L'sitkuk: The Story of the Bear River Mi'kmaw Community is a chronological history of a Mi'kmaw community in southwestern Nova Scotia written by a freelance journalist. L'sitkuk was an important meeting place for the Mi'kmaw and the Wabanaki Confederacy in the past and continues to be a significant Mi'kmaw community. The author has conducted archival research and collected oral history of the Mi'kmaw people. She has organized this material into five chapters.
We Were Not The Savages: A Mi'kmaq Perspective on the Collision between European and Native American Civilizations is third edition of the book by Mi'kmaq historian, Daniel Paul. Daniel Paul was born on the Indian Brook Reserve in Nova Scotia. He worked for the Department of Indian Affairs as a District Superintendent of Lands, and also served with the Confederacy of Mainland Micmacs. His interest in the history of his people and their confrontations with Europeans has led to this stinging narrative.
Elusive Justice: Beyond the Marshall Inquiry is a collection of five essays written by legal scholars, a sociologist, and Mi'kmaq Grand Chief. Their work discusses the impact of the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution (1987-1990). The tragic miscarriage of justice in Nova Scotia resulted in the wrongful conviction and the eleven-year imprisonment of Donald Marshall. The subsequent acquittal of Marshall by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court led to the Inquiry.
Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia is the personal memoir of Isabelle Knockwood. As a child of five, she was sent to a Catholic residential school in 1936. Her memories of this education system have haunted her throughout her life and as a mature adult she enrolled in a university program where the basis of this book began. In addition to her first-person account, the author interviewed 27 former Mi'kmaw students and conducted archival research.
Print On Demand. Please allow for additional shipping time. The Mikmaw Concordat is an important study of Mikmaw history by legal scholar James Sakej Youngblood Henderson. In this volume, the author examines the wampum agreement known as the Mikmaw Concordat of 1610 between the Vatican and the Mi'kmaq Nation. This agreement acknowledged the right of the Mi'kmaq Nation to govern its people and territories according to its laws and customs. It also stated that the Mi'kmaq Nation gave the Catholic Church access to its traditional territories for the purpose building churches.
How Summer Came to Canada, published in 1969, represents an early picture book that retells a traditional account of the origin of summer. In this account illustrator Elizabeth Cleaver and author William Toye retell a Mi'kmaq traditional story. Glooskap finds his people dying from cold and hunger. After he discovers the reason for the prolonged winter, Glooskap sets out on a journey south where he finds Summer. Glooskap leads Summer home and when she arrives in the lands of the Mi'kmaq, Winter melts away.
Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounter - British and Mi'kmaq in Acadia, 1700-1867 is a slim volume by Jennifer Reid, a professor of religion at the University of Maine. Reid maintains that the history of Micmac-white relations in the Maritimes is a history of alienation. This alienation can best be understood through the perspective of religion. She draws heavily on literature produced by the colonizers - colonial legislative records, anthropological studies of the Mi'kmaq, 18th and 19th century promotional literature and sportsmen's accounts.
Stones and Switches is the first novel by the late Mi'kmaq writer Lorne Simon. The story is set in Atlantic Canada during the Depression with a young Mikmaq man named Megwadesk as the central character. The young man must face an internal struggle as he is caught between the values of Christian beliefs and Mi'kmaq traditional culture. With the story set during the terrible years of the Depression, the characters struggle against poverty, racism, epidemics, and the forces of good and evil. Includes glossary and pronunciation guide for Mi'kmaq words.