Lac Pelletier: My Métis Home, is by Cecile Blanke, a prominent Métis Elder living in Swift Current, Saskatchewan with deep roots in nearby Lac Pelletier. Cecile has been a tireless presence on the Métis and larger cultural scene in southwest Saskatchewan for many years. The history of the southwest Saskatchewan Métis is not widely known, and this book contributes significantly to our knowledge of this community.
A Mind Spread Out On The Ground is a series of related essays that form a story of pain, depression, trauma, racism and colonialism retold from Alicia Elliott's (Tuscarora) experiences. It reflects on the physical impact of oppression on the body, of loss of language, stress levels and health.This book covers contemporary issues in a humorous, yet poignant way leaving the reader pondering on these profound reflections.
In Black Indian Shonda Buchanan traces the arduous migration of Mixed Bloods, or Free People of Color, from the Southeast to the Midwest, to Michigan, to tell her story. It is story of family dysfunction, secrets, deaths, alcoholism, and old resentments. Shonda Buchanan’s memoir is an inspiring story that explores her family’s legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with not just society’s ostracization but the consequences of this dual inheritance.
ndigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future: Racism and Stereotypes is part of a set of 32-page books by Coast2Coast2Coast and published by Beech Street Books. Designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7 the books offer an introduction to Indigenous life in Canada in the past, present and future. The content consultant for Racism and Stereotypes is Dennis McPherson, band member of Couchiching First Nation and Associate Professor of Indigenous Learning, Lakehead University.
Iron Peggy is by Marie Clements (Dene/Métis). In Iron Peggy, Peg is struggling to survive at boarding school in England. Three girls take aim at Peg and make her life utterly miserable. When her beloved Grandmother dies she just wants to disappear. Then an unexpected gift arrives; inside it, Peg finds three cast-iron Canadian soldiers. In despair, she throws them against the floor. How can they help her? They are so small, and the girls’ shadow is so big. But, miraculously, the toys come to life as Indigenous snipers from World War I, just in time to wage an epic battle against the girls.
In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott, Dane-Zaa and Metis/Cree is a three part memoir in her dreamless void, the in-between and the healing. The memoir follows the life of Helen Knott through her childhood, describing life during school especially after eighth grade, and as a young woman on her red road journey through rape, alcoholism and drug addiction. It is her journey of darkness through which she questions her selfhood, ancestry, faith, and existence.
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.
Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future: Racism and Stereotypes is part of a set of 32-page books by Coast2Coast2Coast and published by Beech Street Books. Designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7 the books offer an introduction to Indigenous life in Canada in the past, present and future. The content consultant for Racism and Stereotypes is Dennis McPherson, band member of Couchiching First Nation and Associate Professor of Indigenous Learning, Lakehead University.
In Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence, Pamela Palmater, Mi'kmaw lawyer, author, speaker and activist, addresses a range of Indigenous issues — empty political promises, ongoing racism, sexualized genocide, government lawlessness, and the lie that is reconciliation — and makes the complex political and legal implications accessible to the public.
Apple, Skin to the Core: A Memoir in Words and Pictures, is by Eric Gansworth, (Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ), an enrolled Onondaga writer and visual artist, born and raised at the Tuscarora Nation. The contents of Apple, Skin to the Core, are arranged along the theme of albums: Apple Records, The Red Album, Dog Street - Side A and Side B, Get Back and Liner Notes. Each set tells the story in words and images of his, his family, and his life on and off Dog Street. These are stories of residential schools and its impact, racism, and relationships.