This Place: 150 Years Retold includes a variety of historical and contemporary stories that highlight important moments in Indigenous and Canadian history. It introduces students to the unique demographic, historical, and cultural legacy of Indigenous communities, and explores acts of sovereignty and resiliency.
In this deeply engaging oral history, Doug Williams, Anishinaabe elder, teacher and mentor to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, recounts the history of the Michi Saagiig Nisnaabeg, tracing through personal and historical events, and presenting what manifests as a crucial historical document that confronts entrenched institutional narratives of the history of the region.
I Am a Damn Savage; What Have You Done to My Country? / Eukuan nin matshi-manitu innushkueu; Tanite nene etutamin nitassi? are two books by Quebec author An Antane Kapesh, Innu. Je suis une maudite sauvagesse (1976) and Qu'as-tu fait de mon pays? (1979), are among the foregrounding works by Indigenous women in Canada. This English translation of these works, each page presented facing the revised Innu text, makes them available for the first time to a broader readership.
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 is a collection of Duncan Mercredi's poems from 1991 to recent unpublished poems.
La croqueuse de pierre is the French translation of The Gnawer of Rocks. Texte de Louise Flaherty et Illustrations de Jim Nelson. Alors que tout le monde se prépare pour l’hiver qui approche deux filles s’éloignent de leur camp, suivant un chemin formé de pierres à la fois étranges et magnifiques. Mais ce qui s’annonçait comme un après-midi paisible au coeur de la toundra devient rapidement cauchemardesque : les filles se retrouvent piégées dans la grotte de Mangittatuarjuk – la croqueuse de pierre!
Mi'kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island by Julie Pellissier-Lush, Mi'kmaq, and art by Laurie Martin, are Mi’kmaq stories of medicines in nature, hunting on the land and fishing in the waters of the sea. These stories pass on traditions, songs, language and the culture of the Mi’kmaq.
In First Fire: A Cherokee Story written by Bradley Wagnon, Cherokee and illustrated by Alex Stephenson is a story that takes place during a time when animals could do many of the things that people do. The Creator gave the animals the world to live in, but they were without a source of heat at night. Great Thunder and his sons saw the plight of the animals, so he sent lightning down to strike a tree. The tree burst into flames, but because it was on an island, there was no way for the animals to easily get to the tree.
Weenipeeg by Elder Bill Ballantyne, Nicole Marie Burton and the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is a children's story carried on by Elder Bill Ballantyne. Weenipeeg, recounts the gripping true events that led to Winnipeg receiving its name. The name Weenipeeg (or Winnipeg) is known to mean dirty water. But how did it get that name? Weenipeeg is a journey story at its heart and this beautifully illustrated book will have you on the edge of your seat, while it shares important traditional knowledge.
The Walrus and the Caribou written by Maika Harper, Inuit, and illustrated by Marcus Cutler is a story about patience and courage. When the earth was new, words had the power to breathe life into the world. But when creating animals from breath, sometimes one does not get everything right on the first try! Based on a traditional Inuit story passed forward orally for generations in the South Baffin region of Nunavut, this book shares with young readers the origin of the caribou and the walrus—and tells of how very different these animals looked when they were first conceived.
The Man Who Lived with a Giant: Stories from Johnny Neyelle, Dene Elder, is an edited volume by Alana Fletcher and Morris Neyelle, a residential school survivor and a sub-chief on the Déline band council.The Man Who Lived with a Giant is a collection of traditional and personal stories told by Johnny Neyelle, a Dene Elder from Déline, Northwest Territories. Johnny used storytelling to teach Dene youth and others to understand and celebrate Dene traditions and knowledge.