Injichaag, My Soul in Story is a book of Anishinaabe poetics in art and words by Rene Meshake (Anishinaabe Elder) with Kim Anderson (Cree/ Métis writer and friend). In Injichaag, ‘my soul’, in Anishinaabemowin, Rene Meshake has the power to choose, to desire, and to be angry and so chooses to tell his story through a collection of short pieces of Indigenous literature.
Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp, Dogrib Tłı̨chǫ writer of the Dene nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, is a book of short stories. This current work includes Aliens - the story of gentle Jimmy; Super Indians, one of who plots revenge, and Wheetago wars about finding what is lost. There are many other stories about every day lives written with insight.
A Gentle Habit: a book of short stories by Metis author Cherie Dimaline includes six moving short stories. Inspiration for the collection comes from American poet Charles Bukowski who wrote “In between the punctuating agonies, life is such a gentle habit.” Following this theme of extraordinary ordinariness, A Gentle Habit is a collection of six new short stories focusing on the addictions of a diverse group of characters attempting normalcy in an unnatural world.
Just Pretending is Bird-Wilson’s first short story collection, though she has previously published a book of nonfiction. This Métis author works for he Gabriel Dumont Institute in Saskatoon. In this short story collection the question of identity appears in all the 22 stories. Additional themes include belonging/not belonging, Aboriginal adoption, loss and abandonment, regret and insecurity. A deadbeat dad tries to reconnect with his daughter after 22 years away. A selfish poet has been scarred by an upbringing that leaves him emotionally distant from his children and spouse.
Take Us to Your Chief and Other Stories consists of a collection of nine classic science-fiction stories reinvented with a contemporary First Nation outlook. A forgotten Haudenosaunee social song beams into the cosmos like a homing beacon for interstellar visitors. A computer learns to feel sadness and grief from the history of atrocities committed against First Nations. A young Aboriginal man discovers the secret to time travel in ancient petroglyphs. Drawing inspiration from science fiction authors like Arthur C.
Candies: A Humour Composite by the renowned and celebrated Ojibwe linguist, storyteller, educator and humorist Basil Johnston is the final publication of the remarkable Elder. Kegedonce Press has left a lasting legacy of this Ojibwe man's writing accomplishments with this compilation of 34 humour-filled short stories. Basil Johnston (1929-2015) from Chippewas of Nawash First Nation in Ontario wrote Ojibwe language dictionaries and courses of study, Ojibwe spiritual and cultural teaching resources, a residential school memoir, and traditional Ojibwe narratives and legends.
Midnight Sweatlodge is a collection of 4 short stories all interwoven into a common thread by journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice, a member of Wausasking First Nation. The short, 96-page collection explores the intense emotions and feeling as a group of First Nation people undertake spiritual and physical healing during a sweatlodge ceremony. Each person seeks traditional wisdom and insight to overcome pain and hardship, and the characters give us glimpses into their lives that are both tearful and true.
First Wives Club: Coast Salish Style contains ten short stories by Sto:lo poet, playwright, and author Lee Maracle. This collection includes the title story, in which Maracle explores views on sexuality, relationships, love, family, loss and healing in Salish and First Nations cultures. The last story, Canoe, is a moving story about a son who has recently lost his mother, and a step-father still grieving his wife.
The short stories in The Moon of Letting Go celebrate healing through modern day rituals that honour Richard Van Camp's Dogrib ancestry. Richard Van Camp speaks in a range of powerful voices: a violent First Nations gangster has an astonishing spiritual experience, a single mother is protected from her ex by a dangerous medicine man, and a group of young men pay tribute to a friend by streaking through their northern town. The stories are set in First Nations communities in the Northwest Territories, Vancouver and rural British Columbia.
Fearless Warriors by Ojibwe playwright Drew Hayden Taylor is the revised edition of this publication which first appeared in 1998. This collection of short stories takes firm aim at the stereotypes abundant in Canadian society with humour and style. The twelve short stories cover life on the rez, love and relationships, and family themes. The concluding story in this edition is set during the 1990 Oka Crisis and replaces the story in the previous edition. All the stories are told from the first person narrator and are set in contemporary situations.