Secwepemc Nation (Shuswap) author Garry Gottfriedson's Clinging to Bone digs into the marrow, heart and soul of the human condition. Looking deeply into the Secwepemc (Shuswap) world of today, he examines betrayal, grief, love and survival. He states, "the broken winged sparrows are lost in flight, surviving starvation in the empty belly of wind." In "Foreigner" he describes how "my skin is the scent of Secwepemcúlucw / a rez Indian, a foreigner / in my own homeland / can you imagine that?" (where "Secwepemcúlucw" means land of the Shuswap).
Indigenous Celebrity: Entanglements With Fame, speaks to the possibilities, challenges, and consequences of popular forms of recognition, critically recasting the lens through which we understand Indigenous people’s entanglements with celebrity. Edited by Jennifer Adese, otipemisiw/Métis and Robert Alexander Innes, a member of Cowessess First Nation, Indigenous Celebrity presents a wide range of essays that explore the theoretical, material, social, cultural, and political impacts of celebrity on and for Indigenous people.
My Indian by Saqamaw Mi'sel Joe, LL. D, CM, has been the District Traditional Chief of Miawpukek First Nation since 1983, appointed by the late Grand Chief Donald Marshall. Mi’sel Joe is considered the Spiritual Chief of the Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland and Labrador. The secon author is Sheila O'Neill, B.A., B.Ed., from Kippens, NL, and member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. Sheila is a Drum Carrier and carries many teachings passed down by respected Elders.
Colonialism's Currency: Money, State, and First Nations of Canada, 1820-1950 by Brian Gettler, is about how money, often portrayed as a straightforward representation of market value, is also a political force, a technology for remaking space and population. This was especially true in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Canada, where money - in many forms - provided an effective means of disseminating colonial social values, laying claim to national space, and disciplining colonized peoples.
mahikan ka-onot by Duncan Mercredi, who was born in Misipawistik (Grand Rapids) Manitoba to a Métis father and Cree mother; and edited by Warren Cariou, who was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan into a family of Métis and European heritage. is a collection of Duncan Mercredi's poems from 1991 to recent unpublished poems.
Thanks for Giving is a play by Kevin Loring, a member of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation in Lytton, B.C. and Nan’s family is home for Thanksgiving, but some unsolicited truths are about to be dropped at the dinner table. Old wounds and new realities collide, and sibling rivalry is stoked, but the enduring spirit that guides this family charges on, ever fierce. Thanks for Giving offers plenty to chew on.
Impact Colonialism in Canada is edited by Warren Cariou, Kathleen Vermette, and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair. This is a collection of fiction, poetry, essays and creative non-fiction. This anthology features works by over 20 Indigenous Canadian writers including Beatrice Mosionier, Richard Van Camp, Rosanna Deerchild, and Janet Rogers. It focuses on the effects of colonialism in this country from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory is by Brittany Luby, (Anishinaabe-kwe, atik totem) who is the many-greats granddaughter of Chief Kawitaskung, an Anishinaabe leader who signed the North-West Angle Treaty of 1873. Dammed explores Canada’s hydroelectric boom in the Lake of the Woods area. It complicates narratives of increasing affluence in postwar Canada, revealing that the inverse was true for Indigenous communities along the Winnipeg River. "Dammed" makes clear that hydroelectric generating stations were designed to serve settler populations.
Dakwäkãda Warriors is by Cole Pauls a Tahltan comic artist, illustrator and printmaker from Haines Junction, Yukon Territory. Growing up, Cole Pauls performed in a traditional song and dance group called the Dakwäkãda Dancers and encountered the ancestral language of Southern Tutchone. Dakwäkãda Warriors is a bilingual comic about two earth protectors saving the world from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches. In this work Pauls was supported by Elders’ consultation and translation in revitalizing the language.
Serpent River Resurgence: Confronting Uranium Mining at Elliot Lake tells the story of how the Serpent River Anishinaabek confronted the persistent forces of settler colonialism and the effects of uranium mining at Elliot Lake, Ontario. Written by Lianne Leddy, a member of Serpent River First Nation, Serpent River Resurgence draws on extensive archival, participant interview, and newspaper sources as she examines the environmental and political power relationships that affected her homeland in the Cold War period.