Dipnetting with Dad is a 48-page picture book about a Secwepemc family teaching their young son the skill required to fish for salmon with the dipnet. This traditional method of fishing for salmon requires appropriate preparation of the dipnets before grandfather, father and eight-year-old son set out for the fast moving river set in a canyon. Grandmother, mother and older sister remain at home preparing the fire for smoking the salmon. Older sister had her first salmon fishing lesson a few years ago.
The Reason You Walk is one of five finalists for the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. 2016 recipient of Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for non-fiction. When his father was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Winnipeg broadcaster and musician Wab Kinew (Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation) decided to spend a year reconnecting with the accomplished but distant Ojibwe man who'd raised him. The Reason You Walk spans the year 2012, chronicling painful moments in the past and celebrating renewed hopes and dreams for the future.
Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs is an important collection of Inuit elder interviews about current naming and family traditions among the Inuit communities of Baffin Region, Nunavut. Four elders explain that Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuq&urausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. Children were named after their elders and ancestors, ensuring a long and healthy life.
Nala's Magical Mitsiaq: A Story of Inuit Adoption published by Inhabit Media about the concept known as Inuit adoption. Adoption among Inuit families is a unique and age-old practice that sees families within Nunavut placing children with adoptive parents in the community. This tradition remains a celebrated part of Inuit culture and identity to this day. Nala’s Magical Mitsiaq tells the story of how Nala and Qiatsuk became sisters through Inuit custom adoption.