UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Ten First Nations, Inuit and Metis writers explore Canadian history from the Aboriginal perspective in this collection. Each examines a specific event in First Nations and Canadian history to provide unique perspectives on events that are often overlooked in standard Canadian history books. Highly readable essays by Lee Maracle, Brian Maracle, Thomas King, Tantoo Cardinal, Basil Johnston, Tomson Highway, Drew Hayden Taylor, Rachel Qitsualik, Jovette Marchessault, and Maria Campbell.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Two CBC investigative journalists wrote this true crime book about the untimely death of 17-year-old Neal Stonechild in November 1990. Saskatoon police were known for their racist treatment of First Nations living within the city. When the youth's frozen body was found three days after he disappeared, the authorities termed the death a misadventure.
For Joshua: An Ojibway Father Teaches His Son is the third book by novelist and newspaper journalist Richard Wagamese. This poignant memoir was written especially for the author's estranged son, Joshua. Dealing with a personal history of foster homes, adoption, and alcoholism, the author writes a moving account of these events and his personal search for healing and belonging. The author doesn't dwell on the problems of his life but weaves anecdotes of this early life into a four-day vision quest guided by an Ojibwe elder.
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing. The author, Lori Arviso Alvord, the first Navajo woman surgeon, tells the story of how she was able to cut across cultural, class, and educational borders to become a part of the medical world; and discusses how she came to understand the power of Navajo thinking about health and illness to impact some of modern medicine's most daunting problems. .
Rising Voices: Writing of Young Native Americans is a collection of poems and short essays written by 63 Native American students from grade 3 to senior high school. The collected works were selected from previously published anthologies, student publications, and newsletters. The editors have organized the pieces into several themes including Identity, Family, Homelands, Ritual and Ceremony, Education, and Harsh Realities. Each selection is clearly identified with the student's name, their tribal affiliation, and grade level.
Blood Red Ochre is a fantasy novel set in Newfoundland in the historical past and the present. Author Kevin Major creates two parallel storylines in alternating chapters. David is a fifteen-year-old high school student who has just learned that his father is not really his biological father. In the next chapter readers meet fifteen-year-old Dauoodaset, an early 19th century Beothuk youth. The love interests are a contemporary but mysterious classmate named Nancy, and the teenage Shanawdithit. David and Nancy make a key discovery while doing research on the Beothuk on Red Ochre Island.