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.
Please Not Me! A Story of Pain, Healing, Family and Traditional Culture, is a story about tragedy, hope, and ultimately determination by Arlene Roberta Greyeyes, a proud Plains Cree woman raised on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. It is a story about love of one’s family and the power of healing inherent in First Nations ceremonies. In 1999 Arlene Roberta Greyeyes received a devastating diagnosis: doctors discovered a Grade III-IV brain tumour on her left frontal lobe.
Come Home Indio by Jim Terry, whose mother was Native American from the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, and his father was an Irish American jazz musician. In this book a Native American cartoonist explores the isolation and anxiety of being lost between two worlds but ultimate becoming comfortable in his own skin.This powerful graphic novel shares the author’s journey of discovering his spiritual home as a Native American.
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.
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.