Unearthed is a collection of poems written by Janet Rogers and published in 2011. Janet Marie Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, short fiction, science fiction, play writing, spoken-word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poems with music.
To Become a Human Being: The Message of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah is a collection of speeches and discussions Leon Shenandoah (Onondaga, 1915-1996) had with photographer Steve Wall. Over a thirteen-year period the photographer taped these talks given by Tadodaho (1967-1996) about Haudenosaunee worldview, the Peacemaker, Creation, Prophesies, Listening to the Instructions, and Becoming Human Beings. These inspirational messages are organized as narrative verse making this book accessible to secondary level students and the general public.
Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. After the births of his Navajo half-siblings, author Jim Kristofic and his family moved off the Reservation to an Arizona border town where they struggled to readapt to an Anglo world that no longer felt like home. Just before starting second grade, Jim Kristofic had moved from Pittsburgh across the country to Ganado, Arizona, when his mother took a job at a hospital on the Navajo Reservation.
First Nations Gaming in Canada edited by Yale Belanger, associate professor in the department of Native American studies at the University of Lethbridge, offers five essays in this collection of 12 papers that examine the legal, socio-economic, health, and challenges of gambling and First Nations people in Canada.
Inuit Modern serves as the exhibition catalogue for AGO's Inuit art show drawn from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection. Inuit Modern draws from multiple communities and periods to embrace voices both traditional and contemporary in its consideration of the history and future of Inuit art, and closely examines how the Inuit have coped with and responded to the swift transition from a traditional lifestyle to one marked by the disturbing complexities of globalization and climate change.
The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough is a picture book about the courage and perseverance of one Honduras family as they struggle to find a method for increasing their small farm's supply of corn and beans. The title is one of CitizenKid books from Kids Can Press.
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Solitary Raven: The Essential Writings of Bill Reid is in its second edition and contains 30 essential texts by Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). The collection spans the early years of his career as radio announcer and script writer and extends to his career as a master carver. Early pieces from 1954-1967 include People of the Potlatch; Carvers of the Totem Poles; and Art of the British Colombia Indian. A moving poem text written in 1971 celebrates the land of the Haida as well as the essential tree of the Northwest Coast, the Cedar.
The myth of the mounties as neutral arbiters between Aboriginal peoples and incoming settlers remains a cornerstone of the western Canadian narrative of a peaceful frontier experience that differs dramatically from its American equivalent. Walter Hildebrandt eviscerates this myth, placing the NWMP and early settlement in an international framework of imperialist plunder and the imposition of colonialist ideology. Fort Battleford, as an architectural endeavour, and as a Euro-Canadian settlement, oozed British and central Canadian values.
Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art Traditions of the Northwest Coast is a stunning coffee-table art book that celebrates the art of 75 contemporary Northwest Coast artists. 85 colour photographs are included in this book that provides brief biographical essays and quotes from each of the selected artists. Works in wood, silver, glass sculpture, paint, metal, animal skin are featured.