Colouring It Forward – Découvrez l’Art et la Sagesse des Pieds-Noirs est plus qu’un simple livre à colorier. Ce livre contient des œuvres d’art authentiques de la nation Pieds-Noirs ainsi que des enseignements d’un ancien de la nation Pieds-Noirs. C’est le premier ouvrage d’une série de livres. Chaque livre mettra l’accent sur l’art et les enseignements d’une nation autochtone différente. Pour ce premier ouvrage, j’ai eu le privilège de travailler avec Camille Pablo Russell, ancien de la nation Pieds-Noirs, qui a généreusement accepté de partager avec moi sa sagesse traditionnelle.
Colouring It Forward -- Discover Blackfoot Nation Art and Wisdom by Diana Frost, Algonquin Métis, is more than just a colouring book. It contains authentic artwork from Blackfoot artists and teachings from the Blackfoot culture by a Blackfoot elder. In this book Diana Frost has had the privilege of working with Blackfoot Elder Camille Pablo Russell to gather traditional wisdom and with Blackfoot artists Kalum Teke Dan and Ryan Jason Allen Willertt.
In this journal, Diana Frost invites you to discover the beauty of Indigenous artwork from various artists across Canada, to learn traditional teachings from John Sinclair, while having the space to meditate, write and create, and knowing that you are supporting Indigenous community projects.
Devil in the Woods, by D.A. Lockhart of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation, is a series of letter and prayer fictional and real poems addressed to Canadian figures. The 69 poems are addressed to Shawn Atleo, Pierre Berton, Steve Wojeck, Margaret Atwood, Sarah Polley, K.D. Lang, Robertson Davies, and Don Cherry, among others, making these poems personal, conversational, approachable and capturing voice.
I'm Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas (Mi’kmaw) is a response poem to I Lost My Talk, which is one of Rita Joe's most influential poems and tells this Mi'kmaw Elder's story of losing her Mi’kmaw language while at residential school in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The vivid and colour illustrations are by Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young and compliment the poem beautifully again.
The McDonalds: The Lives & Legends of a Kaska Dena Family by Allison Tubman (Kaska Dena) is a photography book with accompanying text of The McDonalds from the northeast region of British Columbia. This book chronicles the McDonalds family in photos and stories contributed by family and friends, organizations, business owners, and historical societies. First Nation bands and Chiefs and Councils have also contributed to the success of this book. The McDonalds is a chronology of the lives of Old Man Sean McDonald and Ah-Soo and their fourteen children.
Tipiskawi Kisik: Night Sky Star Stories was researched and published by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre in 2018. Author and Cree Knowledge Keeper, Wilfred Buck from the Opaskwayay Cree Nation, works for Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre as a science facilitator and educator. The eight traditional stories included in this 25-page book offer students and teachers oral accounts and perspectives about Cree stars and constellations.
Hearts Unbroken, by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Indian Nation in Oklahoma, is a young adult novel about a school musical, friendship, romance and heartache. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Louise joins the school’s Journalism class working on the school newspaper writing stories and meets Joey. The local school musical, The Wizard of Oz, has new guidelines – to be colour-conscious – which sets in motion objections, acceptance, bullying, sexism and racism.
Trust Your Name by Tim Tingle (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is a book by award-winning author of an American Indian Youth Literature Awards Honor Book for Danny Blackgoat: Navajo Prisoner. In 2018 Tim Tingle received the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. Trust Your Name is part of the 7th Generation Pathfinders series. In Trust Your Name, Bobby and Cherokee Johnny are Cherokee Panthers and friends with Lloyd, also a Panthers basketball player.
Dreamfast, A Trail of Stories to Lead You Home, by Elizabeth Doxtater is a call to Action #95 to create a time for the children and (now) adults who were taken away from communities as children to be welcomed home, so they know they were missed and know that when they return home, they will be loved and protected. Dreamfast is a collection of short stories - a dreamfast-repatriation strategy – to say welcome home. Each story and the accompanying images is part of a connecting land bridge for those children (now) adults who seek to come home.