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.
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.
Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People and Yours by Crown prosecutor Harold Johnson, examines alcohol and its history, the stereotypes surrounding it, and its devastating impact on Indigenous people. Based on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory Johnson Harold Johnson challenges readers to confront the harmful stereotypes surrounding First Nations and the consumption of alcohol. Using traditional Cree stories Johnson seeks solutions for the overwhelming impact of alcohol.
Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America is a 2016 publication from Royal Ontario Museum Press celebrating the work of iconic Canadian artist Paul Kane (1810-1871). Published more than a century and a half after its original 1859 publication, Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America documents the artist’s years of travel between Toronto and the Pacific coast. The book depicts Kane’s journeys, the people he met, and the stories he heard, and includes 97 images referenced directly in Kane’s narrative, with 91 paintings drawn from the ROM’s collection.
Beginning Cree: mâci-nêhiyawêwin acts as a self-study aid--a much-needed resource in today's world where most students cannot speak Cree fluently. Designed as an introduction for Cree Y Dialect language learners. The Y Dialect speakers are known as Plains Cree and of the 49 Cree Nations in Saskatchewan 43 are Y Dialect. Basic grammar units and everyday vocabulary items guide the student through the building blocks of the language, and expansion drills and exercises reinforce lessons and prepare the student for further study.
7 Générations Volume 2 contains the French language edition of David Alexander Robertson's Ends/Begins vol 3 and The Pact vol 4 of the 7 Generations graphic novel series. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin reconcile their past and begin a new journey. Edwin is facing an uncertain future.
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.
100 Days of Cree is a unique introduction to the Plains Cree language as well as worldview written by James Smith Cree Nation Associate Professor of Education at Trent University Neal McLeod. The author approached the topic of learning Cree language through a series of Facebook posts.