Author Richard Wagamese is named the 2013 Burt Award recipient for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature for his YA novel, Indian Horse. This edition is in French. Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he's a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he's sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he'll find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through the life he's led as a northern Ojibwe, with all its joys and sorrows.
New Architecture on Indigenous Lands is an introduction to a contemporary genre of North American architecture. This 416-page volume by professor of architecture at the University of Illinois Joy Monice Malnar along with professor of fine arts at Loyola University Chicago Frank Vodvarka breaks new, academic ground for Indigenous architecture.
Indigenous Peoples Within Canada: A Concise History is the Oxford University Press 2019 publication authored by the late Métis historian Olive P Dickason (1920 – 2011) and history professor William Newbigging. Updated, this fourth edition of A Concise History of Canada’s First Nations is a comprehensive overview of the long and vibrant history of Indigenous Peoples within what is now Canada. This engaging, chronological text offers a multifaceted account from time immemorial and pre-contact to present-day movements towards sovereignty.
Niwîcihâw, I Help is a bilingual picture book that celebrates the role of a Cree grandmother (Kohkum) as she takes her grandson on a short trip to the bush to pick rosehips. Previously published in 2008 as Niwechihaw, I Help by Caitlin Dale Nicholson who wrote and illustrated this gentle story with spare repetitive language about the child watching and following the lead of his teacher, Kohkum. As he follows his grandmother, the boy watches and learns the cultural practices necessary to properly gather the ingredients to make rosehip tea.
The Spirit Trackers by Ojibwe storyteller and author Jan Bourdeau Waboose and illustrated by Francois Thisdale is published by Fifth House Publishing. Two young cousins visit with their uncle one wintery night. They ask for a story about Windigo and find some strange scratches and large footprints the next morning. The boys decide to be trackers just like their uncle and so set out to track the creature who made the footprints. The colour illustrations make this story a fascinating account of the creature known as Windigo as young children enjoy this Ojibwe legend. Highly recommended.
These are a collection of 20 stories, dictated in 1941 to Leonard Bloomfield's linguistics class, edited from manuscripts now in the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution, and published for the first time in Ojibwe, with English translations by Bloomfield. Ojibwe-English glossary and other linguistic study aids. Angeline Williams, the narrator of these texts, was born at Manistique, Michigan, on the upper peninsula of Michigan. Her home when she worked on these texts was at Sugar Island just east of Sault Ste. Marie.
First Nations Coloring Book by Dene artist Johnny Marceland is a 52-page colouring book. The artist creates Norval Morrisseau-inspired artworks and designs that reflect the environment and the animals and birds of the northern Saskatchewan landscape. Born at Buffalo Narrows, Marceland is a member of Birch Narrow First Nation. Students are invited to colour the images according to their personal choice. The stylized images drawn with the Woodland x-ray style are ideal for children with fine motor skills.
First Nations Coloring Book by Dene artist Johnny Marceland is a 52-page colouring book. The artist creates Norval Morrisseau-inspired artworks and designs that reflect the environment and the animals and birds of the northern Saskatchewan landscape. Born at Buffalo Narrows, Marceland is a member of Birch Narrow First Nation. Students are invited to colour the images according to their personal choice.
Wenjack by acclaimed author Joseph Boyden joins Gord Downie's Secret Path acknowledging the truth behind the tragic loss of a residential child in 1966. Chanie Wenjack's story is presented as a 112-page fictionalized novella told through the eyes of Chanie and the animals who watch his struggle to reach home by following the railroad tracks. The brief chapters are presented by simple sketches by artist Kent Monkman. These spiritual creatures are sucker fish, crow, hummingbird, owl, mouse skull, pike, spider, wood tick, beaver, snow goose, rabbit, and lynx.
Secret Path by Gord Downie is now available for purchase from GoodMinds.com. This oversize (30.5 x 0.8 x 30.5 cm; 12 x 12 inches) 48-page graphic novel contains the ten song album by Gord Downie with a graphic novel by illustrator Jeff Lemire that tells the story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School fifty years ago.