Stepping Up: A Personal Guide to Being an Involved Citizen in a First Nation Community is a 66-page introduction designed to assist First Nation individuals take interest in their communities written by Ojibwe author Jody Kechego. Kechego is from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and he writes about his personal experiences becoming involved in his community. He discusses how First Nation reserves are funded and how their infrastructure is organized.
M'daa Kendaaswin To Look for Knowledge: Anishinaabe Men's Teachings is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 36-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate overview of about the Seven Grandfather Traditional Teachings. Ojibwe author Vernon Roote has worked with Cindy Davidson to present a precise overview of what it means to be an Anishinaabe man in contemporary society.
Listening to Mother Earth and Father Sky: Teachings for Urban Aboriginals is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 64-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate overview of Traditional Teachings about the Four Directions and the cycle of life for Ojibwe, Hopi, Métis, and other First Nations. Author Michele Graveline look to the sky, trees, and nature as she worked on her Master of Arts in Education degree.
The Lunaape: Our History, Our Story, Our Future is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 38-page offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate account of the history and culture of the Lunaape or Delaware Nation in Ontario. Written in 7 brief chapters the book explains Creation, Prophecy, Lunaape Customs, Contact and Migration, Moraviantown, and Reclaiming Identity.
Haudenoshone: Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 59-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate account of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address in English. It provides specific examples of art pieces known as cornhusk mats, moccasins, and ash splint basketry to highlight the importance of acknowledging various aspects of creation.
Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story is a graphic novel written by David Alexander Robertson, author of the 7 Generations series. With illustrator Scott B. Henderson the pair produced a compelling graphic novel that is based on a true story. Set in a contemporary high school, students are given the assignment to interview a residential school survivor. Daniel is not pleased with the assignment because he does not know any people to interview. His friend April agrees to help by introducing him to her Kokum.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture volume 2 is the highly anticipated second volume in the University of Toronto Press's series about Indigenous contributions to Canadian culture. A mix of brief biographical sketches and longer essays are organized around themes such as economic and community development; environment; education; politics and northern power; and arts and culture.
Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools, A Memoir is a first-person account of the residential school experience by Theodore Fontaine from the Sagkeeng First Nation. Removed from his family and home community at the age of seven, Fontaine writes about the impact of his psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, the loss of his language and culture, and, most important, the loss of his family and community during his time at residential school. He attended Fort Alexander Indian Residential School, run by the Oblates for twelve years.
Mi'sel Joe: An Aboriginal Chief's Journey is based on a series of taped interviews with Raoul Andersen and John Crellin, as Mi'sel Joe tells his life story. Both a hereditary and band-council leader, Mi'sel Joe is a Conne River Mi'kmaw, born at Miawpukek in 1947. His family consists of traditional leaders and he's work record includes farm hand, factory worker, railroad worker, construction worker, truck driver, heavy equipment operator, ranch hand, commercial fisherman, underground miner and labour foreman. Mi'sel Joe returned to Miawpukek in 1973.
Lacrosse: The Ancient Game is a 95-page coffee-table style book written by Jim Calder, Ron Fletcher, and Delmor Jacobs with illustrations by David Craig and Arnold Jacobs about the game of lacrosse. The book is organized into three sections with the first section explaining the historical and cultural teachings of the game according to Delmor Jacobs, Cayuga Faithkeeper, Six Nations of the Grand River.