Lac Pelletier: My Métis Home, is by Cecile Blanke, a prominent Métis Elder living in Swift Current, Saskatchewan with deep roots in nearby Lac Pelletier. Cecile has been a tireless presence on the Métis and larger cultural scene in southwest Saskatchewan for many years. The history of the southwest Saskatchewan Métis is not widely known, and this book contributes significantly to our knowledge of this community.
Road Allowance Kitten: Broken Promises is a bilingual (Michif/English) picture book by Wilfred Burton and with Michif translation by Norman Fleury. This book is illustrated by Christian Johns. They share more of the adventures of the main characters, Rosie and Madeline, and their pet kitten. Their adventure began in Road Allowance Kitten, which has become a very popular and widely-acclaimed book within the canon of Métis children’s literature. Readers urged author Wilfred Burton to share what happens next.
The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Facing dark spirits and physical challenges, the young shaman must learn to stifle her fear and listen to what Kannaaluk has to tell her.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Abenaki Gedakina is an elementary level information book by Réjean OBomsawin. The content consultant is Jacinthe Laliberté, Communications Director Enseignement Abenaki. Published by Beech Street Books, this book is part of their Curriculum Connections series. Indigenous Communities in Canada are about the past and present-day culture and history.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Tlingit is an elementary level information book by Carol V. Geddes. Published by Beech Street Books, this book is part of their Curriculum Connections series. Indigenous Communities in Canada are about the past and present-day culture and history of Indigenous communities in Canada. Indigenous Communities in Canada: Tlingit, describes the location of Tlingit people in what is now known as Alaska and Canada. Russian and Tlingit trading of sea otter fur for goods the Tlingit did not have shows that this trading also brought challenges such as diseases.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nuu-chah-nulth is an elementary level information book by Dawn Smith. Published by Beech Street Books, this book is part of their Curriculum Connections series. Indigenous Communities in Canada are about the past and present-day culture and history of Indigenous communities in Canada.
La vie autochtone au Canada: au passé, au présent et au futur: L'appropriation culturelle (Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future: Cultural Appropriation) in French and by Heather Hudak with content consultant Danielle Bird, is one of the titles in the series published by Beech Street Books. Various contexts such as art and fashion, sports, literature and movies are included. It also covers derogatory terminology.
Shi-shi-etko is the French language edition of Nicola Campbell's children's picture book about an Interior Salish child with just four more days at home until she goes to residential school. The young girl of this recent offering spends her final four days experiencing quality time with her mother, father and grandmother. Each adult allows the child to experience the environment around her. Mother takes her daughter to the creek where she sings a special song that belongs to the family. Shi-ski-etko wades in the water and takes in all the experiences the land and water offer.
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.