Spawn, by Marie-Andrée Gill, Pekuakamishkueu, and an Ilnu and Québécoise poet, is a braided collection of brief, untitled poems, a coming-of-age lyric set in the Mashteuiatsh Reserve on the shores of Lake Piekuakami (Saint-Jean) in Quebec. Undeniably political, Marie-Andrée Gill's poems ask: How can one reclaim a narrative that has been confiscated and distorted by colonizers?
Iron Peggy is by Marie Clements (Dene/Métis). In Iron Peggy, Peg is struggling to survive at boarding school in England. Three girls take aim at Peg and make her life utterly miserable. When her beloved Grandmother dies she just wants to disappear. Then an unexpected gift arrives; inside it, Peg finds three cast-iron Canadian soldiers. In despair, she throws them against the floor. How can they help her? They are so small, and the girls’ shadow is so big. But, miraculously, the toys come to life as Indigenous snipers from World War I, just in time to wage an epic battle against the girls.
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country is written by author Louise Erdrich, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. In Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country, Erdrich takes us on an illuminating tour through the terrain her ancestors have inhabited for centuries: the lakes and islands of southern Ontario. Summoning to life the Ojibwe's sacred spirits and songs, language and sorrows, she considers the many ways in which the word ozhibii'ige, "to write"—have influenced her.
Return of the Trickster is the third book in the Trickster Trilogy by Eden Robinson (Haisla/Heiltsuk).The Return of the Trickster follows Son Of A Trickster and Trickster Drift. In this third book, Jared, teenaged trouble magnet, wakes up in a hospital bed feeling like hell. Not for the first time. Some of the people he loves—the ones who are deaf to the magic that swirls around him—assume he fell off the wagon after a tough year of sobriety. They think that’s why movers found him naked, dangerously dehydrated and confused in the basement of his mom’s old house in Kitimat.
How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation from Inhabit Media replaces their 2008 release, Qanuq Pinngurnirmata: Inuit Stories of How Things Came to Be. This 2015 release from Inhabit Media is a collection of nine traditional Inuit stories and legends retold in English by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley.
This Accident of Being Lost by Michi Saagiig Nishinaabeg writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, is a collection of stories and songs of decolonized reality, one that circles in and out of time and resists dominant narratives or comfortable categorization. The Accident of Being Lost blends elements of Nishnaabeg storytelling, science fiction, contemporary realism, and the lyric voice,
The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, is based on the author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C. This powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.
In Search of April Raintree is the story of two Métis sisters growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After the girls are removed from their family, they are sent to separate foster homes. Métis writer Beatrice Culleton Mosionier recounts their struggle with loss, violence, racism, and search for identity in this moving narrative. This novel has become an important text in recent Canadian literature. This new critical edition includes the complete text of the novel and ten original essays.
Love After the End edited by Joshua Whitehead, Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-spirit, Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1), is an anthology of queer Indigenous speculative fiction. This groundbreaking fiction collection showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer) Indigenous writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism's histories.