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.
Cort Dogniez’s Road to La Prairie Ronde, takes the reader on an imagined journey of his ancestor, Frederick Dumont, from his home in Batoche to the Métis settlement of La Prairie Ronde, known today as Round Prairie. Frederick was a relative of the famous Métis leader, Gabriel Dumont. Frederick’s journey takes place just a few years prior to the tragic events of the 1885 Resistance.This charming coming-of-age story focuses on young Frederick learning valuable lessons from his family as he begins his own journey from boyhood to manhood.
Little Athapapuskow is collection of poems named after a lake Guy Freedman grew up on near Flin Flon, Manitoba. They represent his efforts to challenge Catholicism and its complicity with the Confederation project, which dismantled the New Nation developing in the Canadian Northwest. The poems are organized into three parts—past, present, and future—and they address the inter-generational impacts of the Church on his family in relation to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. This book is his love song to his home and to his country.
In Memory of Feast: Memories of Residential School Survivors by Judy Reuben, Mohawk from the Turtle Clan, are stories of childhood food memories of Residential School Survivors. These stories record early food memories prior to entering this school system. The stories share the knowledge that many Indigenous families relied on traditional foods and were food secure prior to the introduction of western foods.Traditional foods and practices - fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering - played an integral role in health and strength.
Journeyman is a first-person biography of Ojibwe right winger Jamie Leach, son of the legendary NHL superstar Reggie Leach. Written in close consultation with Jamie and his mother, by Anna Rosner, readers will learn about the struggles Jamie conquered. Follow the fascinating hockey trajectory from his childhood years watching his father play for the Philadelphia Flyers, to Jamie’s first goal in the NHL. Journeyman touches on Jamie’s summers on Lake Winnipeg, the World Junior Hockey Championships, his life in the minor leagues, and his eventual draft into the NHL as a Pittsburgh Penguin.
This Is What I've Been Told is written and illustrated by Juliana Armstrong, a teacher of Anishnaabemowin language and culture. She was raised on Christian Island, and is a member of, and resides in Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. This Is What I've Been Told, is about how teachings, when they are passed down from one generation to the next, good things can happen. Language is learned, knowledge is shared and culture is practiced.
Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story, 10th Anniversary special edition is the timeless graphic novel that introduced the world to the awe-inspiring resilience of Betty Ross, and shared her story of strength, family, and culture. A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school.
Road Allowance Era is the fourth graphic novel in the A Girl Called Echo series, by Katherena Vermette and illustrated by Scott Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk. Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction, and children’s literature. Scott Henderson has worked as an illustrator for comics, portraiture, and advertising art and Donovan Yaciuk has done colouring work on books and comics. In this volume, Road Allowance Era, the Manitoba Act’s promise of land for the Métis has gone unfulfilled, and many Métis flee to the Northwest.
Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents: A Phrasebook for Nearly All Occasions is written by Trevor Greyeyes, Maeengan Linklater and translated by Solomon Ratt, who teaches Plains Cree at the First Nations University in Regina, Saskatchewan. The introduction is by Patricia Ningewance. This phrasebook has 127 pages of phrases and common words and illustrations for parents and children to learn together. The cover art is by Patricia Ningewance and the other illustrations are by Don Ningewance.
Peter Mansbridge and former CBC producer Mark Bulgutch bring together inspiring Canadians from across the country, who in their own way, are making Canada a better place for all. Hear Gitxsan activist Cindy Blackstock describe her childhood in northern British Columbia where she straddled two communities—Indigenous and non-Indigenous—and her subsequent fight for equitable health care for all children as the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Meet Nadine Rena Caron - a Canadian surgeon.