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.
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.
In Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History, Arthur Ray examines how claims-oriented research is often fitted to the existing frames of Indigenous rights law and claims legislation and, as a result, has influenced the development of these laws and legislation.
Canada's First Nations and Cultural Genocide is the 2017 title from Rosen Publishing's series, Bearing Witness: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Modern World. For more than 100 years, the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada endured an educational system designed to essentially remove all evidence of their Indigenous identities. Children were mistreated, abused and stripped of their identities as they received a substandard education.
Road Allowance Kitten is a children’s bilingual (Michif/English) picture book published in 2015 by Gabriel Dumont Institute. Written by Wilfred Burton and illustrated by Christina Johns, with Michif translation by Norman Fleury this primary title is based on a true account about the Métis who lived along the road allowance in the western provinces. One common theme about Métis families living along the roads is their precarious homes. Often governments move the Métis to northern locations for their communities. This meant families were moved at a moment's notice.
The Break is a 2016 release by Métis author and poet Katherena Vermette. When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend.
The Comeback: How Aboriginals are Reclaiming Power and Influence by John Ralston Saul, identified as Canada’s leading public intellectual presents a wide-ranging account of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada today. Historic moments are always uncomfortable, Saul writes in this impassioned argument, calling on all of us to embrace and support the comeback of Aboriginal peoples. This, he says, is the great issue of our time--the most important missing piece in the building of Canada.
An Illustrated History of Canada's Native People: I Have Lived Here Since the World Began is the 2016 revised and expanded edition of the earlier title, I Have Lived Here Since the World Began. Historian Arthur J. Ray offers the general reader an accessible overview of the history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada from pre-contact to the twenty-first century.
Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Issues in Canada is designed for all teachers who have First Nations, Inuit or Métis students in their classrooms or are encouraged to infuse Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum. Written by Métis lawyer, scholar and educator Chelsea Vowel, the book tackles terminology; culture and identity; myth-busting; state violence; and land, learning, law and treaties with subtle humour and common sense drawn from 2016 landscape.