Wawahte: Indian Residential Schools recounts the life experiences of three Indian residential school survivors, as told to Kingston author Robert Wells, a retired Ontario Conservation Officer. Robert Wells made a promise to an Elder in his childhood that one day he would tell the stories of his three friends Esther Faries, Bunny Galvin and Stanley Stephens and after 14 months of research and interviews this self-published book was released in 2012. The unedited personal accounts reflect the author's commitment to his promise.
Dream Catchers: Legend, Lore, and Artifacts offers a unique perspective on the dream catcher, an item sold in airport souvenir stands, powwows, and novelty stores. Anthropologist Cath Oberholtzer traces the origins of this object that is most often found in Ojibwe culture and produces a 144-page coffee table book that explores in depth the meaning of this artifact. Originally made to ease the nightmares of a child, the dream catcher is traced to its cultural roots among the Algonquian Nations.
The Invisible Nation: The Story of the Algonquin DVD from the National Film Board examines the history of the Algonquin of Quebec from their early history to the present day challenges and conflicts. Tracing the loss of land and community the filmmakers provide some insight into the history of the people in Quebec who are often overlooked in history books. Today with a population of 9,000 the Algonquin retain 10 communities including Kitigan Zibi, Pikogan, Timiskaming, Winneway, Lac-Simon, Algonquins of Barriere Lake, Kitcisakik Anicinape, Kebaowek, and Hunter's Point.
William Commanda, whose Algonquin name is Ojigkwanong, was born on the Maniwaki reserve in Quebec in 1913. During an illness in 1961, Commanda received a vision. This vision pictured a circle of nations and his has been dedicated to reconciling differences worldwide. His message of healing and peace is documented in this film. French with English subtitles. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada. For USA orders contact [email protected] or phone: 1-800-542-2164
William Commanda, whose Algonquin name is Ojigkwanong, was born on the Maniwaki reserve in Quebec in 1913. During an illness in 1961, Commanda received a vision. This vision pictured a circle of nations and his has been dedicated to reconciling differences worldwide. His message of healing and peace is documented in this film. French with English subtitles. Not always stocked; extra delivery time may be necessary.
Of Trees and Their Wisdom: Poetry and Short Stories is a collection of short stories, and poems by Kitigan Zibi Algonquin writer Albert Dumont. The book is organized into themes that focus on trees such as The Maple, The Birch, The Pine, and The Forest. Each is intended to provide encouragement to anyone on their healing journey and to introduce the power of the land especially the forests. Topics include maple sugar, the birchbark house, the wigwam, the cedars and the woodpecker, the bush road, the midwife, the weeping willow, and the trees of autumn.
Subarctic Peoples is one of the information books in the Heinemann Library series, First Nations of North America. Books in the series offer information to grade four to six students about the cultural history of the major cultural regions of North America. This title discusses the Subarctic culture region of northern Canada and Alaska that includes the Algonquin, the Cree, the Innu, the Ojibwe, and Athabaskan people of Alaska.
Aninâtigo-anîbîshan Kichi-makwang, The Maple Leaves of Kichi Makwa, Les feuilles d'erable de Kichi Makwa is a trilingual, children picture book by Kitigan Zibi Algonquin poet and storyteller Albert Dumont. This 25-page illustrated book features the story about the Maple Leaves and why they turn colour every autumn in Algonquin, English, and French. This story explains how the maple leaves turn into bright reds, oranges, and yellows every fall. The story begins with the green maple leaves complaining how boring their leaves appear.
Our Knowledge Canoe is an illustrated, self-published book by Algonquin/Métis master craftsman Marcel Labelle. Taking traditional knowledge from his ancestors Marcel Labelle explains the importance of a birch bark canoe and the knowledge and expertise required for its construction. Step-by-step colour photographs assist the reader in understanding the raw materials of cedar and birch and how to select the most appropriate resources.