Dreaming in Color by Melanie Florence, of Cree and Scottish heritage, is a story about Jennifer McCaffrey. Jennifer or Jen has been working hard on her art for years and is thrilled when she is accepted to a prestigious art school. The school is everything she always thought it would be, mostly. There is one group of kids who seem to resent her and say she only got in because of her skin color. Jen knows she deserves to be there.
Spirit of the Grassroots People: Seeking Justice for Indigenous Survivors of Canada's Colonial Education System, is edited by Raymond Mason, a respected survivor, activist, and Elder who resides in Peguis First Nation, Manitoba; Jackson Pind and Theodore Michael Christou. Spirit of the Grassroots People is a firsthand account of the personal and political challenges Mason confronted on this journey – a memoir.
Return of the Forest Spirit: The Repatriation Journey of the G'spgolox Totem Pole, by Anders Björklund, Swedish ethnologist, and translated with commentary by Tom Ellett, includes a foreword by Amalaxa Louisa Smith, a direct descendant of Chief G'psgolox of the Xenaaksiala people of Kemano/Kitlope, British Columbia, and the eldest matriarch of the "House of G'spgolox." In the 1870s Chief G'psgolox of the Kitlope people in British Columbia encountered a spirit in the forest and erected a commemoration pole.
Louis Riel Day: The Fur Trade Project is a children’s story by Deborah L. Delaronde, Métis; and illustrated by Sheldon Dawson. In Louis Riel Day: The Fur Trade Project, a young boy is assigned a project about the fur trade by his teacher, but he doesn’t know who to turn to because his mom works all day. With help from his grandfather and the internet, they travel back in time and discover how the fur trade began, a new people emerged, the Métis’ role in the fur trade, Louis Riel and the Red River Resistance, and the reason behind a holiday named Louis Riel Day.
In The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation, David B. MacDonald confronts the truths of Canada’s Indian residential school systems and likens this to waking a sleeping giant. In this book genocide is used as an analytical tool to better understand Canada’s past and present relationships between settlers and Indigenous peoples. David B.
Little Butterfly Girl: An Indian Residential School Story is a picture book produced by the Union of Ontario Indians based on an original account by Jenny Restoule-Mallozzi. With original colour illustrations by Donald Chretien, this story recounts the experiences of an Ojibwe child forced to attend residential school. The tragic account is brought full-circle when Mary begins her healing journey with encouragement from her family.
Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future, Residenital Schools is part of a set of 32-page books produced by Red Line Editorial for Beech Street Books and edited by Marie Pearson. Designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7 the books offer introductions to the history of Indigenous Peoples in the story of Canada. Residential School by Heather Hudak has six chapters. Chapter one defines residential schools by discussing culture, false stereotypes, missionaries and government action.
Knowing the Past, Facing the Future: Indigenous Education in Canada edited by Sheila Carr-Stewart, is comprised of three parts: Part one, First Promises and Colonial Practices, explores the colonial aspects of education through treaty rights and the establishment of residential and day schools.
I'm Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas (Mi’kmaw) is a response poem to I Lost My Talk, which is one of Rita Joe's most influential poems and tells this Mi'kmaw Elder's story of losing her Mi’kmaw language while at residential school in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The vivid and colour illustrations are by Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young and compliment the poem beautifully again.