Moon of the Crusted Snow is an exciting novel from Ojibwe journalist Waubgeshig Rice about the end of the world as seen through the eyes of people living on a northern Ontario First Nation. The book offers a unique perspective of the looming apocalypse as the electricity stops along with cell service and food supplies are running low in the local grocery store. Without warning one fall day the community awakes to find small changes to their daily routines. Set on a contemporary reserve the main characters feature Evan Whitesky, his partner Nicole and their two young children.
Legacy is the first novel by Waubgeshig Rice, whose collection of stories; Midnight Sweatlodge was the Gold Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2012 for Adult Multicultural Fiction. Set in the 1990s, Legacy deals with violence against a young Indigenous woman and its lingering after-shocks on an Anishinaabe family in Ontario. Its themes of injustice, privilege and those denied it, reconciliation and revenge, are as timely as today's headlines. Waubgeshig Rice is a broadcast journalist and writer who lives in Ottawa.
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.
Laughter is Good Medicine: Don Burnstick is a 38-page biography written by journalist Waubgeshig Rice for the Ningwakwe Learning Press. This company specializes in adult literacy resources for Aboriginal learners. This biography is a well-written account of the life of Cree comedian Don Burnstick and how he overcame his addictions and now works in the recovery movement focused on Aboriginal youth. The book is organized into four chapters that explain the comedian's creed, laughter is good medicine.
Step-by-step directions for creating an Ojibwe hand drum published by Ningwakwe Learning Press, an organization dedicated to producing adult literacy resources for Aboriginal learners. Author Waubgeshig Rice wrote this 66-page guide featuring simple text and black and white photographs.