The Caribou Feed Our Soul is one of the titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This Denésôliné (Chipewyan) title is designed to highlight one of the official Aboriginal language groups in the Northwest Territories. The book presents information about the people and community of Lutsel K'e, Northwest Territories. Pete Enzoe is a hunter, trapper, and fisher who views his role as a protector of the caribou. He takes readers on a respectful caribou harvest.
Circumstances Alter Photographs: Captain James Peters' Reports from the War of 1885 is a collection of 82 archival photographs including the Battle of Fish Creek through to the Battle of Batoche. Taken by a captain of the Royal Canadian Artillery's "A" Battery, part of the North West Field Force, this collection captures one man's viewpoint of the First Nations and Metis during the time of the Resistance. The book also includes the dispatches written by Peters that include letters and news articles from the period. Photographs of Beardy, Poundmaker, and Moosomin are included.
This is What They Say: A Story Cycle Dictated in Northern Alberta in 1928 is a unique collection of oral narratives, stories, and traditional cultural information originally collected from Francois Mandeville by Chinese linguist Ki Fang-kuei in 1928. These stories were published in Taipei in 1978 and now they appear in English through the work of Ron Scallon. Francoise Mandeville (1878-1952) was fluent in French, Chipewyan, Dogrib, Cree and Slavey. His father was a Metis trader and interpreter at Fort Resolution in the Northwest Territories.
Denesuline: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Carol Koopman describes the cultural history of the Denesuline, the people of the Subarctic cultural region who live within the Northwest Territories, northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The Dene flourish in this environment and the book looks at their traditional homes, clothing styles, foods, tools, spirituality, ceremonies, music, art, language, and storytelling.
Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta: Five Hundred Generations was co-produced by the Provincial Museum of Alberta and Syncrude as a partnership to support the museum exhibition, Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta. While the 81-page resource begins with a section based on traditional archaeological understanding of First Nations' origins, the remaining sections of the book cover the history and culture of the First Nations and Métis of Alberta.
Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art is an exhibition catalogue accompanying the Glenbow Museum's art exhibition that opened in February 2008. The catalogue celebrates the range and complexity of First Nations art of the past and present by combining museum artifacts with contemporary art pieces. The museum's collection showcases pieces that were collected from the First Nations of the northern Plains and Subarctic culture regions. These include children's moccasins, coats, a girl's jingle dress, a woman's saddle, men's shirts, pipe bags, and a pictograph robe.
Loon: Memory, Meaning, and Reality in a Northern Dene Community by author Henry Sharp explains how the Chipewyan create and order the shared reality of their culture. In August 1975 at Foxholm Lake on the reserve of the Chipewyan, a Northern Dene people, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the anthropologist Henry S. Sharp and two members of the Mission Band encountered a loon. Loons are prized for their meat and skin, so the two Chipewyan triedÃ¹thirty timesÃ¹to kill it.
Fort Chipewyan Homecoming: A Journey to Native Canada is sensitive account of a mother and her son as they return to her childhood community. Fort Chipewyan is a Cree and Chipewyan community in northeastern Alberta. During the visit, mother and son meet relatives, go fishing, clean and dry their catch, make bannock, pick berries, and attend Treaty Day. Author Morningstar Mercredi has written an informative book that introduces young readers to a contemporary First Nations community.
The People of Denendeh: Ethnohistory of the Indians of Canada's Northwest Territories is an in-depth exploration of the lives and culture of the Dene. This impressive collection brings together the results of June Helm's fifty years of studying the culture and ethnohistory of the Dene, Athapaskan-speaking Indians of the Mackenzie River drainage of the western subarctic.