Kanienkeha':ha - A Beginner's Mohawk Language Curriculum : This resource is meant to introduce learners to the Kanienkeha':ka language. The parts of speech are nine as in other languages – the article, noun, adjective, pronoun, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection and the verb. With lessons in grammatical structures for learners to understand words/phrases. These will be studied as they arise, and learners are not expected to know all in this course.
Sufferance, by Thomas King, of Greek/Cherokee descent is a Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. In Sufferance, Jeremiah Camp, a.k.a. the Forecaster, can look into the heart of humanity and see the patterns that create opportunities and profits for the rich and powerful. Problem is, Camp has looked one too many times, has seen what he hadn’t expected to see and has come away from the abyss with no hope for himself or for the future. So Jeremiah does what any intelligent, sensitive person would do. He runs away.
Ancestors: Indigenous Peoples of Western Canada in Historic Photographs by Dr. Sarah Carter, awarded the Killam Prize in the Humanitie, and Inez Lightning, Yellow Bird Woman, is Anishinaabe.This exhibition catalogue introduces historic photographs of Indigenous peoples of Western Canada from a collection housed at the University of Alberta’s Bruce Peel Special Collections. The publication focuses on the ancestors represented in the collection and how their images continue to generate stories and meanings in the present.
Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts, 2nd ed. by Cree/Saulteaux professor Margaret Kovach is a groundbreaking text in the field of Indigenous research. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most-trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual and methodological framework for conducting Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry point for those wishing to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.
Thirty years ago, in Wabanaki territory – a region encompassing the state of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes – a group of Native and non-Native individuals came together to explore some of the most pressing questions at the heart of Truth and Healing efforts in the United States and Canada. Themes emerge, such as the mutual benefits that can be achieved by coming together; what meeting in a Talking Circle, surrounded by ceremony, taught the participants; and what Indigenous ways of knowing can teach us all.
In, Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada, twenty-six writers in Canada were asked to contribute pieces of original work describing how they see writing today. From Atwood’s opening, through writing from Indigenous writers, the reader is given a sense of how twenty-seven of the country’s finest writers see their world today. With an introduction by the editors, Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj, and Tessa McWatt.
Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indigenous Player is Fred Sasakamoose's (Cree) groundbreaking memoir. This isn't just a hockey story - this memoir sheds piercing light on Canadian history and Indigenous politics,and follows this extraordinary man's journey to reclaim pride in an identity and a heritage that had previously been used against him.
Tainna, The Unseen Ones, Short Stories, by Inuit author and educator Norma Dunning, draws on both lived experience and cultural memory to bring together six powerful new short stories centred on modern-day Inuk characters. Ranging from homeless to extravagantly wealthy, from spiritual to jaded, young to elderly, and even from alive to deceased, Dunning’s characters are united by shared feelings of alienation, displacement and loneliness resulting from their experiences in southern Canada.
Spíləxmn is a memoir by best-selling author Nicola I. Campbell, Nłeʔkepmx, Syilx and Métis from British Columbia. She deftly weaves rich poetry and vivid prose into a story basket of memories orating what it means to be an intergenerational survivor of Indian Residential Schools. If the hurt and grief we carry is a woven blanket, it is time to weave ourselves anew. We can’t quit. Instead, we must untangle ourselves from the negative forces that have impacted our existence as Indigenous people.