NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM GOODMINDS Native Men of Courage is the most recent title in Native Trailblazer Series. This volume offers elementary readers 10 biographical sketches about Aboriginal men who have contributed significantly to the betterment of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities. Each person selected by Mohawk author Vincent Schilling offers readers an insight to men of distinction living and working in Canada and the United States.
The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast is a recent historical study by Abenaki History professor Lisa Brooks in the University of Minnesota Press series, Indigenous Americas. The book offers a unique view of the early writings of Samson Occom, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, and William Apess. Instead of using the standard literary and historical view of these men as persons struggling to walk in two worlds, this examination view the works of these leaders as ways they used to extend their arguments for reclaiming Indigenous lands and rights.
Good for Nothing is the English translation of the French young adult novel compilation, Journal d'un bon a rien, Le coeur sur la braise, and Hiver indien, by Quebec writer Michel Noel. First published in the French language edition in 1999 as three novels this English compilation was released in 2001. The English translation by Shelley Tanaka. The story revolves around the main character, an Algonquin/Metis fifteen-year-old youth from a reserve in Quebec. Raised by a foster mother in the local town, Nipishish has just been kicked out of residential school and returns home to the reserve.
Dishonour of the Crown: The Ontario Resource Regime in the Valley of the Kiji Sibi is a slim volume by a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation about the impact of uranium resource development on the traditional lands of the Nation. Paula Sherman, Indigenous Studies Professor at Trent University, writes a concise history of the roles of the government and the exploration company (Frontenac Ventures) as these partners proceeded to explore the possibility of developing a uranium mine.
I Want to be in the Show, written by two Métis/Algonquin women, is a story that celebrates the determination of a young Algonquin boy as he struggles to play his favourite winter sport despite his disability. Tristan is born with a birth defect but his parents love the boy and believe in their child's abilities. As he grows Tristan becomes a hockey fan and more importantly he dreams of being a hockey player with the NHL. The doctors told Tristan's parents that the boy's foot could be straightened but he required surgery at a Montreal hospital.
Aboriginal Ontario: Historical Perspectives on the First Nations is a collection of 17 archaeological and historical essays about the history of First Nations in Ontario from precontact to the 1980s. The 14 authors offer accounts about the Algonquian and Iroquoian First Nations whose traditional territories covered the whole of the province. The first part of the book looks at the climate and landforms of the region as well as the material culture of the First Nations from the perspective of the archaeologist.
The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 by historian Richard White is part of Cambridge University Press series, Studies in North American Indian History. This book seeks to step outside the simple stories of Indian/white relations|stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence. It is, instead, about a search for accommodation and common meaning.
Broad Winged Hawk: A Book of Poetry and Short Stories is a collection of short stories, editorials, and poems by Kitigan Zibi Algonquin writer Albert Dumont. The book is organized into themes that focus on personal healing issues as well as the seasons, residential schools, honouring veterans, challenging racism, respect, women, and love. Of particular note is a short drama called The Canoe where a mean-spirited teacher challenges the First Nation boy's identity and attempts to humiliate him in a classroom of non-Native students.
Native American Music in Eastern North America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture covers Inuit, Algonquian, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, and Innu music. The volume includes powwow music, Haudenosaunee social dance songs, contemporary and popular music, and Inuit throat singing. This 186-page book includes a 70-minute CD with 17 selections.