The Red Indians: An Episodic, Informal Collections of Tales from the Aboriginal People's Struggles in Canada is an interesting and highly accessible introduction to issues relating to Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Written without capitals, indexes, or footnotes, this work introduces students to specific issues in history and politics through a unique style of storytelling.
This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades is an anthology of 33 narratives, poetry, personal reflection pieces, and essays that were collected and edited by Leanne Simpson and Kiera Ladner in honour of the 1990 event known as the Oka Crisis. The editors are clear in their discussion of why they felt compelled to solicit works that celebrate the commitment, sacrifices, and achievements of the Kanien'kehaka individuals and communities involved.
Zaagidiwin is a Many Splendoured Thing: Love, Laughter and Learning Stories from Aboriginal Writers is an anthology of twelve short stories written by Aboriginal authors on the theme of Love for the Ningwakwe Learning Press. Zaagidiwin is an Ojibwe word that loosely translates as love. Well-known Ojibwe writer Drew Hayden Taylor contributes the foreword to the collection. The authors tackled the issue of love in this collection that draws on First Nations and Metis traditions and brings these personal stories of love and loss to literacy audiences. Caution: mature themes and content.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Initiations: A Selection of Young Native Writings is the 2007 publication of the Aboriginal Youth Challenge writing competition's winning entries. These 21 essays, poetic prose, fiction, non-fiction, biography, and poetry are written by accomplished Aboriginal youth over the three years of the Dominion Institute's Our Story Writing Challenge. The youth were given the general task of writing a narrative that portrayed a moment in time of First Nations history. The age categories were 14-18 and 19-29.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth is a collection of 19 poems or quotes from Native American sayings, songs, and stories organized by Rosebud Sioux writer Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. While many of the selections are English translations from the Bureau of American Ethnology Reports, Sneve has also included four of her poems in this simple anthology for children. The colour drawings with Plains and Southwest designs and images compliment the selections.
Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women is an anthology of short stories written by fifteen Aboriginal women from the United States. This selection offers two or three stories by each author to allow the reader to find a deeper understanding of the writer's work. The editors chose to include enrolled tribal members as well as those who self-identify. A brief introduction examines the works for themes such as identity and life cycles. The editors have included a brief biography of each writer as well as a helpful index.
Simply Living: The Spirit of the Indigenous People offers a unique collection of over 500 quotes from 240 Indigenous Peoples from around the world. The quotes are arranged into themes such as greetings, creation, children, love, relationships, music, the environment, healing, health, and peace. Each quote identifies the source and many are a single sentence. A map of the continents and a list of countries and Indigenous peoples are also included.
Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence is a 2008 publication that is part of the Tribal Legal Studies Textbook Series published by AltaMira Press. Edited by Sarah Deer, Bonnie Clairmont, Carrie A. Martell, and Maureen L. White Eagle, this volume provides an accessible introduction to the various social and legal issues involved in violence against Aboriginal women in the United States. Themes include the roles of Aboriginal women, sexual violence, domestic violence, tribal legal system, advocacy, divorce, child custody, and Indian Child Welfare Act.