2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices is a visually stunning, and thought-provoking anthology featuring the work 64 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists. 46 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American established and first-time authors, musicians, poets, filmmakers, photographers and creative thinkers all considering identity, authentic voice, and honesty. This collection, published by Annick Press, marks a turning point in Aboriginal young-adult creative non-fiction.
Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876 is the essential reference book about the interaction between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples with settler society told in primary documents. History professor Keith D. Smith , Chair of the Department of First Nations Studies at Vancouver Island University, selected a diverse selection of documents including letters, testimonies, speeches, transcripts, newspaper articles, and government records to highlight Indigenous primary sources from 1876 to 2007.
Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School by journalist Chris Benjamin tackles the controversial and tragic history of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, its predecessors, and its lasting effects, giving voice to multiple perspectives. Benjamin integrates research, interviews, and testimonies to guide readers through the varied experiences of students, principals, and teachers over the school's nearly forty years of operation (1930-1967) and beyond.
Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork is the compelling book based on an art exhibition explaining how First Nations and Métis floral beadwork became both a major means of artistic expression and a symbol of cultural resilience. It is also an important example of how two differing civilizations - Indigenous and European - established a common ground of economic and creative exchange. This companion publication to the exhibition celebrates the beauty and power of Native North American floral art.
Mi'kmaq: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Mi'kmaq Nation of eastern Canada. The book provides 1 to 2-page spreads about Mi'kmaq homes, communities, clothing, food, tools, spirituality, ceremonies, language, storytelling, art, and petroglyphs. A recipe for Mi'kmaq Bread is included.
Who is an Indian? is possibly the oldest question facing Indigenous peoples across the Americas, and one with significant implications for decisions relating to resource distribution, conflicts over who gets to live where and for how long, and clashing principles of governance and law. For centuries, the dominant views on this issue have been strongly shaped by ideas of both race and place. But just as important, who is permitted to ask, and answer this question?
Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit by Dr. Marie Battiste, Mi'kmaw educator and scholar presents a new model for Indigenous education. Drawing on treaties, international law, the work of other Indigenous scholars, and especially personal experiences, Marie Battiste documents the nature of Eurocentric models of education, and their devastating impacts on Indigenous knowledge.
Glooscap, the Beavers and the Sugarloaf Mountain; Glooscap, les castors et le Mont Sugarloaf Klu'skap, kopitk aqq Sugarloaf Mountain is the trilingual traditional story in the Wabanaki Series from Bouton D'or Acadie publishers. This story is told in Mi'kmaq by Serena Sock, translated into English by Allison Mitcham; and retold in French by Rejean Roy. After creating the Mi’kmaq, the great Glooscap was certain that he had established harmony on earth.
Aboriginal Biographies: Artists is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis artists. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Christi Belcourt, Allen Sapp, Bill Reid, Norval Morrisseau, Alan Syliboy, and David Rueben Piqtoukun. This 32-page resource offers elementary students with an introduction to artists who have received Canadian and worldwide acclaim in their media. Bill Reid is the well-known sculptor, goldsmith, and painter.
Les Micmacs: L'Art et La Culture des Autochtones du Canada is the French Language edition of Mi'kmaq: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture. This is one of the titles in L'Art et La Culture des Autochtones du Canada series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Mi'kmaq Nation of eastern Canada.