Found by Joseph Bruchac, Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected Elder among his people, is about Nick, a teenage survival expert who is being pursued by Dead Eyes who threw him off the train for witnessing something he should never have seen. Crossing rocky, mountainous, grass and forested land, Nick uses all his survival skills. He builds a fire, catches fish, finds himself with unexpected company in a cave yet always remembers his Grampa Elie’s stories and guidance.
The Way Home is a memoir and autobiography by Kwakiutl photographer, woodcarver, hand engraver, painter, writer, printmaker, and jewellery maker, by David A. Neel. It is a story of returning to traditions and culture of his father’s and his people, the Kwakwaka’wakw of Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland. He had a sense of having a place of origin and reconnects with the people of his father’s work, Dave Neel, Snr and the rich symbolism of his art. He is also influenced by Ellen Neel, Mungo Martin, and Charlie James.
Autumn’s Dawn by Kim Sigafus, Ojibwa, is the sequel to Nowhere to Hide also in the Pathfinders series. In Autumn’s Dawn, summer has arrived and Autumn visits her aunt Jessie in Minneapolis. She meets Jessie’s boyfriend and in reflecting on Jessie and Ryan’s relationship, she’s reminded of her parents’, Melissa and Tom’s, divorce and how she and her brother Sam want them to be a family again. Autumn has to spend two weeks at a summer school to pass into the next grade and she is paired with Sydney, who has bullied her previously.
Fluffs and Feathers: An Exhibit on the Symbols of Indianness - A Resource Guide offers an important introduction to the way First Nations and Native Americans are portrayed in popular culture. Written by Mohawk scholar Deborah Doxtator, Fluffs and Feathers details the ways in which Indigenous People have been categorized, displayed, portrayed, and exploited by Western culture and advertising. Fluffs and Feathers offers a sample of the range of images used to portray “Indians” in historical and contemporary North American society.
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, human rights activist in international Indigenous movements for more than four decades, is an adapted version of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States but now for teen and young adult readers. This book is adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Nambé Pueblo) who authors the American Indians in Children’s Literature website.
Colouring It Forward, Onagottay Heart and Wisdom Colouring Book is the fourth book in the Colouring It Forward series. The artwork and the teachings are by Ojibway (Anishinaabe) artist and elder Onagottay. Enjoy colouring bears, fish, geese and other animals as you learn about the Ojibway culture and spirituality. This is the first book in the series whose stories are also entirely translated into Indigenous language - in this case Ojibway. The video link to this book is available at: https://youtu.be/L2Dto63Najg
Dans ce livre à colorier d'art autochtone, Diana Frost vous invite à découvrir les oeuvres talentueuses des artistes dénés Christiana Latham et Michael Fatt, ainsi que la sagesse des ainés dénés tels que le regretté George Blondin. Amusez-vous à colorier des images de caribous, d'hiboux et d'aurores boréales.
Colouring it Forward - Discover Northern Dene Nation Art & Wisdom by Diana Frost, on Northern Dene ancestral knowledge shared by the late Dene elder George Blondin and the Chipewyan Dene artwork by Michael Fatt and beautiful Gwich'in Dene art by Christiana Latham. The video link of this book is available at: https://youtu.be/DSMlQjVxeLk