In A People and a Nation: New Directions in Contemporary Métis Studies, edited by Jennifer Adese, otipemisiwak/Métis and Chris Andersen, Métis, offer readers a set of lenses through which to consider the complexity of historical and contemporary Métis nationhood and peoplehood. Multidisciplinary chapters on identity, politics, literature, history, spirituality, religion, and kinship networks orient the conversation toward Métis experiences today.
This Is What I've Been Told is written and illustrated by Juliana Armstrong, a teacher of Anishnaabemowin language and culture. She was raised on Christian Island, and is a member of, and resides in Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. This Is What I've Been Told, is about how teachings, when they are passed down from one generation to the next, good things can happen. Language is learned, knowledge is shared and culture is practiced.
Why Is Sissy Grumpy? is written by Nadia Mike, an Inuit educator, and illustrated by Amanda Sandland. In, Why is Sissi Grumpy? Sissi and Tuka are good friends but lately Tuka has noticed some changes in Sissi. She isn't being very nice, and sometimes she hurts Tuka's feelings. How can Tuka find a way to let Sissi know how her behaviour is making him feel?
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota Sioux chef, cookbook author, and promoter of indigenous cuisine with Beth Dooley, is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders.
Onigamiising is a book of fifty short essays evoking the four seasons of the year, and of life, for the Ojibwe in northeastern Minnesota. Long before it was known as Duluth, the land at the western tip of Lake Superior was known to the Ojibwe as Onigamiising, “the place of the small portage.” In fifty short essays, Linda LeGarde Grover reflects on the spiritual beliefs and everyday practices that carry the Ojibwe through the year and connect them to this northern land of rugged splendor.
Haudenosaunee Culture through Art & Design: Book 1, is a colouring book of a beautifully curated collection of works by Mohawk artist Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant. Inside you'll find 13 pages of designs that include captions with insights into the culture of the Longhouse People, their gardening culture, ancestral stories, connection with the natural world and more.This colouring book also shares some basic knowledge of design development, pages highlighting who the Haudenosaunee people are and provides a perspective to the question "Do I have to be Haudenosaunee to practice Hauden
The Power of Style How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures is by Christian Allaire, Ojibwe, of Nipissing First Nation In, The Power of Style, style is not just the clothes on our backs - it is self-expression, representation, and transformation. As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he sought out for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that - because clothes are never just clothes.
Mi'kmaw Daily Drum: Mi'kmaw Culture For Every Day of the Week is written and illustrated by Mi'kwaw artist Alan Syliboy. Mi'kmaw Daily Drum is in the style of his Mi'kmaw Animals baby board book, which was shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Mi'kmaw Daily Drum showcases seven of Syliboy's popular Daily Drum artworks, each paired with a different day of the week. From Spirit Woman to Caribou to Round Dance, Mi'kmaw culture and teachings are made accessible to toddlers in this vibrant book form.
Little Wolf by Teoni Spathelfer, a hereditary member of the Heiltsuk Nation from coastal British Columbia, tells the story of Little Wolf’s move to the big city with her mom and sister and how she has difficulty adjusting to their new life. She misses living close to nature and seeing animals wherever she goes, and she misses fishing with her grandfather and seeing dolphins leaping beside their boat. Most of all, she misses feeling connected to her culture. At school, Little Wolf has trouble fitting in. Although her class has kids from many different cultures, no one is Heiltsuk, like her.