Pocket Plains Cree for Kids and Parents: A Phrasebook for Nearly All Occasions is written by Trevor Greyeyes, Maeengan Linklater and translated by Solomon Ratt, who teaches Plains Cree at the First Nations University in Regina, Saskatchewan. The introduction is by Patricia Ningewance. This phrasebook has 127 pages of phrases and common words and illustrations for parents and children to learn together. The cover art is by Patricia Ningewance and the other illustrations are by Don Ningewance.
Peter Mansbridge and former CBC producer Mark Bulgutch bring together inspiring Canadians from across the country, who in their own way, are making Canada a better place for all. Hear Gitxsan activist Cindy Blackstock describe her childhood in northern British Columbia where she straddled two communities—Indigenous and non-Indigenous—and her subsequent fight for equitable health care for all children as the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Meet Nadine Rena Caron - a Canadian surgeon.
Moving the Museum: Indigenous and Canadian Art at the AGO edited by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik documents the reopening of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art with a renewed focus on the AGO’s Indigenous art collection. The volume reflects the nation-to-nation treaty relationship that is the foundation of Canada, asking questions, discovering truths, and leading conversations that address the weight of history.
'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.
Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian-White Relations in Canada is the newly revised third edition by J. R. Miller. A professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan, Miller has made substantial additions to his comprehensive 1989 text. Miller views Indian-White relations within a four-stage framework. His original thesis remains unchanged but his revisions acknowledges the changes from Oka in 1990, the sovereignty issue, and the results of several recent court decisions such as Delgamuukw.
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.
Please Not Me! A Story of Pain, Healing, Family and Traditional Culture, is a story about tragedy, hope, and ultimately determination by Arlene Roberta Greyeyes, a proud Plains Cree woman raised on the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. It is a story about love of one’s family and the power of healing inherent in First Nations ceremonies. In 1999 Arlene Roberta Greyeyes received a devastating diagnosis: doctors discovered a Grade III-IV brain tumour on her left frontal lobe.
Come Home Indio by Jim Terry, whose mother was Native American from the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, and his father was an Irish American jazz musician. In this book a Native American cartoonist explores the isolation and anxiety of being lost between two worlds but ultimate becoming comfortable in his own skin.This powerful graphic novel shares the author’s journey of discovering his spiritual home as a Native American.
Starlight by Richard Wagamese (Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in northwestern Ontario) is the story of Frank Starlight who has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. Starlight takes in Emmy and her daughter to help them get back on their feet, and this accidental family eventually grows into a real one. But Emmy's abusive ex isn't content to just let her go.