Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates from Charlesbridge Publishing was shortlisted books for the 2011 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. This information book written by Jill Rubalcaba (a mathematician) and Peter Robertshaw (an archaeologist) explains the discovery and significance of four archaeological finds: Turkana Boy, Lapedo Child, Kennewick Man, and Iceman. The book is directed at middle school and high school students.
Fairy Tales in the Classroom: Teaching Students to Write Stories with Meaning through Traditional Tales by children's author Veronica Martenova Charles provides primary level teachers with an approach to classroom storytelling orally, pictorially and in written forms. The author draws on her Czech heritage by selecting key fairy tales and archetypes from the European tradition. She looks at the writings of Bettelheim, Favat, Rodari, Jung and Vladimir Propp and devised an approach for reaching young children through stories.
Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand: Oral Traditions of the Hul'qumi'num Coast Salish of Kruper Island and Vancouver Island is a fascinating collecting of 60 oral narrative stories collected by Beryl Mildred Cryer and published between 1929 and 1935 in the Victoria Daily Colonist's Sunday magazine. The English woman drew on the knowledge of her neighbour Mary Rice for an introduction into Hul'qumi'num Coast Salish cultural traditions and narratives.
Historicizing Canadian Anthropology is an examination of the historical development of the field of anthropology in Canada. Twenty-one essays are arranged in themes that address: situating ourselves historically and theoretically; the pre-professional history of Canadian anthropology; locating our subjects; documenting institutional relations; and comparisons and connections.
Mohawks on the Nile: Natives Among the Canadian Voyageurs in Egypt, 1884-1885 is a welcome addition to the accessible historical literature about the Iroquois especially the Mohawk communities of Akwesasne, Kahnawake, and Kanehsatake. Historian Carl Benn provides a highly readable account of the contributions made by about sixty men from these three Mohawk communities and volunteered for British contingent during the relief of Khartoum in 1884.
Native Peoples and Water Rights: Irrigation, Dams, and the Law in Western Canada is an historical study of the issues surrounding water rights for First Nations in southern Alberta and the southern interior of British Columbia during the period 1870-1930. Kenichi Matsui, assistant professor of Sustainable Environmental Studies at the University of Tsukuba, studies the Secwepemc and Stoney Nakoda and their efforts to deal with the cultural, legal, and political issues surrounding water rights.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Iroquois Indians is one of the titles in Bridgestone Books series, Native Peoples, especially written for elementary students. This title is authored by Bill Lund who consulted with Judy Harris at the Woodland Cultural Centre Museum. Her expertise and knowledge of Six Nations Iroquois history and culture is evident throughout this title.
Taxidermic Signs: Reconstructing Aboriginality written by assistant professor of English at the University of Western Ontario Pauline Wakeman offers readers a fascinating look at taxidermy both literally and symbolically within the context of museums, ethnographic photography, phonography, film, forensic anthropology, and the human genome project. Chapters discuss Reading the Banff Park Museum: Time, Affect, and the Production of Frontier Nostalgia; Celluloid Salvage: Edward S.
Encounters on the Passage: Inuit Meet the Explorers examines the historical accounts of the expeditions of Sir Edward Parry, Sir John Ross, Sir John Franklin, and the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and combines the written accounts by the explorers and others and adds the oral accounts provided by Inuit living in Nunavaut today.