My Heroes Have Always Been Indians

SKU: 9781550593877

Cora J. Voyageur
Grade Levels:
Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education
Blackfoot, Blood, Cree, Dene, Metis, Ojibwe, Peigan, Plains, Saulteaux, Siksika, Sioux, Tsuu T'ina
Book Type:
Detselig Enterprises

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My Heroes Have Always Been Indians by Athabasca Chipewyan scholar Cora Voyageur is a collection of 100 significant First Nations and Inuit individuals from Alberta. The author selected both historical and contemporary men and women who made noteworthy contributions to Canada and specific Indigenous communities. The author asked for nominations for this list and received people from all walks of life including history, the arts, business, activism, literature, commerce, community development, education, environmental stewardship, justice, military service, politics, sports, and more. This book has two parts: the first is an historical, cultural and demographic synopsis of Aboriginal peoples in Alberta; and the second part contains the 2-page biographical sketches. Each person has a black and white portrait accompanying their brief life history and contribution. The book contains a map of Alberta, a list of communities in Alberta including Métis Settlements and First Nations reserves.  Biographies include Anne Anderson, James “Jim” Patrick Brady, Douglas Joseph Henry “Doug” Cardinal Tantoo Cardinal, Joane Marguerite Cardinal-Schubert, Alex Decoteau,  Olive Dickason, James Basil “Jim” Gladstone, Alexandre Simeon “Alex” Janvier, Margo Kane, Bernard Ominayak, Muriel Stanley Venne, and Laura Vinson. Recommended for secondary school libraries and public libraries.

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