Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age Story, the engaging, honest and thought provoking memoir by Cree author Darrel J. McLeod is the 2018 Governor General English Literary Award winner for non-fiction. Mamaskatch —named for the Cree word used as a response to dreams shared—is ultimately an uplifting account of overcoming personal and societal obstacles.
Indian Horse is the 2018 film edition of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning young adult novel published by Douglas and McIntyre in 2012. Richard Wagamese (1955-2017) an Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, was recognized as one of Canada’s foremost First Nations authors and storytellers.
Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird is an innovative and rich biography of this charismatic and troubled figure. Drawing upon years of extensive research, including interviews with Morrisseau himself, Ojibwe poet and author Armand Garnet Ruffo evokes the artist's life from childhood to death, in all its vivid triumphs and tragedies: his first solo and breakthrough exhibition at the Pollock Gallery in Toronto; his legendary Garden Party where he and his agent Jack Pollock flew a coterie of critics and patrons from Toronto to remote Beardmore for an afternoon tea party.
Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations carefully curated selection of everyday reflections where award-winning author Richard Wagamese finds lessons in both the mundane and sublime as he muses on the universe, drawing inspiration from working in the bush--sawing and cutting and stacking wood for winter as well as the smudge ceremony to bring him closer to the Creator. Embers is Richard Wagamese's most personal and thought-provoking volume to date.
Take Us to Your Chief and Other Stories consists of a collection of nine classic science-fiction stories reinvented with a contemporary First Nation outlook. A forgotten Haudenosaunee social song beams into the cosmos like a homing beacon for interstellar visitors. A computer learns to feel sadness and grief from the history of atrocities committed against First Nations. A young Aboriginal man discovers the secret to time travel in ancient petroglyphs. Drawing inspiration from science fiction authors like Arthur C.
The Lesser Blessed was first published by Douglas and McIntyre in 2004. Written by Tlicho author Richard Van Camp the novel addressed the coming of age story of 16-year old highschool student Larry Sole. Living in the small northern town Fort Simmer, Larry deals with family pain and dark secrets as well as drug abuse, violence, and what it means in the modern world. Richard Van Camp's compelling first novel deals with a northern reality with dark humour and explicit dialogue. Sensitive readers should be aware of mature themes and language.
Bill Reid Collected features 130 colour photographs of the works of the renowned Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). This chronological collection of memorable works of Reid’s career begins with the tiny Tea Service he carved in 1932 for his younger sister and ends with four etchings from 1997. Along with an introductory essay by Dr. Martine J. Reid, this collection pays tribute to one of Canada's most renowned First Nations artists.
In One Story, One Song, Ojibwe writer Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time, his focus is on sixty plus non-fiction stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Traditional and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the short stories are grouped according to the four Ojibwe storytelling principles: balance, harmony, knowledge and intuition.
Me Artsy is the 2015 new release by renowned Ojibwe playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor. Extending his previous anthology concepts (Me Funny and Me Sexy) Taylor selected fourteen artists' pieces about their selected artistic disciplines, including the fine arts, theatre, music, cuisine, fashion and film. Their essays contribute to our understanding of contemporary Indigenous career choices, identity, and achieving social change through traditional and contemporary arts.