Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission volume 1 Summary, Honouring the Truth Reconciling for the Future is publisher James Lorimer's edition of the TRC Final Report Summary. This volume includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text of the Commission's 94 recommendations for action to address that legacy. The history of residential schools in Canada has usually been overlooked in standard history texts for Canadian schools. This report brings some of facts to light during the 6-year Commission mandate.
Native Athletes in Action, revised edition, is one of the titles in Seventh Generation Book's Native Trailblazer Series. This 2016 title contains brief biographical sketches of 13 outstanding male and female athletes from Canada and the United States. Each athlete has achieved success in their chosen sport. The book, authored by long-distance runner Vincent Schilling, celebrates the lives of Jordin Tootoo, Cheri Becerra-Madsen, Alwyn Morris, Stephanie Murata, Cory Witherill, Ross Anderson, Richard Dionne, Mike Edwards, Shelly Hruska, Beau Kemp, Naomi Lang, Jim Thorpe, and Delby Powless.
Moving Forward: A Collection about Truth and Reconciliation supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action in this 88-page anthology from McGraw-Hill Ryerson's iLit Series. This collection includes short stories, poems, essays, and art created by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis authors and artists on the topics of truth and reconciliation as they relate to residential schools. Each selection includes Before, During, and After questions and activities that support English Language Arts grades 10 to 12 curricula from across the country.
Aboriginal Biographies: Athletes is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis athletes. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Tom Longboat Onondaga long distance runner; Colette Bourgonje Metis paralympic racer; Alwyn Morris Mohawk Olympic kayaker; Richard Peter Cowichan wheelchair basketball; Monica Pinette Metis pentathlete; and Jordin Tootoo Inuk hockey player.
Aboriginal Biographies: Musicians is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis musical artists. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Robbie Robertson, Tom Jackson, Susan Aglukark, Derek Miller, Tanya Tagaq, and Shane Yellowbird. This 32-page resource offers elementary students with an introduction to artists who have received Canadian and worldwide acclaim in their musical careers as singer, songwriter, and performers.
Aboriginal Biographies: Artists is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis artists. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Christi Belcourt, Allen Sapp, Bill Reid, Norval Morrisseau, Alan Syliboy, and David Rueben Piqtoukun. This 32-page resource offers elementary students with an introduction to artists who have received Canadian and worldwide acclaim in their media. Bill Reid is the well-known sculptor, goldsmith, and painter.
In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation is a collection of fifteen opinion pieces and short anecdotes from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely conversation. These reflective and personal pieces come from journalists, writers, academics, visual artists, filmmakers, city planners, and lawyers, all of whom share their personal light-bulb moments regarding when and how they grappled with the harsh reality of colonization in Canada, and its harmful legacy.
The Story of Sammy the Skrunk is a 40-page picture book that tries to instill pride in a little animal named Sammy on his first day of school. Sammy is a unique critter called a skrunk (squirrel + skunk = skrunk). He is really a mixed person and learns from a Métis presenter in school that a skrunk is a mixed animal. And being of mixed ancestry is a good thing. The comic book style from the colour illustrations make the presentation light and breezy.
My Heart Fills with Happiness is a 2016 board book release from Orca Book Publishers. Written by award-winning author Monique Gray-Smith, this early childhood title brings joy and happiness to all families who read and celebrate this book for toddlers and young children. This brightly illustrated board book's simple art from award-winning illustrator Julie Fleet brings the message of joy and happiness that brings smiles and loving feelings to all who read it.
Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture: Métis, revised edition from Weigl Educational Publishers series written by Jennifer Howse for junior level students. The book begins with an introduction about the unique development of the people of mixed Indigenous and European heritage. The people known as Métis are one of peoples identified in Canada's constitution along with Inuit and First Nations. The Métis were active participants in the early fur trade and the book provides a map showing early fur trade routes taken by First Nations and Métis traders.