Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art is an exhibition catalogue accompanying the Glenbow Museum's art exhibition that opened in February 2008. The catalogue celebrates the range and complexity of First Nations art of the past and present by combining museum artifacts with contemporary art pieces. The museum's collection showcases pieces that were collected from the First Nations of the northern Plains and Subarctic culture regions. These include children's moccasins, coats, a girl's jingle dress, a woman's saddle, men's shirts, pipe bags, and a pictograph robe.
Bone Dance, a novel by children's author Martha Brooks, is now in its fourth printing. The story is set in Manitoba and tells the interwoven story of two teens struggling with identity, self-esteem, and most of all loss. Written in third person, past tense the story line follows the parallel lives of two eighteen-year-olds. Alexander and Lonny have both lost a parent and are haunted by waking dreams. Lonny had disturbed a burial mound when he was twelve and that act, he believes, precipitated the death of his mother.
Loon: Memory, Meaning, and Reality in a Northern Dene Community by author Henry Sharp explains how the Chipewyan create and order the shared reality of their culture. In August 1975 at Foxholm Lake on the reserve of the Chipewyan, a Northern Dene people, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the anthropologist Henry S. Sharp and two members of the Mission Band encountered a loon. Loons are prized for their meat and skin, so the two Chipewyan triedÃ¹thirty timesÃ¹to kill it.
The Legend of the Caribou Boy, Ekw? Dozhýý Wegondi is a traditional Dene legend told by George Blondin, respected Elder and storyteller, and adapted by his late son John Blondin (1960-1996). This new Theytus publication is a bilingual picture book with the story printed in English and the Weledeh Dialect of the Dogrib/Tlicho (Na-Dene) language. This simply-told story for young children explains how long ago a young boy who was having difficult dreams was destined to provide a gift for his family and community.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Old Man with the Otter Medicine (Eneeko Nambe Il'oo K'eezho) is a traditional Dene legend told by George Blondin, respected Elder and storyteller, and adapted by his late son John Blondin (1960-1996). This new Theytus publication is a bilingual picture book with the story printed in English and the Weledeh Dialect of the Dogrib (Na-Dene) language. This simply-told story for young children explains how a village of Dene people long ago were used to catching many fish from the nearby lake.
Hunters at the Margin: Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories examines the history behind the wildlife conservation movement undertaken in Canada between 1890 and 1970. Contrary to popular belief the Canadian government moved on the issue to protect the bison, caribou and muskoxen because they sought to exert authority over the hunting territories of the Dene and Inuit.
Description will be updated soon. Part theory and part storytelling narrative, the author examines the methods employed by the Dene of Fort Simpson and Fort Good Hope in the Northwest Territories and the Inuit community of Pangnirtung (Panniqtuuq) in Nunavut, to overcome the challenges of colonizing governmental structures and achieve their preferred form of self-government.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Smelly Socks by children's author Robert Munsch is a wonderful story that takes its inspiration from a Dene girl named Tina who lived in Hay River, Northwest Territories. On one of Munsch's storytelling events in Canada's North during the 1980s he met a young girl named Tina Fabian. Since the audience for this reading was small, Munsch created individualized stories for each child present. On that day Tina was wearing multicoloured socks and so Robert Munsch made up a story about these socks on the spot.
Drum Songs: Glimpses of Dene History reconstructs important moments in Dene history, offering an understanding of their past, the impact of the fur trade, their interaction with Christian missionaries, and evolving relations with the Canadian federal government. The Dene nation consists of twelve thousand people speaking five distinct languages spread over 1.8 million square kilometres in the Canadian subarctic.