Huron: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Huron also known as the Wendat, the people of the Woodland cultural region who live within Southern Ontario, Southern Quebec, Oklahoma, Michigan and Kansas. Originally the Wendat flourished in the areas around Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in Ontario and the St. Lawrence Valley in Quebec.
Greg Staats (b. Ohsweken, Ontario, now based in Toronto) is a photographer and video artist whose work combines language, mnemonics and the natural world. He draws upon a traditional Mohawk restorative aesthetic that defines the multiplicity of relationships inherent within the reciprocity of the condolence ceremony and the effects of trauma. This exhibition, Condolence, brings together several recent works by Staats that reference language loss, acquisition and resurgence through photographic series, video works, and personal archival materials.
The Scout: Tommy Prince is one of the titles from Tales from Big Spirit series. This unique graphic novel series is a highly recommended six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of great Indigenous heroes from Aboriginal peoples and Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics.
The Poet: Pauline Johnson is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series from Highwater Press. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of six great Indigenous heroes from Aboriginal peoples and Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics.
Nokomis and I is the 2013 children's book from Ojibwe artist, author and storyteller Ferguson Plain. In this offering the author explores the meaning of Ojibwe identity and culture through the role of a grandmother or Nokomis engaging her grandchild with teachings about the circle of life, the role of all living beings, and the Seven Grandfather Teachings. This gentle story format introduces the youngest students to the ideas surrounding Ojibwe worldview and perspective. As grandmother and grandson walk in the woods, they notice a spider creating her web.
We All Count: Book of Ojibway Art is the 2013 board book from Native Northwest featuring the Woodland style art of Jason Adair. In this basic counting book from 1 to 10, the Ojibwe author has created an engaging board book that features the numbers in Ojibwe and English. Each colour illustration highlights a colour and a counting experience along with pronunciation guide for the Ojibwe numbers.
I Am Algonquin: An Algonquin Quest Novel is a young adult novel written by first-time author Rick Revelle, a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. After years of research which is evident from his bibliography, the author paints a fast-paced and action-packed picture of the Algonquin people during the fourteenth century. Located in the Ottawa Valley this Algonquin band of about sixty members deals with day to day survival issues while maintaining their alliances with the Nippissing, Huron (Wendat/Ouendat), and Omàmiwinini (Algonquin) against the Five Nations Iroquois.
The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701 by scholar Jon Parmenter, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, offers a ground-breaking volume and intriguing new approach to the well-studied topic of Haudenosaunee's (Five Nations Iroquois) response to European contact. Parmenter applies sophisticated modern concepts about geography, space, and organization and the implications of these to the Iroquois nation occupying most of the area to the south and east of today's Lake Ontario.
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal: Conservative Activist Indians by SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz Lawrence Hauptman is the result of over forty years of archival and field research about the Haudenosaunee community known as Tonawanda. The remarkable story of the Tonawanda Senecas in the face of overwhelming odds is the centerpiece of this landmark community study.
A Longhouse Fragmented: Ohio Iroquois Autonomy in the Nineteenth Century is a historic ethnography of the Ohio Iroquois and, in particular, of the people known as the Seneca of Sandusky during the early nineteenth century. Using contemporary social theory and interdisciplinary methodologies, Brian Joseph Gilley tells the social history of the Indigenous peoples of Ohio before and during the sociopolitical buildup to removal.