Tant Que Couleront Les Rivieres is the French edition of As Long as the Rivers Flow: A Last Summer Before Residential School, a poignant story for children about the joyous summer spent in northern Alberta in 1944. The story focuses on the daily routine of a ten-year-old Cree boy named Lawrence. His days are filled with family activities and personal adventures. At the beginning of summer Lawrence overhears the adults talking about how the children would have to attend a school far away and that this school was something like prison.
Viens Avec Moi: Nous Apprendrons Ensemble! Is the French language edition of Come and Learn with Me, Ewo she kedidih, fourth title in the series, The Land is Our Storybook. This title is told in first-person by nine-year-old Sheyenne Jumbo who lives in Sambaa K'e also known as Trout Lake in the Northwest Territories. Sheyenne Jumbo and her extended family live in the Dehcho region of the Dene. The family speaks the Dehcho language and Sheyenne is learning the Dene Yatie language from her grandparents and in language class at the local school.
Kokum's Gift: Teachings from Ojibway and Cree Spirituality, Culture, and Traditions is a unique publication that is part art exhibition catalogue, part historical photograph archive, part quotable quote and part poetry collection. All this content was developed into a cohesive whole by Cree and Ojibwe artist and writer Gordon Miller. Born in Gogama, Ontario, a small town in Northern Ontario, Miller is a member of the Mattagami First Nation.
Author Richard Wagamese is named the 2013 Burt Award recipient for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature for his YA novel, Indian Horse. Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he's a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he's sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he'll find it only through telling his story.
At the Heart of It: Dene dzó t'áré is the 2011 title in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series about contemporary First Nations in the Northwest Territories. This photo essay style offers students a 26-page information book packed with colour photographs, maps, and stories about a Dene drum maker and his community. Raymond Taniton is Sahtugot'ine, which means "people from the Sahtu or Great Bear Lake." He lives in Deline, Northwest Territories, on the shore of Sahtu, Canada's largest and most pristine lake.
Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, A Memoir is a first-person account of the residential school experience by Theodore Fontaine from the Sagkeeng First Nation. Removed from his family and home community at the age of seven, Fontaine writes about the impact of his psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, the loss of his language and culture, and, most important, the loss of his family and community during his time at residential school. He attended Fort Alexander Indian Residential School, run by the Oblates for twelve years.
From Lishamie is the engaging memoir of Albert Canadien, a Dene man who spent several years in Fort Providence's Sacred Heart residential school. Originally from Lishamie, the small village located approximately nine miles down river from Fort Providence; Canadien began school at the age of seven speaking only his Slavey language. He attended the school yearly until he was 13, at which point he went to residential schools in Fort Resolution and Fort Smith before finishing at Akaitcho Hall in Yellowknife.
Charlie Muskrat: A Novel is La Ronge lawyer Harold Johnson's third novel that takes readers on a fabulous road trip from Montreal Lake to Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Trenton, Sudbury, Ottawa, Toronto and a brief border crossing at the American border. Charlie Muskrat is a Cree man dealing with memory loss on his way to hunt a moose for the impending arrival of a visiting relative. In his faithful truck named Thunder meets a host of characters such as Trickster, Wisahkecahk, Greek gods, writers, philosophers and politicians.
Quebec Hydropolitics: The Peribonka Concessions of the Second World War is an examination of the effects of dams on the environment, Innu people, and the war effort. Author David Massell, associate professor of history at the University of Vermont, examined the papers of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and interviewed with Innu (Montagnais) elders to create a compelling synthesis of business and social history as well as wartime politics.
In Bathtubs but No Water, Gerry Steele offers the reader a participant observer's perspective on Davis Inlet. An employee of the federal government working with the Mushuau Innu since 1993, Steele explores their oral history of the resettlement process, substance abuse and deaths, and argues that these problems are a direct result of the government's lack of respect for First Nations. In 1992, the Innu tried to regain responsibility for their future, focusing on the traditions and strengths of their own community, but government bureaucracy would not support this partnership.