The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota Sioux chef, cookbook author, and promoter of indigenous cuisine with Beth Dooley, is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders.
The Fourth World: An Indian Reality, is a foundational work of radical anticolonialism and is back in print after being originally published in 1974, The Fourth World is a critical work of Indigenous political activism that has long been out of print. George Manuel (Secwepemc), a leader in the North American Indian movement at that time, with coauthor journalist Michael Posluns, presents a rich historical document that traces the struggle for Indigenous survival as a nation, a culture, and a reality.
Onigamiising is a book of fifty short essays evoking the four seasons of the year, and of life, for the Ojibwe in northeastern Minnesota. Long before it was known as Duluth, the land at the western tip of Lake Superior was known to the Ojibwe as Onigamiising, “the place of the small portage.” In fifty short essays, Linda LeGarde Grover reflects on the spiritual beliefs and everyday practices that carry the Ojibwe through the year and connect them to this northern land of rugged splendor.
Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story, 10th Anniversary special edition is the timeless graphic novel that introduced the world to the awe-inspiring resilience of Betty Ross, and shared her story of strength, family, and culture. A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school.
In Black Indian Shonda Buchanan traces the arduous migration of Mixed Bloods, or Free People of Color, from the Southeast to the Midwest, to Michigan, to tell her story. It is story of family dysfunction, secrets, deaths, alcoholism, and old resentments. Shonda Buchanan’s memoir is an inspiring story that explores her family’s legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with not just society’s ostracization but the consequences of this dual inheritance.
Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents: A Phrasebook for Nearly All Occasions is written by Trevor Greyeyes, Maeengan Linklater and translated by Solomon Ratt, who teaches Plains Cree at the First Nations University in Regina, Saskatchewan. The introduction is by Patricia Ningewance. This phrasebook has 127 pages of phrases and common words and illustrations for parents and children to learn together. The cover art is by Patricia Ningewance and the other illustrations are by Don Ningewance.
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.