Str8up and Gangs: The Untold Stories is an anthology of writings by thirteen former gang members from Saskatchewan. This collection of poetry, prose, lyrics, and illustrations offers readers a look at the pain, frustrations, violence, dysfunction and hopelessness many street youth face when they to turn to the gang lifestyle. These former gang members all joined the Str8up program - a four year program which supports individuals who are looking to exit the gang lifestyle.
Onkwawennahson'a "Our Voices" is a spoken word CD that includes nineteen selections from the Six Nations Writers. Includes short stories, children's stories, poetry, narration and songs. Six Nations Writers partnered with Chiefswood National Historic Site. The CD includes two of E. Pauline Johnson's poems. This is now FREE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction is the first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction featuring First Nations and Native American authors. Grace Dillon collects some of the finest examples of the craft with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors.
Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose from Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School is a poetry anthology with a difference. Collected in this anthology are 109 poems and short prose pieces authored by 61 former students of Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation between1997 to 2000. Poet and teacher Timothy McLaughlin encouraged the students in grades 5 to eight to compose poems and brief prose pieces. He selected and organized these moving and vibrant works into a solid collection.
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.
Stories from the Bush: The Woodland Plays of De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group is a collection of six original plays that were written by De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre. This Indigenous theatre group is well-established and groundbreaking. Among the plays in this collection are the first play to ever be professionally produced in Ojibwe, the first play created using the Four Directions Creation Process and other works that focus on the foundation teachings of Odawa Midewin, using traditional stories to create theatre and explore modern themes on time-honoured values.
From the Heart: Voices of the American Indian is an anthology of excerpts from speches and reports about North American and Central American Indigenous peoples from the 16th to 19th centuries. Organized into 12 major geographical regions, the voices include King Philip, Tecumseh, Osccola, Sitting Bull, Sarah Winnemucca, Chief Joseph, Geronimo, Fray Bartolome de Las Casas, George Catlin, and Thomas Jefferson. Limited background detail is provided. The book includes an index and a few archival photographs.
War Dances is Sherman Alexie's new collection of short stories, poetry, and question and answer sequences that cover personal victories and challenges. With his satirical wit and humour Alexie's collection is moving and heart-felt. The title story, War Dances, recounts his interaction with his dying father. Other themes include acculturation, cross-cultural issues, family relationships, deafness, and disability. Winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award.
The Strength of Women: Ahkameyimowak by Cree scholar Pricilla Settee, Associate Professor in the Department of Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan, is an important addition to literature by and about First Nations and Métis women. Âhkamêyimowak is a Cree word which embodies the strength that drives women to persevere, flourish, and work for change within their communities. The stories included here are by women with vision, who inspire and lead those who have lived in their midst.