Gatherings Volume 12: Transformation Fall 2001 is the recent offering from the En'owkin International School of Writing, the only annual journal of Indigenous People's writing in North America. This volume contains the selected works of forty-nine beginning and established writers. The poetry and prose of well-known literary talents such as Daniel David Moses, Bernalda Wheeler, MariJo Moore, Duane Niatum, Richard Van Camp, Jack Forbes, and Rasunah Marsden are included.
Voices: Being Native in Canada is a collection of short stories, prose, essays, and poetry from 18 First Nations writers. First published in 1995, this second edition remains an important anthology of work. Many of the authors are established First Nations, Metis and Inuit writers, but the editors have also included works from beginning writers to balance the selection. A brief introductory essay explains the importance of storytelling in within the Native traditional cultures. Stories can be entertaining as well as teaching tools.
Iroquois Women: An Anthology is a source book about the role of Iroquois women that contains 12 scholarly essays and 3 newspaper articles. The selection of reprinted essays focuses on how anthropological scholars have viewed Iroquois culture and the role of women from 1884 - 1989. Arranged chronologically, the articles build on previous research and tell as much about the subject as about the writers. Only one writer has Iroquois heritage - J.N.B.
Writing the Circle – Native Women of Western Canada is an anthology of writing by Metis and First Nations women from the western provinces of Canada. First published in 1990, this reprint retains its power and relevancy. The editors have compiled works by 52 writers who range from teenagers to grandmothers. The collection was intended to be inclusive and the works range from poetry, short story, essay, autobiographical sketch, to journal entry. The writers represent Native women from reserves and cities, from a variety of cultures.
UNAVAILABLE This title is currently unavailable from the publisher Our Bit of Truth: An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature is edited by Agnes Grant, professor with the Native Teacher Training program at Brandon University. Despite the 1990 publication date, this collection of poems, short stories, excerpts from novels, memoirs, biographies and autobiographies, as well as traditional creation stories and legends remains an excellent introduction for senior elementary, and secondary students.
Crisp Blue Edges: Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction represents the best of recent Aboriginal writing in Canada. Theytus Books has gathered the works of twenty-three established writers for their first anthology of an emerging genre called creative non-fiction. Creative Non-fiction is sometimes explained as literary non-fiction or new journalism that offers writers greater freedom in this hybrid of literature and non-fiction. The writing in Crisp Blue Edges offers a wide range of formats and styles including essay, biography, story, prose and journalism.
Gatherings Volume XI: The En'owkin Journal of First North American Peoples - Flight Scape: a multi-directional collection of Indigenous creative works is the Fall 2000 offering from the En'owkin International School of Writing, the only annual journal of Indigenous People's writing in North America. This volume contains the selected works of thirty-three established and beginning writers such as Armand Garnet Ruffo, Dawn Dumont, Gerry William, Jane Inyallie, Jack Forbes, Margaret Orr, Laura Marsden, MariJo Moore and Richard Van Camp.
My Home As I Remember is an anthology of women's literary and artistic achievement produced by Native Women in the Arts. This publication contains memoir, poetry, fiction, song and visual art by 62 Native women representing nearly 25 Nations, including well-known and beginning writers. The theme for this volume is Home - its meaning, the connection of house with body, mind and spirit, the home we have always dreamed of, and home in a variety of landscapes. The quality of the writing by First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Indigenous women from Hawai'I, New Zealand and Mexico is exceptional.
Achimoona means stories in the Cree language. This collection of 10 stories for children ages 8 and up were written by eight Native authors during a workshop in 1985. Metis author Maria Campbell has written an introduction that explains the importance of storytellers in Native cultures and their changing role. She describes the process undertaken by Jordan Wheeler, Bernalda Wheeler, Pricilla Settee, Wes Fineday, Harvey Knight, Peter Deranger, Darlene Frenette and John Cuthand to tell their stories for today's children.
First People, First Voices first appeared in 1984 as an attempt by a Faculty of Education professor to compile readings for a Native teachers literature class. The result remains relevant today. Organized chronologically, Penny Petrone presents a selection of writing and speeches by First Nations in Canada from the 1690s to the 1980s. The purpose is to show the foundation and development of the Native literary tradition in English.