Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People and Yours by Crown prosecutor Harold Johnson, examines alcohol and its history, the stereotypes surrounding it, and its devastating impact on Indigenous people. Based on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory Johnson Harold Johnson challenges readers to confront the harmful stereotypes surrounding First Nations and the consumption of alcohol. Using traditional Cree stories Johnson seeks solutions for the overwhelming impact of alcohol.
Beginning Cree: mâci-nêhiyawêwin acts as a self-study aid--a much-needed resource in today's world where most students cannot speak Cree fluently. Designed as an introduction for Cree Y Dialect language learners. The Y Dialect speakers are known as Plains Cree and of the 49 Cree Nations in Saskatchewan 43 are Y Dialect. Basic grammar units and everyday vocabulary items guide the student through the building blocks of the language, and expansion drills and exercises reinforce lessons and prepare the student for further study.
In The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spiritually, Blair Stonechild shares his sixty-year journey of learning-from residential school to PhD and beyond-while trying to find a place for Indigenous spirituality in the classroom. Encouraged by an Elder who insisted sacred information be written down, Stonechild explores the underlying philosophy of his people's teachings to demonstrate that Indigenous spirituality can speak to our urgent, contemporary concerns.
100 Days of Cree is a unique introduction to the Plains Cree language as well as worldview written by James Smith Cree Nation Associate Professor of Education at Trent University Neal McLeod. The author approached the topic of learning Cree language through a series of Facebook posts.
The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literature uncovers residues of ancestral languages found in Indigenous uses of English. Mareike Neuhaus shows how these remainders ground a reading strategy that enables us to approach Indigenous texts as literature, with its own discursive and rhetorical traditions that underpin its cultural and historical contexts.
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history. The movement was inspired by thirteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman from Attawapiskat, Ontario. Author Charlie Angus is an elected Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay.
The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir is a 2015 memoir by Joseph Auguste Merasty, who attended St. Therese Residential School in Sturgeon Landing, Saskatchewan, from 1935 to 1944. He now lives in Prince Albert, Now a retired fisherman and trapper, the author was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of aggressive assimilation.
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.
Blackfoot Stories of Old Ákaitsinikssiistsi is the third volume in the First Nations Language Readers series meant for language learners and language users. This collection presents eight Blackfoot stories told by Lena Russell Ikkináínihki 'Gentle Singer,' a fluent speaker of Blackfoot from the Kainai (Blood) reserve in southern Alberta. In contrast with other Algonquian languages, such as Cree and Saulteaux (Ojibwe), Blackfoot is not usually written in syllabics, so these stories are presented in the Blackfoot language using the Roman alphabet, together with the English translation.
Woods Cree Stories - N¢ihithaw ¢acimowina is one of the titles in First Nations Language Readers 4 from the University of Regina Press. So often, it is through humour that the big lessons in life are learned|about responsibility, honour, hard work, and respect. Cree people are known for their wit, so the tales in Woods Cree Stories are filled with humour.