Stones and Switches is the first novel by the late Mi'kmaq writer Lorne Simon. The story is set in Atlantic Canada during the Depression with a young Mikmaq man named Megwadesk as the central character. The young man must face an internal struggle as he is caught between the values of Christian beliefs and Mi'kmaq traditional culture. With the story set during the terrible years of the Depression, the characters struggle against poverty, racism, epidemics, and the forces of good and evil. Includes glossary and pronunciation guide for Mi'kmaq words.
In Search of April Raintree is the story of two Métis sisters growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After the girls are removed from their family, they are sent to separate foster homes. Métis writer Beatrice Culleton Mosionier recounts their struggle with loss, violence, racism, and search for identity in this moving narrative. This novel has become an important text in recent Canadian literature. This new critical edition includes the complete text of the novel and ten original essays.
The Last Raven and Other Stories by Six Nations Mohawk writer Richard G. Green masterfully brings alive the struggles, adversities and triumphs common to contemporary urban/reserve Native North American Indians in Canada and the U.S. This collection of twelve short stories was selected from the author's extensive literary output. Green's stories have appeared exclusively in Native publications and literary anthologies. The Last Raven and Other Stories features a variety of characters ranging from adolescents to 30 something urban yuppies.