In March 2010 the Canadian Literature Centre hosted award-winning novelist and storyteller Eden Robinson at the 4th annual Henry Kreisel Lecture. Robinson shared an intimate look into the intricacies of family, culture, and place through her talk, The Sasquatch at Home: Traditional Protocols and Modern Storytelling.
Gchi-kwiiwin gdawmi is the Ojibwe language edition of We Are All Treaty People. It is the 34-page illustrated history produced by the Union of Ontario Indians to promote their understanding of treaties for all people in Ontario. Written in English by Maurice Switzer, with coloured drawings by Charley Herbert, the book offers students and educators a brief look at the history of treaties from the Anishinabek perspective in the Ojibwe language. Translator is esteemed linguist Shirley Williams.
We Share Our Matters: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River by Mohawk scholar and Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University Rick Monture offers a powerful, ground-breaking study about the intellectual traditions at Six Nations. The Haudenosaunee are a thinking people and maintain their sovereign and spiritual connections throughout history and into the future. Rick Monture has captured these traditions as they are reflected in worldview, spirituality and ongoing responsibility for future generations.
Aaron Paquette won third place for the the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Written and illustrated by Aaron Paquette Lightfinder is a young adult fantasy novel about Aisling, a young Cree woman who sets out into the wilderness with her Kokum (grandmother), Aunty and two young men she barely knows. They have to find and rescue her runaway younger brother, Eric. Along the way she learns that the legends of her people might be real and that she has a growing power of her own.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Jordan Tootoo plays Right Wing for the NHL Detroit Red Wings, and has also played for Detroit’s central division rival, the Nashville Predators. Of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, he is both the first Inuk player and the first player to grow up in Nunavut to participate in the NHL. Tootoo worked with Stephen Brunt, former columnist at the Globe and Mail in telling his life story.
Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition examines how recognition has become the dominant mode of negotiation and decolonization between the nation-state and Indigenous nations in North America. The term recognition shapes debates over Indigenous cultural distinctiveness, Indigenous rights to land and self-government, and Indigenous peoples' right to benefit from the development of their lands and resources.
Nenapohs Legends, NÄ“napohsÌ† ÄhtahsÅkÄ“winan is volume 2 in the First Nations Language Reader series published by the University of Regina publications. This volume contains seven accounts that are the traditional teaching stories of Nenapohs, the Saulteaux (Plains Ojibwe) culture hero and trickster. Oral in origin, they have been passed on through generations by the traditional teachers, the Elders. For the first time, they are published and made available in Nahkawewin or Saulteaux, the westernmost dialect of the Ojibwe language.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success is one of Pearson Education's Teacher Education Series. This volume authored by Deb St. Amant is a practical guide to understanding how the cultures and histories of Aboriginal peoples in Canada affects the learning of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students. It provides teacher candidates and in-service teachers specific strategies and activities to boost Aboriginal student success in the school and the community.
Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School by journalist Chris Benjamin tackles the controversial and tragic history of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, its predecessors, and its lasting effects, giving voice to multiple perspectives. Benjamin integrates research, interviews, and testimonies to guide readers through the varied experiences of students, principals, and teachers over the school's nearly forty years of operation (1930-1967) and beyond.