First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days

SKU: 9780889772403

Jonathan Anuik
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
CPRC Press

Sale price$24.95


First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days is a unique perpetual calendar of important dates in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis history. The focus is Canada and the research for the events focused on achievements and contributions. The book also includes significant dates such as Oka, the hanging of Louis Riel, and the death of Tecumseh during the War of 1812. Each month begins with the name of the month in an Aboriginal language. Each chapter contains 2 or more features that provide a 1-page summary of a major contribution such as the Indian Group of Seven, First Nations actors, and the contribution made by First Nations during the world wars. Numerous colour and black and white photographs are included along with artwork by well-known artists such as Carl Beam, Kenojuak Ashevak, and Jane Ash Poitras. The overall content and design of this reference book makes it a fine choice for high school, libraries, and personal use. The unfortunate feature is the lack of pagination and index. But the book is an accessible and well researched addition to the literature on Aboriginal achievements to Canada. Highly recommended

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