The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir is the 2017 new edition of Joseph Auguste Merasty's memoir. Merasty attended St. Therese Residential School in Sturgeon Landing, Saskatchewan, from 1935 to 1944. He now lives in Prince Albert, Now a retired fisherman and trapper, the author was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of aggressive assimilation.
First Starters by first-time graphic novel author Jen Storm published in the Debwe Series by Highwater Press. Illustrated in colour by Scott Henderson, this young adult graphic novel tells a story that stresses the importance of always being truthful. Teens from the Agamiing Reserve and the local town find themselves in serious trouble after a thoughtless prank ends with the reserve's gas bar burned down. After finding an old flare gun in his grandmother's garage, one teen proposes Ron and Ben go to the reserve's dump and shoot the flare gun.
Will I See? is a 2016 graphic novel from Highwater Press by David Alexander Robertson. From a story idea by Iskwe and Erin Leslie, the topic of missing and murdered Indigenous women receives a new treatment in this graphic novel. Illustrated in black and white with minimal red splashes on appropriate pages, this difficult story begins with a reader warning that this graphic novel could act as a trigger because of the content about violence against women. It begins with a First Nation teen living in the city with her grandmother.
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.
Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow tells the life story of the man through the oral history and stories he had recounted to his relatives. Author of this account, Brian D. McInnes is a faculty member in the Department of Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is a member of the Wasauksing First Nation, Brian is a great-grandson of Francis Pegahmagabow. Francis Pegahmagabow (1889–1952), a member of the Ojibwe nation, was born in Shawanaga, Ontario.
Living Treaties: Narrating Mi'kmaw Treaty Relations is a collection of 17 essays edited by Marie Battiste. Many of the contributors are Mi'kmaw and the authors are Stephen J. Augustine, Pamela Palmater, Fred Metallic, Patrick J. Augustine, Jaime Battiste, Stuart Killen, James [Sa’kej] Youngblood Henderson, Russel Barsh, Natasha Simon, Daniel N. Paul, Douglas E. Brown, Kerry Prosper, Victor Carter-Julian, Naiomi Metallic, Eleanor Tu’ti Bernard, and Marie Battiste.
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.
Inuit Spirit: A Colouring Book by Inuk artist Germaine Arnaktauyok features dozens of line drawings, followed by information on Germaine's own artistic process and her unique drawing style inspired by pointillism. Perfect for art lovers and avid colouring fans alike. Germaine Arnaktauyok is an Inuk artist and illustrator, best known for her prints and etchings depicting Inuit traditional stories and traditional ways of life.
Alex Janvier is the 2016 major retrospective monograph celebrating a lifetime of creativity and knowledge gained through the artist’s love of the land, art and First Nation culture. Essays by scholars (Lee-Ann Martin, Chris Dueker, and Greg A. Hill) and admirers offer original research and personal insight into Janvier’s imposing artistic and social stature. Alex Janvier was born in 1935 at Cold Lake First Nations, Alberta, and is of Dene Suline and Saulteaux (Ojibwe) ancestry. At the age of eight he was taken from his family and sent to Indian Residential School.
The Mush Hole: Life at Two Indian Residential Schools is the 500-plus page compilation of primary source documents about the residential schools, Mohawk Institute and the Mount Elgin Residential Schools in Ontario. Anthropologist Elizabeth Graham worked for years compiling the documentation about the administration of the schools from the original writings of the ministers and staff of both schools, and the government records relating to individual students attending the schools.