Je Ne Suis Pas Un Numero is the French language edition of I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis. It is the first French language children's picture book by the Ojibwe educator from Nipissing First Nation in Ontario. Dupuis retells the story of her grandmother Irene Couchie Dupuis taken to residential school at the age of eight in 1928. The book opens with the distressing image of the Indian agent standing in the doorway demanding that the eldest three children of Mary Ann and Ernest Couchie attend Spanish Indian Residential School.
Living Treaties: Narrating Mi'kmaw Treaty Relations is a collection of 17 essays edited by Marie Battiste. Many of the contributors are Mi'kmaw and the authors are Stephen J. Augustine, Pamela Palmater, Fred Metallic, Patrick J. Augustine, Jaime Battiste, Stuart Killen, James [Sa’kej] Youngblood Henderson, Russel Barsh, Natasha Simon, Daniel N. Paul, Douglas E. Brown, Kerry Prosper, Victor Carter-Julian, Naiomi Metallic, Eleanor Tu’ti Bernard, and Marie Battiste.
Bev Sellars was chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia, for more than 20 years, and she now serves as a member of its Council. Sellars was ﬁrst elected chief in 1987 and has spoken out on behalf of her community on racism and residential schools and on the environmental and social threats of mineral resource exploitation in her region.
I Am Not a Number is the first children's picture book by Ojibwe educator Jenny Kay Dupuis from Nipissing First Nation in Ontario. Dupuis retells the story of her grandmother Irene Couchie Dupuis taken to residential school at the age of eight in 1928. The book opens with the distressing image of the Indian agent standing in the doorway demanding that the eldest three children of Mary Ann and Ernest Couchie attend Spanish Indian Residential School. Despite their pleading the family is forced to relinquish their children to the nuns or face fines and prison time.
Dying From Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody critiques of the Canadian settler state and its legal system especially the treatment of Indigenous people, the unparalleled authority of the police and the justice system, and their systematic inhumanity towards those whose lives they perceive as insignificant. This book examines inquiries and inquests into untimely Indigenous deaths in state custody often tell the same story.
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? is a wonderful picture book well suited for reading aloud to preschool and kindergarten children. The story focuses on a young boy who brings a pair of moccasins to school for show and tell. He explains step by step how his Kookum, his grandmother, made the moccasins. The sensitive black and white pencil drawings reflect the author's and illustrator's respect for the First Nation child in a multi-cultural, urban school setting.
The Missing by Melanie Florence uses as its background the ongoing circumstance of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, this fictional mystery set in Winnipeg explores one teenager's response to a system that has long denied and misrepresented the problem.After a girl she knows from school goes missing and is found dead in the Red River, Feather is shocked when the police write it off as a suicide.
Shannen and the Dream for a School is one of the titles in the Kids Power Series from Second Story Press. The author Janet Wilson has taken the real-life story of Shannen Koostachin, her friends and family of Attawapiskat and created a fictionalized account in a chapter book format. Shannen was a student attending JR Nakogee Elementary when her and other community students began a campaign to have a new school built. The school had been contaminated by a fuel spill in 1979, and now students were forced to endure moldy and drafty portables during the school day. At thirteen Shannen and h
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids is the new release from award-winning author Deborah Ellis. Much more than interviews with 45 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American youth between the ages of 9 to 18, Looks Like Daylight offers readers a first-hand account of their cultural beliefs, values, and aspirations for the future. Despite issues of poverty, the legacy of residential and boarding school, and drug and alcohol abuse, these voices combine to create a compelling collection of Indigenous youth voices.