Bill Reid Collected features 130 colour photographs of the works of the renowned Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). This chronological collection of memorable works of Reid’s career begins with the tiny Tea Service he carved in 1932 for his younger sister and ends with four etchings from 1997. Along with an introductory essay by Dr. Martine J. Reid, this collection pays tribute to one of Canada's most renowned First Nations artists.
The 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction is The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King. This title is Thomas King’s first literary novel in 15 years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling novels and non-fiction. In The Back of the Turtle, Gabriel returns to Smoke River, the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel’s sister. The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population, including Gabriel’s family, and the wildlife.
Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture: Haida is the 2016 revised edition in this Weigl Educational Publishers series written by Jennifer Nault. This 32-page volume explores the traditional and current everyday life and culture of the people known as the Haida by examining their unique food, clothing, art, language, homes, ceremonies, celebrations, language, storytelling, music and dance, and tools. Each topic covers the basic details of the people living on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada on a series of islands known as Haida Gwaii.
Memory Serves and Other Essays gathers together the 17 oratories and lectures by award-winning author Lee Maracle has delivered and performed over a twenty-year period. Revised for publication, the lectures hold the features and style of oratory intrinsic to the Salish people in general and the Sto: lo in particular. From her Coast Salish perspective and with great eloquence, Maracle shares her knowledge of Sto: lo history, memory, philosophy, globalization, law, spirituality, feminism and the colonial condition of her people.
Taan's Moons: A Haida Moon Story is a fascinating art-based picture book developed by Alison Gear (poetry) and Kiki van der Heiden and the student artists of Haida Gwaii. During a three month art project involving Kindergarten (some mixed Grade 1/2) classes of all six elementary schools on Haida Gwaii, BC, the author and artist worked together to create this 48-page book about the Bear's Moons. In Haida language taan refers to the bear. The Haida people have a unique way of recording time according to the way the bear follows the seasons or months of the year.
A Concise History of Canada's First Nations by the late Olive P. Dickason and William Newbigging is the 2015 revised edition from Oxford University Press. This third edition has updated terminology reflecting current practice, 18 maps, and new and enhanced coverage of key topics - such as self-government initiatives, land rights disputes, Idle No More movement, economic development, the TRC, and efforts to highlight and share Indigenous knowledge.
Orca Chief is the third picture book in a series of Northwest Coast legends by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. Their previous collaborations, Raven Brings the Light (2013) and Cloudwalker (2014), are award-winning national bestsellers. Thousands of years ago in the village of Kitkatla, four hunters leave home in the spring to harvest seaweed and sockeye. When they arrive at their fishing grounds, exhaustion makes them lazy and they throw their anchor overboard without care for the damage it might do to marine life or the sea floor.
Haida Monumental Art: Villages of the Queen Charlotte Islands is the 2014 reissue of the original 1984 publication limited-edition publication by George F MacDonald director of the Canadian Museum of Civilization from 1983-1998. During the last quarter of the nineteenth-century, images of the Haida’s immense cedar houses and soaring totem poles were captured by photographers who travelled to then-remote villages such as Masset and Skidegate to marvel at, and record, what they saw there.
Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas is an impressive volume that presents a sweeping survey of the history of ideas and arguments that have shaped and disputed Northwest Coast First Nations art for more than 250 years. Since the mid-1700s, objects or "art" deriving from the Indigenous cultures of this area have been desired, displayed, and exchanged, classified and interpreted, stolen and confiscated, bought and sold, and displayed again in many parts of the world.