WhaikÅrero: The World of MÄori Oratory examines the basic understanding of traditional MÄori oratory offered at significant gatherings of the people. Usually translated as art of oratory to non-Indigenous MÄori, this scholar Poia Rewi writes from the Indigenous perspective after interviewing 30 elders about this speechmaking. Poia Rewi assesses the origin and history of whaikÅrero; its structure, language and style of delivery; who may speak; and where speech happens.
The Art of Being Métis: Through the Teachings of the Canoe DVD provides Public Performance rights making it ideal for Native Studies courses and recommended for those interested in Métis canoe building. The Art of Being Métis is a 10 part exploration about being Métis as told through the teachings of the canoe by master builder knowledge keeper Marcel Labelle. Taking traditional knowledge from his Algonquin/Métis ancestors Marcel Labelle explains the importance of a birch bark canoe and the knowledge and expertise required for its construction.
Strong Helpers' Teachings: The Value of Indigenous Knowledges in the Helping Professions is the second edition of Cyndy Baskin's essential text for students, practitioners, and scholars in the human services. This thoroughly updated edition includes new chapters on self-care for helpers, holistic approaches to mental health, and two-spirit experiences and is a valuable resource for those interested in sharing, listening, and teaching Indigenous worldviews and helping practices.
Research as Resistance: Revisiting Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-Oppressive Approaches, second edition, builds upon the resistance-based methods featured in the first edition and contributes to the recent resurgence of marginalized knowledges in social science research, drawing from Indigenous, feminist, and critical race scholarship. Bringing together the theory and practice of anti-oppressive research, this text emphasizes the importance of critical reflexivity and participatory methods.
Nanuq: Life with Polar Bears features outstanding wildlife photography of polar bears alongside firsthand accounts of experiences of men and women living alongside the great sea bear. From close encounters with angry bears to the beauty of watching a polar bear climb an iceberg with its claws and traditional stories surrounding life with polar bears, this book gives readers outside the Arctic a firsthand look at what life with polar bears is really like. Valuable quotes from Inuit men and women whose learning and knowledge about polar bears is profound.
In The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spiritually, Blair Stonechild shares his sixty-year journey of learning-from residential school to PhD and beyond-while trying to find a place for Indigenous spirituality in the classroom. Encouraged by an Elder who insisted sacred information be written down, Stonechild explores the underlying philosophy of his people's teachings to demonstrate that Indigenous spirituality can speak to our urgent, contemporary concerns.
The Lost Teachings Panuijkatasikl Kina’masuti’l by Michael James Isaac is an engaging story, with effective illustrations by Dozay Arlene Christmas, allows the reader to reconnect to and understand the seven Grandfather teachings and their meaning in relation to themselves and society as a whole. The Lost Teachings is a story about the importance of the seven teachings — wisdom, respect, love, honesty, humility, courage and truth — and how interconnected they are in achieving balance, harmony and peace for individuals and society as a whole.
Dipnetting with Dad is a 48-page picture book about a Secwepemc family teaching their young son the skill required to fish for salmon with the dipnet. This traditional method of fishing for salmon requires appropriate preparation of the dipnets before grandfather, father and eight-year-old son set out for the fast moving river set in a canyon. Grandmother, mother and older sister remain at home preparing the fire for smoking the salmon. Older sister had her first salmon fishing lesson a few years ago.
Like a Walk on the Tundra, A Walk on the Shoreline introduces young readers to unique plants and animals found in the Arctic, as well as the traditional Inuit uses for the various species. Young Nukappia can't wait to get out to his family campsite on the Arctic shoreline. After spending all year in the south with his adoptive parents, Nukappia always looks forward to his summer visits with his birth family.
The Thundermaker is a 32-page Mi'kmaq / English dual language picture book from Nimbus Publishing’s publication for children about the importance of thunder. In Mi’kmaw artist Alan Syliboy’s account that he wrote and illustrated begins in a time long before the world was completed. Set in a small village, the story begins with a family sitting beside their cooking fire while the mother tells a traditional story. Father is Big Thunder, mother is Giju, a renowned storyteller, and their son, Little Thunder. Each has an important role.