L'Indien Malcommode is the French version of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is the 2013 offering from university professor and humourist Thomas King. With his biting wit and sarcasm, King tells readers a story of Canada’s and America’s relations with First Nations and Native Americans. King takes topics such as Ipperwash, Oka, Bill C-31, American Indian Movement, Treaty 6, Trail of Tears, and Wounded Knee and weaves these and more into a coherent whole. Overall the book comments on the state of Indian-white relations of the past and present.
Indian Horse is the 2018 film edition of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning young adult novel published by Douglas and McIntyre in 2012. Richard Wagamese (1955-2017) an Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, was recognized as one of Canada’s foremost First Nations authors and storytellers.
The Inconvenient Indian is one of four shortlisted finalists in CODE's (Canadian Organization for Development through Education) 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Thomas King is the second place author of the 2014 Burt Award. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America is the 2013 offering from university professor and humourist Thomas King. With his biting wit and sarcasm, King tells readers a story of Canada’s and America’s relations with First Nations and Native Americans.
Unearthed is a collection of poems written by Janet Rogers and published in 2011. Janet Marie Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, short fiction, science fiction, play writing, spoken-word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poems with music.
Str8up and Gangs: The Untold Stories is an anthology of writings by thirteen former gang members from Saskatchewan. This collection of poetry, prose, lyrics, and illustrations offers readers a look at the pain, frustrations, violence, dysfunction and hopelessness many street youth face when they to turn to the gang lifestyle. These former gang members all joined the Str8up program - a four year program which supports individuals who are looking to exit the gang lifestyle.
With breathtaking virtuosity, Garry Thomas Morse sets out to recover the appropriated, stolen and scattered world of his ancestral people from Alert Bay to Quadra Island to Vancouver, retracing Captain Vancouver’s original sailing route. These poems draw upon both written history and oral tradition to reflect all of the respective stories of the community, which vocally weave in and out of the dialogics of the text. Governor General’s Poetry Award finalist (2011) for Discovery Passages. First Nation Communities Read 2013-2014 title.
The Amazing Time Travel Adventures of the Iron Crow Brothers and Bree Sainte Marie is a historical fiction young adult novel by Calgary amateur historian Rob Lennard. He combines an original time travel tale (image the Magic Schoolbus) along with historical factoids about Alberta history. He conveniently identifies the facts and story in two different fonts. When his little brother, Johnny, contracts a fatal blood disease, teenage track star Max Iron Crow embarks on a life-saving vision quest, meeting guardian wolves, three First Nations chiefs, and his own Blackfoot ancestors.
Blood Brothers in Louisbourg by Philip Roy is a young adult historical fiction novel that features two male characters. Fifteen year old student Jacques is travelling to Louisbourg with his military-minded father. Jacques wants nothing more than to read Voltaire and play his music. His officer father wants Jacques to become a man and a soldier fighting for the French in Cape Breton's military fortress. The other main character is a Mi'kmaw youth named Two-feathers. This odd name represents the heritage of his Mi'kmaw mother and French military father.
The Cast Stone: A Novel of Uprising by Cree author Harold Johnson is fictional account of a US invasion of Canada that forces First Nations to decide where their loyalties lie with respect to a history of Treaties and racial conflict. Main character Ben Rob is a retired political science professor recently retired who has returned home to the rez. As a dystopian novel the idea of colonialism is brought home to people of this northern reserve as the resistance movement gathers together farmers, Mennonites, and First Nations.
Nobody Cries at Bingo is a first novel by Plains Cree comedian and playwright Dawn Dumont. Part memoir and part novel, Dawn Dumont takes readers on a tour of her life growing up on the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan. Told chronologically the story of Dawn's early years at home and school emerge as a time of close relationships among her family and friends. As she attends school, Dawn's days of the riding the school bus are filled with humour and trepidation. The common stereotypes of reserve life, rez dogs, and bingo are shattered in this humour-filled anecdotal format.