Niqiliurniq: A Cookbook from Igloolik is compiled by Micah Arreak, Annie Desilets, Lucy Kappianaq, Glenda Kripanik, and Kanadaise Uyarasuk, who live in Igloolik, Nunavut. Niqiliurniq is a collection of recipes bringing together healthy traditional foods like seal, Arctic char, and caribou with store bought produce to create delicious meals that are an alternative to pre-packaged foods. Food safety, storage and information on how to build a healthy, nutritious diet is included in this book and will appeal to all levels of cooks. The tasty recipes are from the land and sea.
How I Survived Four Nights on the Ice by Serapio Ittusardjuat and illustrated by Matthew Hoddy, is the harrowing first-person account of Serapio Ittusardjuat's four nights spent on the open sea ice. He had few supplies and no water. This story shows courage, strength and patience as he recounts the traditional knowledge and skills that kept him alive after his snowmobile broke down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp.
Reawakening Our Ancestor's Lines: Revitalizing Inuit Traditional Tattooing is gathered and compiled by Angela Hovak Johnston. This work is an eight year project, which began as Angela Hovak Johnston's personal journey to permanently ink herself with the ancient symbols that were worn by her Inuit ancestors. In tattooing knowledge and skills are passed on continue the tradition. The stories shared in this book are personal journeys of modern Inuit women who inherited the right to be tattooed for strength, beauty, and existence, and to reclaim their history.
Our Hearts Are As One Fire by Jerry Fontaine is a vision shared. A manifesto. This remarkable work draws on Ojibway-, Ota’wa-, and Ishkodawatomi-Anishinabe world views, history, and lived experience to develop a wholly Ojibway-Anishinabe interpretation of the role of traditional leadership and governance today. Taking as his starting point the idea that Anishinabeg need to reconnect with non-colonized modes of thinking, social organization, and decision making in order to achieve genuine sovereignty, Jerry Fontaine (makwa ogimaa) looks to historically significant models.
Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley, enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa, is published by North Dakota State University Press. This story is set in Minnesota and the Turtle Mountain Chippewa reservation in North Dakota. Apple Starkington’s mother, a member of Turtle Mountain Chippewa, died after giving birth to her. Growing up with her father and stepmother, and living in upper middle-class suburbia, Apple feels like she doesn’t fit in. She has experienced racism at school when she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Native American descent.
My Bravo is written by Jordan Kyak and illustrated by Steve James. This is the story of Jordan who loves driving his Bravo! It might be small, but it is tough. Jordan uses his Bravo for hunting, helping his family, and more. Find out what makes Jordan’s Bravo so special. This is a leveled reading book with PM Benchmark 21 or F&P guided reading L. Jordan Kyak was born and raised in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. He attended Nunavut Arctic College.
A Summer Day in the Community is written by Masiana Kelly who is Inuit and Dene from Kugluktuk, and Fort Simpson, NWT, and illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko. It’s a beautiful summer day in Kugluktuk, Nunavut. How will Angut spend his day? Join Angut as he bikes through his community, plays with his friend Papak, and spends time with his family. Tiffany Kelly is Inuit and Dene from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, and Fort Simpson, NWT. Masiana is her Inuinnaqtun name. This is a bilingual book written in Inuktitut and English.
The Great Fishing Derby is written by Alex Ittimangnaq whose hometown is the Nattilik hamlet of Kugaaruk, Nunavut, and illustrated by Eric Kim and Amanda Sandland. In The Great Fishing Derby, Kanayuq who lives in Kugaaruk, Nunavut is excited for the fishing derby! Kanayuq hopes he can catch a big enough fish to win the grand prize—a new bicycle! Before he can compete in the derby, he must help his family. Will Kanayuq be able to finish all his work and win the competition? This book is bilingual and is written in Inuktitut and English.
On the Side of the Angels by Jose Amaujaq Kusugak and illustrated by Hwei Lim, is the memoir of Jose Amaujaq Kusugak's life. An excerpt is: "Then one day a ‘flyable’ took me away from our world through the sky to a dark and desolate place" and from his Arctic childhood, growing up playing games, enjoying food caught by hunters, and watching his mother preparing skins. He was one of the first generation of Inuit children who were taken from their homes and communities and sent to live in residential schools.