Peter Mansbridge and former CBC producer Mark Bulgutch bring together inspiring Canadians from across the country, who in their own way, are making Canada a better place for all. Hear Gitxsan activist Cindy Blackstock describe her childhood in northern British Columbia where she straddled two communities—Indigenous and non-Indigenous—and her subsequent fight for equitable health care for all children as the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Meet Nadine Rena Caron - a Canadian surgeon.
Native American and Indigenous talent make their Marvel Comics debuts with a collection of super-charged stories. Celebrated writer and artist Jeffrey Veregge explores the legacy of Marvel’s incredible cast of Indigenous characters. Ohkay Owingeh writer Rebecca Roanhorse and Tongva artist Weshoyot Alvitre tell an Echo tale. Geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger joins acclaimed Whitefish Lake First Nation artist Kyle Charles for a Dani Moonstar story.
Moving the Museum: Indigenous and Canadian Art at the AGO edited by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik documents the reopening of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art with a renewed focus on the AGO’s Indigenous art collection. The volume reflects the nation-to-nation treaty relationship that is the foundation of Canada, asking questions, discovering truths, and leading conversations that address the weight of history.
'Akhwatsirehkó:wa – My Big Family” is a 450 page book by Indigenous lacrosse stars Brendan Bomberry and Brennor Jacobs who explore how the game of lacrosse has spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually aided players from all around the world, through their differing experiences within the sport. Dive into the world of lacrosse from an Indigenous perspective as we discover the affects and just how big of an impact the Creators game has had on those who have come to play the sport around the world.
Haida Eagle Treasures: Traditional Stories and Memories From A Teacher of the Tsath Lanas Clan, by Pansy Collison with original artwork by Paul White, celebrates Haida culture through storytelling. Take a journey into the heart of Haida culture as it is lived and experienced by an extraordinary woman of the Tsath Lanas Eagle Clan, Pansy Collison, a Haida woman born and raised in Old Massett on Haida Gwaii.
Starlight by Richard Wagamese (Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in northwestern Ontario) is the story of Frank Starlight who has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. Starlight takes in Emmy and her daughter to help them get back on their feet, and this accidental family eventually grows into a real one. But Emmy's abusive ex isn't content to just let her go.
The Power of Style How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures is by Christian Allaire, Ojibwe, of Nipissing First Nation In, The Power of Style, style is not just the clothes on our backs - it is self-expression, representation, and transformation. As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he sought out for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that - because clothes are never just clothes.
Gather: Richard Van Camp on Storytelling is by Richard Van Camp, a member of the Tlicho Dene First Nation. Stories are medicine. During a time of heightened isolation, author Richard Van Camp shares what he knows about the power of storytelling - and offers some of his own favourite stories from Elders, friends, and family. Gathering around a campfire, or the dinner table, we humans have always told stories. Through them, we define our identities and shape our understanding of the world. He writes of the power of storytelling and its potential to transform speakers and audiences alike.
In The Breathing Hole, stories of the Canadian Arctic intersect in this epic five-hundred-year journey led by a one-eared polar bear. In 1535, Hummiktuq, an Inuk widow, has a strange dream about the future. The next day, she discovers a bear cub floating on ice near a breathing hole in the eastern portion of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, traditional homelands of the Nattilik Inuit (Nattilingmiut). Despite the concerns of her community, she adopts him and names him Angu’ruaq.