Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies by Renee Linklater explores healing and wellness in Indigenous communities on Turtle Island. Drawing on a decolonizing approach, which puts the “soul wound” of colonialism at the centre, Linklater engages ten Indigenous health care practitioners in a dialogue regarding Indigenous notions of wellness and wholistic health, critiques of psychiatry and psychiatric diagnoses, and Indigenous approaches to helping people through trauma, depression and experiences of parallel and multiple realities.
Indigenous Healing: Exploring Traditional Paths by retired crown prosecutor Rupert Ross is the much-anticipated third volume in his series about Aboriginal justice and healing. Following up on his previous books, Dancing with a Ghost and Returning to the Teachings, this 2014 publication shares his lessons learned from years of involvement with the northern Ontario criminal justice system and Aboriginal peoples understanding of justice and healing.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Jordan Tootoo plays Right Wing for the NHL Detroit Red Wings, and has also played for Detroit’s central division rival, the Nashville Predators. Of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, he is both the first Inuk player and the first player to grow up in Nunavut to participate in the NHL. Tootoo worked with Stephen Brunt, former columnist at the Globe and Mail in telling his life story.
Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience is the winner in CODE's (Canadian Organization for Development through Education) 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience by Cree, Lakota, and Scottish author Monique Gray Smith is part memoir and part healing guide. Monique Gray Smith received the award on September 27th at the Winnipeg Gala. This creative non-fiction book tells the story of a young Indigenous woman coming of age in Canada in the 1980s.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge is poised to be a classic of traditional knowledge writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kimmerer draws on her life as an Indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, and shows how other living beings such as asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass, offer readers gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.
'Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Indigenous Life' is a compelling history of the role of government-sponsored policy that lead to the overwhelming loss of life of Indigenous People of the Plains region from the late 1700s to the late 1800s. This is the new edition of the 2013 work with the title 'Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life (ISBN 9780889773400).
OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY 2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through The Turbulent Waters of Native History is a 2014 shortlist nominee for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This non-fiction book is the powerful and moving memoir from Cree residential school survivor, activist, educator, and writer Edmund Metatawabin. Former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation, Ed Metatawabin presents his compelling account of the experiences endured at the notorious St.
Living with Animals: Ojibwe Spirit Powers is a 2014 publication by philosophy professor Michael Pomedli, University of Saskatchewan. He examines the roles of animals such as bears, owls, otters, thunderbirds, and water creatures in the spirituality, healing, and protection of Ojibwe in the 19th century. This study over 100 images from oral and written sources – including birch bark scrolls, rock art, stories, games, and dreams – in which these animals appear as kindred beings, spirit powers, healers, and protectors.