Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water is a anthology of storytelling, poetry, speeches and works of non-fiction by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors with a connection to Manitoba. Manitowapow is the traditional word for the land that became known as Manitoba. The editors, Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair and Warren Cariou, have selected pieces that extend back into prehistory, the historical period of the fur trade and Northwest Resistance into the present day. The first entry is a brief description of the Traditional Systems of Writing in Manitoba prior to contact.
The graphic novel 7 Generations Stone by David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson introduces the first volume in a series of four novels. The Pact concludes the graphic novel series 7 Generations. It follows one Aboriginal family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin, reconcile their past and begin a new journey.
The third graphic novel in the series, 7 Generations: Ends/Begins by David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson deals with the issues surrounding residential schools. Edwin's mother talks about the tough time Edwin's father endured in residential school. Troubled son and father find a way to begin healing. For lesson plans for the 7 Generations four part series see http://www.portageandmainpress.com/lesson_plans/plan_286_1.pdf
First Nation Communities Read 2012 title.
The second graphic novel in the series, 7 Generations: Scars, volume 2 by David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson. Main character Edwin hears a story in this volume about the time of the last great smallpox epidemic that ravaged the Plains Cree. In this story Edwin's mother talks about the death of the entire family as a young Cree boy perseveres and goes to locate a new home. Through the character's courage, Edwin finds his own courage to deal with his despair.
A first graphic novel 7 Generations Stone by David Alexander Robertson and illustrator Scott B. Henderson introduce the first in a series of four novels. Set in contemporary Winnipeg, the book opens with a mother coming to the bedside of her hospitalized son Edwin. This Plains Cree teen is having difficulties with life and attempted suicide. His mother begins a healing journey with her son by explaining to him his ancestors' stories beginning with a 19th century Plains Cree man. The graphic novel is compelling and there is more than a glimmer of hope as this story ends.
Come Walk With Me: A Memoir is long-awaited literary offering from renowned Métis author Beatrice Mosionier. Writing as Beatrice Culleton her novels, In Search of April Raintree and April Raintree, have long been secondary and post-secondary standards for literature courses. This part autobiography and memoir presents Beatrice's answer to the often heard question about how much of Beatrice is found in the April Raintree novels? This book reveals many of Beatrice's struggles as a child apprehended by the Children's Aid Society and placed into foster care.