Indigenous Poetics in Canada broadens the way in which Indigenous poetry is examined, studied, and discussed in Canada. Breaking from the parameters of traditional English literature studies, this volume embraces a wider sense of poetics, including Indigenous oralities, languages, and understandings of place. Featuring work by academics and poets, the book examines four elements of Indigenous poetics. First, it explores the poetics of memory: collective memory, the persistence of Indigenous poetic consciousness, and the relationships that enable the Indigenous storytelling process.
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids is the new 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.
Tribal Journey is one of the titles in 7th Generations' PathFinders Series. This series of novels are known as high/low books—written at a lower reading level but with high-interest, age-appropriate plots. Designed for reluctant readers, these books feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary and short sentences. The layout and print size also contribute in making the books easier to read.
Book of Play with Northwest Coast Native Art is a 20-page board book published by Native Northwest in 2012. This book offers early childhood students an opportunity to discover arithmetic concepts, ABCs, identifying colours while learning about Coast Salish, Haida, and Bella Bella art of the Northwest Coast. The book is made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating and is safe for young children. 10 artists have cooperated to create the board book's designs.
Native Women: Politics is a 24-minute DVD produced by First Nations Films. The documentary explores the complex role of British Columbia First Nations women as they pursue various aspects of self-government. The film profiles Gloria Morgan, Beth Wyss, Barb Charlie, Lavina White, Wendy Grant, Mary Williams, and Barb Cranmer. Each woman's background is described as well as her contribution to her First Nation's success.
Making Treaties DVD, produced by First Nations Films and broadcast on Global TV, is a 44-minute documentary that describes the historical background and current discussions surrounding the land rights and treaty issues in British Columbia. Filmmaker Richard Hersley takes the viewer on a journey of understanding surrounding the current issue of treaties and First Nations of B.C. The views of university professors (Paul Tennant), lawyers (John Burrows), local and provincial politicians, resource developers, and First Nations leaders are heard in honest dialogue.
Metis filmmaker Christine Welsh tells the story of the resourceful Coast Salish women of Vancouver Island who for decades have supported their families by creating the distinctive Cowichan sweaters. 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
Legends: The Story of Siwash Rock is an adaptation by filmmaker Annie Frazier Henry from a traditional legend about the appearance of the Siwash Rock, a well-known Vancouver landmark. Actor Dakota House portrays a young man, Andrew, whose girlfriend, Kelsey, becomes pregnant. Left without employment and the life-threatening illness of his girlfriend, Andrew prepares for his child's birth in a traditional manner by a cleansing. Taking the traditional cultural values to heart, Andrew cleanses his body and spirit in a traditional ceremony.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Legends: The Story of Siwash Rock is an adaptation by filmmaker Annie Frazier Henry from a traditional legend about the appearance of the Siwash Rock, a well-known Vancouver landmark. Actor Dakota House portrays a young man, Andrew, whose girlfriend, Kelsey, becomes pregnant. Left without employment and the life-threatening illness of his girlfriend, Andrew prepares for his child's birth in a traditional manner by a cleansing.