Journeyman is a first-person biography of Ojibwe right winger Jamie Leach, son of the legendary NHL superstar Reggie Leach. Written in close consultation with Jamie and his mother, by Anna Rosner, readers will learn about the struggles Jamie conquered. Follow the fascinating hockey trajectory from his childhood years watching his father play for the Philadelphia Flyers, to Jamie’s first goal in the NHL. Journeyman touches on Jamie’s summers on Lake Winnipeg, the World Junior Hockey Championships, his life in the minor leagues, and his eventual draft into the NHL as a Pittsburgh Penguin.
Recontre ta famille (Meet Your Family) is by David Bouchard who was named to the Order of Canada in 2009 for his contributions as an author of children's books. David is Métis/Ojibway of the Martin Clan, his Ojibway name is Zhiibaayaanakwad. Recontre ta famille is illustrated by Kristy Cameron who is of Métis descent. Recontre ta famille is a story about Mother Earth. We come from her, we go to her, without her we wouldn't be here, she gives all of us life and because of her we are all one family.
Meet Your Family is by David Bouchard who was named to the Order of Canada in 2009 for his contributions as an author of children's books. David is Métis/Ojibway of the Martin Clan, his Ojibway name is Zhiibaayaanakwad. Meet Your Family is illustrated by Kristy Cameron who is of Métis descent. Meet Your Family is a story about Mother Earth. We come from her, we go to her, without her we wouldn't be here, she gives all of us life and because of her we are all one family. In many segments of Indigenous life we speak of Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun, and Grandmother Moon.
This Is What I've Been Told is written and illustrated by Juliana Armstrong, a teacher of Anishnaabemowin language and culture. She was raised on Christian Island, and is a member of, and resides in Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. This Is What I've Been Told, is about how teachings, when they are passed down from one generation to the next, good things can happen. Language is learned, knowledge is shared and culture is practiced.
La Terre me parle : Un livre sur les saisons / This Is How I Know: A Book about the Seasons, is written by Brittany Luby, of Anishinaabe descent and raised on Treaty 3 Territory; and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, Ojibwe Woodland artist and member of Wasauksing First Nation. In, La Terre me parle, an Anishinaabe child and her grandmother take pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings. This lyrical, bilingual story-poem is written in Ojibwe and French.
In, At Geronimo's Grave, Armand Garnet Ruffo, who was born and raised in northern Ontario, draws upon his Ojibwe heritage to discuss the reality of Geronimo, the great Apache warrior's fate which is little remembered. In, At Geronimo's Grave, Armand Garnet Ruffo uses the Apache warrior's life as a metaphor for the lives of many of the abandoned Indigenous people on this continent. He uses straightforward language to examine the lives and experiences of people who struggle to make their way in a world that has no place for them, starting with Geronimo himself.
Bkejwanong Dbaajmowinan/Stories of Where the Waters Divide by Monty McGahey II who is of Anishinaabe and Oneida descent and raised in Chippewas of the Thames, where he currently works in language revitalization. Bkejwanong means “where the waters part,” but the waters of St. Clair River are not a point of separation. The same waters that sustain life on and around Bkejwanong—formerly known as Walpole Island, Ontario—flow down into Chippewas of the Thames, the community to which author Monty McGahey II belongs.
In this combined volume, A Perfect Likeness, two previously published novellas by Richard Wagamese, Him Standing and The Next Sure Thing, are brought together. Richard Wagamese, Ojibwe, was a Canadian author and journalist from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations in Northwestern Ontario. He published over fifteen books, some of them posthumously. The foreword is by Waubgeshig Rice an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. He has written three fiction titles, and his short stories and essays have been published in numerous anthologies.