Ga's (The Train) is an Mi'kmaq and English book written by Jodie Callaghan, a Mi’kmaq woman from Listuguj First Nation in Gespegewa’gi near Quebec. The book is translated into Mi'kmaq by Joe Wilmot. The Train is illustrated by Georgia Lesley. This is story of a young girl, Ashley who is slowly walking back from school when she meets her Uncle. He is sad. He tells Ashley his story of first going to residential school and the important lesson of knowing where you come from. This story is colourfully illustrated yet invokes the sadness that Ashley and her Uncle feel.
For Indigenous students and teachers alike, formal teaching and learning occurs in contested places. In Indigenous Education, leading scholars in contemporary Indigenous education from North America, New Zealand, and Hawaii disentangle aspects of colonialism from education to advance alternative philosophies of instruction. From multiple disciplines, contributors explore Indigenous education from theoretical and applied perspectives and invite readers to embrace new, informed ways of schooling.
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies Local Solutions and Global Opportunities, edited by Elizabeth Sumida Huaman, and Nathan Martin, brings together researchers from geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse regions. This work offers guidance and lessons learned from research projects in and with Indigenous communities around the world.
Research and Reconciliation: Unsettling Ways of Knowing Through Indigenous Relationships by Shawn Wilson, Opaskwayak Cree from northern Manitoba; Andrea Breen and Lindsay DuPré, Métis, is an edited collection by leading scholars who seek to disrupt Eurocentric research methods by introducing students, professors, administrators, and practitioners to frameworks of Indigenous research methods through a lens of reconciliation.
Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts, 2nd ed. by Cree/Saulteaux professor Margaret Kovach is a groundbreaking text in the field of Indigenous research. Since its original publication in 2009, it has become the most-trusted guide used in the study of Indigenous methodologies and has been adopted in university courses around the world. It provides a conceptual and methodological framework for conducting Indigenous methodologies and serves as a useful entry point for those wishing to learn more broadly about Indigenous research.
Cree: Language of the Plains / nehiyawewin: paskwawi-pikiskwewin is the second edition of this seminal textbook by Jean L. Okimasis, originally from White Bear First Nations and Cree language educator. Cree: Language of the Plains is a comprehensive educational resource supporting Cree language study and offers a broad range of learning materials that is easily accessible to Cree language learners. This new edition provides an updated and redesigned language textbook, and is linked to Cree language audio labs and a Cree language workbook available online.
Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future; Employment and Education is part of a set of 32-page books by Coast2Coast2Coast and published by Beech Street Books. Designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7 the books offer an introduction to Indigenous life in Canada in the past, present and future. The content consultant for Employment and Education is Dennis McPherson, band member of Couchiching First Nation and Associate Professor of Indigenous Learning, Lakehead University.
A Long Journey: Residential Schools in Labrador and Newfoundland by Andrea Procter, who joined the Newfoundland and Labrador Healing and Commemoration project in 2017 and with James Igloliorte documented the stories of Labrador’s boarding schools. In, A Long Journey, survivors of residential schools in Labrador and Newfoundland only received a formal apology from the Canadian government in 2017 and were left out of the national apology and reconciliation process that had begun in 2008.