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.
Cree: Language of the Plains / nehiyawewin: paskwawi-pikiskwewin is the second edition of this seminal textbook by Jean L. Okimasis, originally from White Bear First Nations and Cree language educator. Cree: Language of the Plains is a comprehensive educational resource supporting Cree language study and offers a broad range of learning materials that is easily accessible to Cree language learners. This new edition provides an updated and redesigned language textbook, and is linked to Cree language audio labs and a Cree language workbook available online.
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.
Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show is a flamboyant epic, constructed as a series of tableaux of the Métis in the Canadian West. It is a multilayered and entertaining saga loosely based on Buffalo Bill’s outdoor travelling show. In 1885, following the hanging of his friend Louis Riel, bison hunter Gabriel Dumont fled to the United States.
In We All Go Back to the Land: The Who, Why, and How of Land Acknowledgements, author Suzanne Keeptwo, Métis (Algonkin/French and Irish) of Quebec, merges traditional Anishinaabe Teachings and artistic expressions. Since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Report in 2015, Land or Territorial Acknowledgments have been sweeping the nation.
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.