Islands of Decolonial Love: Songs & Stories is a first collection of literary prose and poetry by Leanne Simpson. Leanne Simpson is a researcher, writer, and educator of Mississauga and Scottish ancestry. She is a member of the gidigaa bzhiw dodem and a citizen of the Nishnaabeg nation. Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and is the past director of Indigenous Environmental Studies at Trent University.
Runaway Dreams is the renowned Ojibwe author's 2011 first poetry anthology. This 129-page volume features 48 story poems that explore identity, Canada, traditions, travel, music, literature, the land, friends, and family. His poems tell stories lyrically, the pauses of the line breaks making room for a reader’s reflection and images enhancing the impact—my skin is broken territory / and my heart went along for the ride.
Unearthed is a collection of poems written by Janet Rogers and published in 2011. Janet Marie Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations of the Grand River in southern Ontario. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, short fiction, science fiction, play writing, spoken-word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poems with music.
Onkwawennahson'a "Our Voices" is a spoken word CD that includes nineteen selections from the Six Nations Writers. Includes short stories, children's stories, poetry, narration and songs. Six Nations Writers partnered with Chiefswood National Historic Site. The CD includes two of E. Pauline Johnson's poems. This is now FREE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
Of Trees and Their Wisdom: Poetry and Short Stories is a collection of short stories, and poems by Kitigan Zibi Algonquin writer Albert Dumont. The book is organized into themes that focus on trees such as The Maple, The Birch, The Pine, and The Forest. Each is intended to provide encouragement to anyone on their healing journey and to introduce the power of the land especially the forests. Topics include maple sugar, the birchbark house, the wigwam, the cedars and the woodpecker, the bush road, the midwife, the weeping willow, and the trees of autumn.
To Become a Human Being: The Message of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah is a collection of speeches and discussions Leon Shenandoah (Onondaga, 1915-1996) had with photographer Steve Wall. Over a thirteen-year period the photographer taped these talks given by Tadodaho (1967-1996) about Haudenosaunee worldview, the Peacemaker, Creation, Prophesies, Listening to the Instructions, and Becoming Human Beings. These inspirational messages are organized as narrative verse making this book accessible to secondary level students and the general public.
Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose from Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School is a poetry anthology with a difference. Collected in this anthology are 109 poems and short prose pieces authored by 61 former students of Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation between1997 to 2000. Poet and teacher Timothy McLaughlin encouraged the students in grades 5 to eight to compose poems and brief prose pieces. He selected and organized these moving and vibrant works into a solid collection.
Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water is a anthology of storytelling, poetry, speeches and works of non-fiction by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors with a connection to Manitoba. Manitowapow is the traditional word for the land that became known as Manitoba. The editors, Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair and Warren Cariou, have selected pieces that extend back into prehistory, the historical period of the fur trade and Northwest Resistance into the present day. The first entry is a brief description of the Traditional Systems of Writing in Manitoba prior to contact.
Ancient Thunder by Ojibwe author and illustrator Leo Yerxa is the 2006 winner of the Governor General's Award for Illustration. Yerxa draws on his appreciation and delight for the wild horses of the Plains as inspiration for the book. In this unique tribute, Yerxa works with hand-made watercolour paper that has the appearance of leather. His technique, developed through patient experimentation, gives the magnificent images of galloping horses the sense that their thundering hooves are like a force of nature.
Kokum's Gift: Teachings from Ojibway and Cree Spirituality, Culture, and Traditions is a unique publication that is part art exhibition catalogue, part historical photograph archive, part quotable quote and part poetry collection. All this content was developed into a cohesive whole by Cree and Ojibwe artist and writer Gordon Miller. Born in Gogama, Ontario, a small town in Northern Ontario, Miller is a member of the Mattagami First Nation.