UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher All My Relations: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Native Fiction features the writings of nineteen well-known Native writers. The works represent a variety of fictional genres, including an oral narrative, short stories, novel excerpts, and an excerpt from a drama. The themes explore identity, "Indianness", community, continuity, oral literature/storytelling, exploring the day-to-day lifestyle of contemporary Native People, the Trickster, encounters with evil, and changing culture.
Let the Drums be Your Heart: New Native Voices published in 1996 brings together the work of more than forty Aboriginal writers from all over Canada. concerned with family and the past, romance and adventure, tragedy and danger, these poems, short stories, articles and life stories ring with pride and determination. As editor Joel T. Maki points out in his introduction, storytellers and historians have always played a vital role in Indigenous communities, ensuring that individual cultures, languages, legends and customs would survive.
UNAVAILABLE Gatherings Volume Xlll: Reconciliation: Elders as Knowledge Keepers is the thirteenth offering by the En'owkin International School of Writing, the only annual journal of Indigenous People's writing in North America. This volume explores theme of Native Elders as keepers of our cultures. The anthology is divided into sections that represent lessons, knowledge, honouring, and the words of youth. Of particular interest is the untitled essay by Karen Pheasant that explains spiritual beginnings of the Jingle Dress Dance.
Native Writers and Canadian Writing is a co-publication with Canadian Literature of the 1992 double issue which focuses on literature by and about Aboriginal peoples and contains original articles and poems by both Aboriginal and non-Native writers. Essays examining the conventional portrayals of Aboriginal peoples in literature touch on works which range from the eighteenth-century journals of explorer Alexander Mackenzie, to the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, and to early writers in Canada such as historian-humourist Thomas Chandler Haliburton.
American Indian Myths and Legends is an anthology of 160 traditional stories and legends compiled by an anthropologist and a master storyteller. Drawing on the oral traditions of 60 Native Nations Richard Erdoes and the late Alfonso Ortiz have organized the stories around creations stories of humans and the world; stories about the sun, moon and stars; stories of monsters and heroes or monsters; Trickster stories; warrior stories; stories about love; stories about animals and other people; ghost stories; and stories about the end of time and death.
Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native American Poetry presents the work of thirty-six Native American poets, including Louise Erdrich, Steve Crow, and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn; arranged chronologically by the writer's date of birth; and includes brief biographical information about each featured poet.
Fearless Warriors by Ojibwe playwright Drew Hayden Taylor is the revised edition of this publication which first appeared in 1998. This collection of short stories takes firm aim at the stereotypes abundant in Canadian society with humour and style. The twelve short stories cover life on the rez, love and relationships, and family themes. The concluding story in this edition is set during the 1990 Oka Crisis and replaces the story in the previous edition. All the stories are told from the first person narrator and are set in contemporary situations.
Indian Oratory: Famous Speeches by Noted Indian Chieftains is a collection of notable speeches by historical leaders of twenty-two Native Nations. This volume published in 1971 added a new resource for those interested in quotable quotes of famous Native American leaders. Little written record of their oratory exists, although leaders made use of public address.
American Indian Literature: An Anthology is the revised edition of the introductory collection of Native American writing first issued in 1979. This collection spans the historic and contemporary writing of Native Americans and includes what the editor terms, "literature about Indians written by Indians." Brief overviews precede selections of traditional stories (tales translated into English), songs (translated from specific Native languages into English), memoirs, poetry, and contemporary fiction.