The Redemption of Oscar Wolf: A Novel is the most recent adult novel by James Bartleman. Writing the story based loosely on his family and community's early years, Bartleman creates the main character Oscar Wolf, an Ojibwe youth of 13 living in the Rama First Nation area. Set during the 1930s, the narrative tells the story of this First Nation boy who sets fire to the local town's business. It is his rage against white society that compels this outrageous action and the result is devastating to the small town and to Oscar.
The Cast Stone: A Novel of Uprising by Cree author Harold Johnson is fictional account of a US invasion of Canada that forces First Nations to decide where their loyalties lie with respect to a history of Treaties and racial conflict. Main character Ben Rob is a retired political science professor recently retired who has returned home to the rez. As a dystopian novel the idea of colonialism is brought home to people of this northern reserve as the resistance movement gathers together farmers, Mennonites, and First Nations.
The Round House is Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich’s 14th novel. Set in 1988 on an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, it is an exquisitely told story of a 13-year-old boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family. Louise Erdrich received the 2012 National Book Award for The Round House.
The Red Power Murders: A DreadfulWater Mystery is a set of audio CDs and is the audio book of the book by the same title. It is the second mystery novel written by Thomas King under the pen name, Hartley GoodWeather. After contributing several Native literary anthologies as well as novels and children's books, King has taken the plunge by writing a murder mystery set on an American reservation somewhere in the Northwest. Thumps DreadfulWater, former California cop with Cherokee ancestry, is on his next case when a retired FBI agent turns up dead in Chinook's local motel.
Magpies is an audio-only CD produced by the CBC as a radio drama. Adapted from Thomas King's short story, Magpies, that appeared in his short story collection, One Good Story, That One, this dramatization stars Cliff Solomon, Ben Cardinal, Marie Clements and Marie Preissl. This production is a dramatization with a full cast, sound effects, and orchestration. Set on an unnamed Plains First Nation, the storyteller explains what happened to Granny when she injures her leg. The leg changes colour and she becomes concerned that she is dying.
Of Trees and Their Wisdom: Poetry and Short Stories is a collection of short stories, and poems by Kitigan Zibi Algonquin writer Albert Dumont. The book is organized into themes that focus on trees such as The Maple, The Birch, The Pine, and The Forest. Each is intended to provide encouragement to anyone on their healing journey and to introduce the power of the land especially the forests. Topics include maple sugar, the birchbark house, the wigwam, the cedars and the woodpecker, the bush road, the midwife, the weeping willow, and the trees of autumn.
First Wives Club: Coast Salish Style contains ten short stories by Sto:lo poet, playwright, and author Lee Maracle. This collection includes the title story, in which Maracle explores views on sexuality, relationships, love, family, loss and healing in Salish and First Nations cultures. The last story, Canoe, is a moving story about a son who has recently lost his mother, and a step-father still grieving his wife.
Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction is the first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction featuring First Nations and Native American authors. Grace Dillon collects some of the finest examples of the craft with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors.
Tracks: A Novel by Ojibwe writer Louise Erdrich is set in 1900s North Dakota. Told in the alternating voices of a wise Ojibwe leader, and a young, embittered mixed-blood woman, the novel chronicles the drama of daily lives overshadowed by the clash of cultures and worldviews. Readers Guide: http://www.harpercollins.ca/author/authorExtra.aspx?authorID=2905&isbn13....