Modern Native Feasts: Healthy, Innovative, Sustainable Cuisine by v Master Chef Andrew George Jr. contains contemporary Indigenous cuisine that reinterprets and updates traditional Native recipes with modern, healthy twists. Andrew George Jr. was head chef for Aboriginal foods at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver; his imaginative menus reflect the diverse new culinary landscape while being mindful of an ages-old reverence for the land and sea, reflecting the growing interest in a cuisine that is rapidly moving into the mainstream to become the "next big thing" among food trends.
A Feast For All Seasons: Traditional Native People's Cuisine is a reissue of the recipe book first released in 1997 as Feast: Canadian Native Cuisine For All Seasons. This new edition features a new foreword by and introduction by the authors Robert Gairns and Andrew George Jr. George is Wet'suwet'en and he recently was the chef at the Four Host Nations Pavilion during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The book is organized according to ingredients from the land, sea, and sky, and includes menus based on the foods available in each season.
The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book by Kwakwaka'wakw artist and activist Gord Hill offers students an 80-page perspective on Indigenous Peoples resistance movements to European colonization of the Americas. This graphic novel takes a large chunk of history and breaks it into three sections: Invasion, Assimilation and Resistance.
Where People Feast: An Indigenous People's Cookbook one of the few First Nations cookbooks available, focuses on Canadian west coast Native cuisine, which takes advantage of the area's abundant seafood, game, fruits, and vegetables with ingredients both exotic (oolichan, venison, grouse) and common (salmon, crab, berries).
Now entering a seventh printing, and with over 18,000 copies sold, The Imaginary Indian is a fascinating, revealing history of the "Indian" image mythologized by popular Canadian culture since 1850, propagating stereotypes that exist to this day. Images of the Indian have always been fundamental to Canadian culture.
Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School is now in its eighth printing. Originally published in 1988 this ground-breaking work by Celia Haig-Brown is a disturbing collection of First Nations perspectives on the Kamloops Indian Residential School in the British Columbia interior. Interviews with thirteen survivors of this residential school, form the nucleus of the book. It includes a detailed description of residential school life, and an account of the system's oppressive environment which sought to stifle First Nations cultures.
Judgement at Stoney Creek has been released in a new edition of an Aboriginal studies classic: an engrossing look at the investigation into the hit-and-run death of Coreen Thomas, a young Native woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, at the wheels of a car driven by a young white man in central BC.
Victims of Benevolence: The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School is an unsettling study of two tragic events at an Indian residential school in British Columbia which serve as a microcosm of the profound impact the residential school system had on First Nation communities in Canada throughout the century. The book's focal points are the death of a runaway boy and the suicide of another while they were students at the Williams Lake Indian Residential School during the early part of this century.