Carrying the Burden of Peace: Reimagining Indigenous Masculinities Through Story by Sam McKegney, settler scholar of Indigenous literatures, asks whether critical examination of Indigenous masculinities can be an honour song—one that celebrates rather than pathologizes; one that seeks diversity and strength; one that overturns heteropatriarchy without centering settler colonialism.
In this combined volume, A Perfect Likeness, two previously published novellas by Richard Wagamese, Him Standing and The Next Sure Thing, are brought together. Richard Wagamese, Ojibwe, was a Canadian author and journalist from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in Northwestern Ontario. He published over fifteen books, some of them posthumously. The foreword is by Waubgeshig Rice an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. He has written three fiction titles, and his short stories and essays have been published in numerous anthologies.
A Mind Spread Out On The Ground is a series of related essays that form a story of pain, depression, trauma, racism and colonialism retold from Alicia Elliott's (Tuscarora) experiences. It reflects on the physical impact of oppression on the body, of loss of language, stress levels and health.This book covers contemporary issues in a humorous, yet poignant way leaving the reader pondering on these profound reflections.
Respected Cowichan Tribe Elder and botanical expert Luschiim, Arvid Charlie, began his education in early childhood, learning from his great grandparents and others of their generation. Luschiim’s Plants represents his dedication to the survival of the Hul′q′umi′num′ language and traditional knowledge of plants for future generations.
Richard Wagamese, one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous authors and storytellers and Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in Ontario and a member of the Sturgeon Clan, was a writer of breathtaking honesty and inspiration. In Richard Wagamese Selected, Drew Hayden Taylor, born and raised on the Curve Lake First Nation in Central Ontario, curates and edits this new collection of Wagamese’s non-fiction works. In doing so, Drew Hayden Taylor, brings together more of the prolific author’s short writings, many for the first time in print.
Dylan Robinson is a xwélméxw (Stó:lō) writer, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, and associate professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Hungry Listening is the first book to consider listening from both Indigenous and settler colonial perspectives, presenting case studies on Indigenous participation in classical music, musicals, and popular music. A critical response to what has been called the “whiteness of sound studies,” Dylan Robinson evaluates how decolonial practices of listening emerge from increasing awareness of our listening positionality.
Medicine Game by Delby Powless, Mohawk, from Six Nations of the Grand River, won the Tom Longboat Award as Canada's top Indigenous athlete in 2003 and spent his career in the National Lacrosse League with the Buffalo Bandits. Medicine Game is a story about Tommy Henry and his life on the Rez. It is a story about friendships, childhood trauma, Tommy’s his father, and how the game of Lacrosse is a gift given to the people of Sparrow Lake by the Creator. They believe that when they play the game the Creator smiles and blesses them with good health.
Lost Boy From A Line of Heroes is the memoir of Gordon Miller, a member of Mattagami First Nation and mixed ancestry. He looks back on an era of trading posts, trap lines and canoe brigades in Canada's North and also family losses, relationships and memories. Lost Boy From A Line of Heroes brings to life a bygone period and the transition to urbanization of Canada's North. For more than two hundred years, his Indigenous, Scottish, Irish and English ancestors played many roles in Canada's fur trade, as voyageurs, trappers and traders with the Northwest Company and the Hudson's Bay Company.