In Search of April Raintree is the story of two Métis sisters growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After the girls are removed from their family, they are sent to separate foster homes. Métis writer Beatrice Culleton Mosionier recounts their struggle with loss, violence, racism, and search for identity in this moving narrative. This novel has become an important text in recent Canadian literature. This new critical edition includes the complete text of the novel and ten original essays.
Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors: Kahnawake Mohawk Politics and the Rise of Native Nationalism is a groundbreaking book by Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, a Mohawk scholar from Kahnawake. He explains the recent rise of Mohawk nationalism and their view of sovereignty by exploring the history of Kahnawake and their political institutions both traditional and contemporary. Mohawk interaction with the state is most often negative and the results are seen in the 1990 "Oka crisis". The book is based on the author's Ph.D. dissertation and the introductory chapter is devoted to political theory.
The Last Raven and Other Stories by Six Nations Mohawk writer Richard G. Green masterfully brings alive the struggles, adversities and triumphs common to contemporary urban/reserve Native North American Indians in Canada and the U.S. This collection of twelve short stories was selected from the author's extensive literary output. Green's stories have appeared exclusively in Native publications and literary anthologies. The Last Raven and Other Stories features a variety of characters ranging from adolescents to 30 something urban yuppies.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher But Life is Changing volume 1 is a collection of personal experience accounts by five Cree elders from the Omushkegowuk area of northern Ontario. The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre recorded these oral histories from 1977 to 1993. The original audiotape recordings were translated from Cree into syllabics and later translated into English. The stories are a valuable collection because they provide an insight into Cree lifestyle and worldview. The Cree refer to these stories as advice texts.
Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times is the revised edition of Olive Dickason's highly acclaimed history of First Nations told from the Native perspective. This Metis historian uses an interdisciplinary approach to tell the story of Aboriginal People in what became Canada. She describes the richness, variety and complexity of 57 founding First Nations. The coming of Europeans and the impact on the traditional societies are described and analyzed.