Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History EPUB honours the survivors, the former students, who attended residential schools. Designed for the general reader this accessible, history offers a first-person perspective of the residential school system in Canada, as it shares the memories of more than 70 survivors from across Canada as well as 125 archival and contemporary images (65 black & white photographs, 51 colour, some never before published).
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read - Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through The Turbulent Waters of Native History is a 2014 shortlist nominee for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This non-fiction book is the powerful and moving memoir from Cree residential school survivor, activist, educator, and writer Edmund Metatawabin. Former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation, Ed Metatawabin presents his compelling account of the experiences endured at the notorious St. Anne residential school, his efforts to expose the wrong doings of St.
A 2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read - Jordan Tootoo plays Right Wing for the NHL Detroit Red Wings, and has also played for Detroit's central division rival, the Nashville Predators. Of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, he is both the first Inuk player and the first player to grow up in Nunavut to participate in the NHL. Tootoo worked with Stephen Brunt, former columnist at the Globe and Mail in telling his life story. Unfortunately the publisher has allowed the explicit language of a locker room to seep into this important story of determination, courage, and hard work.
In Halfling Spring: An Internet Romance, a series of notes unfolds the dance of desire versus trust through a long season of actual and metaphorical springtime. This poetry volume features the artwork of Ojibwe artist Leo Yerxa. Joanne Arnott is a Métis/mixed-blood writer, born in Manitoba and based in Coast Salish territories on the west-coast. A publishing and performing poet since the 80s, a blogger in more recent years, Joanne is mother to six young people, all born at home.
The Evolution of Alice by David Alexander Robertson is the kaleidoscopic story of one woman's place within the web of community. Peopled with unforgettable characters and told from multiple points of view, this is a novel where spirits are alive, forgiveness is possible, and love is the only thing that matters. This haunting, emotionally resonant story delivers us into the world of Alice, a single mother raising her three young daughters on the rez where she grew up. Alice has never had an easy life, but has managed to get by with the support of her best friend, Gideon, and her family.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Rose's Run by Plains Cree comedian and actor Dawn Dumont is the author's second novel. Rose Okanese, a single mother with two kids, has been pushed into a corner by Rez citizens to claim some self-respect, and decides that the fastest way to do that is to run the reserve's annual marathon. Though Rose hasn't run in twenty years, smokes, and initially has little motivation, she announces her intention to run the race.
A Moon Made of Copper is a collection of nonfiction poems that look at the continual maturing and growth of a human being. The poems were written while touring across Canada, and they capture poet Chris Bose's experiences meeting people, wandering different cities, and getting into adventures and mis-adventures. Chris Bose is from the N'laka'pamux Nation in BC, and currently spends his time in Kamloops, BC. He is is a writer, multi-disciplinary artist, musician, and filmmaker.
Aaron Paquette won third place for the the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Written and illustrated by Aaron Paquette Lightfinder is a young adult fantasy novel about Aisling, a young Cree woman who sets out into the wilderness with her Kokum (grandmother), Aunty and two young men she barely knows. They have to find and rescue her runaway younger brother, Eric. Along the way she learns that the legends of her people might be real and that she has a growing power of her own.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Jordan Tootoo plays Right Wing for the NHL Detroit Red Wings, and has also played for Detroit’s central division rival, the Nashville Predators. Of Inuit and Ukrainian descent, he is both the first Inuk player and the first player to grow up in Nunavut to participate in the NHL. Tootoo worked with Stephen Brunt, former columnist at the Globe and Mail in telling his life story.