Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices is a visually stunning, and thought-provoking anthology featuring the work 64 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists. 46 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American established and first-time authors, musicians, poets, filmmakers, photographers and creative thinkers all considering identity, authentic voice, and honesty. This collection, published by Annick Press, marks a turning point in Aboriginal young-adult creative non-fiction.
Dream Catchers: Legend, Lore, and Artifacts offers a unique perspective on the dream catcher, an item sold in airport souvenir stands, powwows, and novelty stores. Anthropologist Cath Oberholtzer traces the origins of this object that is most often found in Ojibwe culture and produces a 152-page coffee table book that explores in depth the meaning of this artifact. Originally made to ease the nightmares of a child, the dream catcher is traced to its cultural roots among the Algonquian Nations.
Colouring Journal: Northwest Coast First Nations & Native Art is a 34-page adult colouring book journal from Native Northwest. This publishing company supports and promotes First Nations artists from the Northwest Coast. This Colouring Journal is much more than a colouring book for adults. Each of the 17 art pages offers a reflection and guided reading inspiration. The first image reflects on the connections among all creation including the sun. The reflection page asks the viewer to consider ways the sun connects to a person's mood.
Peace Dancer by fourth and final installment of the award-winning and bestselling Northwest Coast Legends series by the award-winning artist Roy Henry Vickers. In this 40-page picture book the children of the Tsimshian village of Kitkatla love to play at being hunters, eager for their turn to join the grown-ups. But when they capture and mistreat a crow, the Chief of the Heavens, angered at their disrespect, brings down a powerful storm. The rain floods the Earth and villagers have no choice but to abandon their homes and flee to their canoes.
Bill Reid Collected features 130 colour photographs of the works of the renowned Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). This chronological collection of memorable works of Reid’s career begins with the tiny Tea Service he carved in 1932 for his younger sister and ends with four etchings from 1997. Along with an introductory essay by Dr. Martine J. Reid, this collection pays tribute to one of Canada's most renowned First Nations artists.
Moving Forward: A Collection about Truth and Reconciliation supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action in this 88-page anthology from McGraw-Hill Ryerson's iLit Series. This collection includes short stories, poems, essays, and art created by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis authors and artists on the topics of truth and reconciliation as they relate to residential schools. Each selection includes Before, During, and After questions and activities that support English Language Arts grades 10 to 12 curricula from across the country.
Aboriginal Biographies: Musicians is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis musical artists. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Robbie Robertson, Tom Jackson, Susan Aglukark, Derek Miller, Tanya Tagaq, and Shane Yellowbird. This 32-page resource offers elementary students with an introduction to artists who have received Canadian and worldwide acclaim in their musical careers as singer, songwriter, and performers.
Aboriginal Biographies: Artists is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis artists. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Christi Belcourt, Allen Sapp, Bill Reid, Norval Morrisseau, Alan Syliboy, and David Rueben Piqtoukun. This 32-page resource offers elementary students with an introduction to artists who have received Canadian and worldwide acclaim in their media. Bill Reid is the well-known sculptor, goldsmith, and painter.