Voices: Being Native in Canada is a collection of short stories, prose, essays, and poetry from 18 First Nations writers. First published in 1995, this second edition remains an important anthology of work. Many of the authors are established First Nations, Metis and Inuit writers, but the editors have also included works from beginning writers to balance the selection. A brief introductory essay explains the importance of storytelling in within the Native traditional cultures. Stories can be entertaining as well as teaching tools.
The Bootlegger Blues - A Play By Drew Hayden Taylor is a situation comedy from award-winning Ojibway playwright, Drew Hayden Taylor. The plot revolves around stereotypical characters set on a contemporary Canadian reserve during a powwow weekend. The central character is a teetotaling, church-going woman whose attempt to raise money for her church by selling beer and food at the powwow results in her attempt at bootlegging. To complicate matters her son is a special constable in training, and her thirty-something daughter is drawn to a fancy dancer.
Toronto at Dreamer's Rock and Education is Our Right: Two One-Act Plays was the first book by critically acclaimed Ojibway playwright, Drew Hayden Taylor. In these two plays, Taylor explores the dilemmas facing Aboriginal youth today. In Toronto at Dreamer's Rock, a teenage youth is torn between the traditions of his people and the lure of urban life. During a vision quest, Rusty meets two people from his Nation - one from 400 years in the past and one from the future.
Someday is a play written by award-winning Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor. This play takes place on a fictional Ojibway Indian reserve somewhere in Ontario. It could be set in any Native community in Canada because it deals with a painful time when thousands of Native children were removed from their families during the notorious "scoop-up" of the 1950s and 1960s. Anne Wabung's daughter was taken from her by children's aid workers when the girl was a toddler. Now, 35 years later at Christmastime, Anne's hope to be reunited with her daughter is realized.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. Funny You Don't Look Like One: Observations From a Blue-Eyed Ojibway is the first collection of articles and personal essays by playwright and columnist Drew Hayden Taylor. Topics include life on the â€œrezâ€, mosquitoes, TV programs, movies, books, art, relationships, powwows and the Department of Indian Affairs â€“ each contains that subtle touch of humour. Taylor is Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario.
OUT OF PRINT Further Adventures of a Blue-Eyed Ojibway: Funny, You Don't Look Like One Two is the sequel to Funny, You Don't Look Like One by Canada's most prolific Native playwright and columnist. Ojibway author Drew Hayden Taylor writes deliciously witty essays about contemporary Native cultures and issues. He shares anecdotes from his travels and experiences in this second compilation from his newspaper column. This collection of humour is a must read. Suitable for high school, university literature courses and anyone who wants to experience the healing power of Native humour.