Urban Tribes pb

SKU: 9781554517503

Lisa Charleyboy, Mary Beth Leatherdale
Grade Levels:
Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Cherokee, Coast Salish, Cree, Dene, Gitxsan, Gwich'in, Haida, Hopi, Inuit, Iroquois, Kiowa, Lakota, Metis, Mi'kmaq, Mohawk, Multiple Nations, Navajo, Nuuchahnulth, Oji-Cree, Ojibwe, Pima, Secwepemc, Tlingit
Book Type:
Annick Press
Copyright Date:

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Urban Tribes offers unique insight into this growing and often misperceived group of Indigenous people. This anthology profiles young urban First Nation men and women and how they connect with their culture and values in their contemporary lives. Their stories are as diverse as they are. From a young Dene woman pursuing an MBA at Stanford University to a Pima photographer in Phoenix to a Mohawk actress in New York City, these urban residents share their unique insight to bridge the divide between their past and their future, their cultural home, and their adopted cities. Unflinchingly honest and deeply moving, the contributors explore a wide range of topics: from the trials and tribulations of dating in the city to the alienating experience of leaving a remote reserve to attend high school in the city, from the mainstream success of the Electric Pow Wow music genre to the humiliation of racist school mascots. Each of the personal perspectives helps to illuminate larger political issues. An innovative and highly visual design offers a dynamic reading experience. Urban Tribes, hardcover edition, has been selected in the Young Adult/Adult Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2017.

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