Earth Elder Stories: The Pinayzitt Path is an authorized student support resource for Alberta Education grade 10, 11, and 12 courses. Alexander Wolfe is a Saulteaux and Ojibwe storyteller and the keeper of his family's oral history. The easy reading, brief stories provide students with an account of Ojibwe and Saulteaux oral traditions as they relate to history and ceremonies. Included in this collection are stories about the origin of dances such as grass dance, and how the ceremonial dances were banned by the government and churches.
Robert Houle's visual arts practice applies formalist demands to activist initiatives to review the history of the interactions of the North American Indian and the colonizers. The eight large vertical canvases that make up Palisade represent the eight forts captured by Pontiac's Confederacy in 1763. Through the addition of digital graphic collages and historical documentation, Houle powerfully relates the colonial army's retaliation to these defeats: the systematic introduction of plagues, especially smallpox. Dyck's essay provides an interpretation of the work and its historical context.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. I Walk in Two Worlds is the autobiography of Eleanor Brass, a Cree/Saulteaux woman born on the Peepeekisis Reserve in Saskatchewan in 1905. Brass describes her early childhood memories growing up on a farm and attending Indian boarding school. She documents her residential school experiences including physical and emotional abuses. At nineteen she married Hector Brass from the File Hills Colony. They moved to Regina where she held several jobs and helped to found the Regina Friendship Centre.