Of Trees and Their Wisdom: Poetry and Short Stories is a collection of short stories, and poems by Kitigan Zibi Algonquin writer Albert Dumont. The book is organized into themes that focus on trees such as The Maple, The Birch, The Pine, and The Forest. Each is intended to provide encouragement to anyone on their healing journey and to introduce the power of the land especially the forests. Topics include maple sugar, the birchbark house, the wigwam, the cedars and the woodpecker, the bush road, the midwife, the weeping willow, and the trees of autumn.
First Wives Club: Coast Salish Style contains ten short stories by Sto:lo poet, playwright, and author Lee Maracle. This collection includes the title story, in which Maracle explores views on sexuality, relationships, love, family, loss and healing in Salish and First Nations cultures. The last story, Canoe, is a moving story about a son who has recently lost his mother, and a step-father still grieving his wife.
Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction is the first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction featuring First Nations and Native American authors. Grace Dillon collects some of the finest examples of the craft with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors.
Tracks: A Novel by Ojibwe writer Louise Erdrich is set in 1900s North Dakota. Told in the alternating voices of a wise Ojibwe leader, and a young, embittered mixed-blood woman, the novel chronicles the drama of daily lives overshadowed by the clash of cultures and worldviews. Readers Guide: http://www.harpercollins.ca/author/authorExtra.aspx?authorID=2905&isbn13....
Born in the 1950s, Victoria knows nothing but the traditional life of the Inuit until, at age ten, she is sent to a sanitarium to recover from tuberculosis. Six years later, she returns to a radically different world, a stranger to her family and culture. She marries a non-Inuit, Robertson; as their children gravitate toward the pop culture of the mainland, and as her husband exploits the economic opportunities that the Arctic offers, Victoria is torn between her family and her ancestors, between the communal life of the North and the material life of the South.
As Long As the Rivers Flow: A Novel is a novel written by James Bartleman, the former lieutenant-governor of Ontario. He wrote the story to honour the memory of Native youth who have taken their lives as a result of the Indian residential school experiences of their parents and of the parents of their parents before them. The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is taken from her family at the age of six and flown far away to residential school.
The Next Sure Thing is part of the Rapid Reads Series. Rapid Reads are short novels and non-fiction books designed for reluctant or low-literacy teen and adult readers. This 144-page novel is ideal for the male high school student or adult literacy learner who has limited interest in reading. Richard Wagamese's fast-paced plot line and character development keeps the reader wanting to find out what happens next. Cree Thunderboy has talent both as a blues singer/songwriter and as a bettor at the horse races.
Red Power: A Graphic Novel by Dakota-Anishinaabe artist and journalist Brian Wright-McLeod. Designed for mature readers this 60-page graphic novel is a fictionalized account of the Navajo land struggle at Big Mountain, Arizona in the 1970s. Peabody Mining was actively seeking the federal government's assistance in relocating the Navajo people from their lands so the mining operations could access natural resources from the territory. The Indigenous People resisted and this story is one interpretation of this resistance through the eyes of the main character Billy Moon.
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.