Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork is the compelling book based on an art exhibition explaining how First Nations and Métis floral beadwork became both a major means of artistic expression and a symbol of cultural resilience. It is also an important example of how two differing civilizations - Indigenous and European - established a common ground of economic and creative exchange. This companion publication to the exhibition celebrates the beauty and power of Native North American floral art.
Delaware-English/English-Delaware Dictionary is the first modern dictionary of Munsee Delaware based on research carried out with speakers from Moraviantown, Ontario. The dictionary contains 7100 entries in the Delaware-English section and includes information on each word's grammatical category and gives examples of different inflected forms where appropriate. Also included are sample sentences used by Delaware speakers, grammatical usage and notes, cross references, and indications of words borrowed from English and Dutch.
English-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary published by the University of Toronto Press offers linguists and second-language learners, and Cayuga language instructors a resource for the Cayuga language that is spoken on the Six Nations of the Grand River. It includes extensive appendices that cover weekdays, months, periods of time, numbers, money, nations, kin, Chiefs' names, place names, traditional and ceremonial language, government and business, Ganohonyohk (The Thanksgiving Address), particles, and a Cayuga grammatical sketch.
Huron: 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 Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Huron also known as the Wendat, the people of the Woodland cultural region who live within Southern Ontario, Southern Quebec, Oklahoma, Michigan and Kansas. Originally the Wendat flourished in the areas around Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in Ontario and the St. Lawrence Valley in Quebec.
Greg Staats (b. Ohsweken, Ontario, now based in Toronto) is a photographer and video artist whose work combines language, mnemonics and the natural world. He draws upon a traditional Mohawk restorative aesthetic that defines the multiplicity of relationships inherent within the reciprocity of the condolence ceremony and the effects of trauma. This exhibition, Condolence, brings together several recent works by Staats that reference language loss, acquisition and resurgence through photographic series, video works, and personal archival materials.
The Scout: Tommy Prince is one of the titles from Tales from Big Spirit series. This unique graphic novel series is a highly recommended six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of great Indigenous heroes from Aboriginal peoples and Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics.
The Poet: Pauline Johnson is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series from Highwater Press. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of six great Indigenous heroes from Aboriginal peoples and Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics.
Nokomis and I is the 2013 children's book from Ojibwe artist, author and storyteller Ferguson Plain. In this offering the author explores the meaning of Ojibwe identity and culture through the role of a grandmother or Nokomis engaging her grandchild with teachings about the circle of life, the role of all living beings, and the Seven Grandfather Teachings. This gentle story format introduces the youngest students to the ideas surrounding Ojibwe worldview and perspective. As grandmother and grandson walk in the woods, they notice a spider creating her web.
We All Count: Book of Ojibway Art is the 2013 board book from Native Northwest featuring the Woodland style art of Jason Adair. In this basic counting book from 1 to 10, the Ojibwe author has created an engaging board book that features the numbers in Ojibwe and English. Each colour illustration highlights a colour and a counting experience along with pronunciation guide for the Ojibwe numbers.
I Am Algonquin: An Algonquin Quest Novel is a young adult novel written by first-time author Rick Revelle, a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. After years of research which is evident from his bibliography, the author paints a fast-paced and action-packed picture of the Algonquin people during the fourteenth century. Located in the Ottawa Valley this Algonquin band of about sixty members deals with day to day survival issues while maintaining their alliances with the Nippissing, Huron (Wendat/Ouendat), and Omàmiwinini (Algonquin) against the Five Nations Iroquois.