Buffy Sainte-Marie, the Authorized Biography by Andrea Warner includes a foreword by Joni Mitchell who like Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree) has ties to Saskatchewan and writes songs with emotion and a message, both walking their own paths. In this 298-page book, the prologue describes Buffy Sainte-Marie’s early interactions with the music scene that included the likes of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, her blacklisting, touring, show business perspective with Vanguard and other artists singing or using her songs like Elvis Presley, and the power and intrinsic value of music, resistance and protest.
In A Mohawk Memoir from the War of 1812, John Norton – Teyoninhokarawen, historian Carl Benn introduces, annotates, and edits part of John Norton’s memoir. John Norton was born of a Cherokee man and a Scottish woman in 1770 and adopted by the Mohawks in the 1790s. He was an influential diplomat and political figure within and beyond Indigenous society taking leadership and war chief positions among the Six Nations of the Grand River north of Lake Erie.
Canadian Aboriginal Art And Culture: Haida is one of the titles in Smartbook Media’s series, Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture, published in 2019. Each title in this series provides factual information about a First Nation and is designed for grades five and six. Authors Jennifer Nault and John Willis explain how the Haida Nation have lived and thrived along the Pacific Northwest for more than 8000 years according to archaeologists.
Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun, Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities by Paul Seesequasis, nîpisîhkopâwiyiniw (Willow Cree) writer, journalist, cultural advocate and commentator, is a collection of found photographs from archives, libraries and museums. The photographers included in Blanket Toss Under Midnight have relationships with their subject matter.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Tlingit is an elementary level information book by Carol V. Geddes. Published by Beech Street Books, this book is part of their Curriculum Connections series. Indigenous Communities in Canada are about the past and present-day culture and history of Indigenous communities in Canada. Indigenous Communities in Canada: Tlingit, describes the location of Tlingit people in what is now known as Alaska and Canada. Russian and Tlingit trading of sea otter fur for goods the Tlingit did not have shows that this trading also brought challenges such as diseases.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: The Labrador Innu is an elementary level information book by Camille Fouillard and Kanani Davis. Published by Beech Street Books, this book is part of their Curriculum Connections series. Indigenous Communities in Canada are about the past and present-day culture and history. Indigenous Communities in Canada: The Labrador Innu, begins with the Innu atanukan, or story, about their creation and then defines and describes their homeland, language and identity.
Assembling Unity, Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) by Sarah Nickel begins with the establishment of the UBCIC in 1969 at Tk’emlups te Secwepemc at the Kamloops Indian residential school with the assembly of 150 delegates. This was the first meeting of 200 First Nations bands in what is now British Columbia. UBCIC was therefore a pan-Indigenous political organization in united support against the White Paper introduced the same year by Pierre Trudeau, proposing to abolish the Indian Act, terminate treaties, and eliminate special status.
In Men, Masculinity and the Indian Act, Martin Cannon, Onyota’a:ka (Oneida Nation) Turtle Clan, is about the inter-relationship between sexism and racialization. This book focuses on the impact of the Indian Act on the divisibility of Indigenous women into either/or ‘women’ or ‘Indians’. It also focuses on the collectivity of “Indians” in this Act, which affects men, women, two-spirit, transgendered or gay people.