We Remember the Coming of the White Man is a collaborative work authored by Elizabeth Yakeleya, a Willow Lake Dene who was born in 1906 in Norman Wells and was educated at the convent in Fort Providence; Sarah Simon, Gwich’in, who was born in the Delta of the Mackenzie River in 1901; Mary Wilson; Joe Blondin; John Blondin; Isadore Yukon; Peter Thompson; Jim Sittichinli; Johnny Kaye; Andrew Kunnizzi; and other Sahtú and Gwich’in Dene Elders. We Remember the Coming of the White Man is edited by Sarah Stewart.
Five Little Indians is written by Michelle Good of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan and whose mother and grandmother were residential school survivors. In Five Little Indians, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school. They are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.
Métis Politics and Governance in Canada, by scholars Kelly Saunders and Janique Dubois, offers a novel and practical guide to understand who the Métis are, how they govern themselves, and the challenges they face on the path to self-government. The Métis have always been a political people. With the culmination of the North-West Resistance in 1885 and the hanging of their spiritual and political leader, Louis Riel, the Métis continued to take political action to give life to Riel’s vision of a self-governing Métis Nation in Canada.
Tireless Runners: A Family History of Indigenous Canada by Robert Jago, a registered member of the Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia and the Nooksack Tribe in Washington State, tells the history of colonization from pre-contact to the present day through the multi-generational story of one Indigenous family. Tireless Runners is the multi-generational story of the Sacquilty family, part of the Kwantlen First Nation in southwestern British Columbia. Prior to first contact in the 1800s, the Sacquilty were a wealthy family living in a region rich from fishing and trade.
The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree by Ruth Dyckfehderau and the James Bay Cree Storytellers is the second edition of the groundbreaking work of the same name and now includes an epilogue with an update on each storyteller. In The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee Ruth DyckFehderau and twenty-seven storytellers offer a rich and timely accounting of contemporary life in Eeyou Istchee, the territory of the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebec.
The Trail of Nenaboozhoo and Other Creation Stories is written and illustrated by Isaac Murdoch or Manzinapkinegego'anaabe / Bombgiizhik who is from the fish clan of Serpent River First Nation and a well respected storyteller and traditional knowledge holder; and Christi Belcourt, a Michif (Métis) visual artist with a deep respect for Mother Earth, the traditions and the knowledge of her people. In The Trail of Nenaboozhoo, Nenaboozhoo, the creator spirit-being of Ojibway legend, gave the people many gifts.
First Nations Self-Government: 17 Roadblocks to Self-Determination, and One Chief’s Thoughts on Solutions is by Leroy Wolf Collar, a member of Siksika Nation in southern Alberta where he served as a Band Councillor from 1993-2007 and Chief from 2007-2010. In First Nations Self-Government, Leroy Wolf Collar discusses how Indigenous Peoples in Canada are continuing to assert their right to self-determination in this era of reconciliation.
Cold Case North: The Search for James Brady and Absolom Halkett is a work about missing persons and double murder by Michael Nest, Deanna Reder, Cree-Métis; and Eric Bell, a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. In Cold Case North, Métis leader James Brady, one of the most famous Indigenous activists in Canada, a communist, strategist, and bibliophile, led Métis and First Nations to rebel against government and church oppression. Brady’s success made politicians and clergy fear him; he had enemies everywhere.
The Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid are those of Cecil Paul, also known by his Xenaksiala name, Wa’xaid, and who is a respected Xenaksiala elder, activist and orator, and one of the last fluent speakers of his people’s language. Who better to tell the narrative of our times about the restoration of land and culture than Wa’xaid (the good river), or Cecil Paul, who pursued both in his ancestral home, the Kitlope — now the largest protected unlogged temperate rainforest left on the planet.
Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship, by Allyson Stevenson, Métis, privileges Indigenous voices and experiences, by documenting the rise and fall of North American transracial adoption projects, including the Adopt Indian and Métis Project and the Indian Adoption Project. The author argues that the integration of adopted Indian and Métis children mirrored the new direction in post-war Indian policy and welfare services.