Strength and Struggle: Perspectives from First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples in Canada, 2nd paper ed.
Strength and Struggle: Perspectives from First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in Canada is the second edition of this book and includes a rich array of graphic novel panels, speech excerpts, song and rap lyrics, recipes, interview, short stories, poetry, photographs, graphic art, articles, essays, and other pieces. This 2019 anthology edited by education advisors Rachel Mishenene (Anishinaabe), and Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse (Sagamok First Nation), addresses the need for Indigenous Literature course content in secondary school and college. Reviewers include Denise Augustine (Chemainus First Nation), Nichola Batzel (Inuit) Jason Eaglespeaker (Blackfoot-Duwamish), Starleigh Grass (Tsilhqot'in Nation), Deanna McCallum (Ojibway), Chris Mcleod (Métis Nation of Ontario), Taren Orchard (Ojibway), Dr. Angelina Weenie (Plains Cree). Strength and Struggle includes two tables of contents arranged by Peoples Groups and four themes. Peoples Groups: East: First Perspectives includes a graphic novella by Jason Eaglespeaker called We're More Than Just Beads and Feathers, Footprints in the Snow, a poem by Nichola Batzel, A Raven Flies South a short story by Gord Bruyere, An Uncertain Journey on a Jagged Road is a personal account by Forrest Rain Shapwaykeesic and Lessons from the Re-Creation Story is an essay by Deborah McGregor. South: Sharing Our Gifts, contains a photo essay called Giant's Dream by Nikashant Antare, I Am My Grandmother, a graphic journal by Nadia McLaren, E5-770, My Mother's Name are song lyrics by Lucie Idlout, 3740166701 is a poem by John Adrian McDonald, The Amazing Sense of Shake is a short story by Cherie Dimaline, From Chef Kai's Kitchen is an autobiography and recipe by Kai Zyganuik, Spiders is a poem by Sharron Proulx-Turner and Waawaate Fobister: A Shining Star is a biography by Lisa Charleyboy. West: Taking a Stand includes a poem by Al Hunter called My Whole Life Going Home, The Animal People Choose a Leader, a short story by Richard Wagamese, Protect Our Land: A Youth Perspective by Darryl Sainnawap, Protect Our Land: A Chief's Perspective by Joyce Atcheson, Changes in the Indian Act is graphic art by Chris Boise, Untitled is a photography by Nadya Kwandibens, Mystery Girl is poetry by Louise B. Halfe - Sky Dancer, Culture By Design is an autobiography by Ronald Everett Green, Dibenimiisowin [To Own Ourselves] is a speech and personal essay by Niigonwedom James Sinclair, and Truth and Reconciliation, a speech by Justice Murray Sinclair. North: The People's Wisdom includes graphic art by Chris Bose in The Trial of Duncan C. Scott, We Found Somebody, a newspaper article by Maurice Switzer, The Biggest Moccasins in the World, a short story by Richard Van Camp, Story of a Dreamcatcher by Xavier Kataquapit, Innovations is artwork by Elliot Doxtater-Wynn, From Earth to Sky: Everything We Need Is Right Here, a painting by Christi Belcourt, We Said To Inuit: "Tell Us Your History" which is an interview with Justice James Igloliorte and Heroes, rap lyrics by Wab Kinew. The four themes are: personal identity; traditional teachings; reaching goals; and, social justice, political struggle, and history using authors' work. Strength and Struggle includes biographies and photographs of the 30 authors, reading activities, summaries of the authors’ intentions in writing their selections, visual elements, and a glossary of literary terms.