Fire Song is a young adult novel by first-time prose writer Adam Garnet Jones. Following the release of his independent film of the same name, Jones was approached by Annick Press because they believed this story would make a fine novel. Cree/Metis/Danish filmmaker found the task challenging and the result is potentially an award-winning book that will appeal to teens.
Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants: An Inuit Elder's Perspective is the 2018 revised edition of Walking with Aalasi: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants bilingual (Inuktitut and English) resource about the traditional plant knowledge of Inuk herbalist Aalasi Joamie. Growing up in Pangnirtung, Aalasi learned about Arctic plants from her mother. She continued learning about plants and their uses when she relocated to Niaqunngut. From her father she understood how to use plants as indicators much like a compass.
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids is the 2018 paper edition release from award-winning author Deborah Ellis. Much more than interviews with 45 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American youth between the ages of 9 to 18, Looks Like Daylight offers readers a first-hand account of their cultural beliefs, values, and aspirations for the future. Despite issues of poverty, the legacy of residential and boarding school, and drug and alcohol abuse, these voices combine to create a compelling collection of Indigenous youth voices.
Pacific Northwest Coast Native Art in Marquetry is an introduction to the art form of marquetry or painting with wood veneers using Pacific Northwest classic design forms. This step-by-step guide by Paul R. Dean provides instructions for reproducing a Nuuchahnulth blue hummingbird design using cutting exercises. Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of wood veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures.
Chief Lightning Bolt is a fascinating historical fiction novel of the Mi'kmaq written by renowned Mikmaw historian and activist Daniel N. Paul. Best known for his account of the Mi'kmaq, We Were Not the Savages, this novel gives readers an account of the people and their worldview during the fifteenth century just prior to the onslaught of European military and settlers to their homeland.
Rez Rebel is the 2017 young adult novel by author Melanie Florence. In this book she writes with clarity and honesty about teen suicides in First Nations communities. Set in a fictionalized Cree reserve, main character Floyd Twofeathers, finds that his home community is undergoing devastating change and loss as young adults have attempted and succeeded suicide. His parents have their own approach that threatens to send his father into a depression.
Sonny Assu: A Selective History is a 192-page art catalogue about the work of Kwakwaka'wakw artist Sonny Assu. His 120 colour prints are featured and include large-scale installation, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting. His works explore themes of Indigenous rights, consumerism, branding, humour, and the ways in which history informs contemporary ideas and identities. Essays and commentary by Richard Van Camp, Marianne Nicolson, Candice Hopkins, and Ellyn Walker add important awareness about this important artist for art scholars and general readers.
Pride & Rezjudice: An Adaptation is a lighthearted retelling of a classic love story from an Indigenous perspective. Elizabeth Benedict lives with her parents and sisters on Smoke River First Nation. Intelligent, creative and passionate about language learning, Elizabeth dreams of leaving her community to pursue a career in the arts. When she’s accepted into the fine arts program of a renowned university, the pieces of her future appear to fall neatly into place. But Elizabeth’s plans are thrown up in the air when Charles Bingley and the handsome and infuriating Mr.
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality written by Bob Joseph founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation. This 178-page book is an essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of First Nations, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women is compiled and edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy for Annick Press in a similar format of their preceding volume Dreaming in Indian. The work of 58 Indigenous women from the USA and Canada contribute to this collection of art, photography, poetry, memoir, blog segments, essays, opinion pieces, interviews, and news articles have been organized into four sections: The Ties that Bind Us; It Could Have Been Me; I Am Not Your Princess; and Pathfinders.