Bawaajimo, A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature by Margaret Noodin, discusses Anishinaabe language and literature through the works of four writers representing a range of contemporary Anishinaabe literature: Louise Erdrich, Jim Northrup, Basil Johnston and Gerald Vizenor, who share a world view, a common cultural, linguistic and literary heritage. Their works reflect patterns of identity, conscious survival, universal life and stirred thoughts respectively.
In Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America, the historian Michael A McDonnell reveals the vital role played by the Indigenous Peoples of the Great Lakes in the history of North America. Though less well known than the Iroquois or Sioux, the Anishinaabeg, who lived across Lakes Michigan and Huron, were equally influential.
Ojibwa: People of Forests and Prairies is a 160-page reference title about the Anishinaabe peoples. The author's approach is standard anthropological and historical but offers a wealth of colour images, maps, archival images, and references. The volume begins with an introduction to the languages, geography, and life prior to European contact. Historical contact period covers the War of 1812 and the signing of treaties between the people and the British, Americans, and Canadians.
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by bryologist (a botanist who specializes in the study of mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) Robin Wall Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of Indigenous ways of knowing. Dr. Kimmerer, Associate Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, interweaves the biological life histories of many different genera of mosses with recollections from both her own life and her Potawatomi Bear Clan's traditions.
Gathering the Potawatomi Nation: Revitalization and Identity explores the recent invigoration of Potawatomi nationhood, looks at how marginalized communities adopt to social change, and reveals the critical role that culture plays in connecting the two. Author Christopher Wetzel's perspective on recent developments in the struggle for Indigenous sovereignty goes far beyond current political, legal, and economic explanations.
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States & American Indian Nations explores the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and the Indian Nations of the United States and Canada. This 272-page volume released in 2014 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The museum developed an exhibition about treaties and their essential nature to America.
Loving Me is a board book from Star Bright Books featuring contemporary Native American families. Whether it is a loving kiss from mother, a hug from father, a playful romp with an older brother, or reading with grandfather, babies and toddlers will discover the importance of family relationships through these heart-warming photographs. This appealing board book features Iroquois, Bannock/Shoshone, Lakota, Navajo, and Potawatomi multi-generational family members. This board book has 12 pages and is ideal for 12-months to three year old viewers.
Gchi-kwiiwin gdawmi is the Ojibwe language edition of We Are All Treaty People. It is the 34-page illustrated history produced by the Union of Ontario Indians to promote their understanding of treaties for all people in Ontario. Written in English by Maurice Switzer, with coloured drawings by Charley Herbert, the book offers students and educators a brief look at the history of treaties from the Anishinabek perspective in the Ojibwe language. Translator is esteemed linguist Shirley Williams.
Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork is the compelling book based on an art exhibition explaining how First Nations and Métis floral beadwork became both a major means of artistic expression and a symbol of cultural resilience. It is also an important example of how two differing civilizations - Indigenous and European - established a common ground of economic and creative exchange. This companion publication to the exhibition celebrates the beauty and power of Native North American floral art.