Beaver, Bison, Horse: The Traditional Knowledge and Ecology of the Northern Great Plains by R. Grace Morgan includes a foreword by James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains and an afterword by Cristina Eisenberg, who is Indigenous and the author of The Carnivore Way and The Wolf’s Tooth. Beaver, Bison, Horse is an interdisciplinary account of the ecological relationships the Indigenous nations of the Plains had to the beaver, bison, horse, and their habitat prior to contact.
The Shoe Boy, A Trapline Memoir is written by Duncan McCue, an award-winning CBC journalist and the host of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup. Duncan McCue is Anishinaabe, from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in Ontario. At the age of seventeen, an Anishinabe boy who was raised in the south joined a James Bay Cree family in a one-room hunting cabin in the isolated wilderness of northern Quebec.
Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer is a colourfully illustrated story by Suzie Napayok-Short and illustrated by Tamara Campeau. Suzie Napayok-Short was born in Frobisher Bay and grew up in Apex, Nunavut, and the DEW line sites on Baffin Island. She attended residential school before moving to Coral Harbour, Nunavut, and later to Iqaluit, Nunavut. In Kits, Cubs, and Calves, Akuluk is visiting her family in Nunavut and can’t wait to get out on her uncle’s boat for a ride into the powerful Arctic Ocean.
Cry Wolf: Inquest Into the True Nature of a Predator by Harold R. Johnson is a search for the truth. It is part story and part forensic analysis. Cry Wolf examines wolf attacks and how we fail to take wolves seriously at our own peril. This book is also a relationship to the land and with wolves in particular yet Cry Wolf also draws on Indigenous traditional knowledge and wisdom regarding ecology to better understand predators. The introduction outlines the current perspective of predators.
Elapultiek / We Are Looking Towards by Shalan Joudry, from the traditional district of Kespukwitk and of both Mi’kmaw and European ancestry, is a play first produced by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre and opened at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning, Nova Scotia, Mi’kma’ki. The two main characters are Natawintoq (Nat) an early twenties Mi’kmaw drum singer and Bill, a mid fifties, Euro-Nova Scotian biologist.
Avati: Discovering Arctic Ecology presents the as a complex ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, each supported by dozens of ecological relationships between plants and animals. The Arctic is not a barren, frigid landscape filled with only ice and snow. From the many animals that live and hunt at the floe edge to the hundreds of insects that abound on the summer tundra, this book gives a detailed bird's-eye view of the fascinating ways that animals, plants, and insects coexist in the Arctic ecosystem.