'Akhwatsirehkó:wa – My Big Family” is a 450 page book by Indigenous lacrosse stars Brendan Bomberry and Brennor Jacobs who explore how the game of lacrosse has spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually aided players from all around the world, through their differing experiences within the sport. Dive into the world of lacrosse from an Indigenous perspective as we discover the affects and just how big of an impact the Creators game has had on those who have come to play the sport around the world.
Haida Eagle Treasures: Traditional Stories and Memories From A Teacher of the Tsath Lanas Clan, by Pansy Collison with original artwork by Paul White, celebrates Haida culture through storytelling. Take a journey into the heart of Haida culture as it is lived and experienced by an extraordinary woman of the Tsath Lanas Eagle Clan, Pansy Collison, a Haida woman born and raised in Old Massett on Haida Gwaii.
The Power of Style How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures is by Christian Allaire, Ojibwe, of Nipissing First Nation In, The Power of Style, style is not just the clothes on our backs - it is self-expression, representation, and transformation. As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he sought out for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that - because clothes are never just clothes.
Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America, is an edited book by Nora Shalaway Carpenter and includes Indigenous authors. For most of America’s history, rural people and culture have been casually mocked, stereotyped, and, in general, deeply misunderstood. Now an array of short stories, poetry, graphic short stories, and personal essays, along with anecdotes from the authors’ real lives, dives deep into the complexity and diversity of rural America and the people who call it home.
Iron Peggy is by Marie Clements (Dene/Métis). In Iron Peggy, Peg is struggling to survive at boarding school in England. Three girls take aim at Peg and make her life utterly miserable. When her beloved Grandmother dies she just wants to disappear. Then an unexpected gift arrives; inside it, Peg finds three cast-iron Canadian soldiers. In despair, she throws them against the floor. How can they help her? They are so small, and the girls’ shadow is so big. But, miraculously, the toys come to life as Indigenous snipers from World War I, just in time to wage an epic battle against the girls.
Long Powwow Nights, Iskewsis, Dear Mother / Mawio'mi Amasiwula'kwl, Iskewsis, Nkij, is a moving picture book co-written by David Bouchard and Pam Aleekuk. The bilingual 32-page book has text in English and Mi'kmaq and access to an audio recording of the book. Bouchard's rhythmic poems are inspired by the child's fond memories of powwows attended with his mother. Raised in a single parent family, the narrator shows his love for the powwow event, the dancers, the long car rides to the powwow, and the intricate regalia.
The Secret of Your Name / kiimooch ka shinikashooyen is the 2010 children's picture book by renowned Métis author David Bouchard. The French and Michif book draws in readers with the warmth and detailed colour art illustrations by Dennis J. Weber as well as the poetic verses written in English and Michif. The story of the author's identity is told in the spare text and the engaging images. He begins with acknowledging the early contact period of the French and First Nations.
How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation from Inhabit Media replaces their 2008 release, Qanuq Pinngurnirmata: Inuit Stories of How Things Came to Be. This 2015 release from Inhabit Media is a collection of nine traditional Inuit stories and legends retold in English by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley.
Name Your Mountain by Tim Tingle (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is part of the Pathfinders series. In Name Your Mountaing everything is looking great for Bobby Byington and his best friend Cherokee Johnny as their high school basketball team prepares for an important game. But just when things seem to be going really well, someone tries to take the life of Cherokee Johnny’s father. Bobby is determined to help his friend’s family but feels useless until he gets some ingenious ideas that can aid the police.