Canoe Kids Volume 3 Mi'kmaq is the third issue of the publication designed as a family book for kids all ages. The mandate for the full-colour book is Exploring Indigenous Cultures through Authentic Indigenous Voices. This third Volume focuses on the Mi'kmaq located in Newfoundland. Articles include background about the Mi'kmaq of the North Atlantic Shores; Canoes; Harvesting Foods; and Respecting Mother Earth in Newfoundland. Throughout the text the editor has included colourful photographs of the geography, people, and animals living in Newfoundland.
Les Mots Qu'il Me Reste Violette Pesheens, pensionnaire à l'école résidentielle, nord de l'ontario, 1966 is the French edition of Scholastic's Cher Journal (Dear Canada) series. This story is the work of Ojibwe scholar and author Ruby Slipperjack. This French edition is translated from English by Martine Faubert. This 178-page story diary presents the perspective of an Ojibwe girl who is forced to attend a residential school in 1966.
First Starters by first-time graphic novel author Jen Storm published in the Debwe Series by Highwater Press. Illustrated in colour by Scott Henderson, this young adult graphic novel tells a story that stresses the importance of always being truthful. Teens from the Agamiing Reserve and the local town find themselves in serious trouble after a thoughtless prank ends with the reserve's gas bar burned down. After finding an old flare gun in his grandmother's garage, one teen proposes Ron and Ben go to the reserve's dump and shoot the flare gun.
This young adult novel, written by Iqaluit-based Inuk author Aviaq Johnston, is a coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately finds himself lost in the world of the spirits. After a strange and violent blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea ice, without his dog team or any weapons to defend himself, he soon realizes that he is no longer in the world that he once knew.
Inuit Spirit: A Colouring Book by Inuk artist Germaine Arnaktauyok features dozens of line drawings, followed by information on Germaine's own artistic process and her unique drawing style inspired by pointillism. Perfect for art lovers and avid colouring fans alike. Germaine Arnaktauyok is an Inuk artist and illustrator, best known for her prints and etchings depicting Inuit traditional stories and traditional ways of life.
Nanuq: Life with Polar Bears features outstanding wildlife photography of polar bears alongside firsthand accounts of experiences of men and women living alongside the great sea bear. From close encounters with angry bears to the beauty of watching a polar bear climb an iceberg with its claws and traditional stories surrounding life with polar bears, this book gives readers outside the Arctic a firsthand look at what life with polar bears is really like. Valuable quotes from Inuit men and women whose learning and knowledge about polar bears is profound.
Canada's First Nations and Cultural Genocide is the 2017 title from Rosen Publishing's series, Bearing Witness: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Modern World. For more than 100 years, the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada endured an educational system designed to essentially remove all evidence of their Indigenous identities. Children were mistreated, abused and stripped of their identities as they received a substandard education.
Secret Path by Gord Downie is now available for purchase from GoodMinds.com. This oversize (30.5 x 0.8 x 30.5 cm; 12 x 12 inches) 48-page graphic novel contains the ten song album by Gord Downie with a graphic novel by illustrator Jeff Lemire that tells the story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School fifty years ago.
Rez Runaway is a 2016 teen novel by award-winning author Melanie Florence. Known for tackling difficult and edgy topics, the author turns her attention to Two-Spirit (LGBTQ) youth living in First Nations communities. This northern Ontario teen knows he is different and his religious family offers no answers or comfort. Joe Littlechief is seventeen and questioning his true identity and sexuality. His confusion turns tragic when his teen friends realize Joe is gay. Finding no options or friends Joe flees to Toronto.
Canoe Kids Vol. 2 Haida PDF is the second issue of the publication designed as a family book for kids all ages. The mandate for the full-colour book is Exploring Indigenous Cultures through Authentic Indigenous Voices. This second issue in PDF format focuses on the Haida Nation of Haida Gwaii. In 165 pages the reader is introduced to the Haida people who kindly assisted the Canoe Kids staff by allowing access to Haida territory. Canoe Kids acknowledges the generosity of the Council of Haida Nation, the Haida Museum and the Haida Heritage Centre.