Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Oral Texts contains six papers presented in 1996 during the Conference on Editorial Problems at the University of Toronto. The authors explore the issues surrounding the efforts by Native and non-native people to record oral traditions and history in visual form. The important work of Native scholars and anthropologists such as Basil Johnston (Ojibwe), Kimberly Blaeser (Chippewa), Nora Marks Dauenhauer (Tlingit) and Victor Masayesva (Hopi) are presented in this collection. Other presenters include J. Edward Chamberlin and Julie Cruikshank.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Delaware Reference Grammar presents a comprehensive treatment of the Delaware language as spoken by the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown in southern Ontario. This book is a companion volume to Delaware/English - English/Delaware Dictionary. Together the two texts provide a valuable resource for an endangered language.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Teaching in a Cold and Windy Place: Change in an Inuit School is the well-documented monograph about school change in the Canadian context. This first-person account by Joanne Tompkins details her four years in an Inuit school on Baffin Island, Northwest Territories (Nunavut). Tompkins began her teaching in the community of Anurapaktuq in 1987. She notes that the school was not meeting the needs of the community but after four years of staff and community involvement things began to change.
OUT OF PRINT Moon of Wintertime: Missionaries and the Indians of Canada in Encounter Since 1534 is a 450-year survey of the interaction between missionaries and First Nations in Canada. Grant neither condemns nor justifies either party in the telling of this long history. He describes the aims and activities of missionaries of all denominations as well as the multitude of responses of the First Nations. Early contact by the French in 1534 begins the historical study.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher. The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario is a comprehensive history of the Ojibwa who reside south of the north shore of Georgian Bay. Beginning in the precontact period, the author covers the early contact period to present day. Using oral tradition and archival records, Schmaltz corrects several historical inaccuracies about the Ojibwa and their interaction with Europeans. The book contains archival photographs, extensive bibliography, and index.
Making It Their Own: Severn Ojibwe Communicative Practices is an ethnographic study of the Lynx Lake Ojibwe community in northwestern Ontario. Valentine describes the culture, lifestyle, and use of language in this remote Anihshininiwak community. The people of Lynx Lake have successfully integrated technology, especially radio and television, into their traditional lifestyle. Their efforts to maintain and encourage Native language literacy are documented. The role of Christianity in the community is also explored.
The nineteenth-century Métis politician and mystic Louis Riel has emerged as one of the most popular - and elusive - figures in Canadian culture. Since his hanging for treason in 1885, the self-declared David of the New World has been depicted variously as a traitor to Confederation; a French-Canadian and Catholic martyr; a bloodthirsty rebel; a pan-American liberator; a pawn of shadowy white forces; a Prairie political maverick; a First Nations hero; an alienated intellectual; a victim of Western industrial progress; and a Father of Confederation.