Indigenous Communities in Canada: Métis Community is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the many different communities of Métis in Canada that formed throughout the fur trade territory and western prairies. Métis life focuses on family, bison hunts, jobs in the past, and education. In the past Métis moved to hunt, fish, trade or work and houses and transport changed accordingly.
Let's Learn Cree Namôya âyiman by Dr. Anne Anderson is a Cree language instruction book. Dr. Anderson was the founder and president of the Cree Productions Learning Centre where she taught Cree classes. This book includes the Cree Language "Y' Dialect Phonetics (Standard Roman Orthography), Thanks, Greetings, Try Speaking Cree, Months, Days of the Week and many other lessons for learning Cree.
In A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World, a powerful blend of history and family stories, award-winning historian Margaret D Jacobs examines how government authorities in the post–World War II era removed thousands of Aboriginal children from their families and placed them in non-Aboriginal foster or adoptive families. By the late 1960s an estimated 25 to 35 percent of Aboriginal children had been separated from their families.
In Emma's Gift, a recent title authored by Métis writer Deborah L Delaronde-Falk, celebrates a little-known Métis event known as annual preparation of Kings’ Day, the Epiphany. Emma wants to participate in her community’s annual ‘King’s Day’ celebration that is held every year on January 6th. She loves to see the gifts that are given and hear the stories people tell when they visit. Her mother, however, feels that Emma is too young. When Emma’s grandmother hurts herself, Emma reluctantly agrees to help.
Medicine Shows: Indigenous Performance Culture examines how theatre has been used to make medicine, reconnecting individuals and communities, giving voice to the silenced and disappeared, staging ceremony, and honouring the ancestors. Contemporary Indigenous theatre in Canada is just over thirty years old, if one begins counting from the premiere of Linda Griffiths and Maria Campbell’s Jessica in Saskatoon and the establishment of Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto.
Urban Tribes offers unique insight into this growing and often misperceived group of Indigenous people. This anthology profiles young urban First Nation men and women and how they connect with their culture and values in their contemporary lives. Their stories are as diverse as they are. From a young Dene woman pursuing an MBA at Stanford University to a Pima photographer in Phoenix to a Mohawk actress in New York City, these urban residents share their unique insight to bridge the divide between their past and their future, their cultural home, and their adopted cities.
Orca Chief is the third picture book in a series of Northwest Coast legends by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. Their previous collaborations, Raven Brings the Light (2013) and Cloudwalker (2014), are award-winning national bestsellers. Thousands of years ago in the village of Kitkatla, four hunters leave home in the spring to harvest seaweed and sockeye. When they arrive at their fishing grounds, exhaustion makes them lazy and they throw their anchor overboard without care for the damage it might do to marine life or the sea floor.
The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation in Canada is a visually striking collection that combines innovative writing with images to explore how artists working across a variety of disciplines and media define, envision, and experience reconciliation. The contributors acknowledge reconciliation as contested terrain in the context of Canada as an ongoing colonial enterprise, a prominent narrative about Indigenous settler relations, and a catalyst for critical conversations about what social justice might look like.
Dear Canada: A Time for Giving, Ten Tales of Christmas is a charming collection of first-person narrative stories about Canadian winter and Christmas celebrations from a variety of young women in a diary format. Outstanding Canadian fiction authors and one First Nation author present situations based on their most recent Dear Canada diarists.
Teaching Indigenous Students: Honoring Place, Community, and Culture is the 2015 book written by Jon Reyhner, professor of bilingual and multicultural education in the department of education specialties at Northern Arizona University. This volume contains 10 essays by scholars working to help teachers develop culturally responsive curriculum in a variety of content subjects.