I am the Elwha is written by Lori Peleen. Robert Elofson, Tribal Elder and Harvest Manager in the Natural Resources Department for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribes, approved Lori's work and contributed a few pages of back matter at the end of the work. Lori's story was further approved by Frances Charles, the Tribal Councilwoman for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, after the entire council read and approved it.The Elwha River flows 72 kilometres (45 miles) from its source in the Olympic Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the Pacific Northwest.
Wild Waters is Larry Loyie’s, Cree, exploration of the little-known side of the fur trade, the side of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Canadien (French Canadian) paddlers who powered the canoes. After seeing his four times great-grandfather’s name, Tomma, in Chief Trader Archibald McDonald’s 1828 journal, Larry, with partner and co-author Constance Brissenden, began researching and writing about a challenging canoe voyage from Montreal to Hudson Bay, and then on to the Pacific.
Pocket Ojibwe, A Phrasebook for Nearly All Occasions, was reprinted in 2017 after originally being published in 2007. The authors are Patricia Ningewance Nadeau and Trevor Greyeyes. The book is intended for children aged 8 to 15. It is not meant to teach a person how to speak on their own. There are no lessons or explanations of grammar instead there are ready-to-use phrases and words for immediate solutions. There are seven sections to this book.
Lac Pelletier: My Métis Home, is by Cecile Blanke, a prominent Métis Elder living in Swift Current, Saskatchewan with deep roots in nearby Lac Pelletier. Cecile has been a tireless presence on the Métis and larger cultural scene in southwest Saskatchewan for many years. The history of the southwest Saskatchewan Métis is not widely known, and this book contributes significantly to our knowledge of this community.
Cort Dogniez’s Road to La Prairie Ronde, takes the reader on an imagined journey of his ancestor, Frederick Dumont, from his home in Batoche to the Métis settlement of La Prairie Ronde, known today as Round Prairie. Frederick was a relative of the famous Métis leader, Gabriel Dumont. Frederick’s journey takes place just a few years prior to the tragic events of the 1885 Resistance.This charming coming-of-age story focuses on young Frederick learning valuable lessons from his family as he begins his own journey from boyhood to manhood.
Little Athapapuskow is collection of poems named after a lake Guy Freedman grew up on near Flin Flon, Manitoba. They represent his efforts to challenge Catholicism and its complicity with the Confederation project, which dismantled the New Nation developing in the Canadian Northwest. The poems are organized into three parts—past, present, and future—and they address the inter-generational impacts of the Church on his family in relation to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. This book is his love song to his home and to his country.
In Memory of Feast: Memories of Residential School Survivors by Judy Reuben, Mohawk from the Turtle Clan, are stories of childhood food memories of Residential School Survivors. These stories record early food memories prior to entering this school system. The stories share the knowledge that many Indigenous families relied on traditional foods and were food secure prior to the introduction of western foods.Traditional foods and practices - fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering - played an integral role in health and strength.
La vie autochtone au Canada: au passé, au présent et au futur: L'appropriation culturelle (Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future: Cultural Appropriation) in French and by Heather Hudak with content consultant Danielle Bird, is one of the titles in the series published by Beech Street Books. Various contexts such as art and fashion, sports, literature and movies are included. It also covers derogatory terminology.
Journeyman is a first-person biography of Ojibwe right winger Jamie Leach, son of the legendary NHL superstar Reggie Leach. Written in close consultation with Jamie and his mother, by Anna Rosner, readers will learn about the struggles Jamie conquered. Follow the fascinating hockey trajectory from his childhood years watching his father play for the Philadelphia Flyers, to Jamie’s first goal in the NHL. Journeyman touches on Jamie’s summers on Lake Winnipeg, the World Junior Hockey Championships, his life in the minor leagues, and his eventual draft into the NHL as a Pittsburgh Penguin.
This Is What I've Been Told is written and illustrated by Juliana Armstrong, a teacher of Anishnaabemowin language and culture. She was raised on Christian Island, and is a member of, and resides in Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. This Is What I've Been Told, is about how teachings, when they are passed down from one generation to the next, good things can happen. Language is learned, knowledge is shared and culture is practiced.