L'Arbre Sacré is the French 2013 translation of The Sacred Tree. Originally published by Four Worlds Development Project in 1984, this book was intended as a resource for Aboriginal communities involved in healing programs. The Sacred Tree remains a valuable book that provides an introduction to First Nations spirituality, identity, self-discovery, cultural and traditional values, and symbolism. The book can be used to assist students to understand themselves, their community, and the world around them.
7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga is the 4-book graphic novel series by David Alexander Robertson and Scott Henderson now available in this new full-colour edition. This 128-page graphic novel contains volume one: Stone, volume 2: Scars; volume 3: Ends/Begins, and volume 4: The Pact. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin, reconcile their past and begin a new journey. Edwin is facing an uncertain future.
Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community offers a selection of the papers presented at Fostering Biimaadiziwin, a national research conference held in Toronto in 2011. The conference grew out of a desire to add a new perspective to research concerning Aboriginal peoples living in urban environments. In this volume, scholars, researchers, policy-makers, community members, and practitioners examine the ways that Aboriginal peoples in Canada are pursuing and achieving biimaadiziwin (or “the good life”) in urban settings.
Taking Medicine: Women's Healing Work and Colonial Contact in Southern Alberta, 1880-1930 presents colonial medicine and nursing as a gendered phenomenon that had particular meanings for Aboriginal and settler women who dealt with one another over bodily matters. By bringing to light women’s contributions to the development of health care in southern Alberta between 1880 and 1930, this book challenges traditional understandings of colonial medicine and nursing in the contact zone.
Bridging Two Peoples: Chief Peter E. Jones, 1843-1909 tells the story of Dr. Peter E. Jones, who in 1866 became one of the first status Indians to obtain a medical doctor degree from a Canadian university. He returned to his southern Ontario reserve and was elected chief and band doctor. As secretary to the Grand Indian Council of Ontario he became a bridge between peoples, conveying the chiefs’ concerns to his political mentor Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, most importantly during consultations on the Indian Act. Peter E.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher What Do You Have in Your Canoe? Kit is an educational package developed by the Ojibway Cree Cultural Centre to address the problem of solvent abuse among children. The Teacher's Manual is designed to tackle the problem by beginning with young children at the kindergarten and grade one level. Their non-direct approach is based on positive reinforcement that addresses the self-image and self-esteem of children.
The Sacred Sundance: The Transfer of a Ceremony is written and directed by Brian J. Francis tells the story of how a traditional Plains healing ceremony was transferred from the Lakota people to Elsipogtog First Nation by Elder William Nevin. This sacred healing ceremony moved William Nevin to dance for his critically ill children. After their recovery he committed to bring this important spiritual ceremony to his community. Participants tell of their experiences with the Sundance and how it changed their lives and continues to inspire them.
Indigenous Plant Diva DVD is a nine minute NFB documentary written and directed by Kamala Todd. Set in the downtown section of Vancouver, Cease Wyss, a Squamish herbalist is showing her daughter the healing powere of common plants. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada. For USA orders contact [email protected] or phone: 1-800-542-2164
Reclaiming Our Children, written and created by the Aboriginal Peoples Family Accord in British Columbia, is 24-minute documentary DVD explores the truth about First Nations children in care and suggests new ways of seeing the difficulties that we face. About 45% of the children in care are First Nations - why is this and what are we doing about it? A tremendous amount of positive energy has been generated around this issue as we are really talking about the future generations and the importance of working together to make sure children have better lives.