Rougarou is the French translation of Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline, Metis; traduit par Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné. Dans Rougarou Joan a le cœur brisé. Voilà plus d’un an qu’elle s’épuise à chercher son mari, Victor, qui a disparu dans la nuit dès leur première dispute, le soir où il a suggéré de vendre à des promoteurs la terre ancestrale qu’elle a héritée de son père. Depuis, elle sillonne les routes de la baie Géorgienne, bien décidée à savoir si Victor est mort ou s’il l’a simplement laissé tomber, comme le pensent sa famille et tout le village métis d’Arcand.
Return of the Forest Spirit: The Repatriation Journey of the G'spgolox Totem Pole, by Anders Björklund, Swedish ethnologist, and translated with commentary by Tom Ellett, includes a foreword by Amalaxa Louisa Smith, a direct descendant of Chief G'psgolox of the Xenaaksiala people of Kemano/Kitlope, British Columbia, and the eldest matriarch of the "House of G'spgolox." In the 1870s Chief G'psgolox of the Kitlope people in British Columbia encountered a spirit in the forest and erected a commemoration pole.
Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii is written by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson (Haida) and Sara Florence Davidson (Haida/Settler), and illustrated by Alyssa Koski, a member of the Kainai Nation, and Judy Hilgemann, a Haida Gwaii–based artist and illustrator. The Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii is a story about the rich and vibrant culture of the Haida Gwaii whose origins date back thousands of years.
We Learn from the Sun by David Bouchard, Métis, and best selling author, speaker and educator, weaves together Woodland style paintings with an Indigenous rhythmic poem. We Learn from the Sun is about the spiritual lessons that we can learn from the Sun and the seven sacred teachings. This poem is based on David Bouchard’s book on the Seven Sacred Teachings. A Teacher Lesson Plan and Resource Guide accompanies this book (and is available from GoodMinds.com). The colorful illustrations are by Métis illustrator Kristy Cameron.
We Remember the Coming of the White Man is a collaborative work authored by Elizabeth Yakeleya, a Willow Lake Dene who was born in 1906 in Norman Wells and was educated at the convent in Fort Providence; Sarah Simon, Gwich’in, who was born in the Delta of the Mackenzie River in 1901; Mary Wilson; Joe Blondin; John Blondin; Isadore Yukon; Peter Thompson; Jim Sittichinli; Johnny Kaye; Andrew Kunnizzi; and other Sahtú and Gwich’in Dene Elders. We Remember the Coming of the White Man is edited by Sarah Stewart.
The Trail of Nenaboozhoo and Other Creation Stories is written and illustrated by Isaac Murdoch or Manzinapkinegego'anaabe / Bombgiizhik who is from the fish clan of Serpent River First Nation and a well respected storyteller and traditional knowledge holder; and Christi Belcourt, a Michif (Métis) visual artist with a deep respect for Mother Earth, the traditions and the knowledge of her people. In The Trail of Nenaboozhoo, Nenaboozhoo, the creator spirit-being of Ojibway legend, gave the people many gifts.
Siha Tooskin Knows the Sacred Eagle Feather is part of the Siha Tooskin Knows early chapter book series by Charlene Bearhead, Wilson Bearhead, a Nakota Elder and Wabamun Lake First Nation community member in central Alberta (Treaty 6 territory) and the recent recipient of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation Indigenous Elder Award; and illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch, of Alexis Nakoda Sioux Nation of Northern Alberta.
Traditional, National, and International Law and Indigenous Communities is edited by Marianne O. Nielsen and Mississippi Choctaw Karen Jarratt-Snider. The research in this volume focuses on the resurgence of traditional law, tribal-state relations in the United States, laws that have impacted Native American women, laws that have failed to protect sacred sites, the effect of international conventions on domestic laws, and the role of community justice organizations in operationalizing international law.
Our Hearts Are As One Fire by Jerry Fontaine is a vision shared. A manifesto. This remarkable work draws on Ojibway-, Ota’wa-, and Ishkodawatomi-Anishinabe world views, history, and lived experience to develop a wholly Ojibway-Anishinabe interpretation of the role of traditional leadership and governance today. Taking as his starting point the idea that Anishinabeg need to reconnect with non-colonized modes of thinking, social organization, and decision making in order to achieve genuine sovereignty, Jerry Fontaine (makwa ogimaa) looks to historically significant models.
Spirit Bear: Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams is an award-winning picture book in the Spirit Bear series written by Order of Canada recipient Cindy Blackstock (Gitxsan Nation) and illustrated by Amanda Strong (Michif). In this story Spirit Bear is on his way home from a sacred ceremony when he meets Jake, a friendly dog, with a bag full of paper hearts attached to wood stakes.