Disinherited Generations: Our Struggle to Reclaim Treaty Rights for First Nations Women and their Descendants authored by Nellie Carlson, Kathleen Steinhauer with, Linda Goyette is the oral autobiography of two remarkable Cree women as they tell their life stories against a backdrop of government discrimination, First Nations activism, and the resurgence of First Nations communities.
2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices is a visually stunning, and thought-provoking anthology featuring the work 64 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists. 46 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American established and first-time authors, musicians, poets, filmmakers, photographers and creative thinkers all considering identity, authentic voice, and honesty. This collection, published by Annick Press, marks a turning point in Aboriginal young-adult creative non-fiction.
L'Ogichida Numérique by Jordan Wheeler is the French language edition of Digital Ogichida. Digital Ogichida or Digital Warrior is a new young adult novel by Cree, Ojibwa, Assiniboine, Irish, English, and Scottish writer Jordan Wheeler. Kevin Davis is twenty-something, smart and strong – he wants to blend into contemporary Canadian society and enjoy everything it has to offer. Circumstances, however, dictate otherwise. Skilled at navigating the virtual world, Kevin finds himself at protests and blockades because of a girl and along the way rediscovers his real-world First Nation roots.
Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism traces the origins of the Red Power movement of Native Americans to the student activism of the National Indian Youth Council (NIYC), founded in Gallup, New Mexico, in 1961. The main goals of this organization were principles of tribal sovereignty, self determination, treaty rights, and cultural preservation. The main characters in the development of this youth organizations were Clyde Warrior, Shirley Hill Witt, Mel Thom, Bruce Wilkie, and Hank Adams.
Where I Belong is a moving novel of self-discovery and redemption, that takes place during the Oka Crisis of the summer of 1990. Having been adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt out of place-and recurring dreams keep warning that someone close to her will be badly hurt. When she finds out that her birth father is living in Kahnawake, Quebec, she goes there and finally finds a place she truly belongs. Tara White is a Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, Quebec, and has always dreamed of being a writer.
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.
Digital Ogichida or Digital Warrior is a new young adult novel by Cree, Ojibwa, Assiniboine, Irish, English, and Scottish writer Jordan Wheeler. Kevin Davis is twenty-something, smart and strong – he wants to blend into contemporary Canadian society and enjoy everything it has to offer. Circumstances, however, dictate otherwise. Skilled at navigating the virtual world, Kevin finds himself at protests and blockades because of a girl and along the way rediscovers his real-world First Nation roots.
In Strong Hearts, Native Lands: Anti-Clearcutting Activism at Grassy Narrows First Nation, anthropologist Anna J Willow demonstrates that Indigenous people’s decisions to take environmentally protective action cannot be understood apart from political or cultural concerns. By recounting how and why one Anishinaabe community was able to take a stand against the industrial logging that threatens their land-based subsistence and way of life, Willow offers a more complex “and more constructive” understanding of human-environment relationships.
Buffy Sainte-Marie: It's My Way is a 2012 biography written by author Blair Stonechild. It is a unique perspective on the life and times of Cree singer/songwriter, artist, educator, and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie. This Cree woman’s life began in Saskatchewan and has been one of change and transition. Buffy Sainte-Marie is a symbol of the free expression movement of the 1960s and her powerful songs inspired countless people seeking hope and change.
The Red Power Murders: A DreadfulWater Mystery is a set of audio CDs and is the audio book of the book by the same title. It is the second mystery novel written by Thomas King under the pen name, Hartley GoodWeather. After contributing several Native literary anthologies as well as novels and children's books, King has taken the plunge by writing a murder mystery set on an American reservation somewhere in the Northwest. Thumps DreadfulWater, former California cop with Cherokee ancestry, is on his next case when a retired FBI agent turns up dead in Chinook's local motel.