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.
Women of the Métis Nation is compiled by Lawrence J. Barkwell and Leah Marie Dorion with Anne Carrière-Acco.Métis. Women are the heart and soul of the Métis people. Without them, there would be no Métis Nation. They are the strength behind our families, communities, and places of work. In the past, their kinship networks established where people settled and whom people married.
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.
Borders is the graphic novel of the book with the same name. Borders is written by Thomas King, an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, scriptwriter and photographer; a Member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. He is of Cherokee and Greek descent. This book is illustrated by Natasha Donovan a Métis illustrator. In a series of flashbacks and two parallel stories mother and son try to cross the Canada/US border. The media intervenes they are able to cross. This is a story about movement of people and identity.
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.
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.
Unravelling Canada by Sylvia Olsen has developed relationships with Coast Salish knitters and in this book discusses the quintessential garment of Canadian knitting, the bulky and distinctly patterned West Coast cardigan. In the early twentieth century, Indigenous woolworkers on southern Vancouver Island began knitting what are now called Cowichan sweaters, named for the largest of the Coast Salish tribes in the region.