, McMaster University, author of Remembering Vancouver’s Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance

"Hargreaves ... examines how stories of individual tragedies have been memorialized in venues such as human rights reports, poems, films, and plays. She convincingly explains that statistics and research projects produced with the best intentions may serve to reinforce the very colonial power dynamics that prevent the emergence of transformative solutions in the struggle to end violence against Indigenous women. ... For those in the field of comparative narrative criticism, it’s a work sure to inspire much discussion, debate, and reflection."
Publisher's Weekly

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This book would be useful for Indigenous Studies, Women's Studies, Literary Criticism, and Canadian Literature courses, or courses where activism is a key theme.

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296 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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$29.99

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Voices from the Skeena: An Illustrated Oral History
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Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: 11; 12; University/College;

The Skeena, second longest river in the province, remains an icon of British Columbia’s northwest. Called Xsien (“water of the clouds”) by the Tsimshian and Gitksan, it has always played a vital role in the lives of Indigenous people of the region. Since the 1800s, it has also become home to gold seekers, traders, salmon fishers and other settlers who were drawn by the area’s beauty and abundant natural resources.

Voices from the Skeena takes readers on a journey inspired directly by the people who lived there. Combining forty illustrations with text selected from the pioneer interviews CBC radio producer Imbert Orchard recorded in the 1960s, the book follows the arrival of the Europeans and the introduction of the fur trade to the Omineca gold rush and the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad.

Open the pages to meet Robert Cunningham, an Anglican missionary who would later become the founder of the thriving Port Essington. Here too is a man called Cataline, a packer for whom no settlement was too remote to reach, and the indominable Sarah Glassey, the first woman to pre-empt land in British Columbia. At the heart of these stories is the river, weaving together a narrative of a people and their culture. Pairing the stories with Roy Henry Vicker’s vibrant art creates a unique and captivating portrait of British Columbia that will appeal to art lovers and history readers alike.

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112 pages | 11.00" x 8.00" | 40 colour illustrations

This work has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label because of the interviews/contributions with Indigenous people like Vicky Sims and Chief Jeffrey H. Johnson. It is up to readers to determine if this work is authentic for their purposes.

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Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$29.95

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Voices of the Plains Cree
Format: Paperback

When buffalo were many on the western plains, when Cree and Blackfoot warred in unrelenting enmity, when the Sun Dance and the shaking tent were still a way of life these were the days of Chief Thundershild (1849-1927). His stories of a fierce and vanished freedom are reprinted here, exactly as he told them to Edward Ahenakew in 1923. His voice, simple and poetic, resonates with the wide expanse of sky, the song of the wind, the sound of water.

The other voice in this volume is equally moving, but in a very different way. It is the voice of Old Keyam, pained and angry, raised in protest against the Indians' lethargy and the white man's insensitivity. A fictional character, semi-autobiographical, he is very much the voice of Edward Ahenakew, telling of life on the reservations in the new white world of the early twentieth century.

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$18.00

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