Huron: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Huron also known as the Wendat, the people of the Woodland cultural region who live within Southern Ontario, Southern Quebec, Oklahoma, Michigan and Kansas. Originally the Wendat flourished in the areas around Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in Ontario and the St. Lawrence Valley in Quebec.
George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within is a stunning retrospective of a career that has spanned nearly four decades. Featuring more than 150 of the Plains Cree artist’s mixed-media works, this sumptuous collection showcases the bold swaths of colour and subtle textures of Littlechild’s work. Renowned artist George Littlechild has never shied away from political or social themes. His paintings blaze with strong emotions ranging from anger to compassion, humour to spiritualism.
Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit by Dr. Marie Battiste, Mi'kmaw educator and scholar presents a new model for Indigenous education. Drawing on treaties, international law, the work of other Indigenous scholars, and especially personal experiences, Marie Battiste documents the nature of Eurocentric models of education, and their devastating impacts on Indigenous knowledge.
Aboriginal Biographies: Musicians is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis musical artists. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Robbie Robertson, Tom Jackson, Susan Aglukark, Derek Miller, Tanya Tagaq, and Shane Yellowbird. This 32-page resource offers elementary students with an introduction to artists who have received Canadian and worldwide acclaim in their musical careers as singer, songwriter, and performers.
Aboriginal Biographies: Artists is one of the 2013 titles in Weigl Educational Publishers series about outstanding First Nation, Inuit, and Métis artists. This title provides biographical details about the lives and careers of Christi Belcourt, Allen Sapp, Bill Reid, Norval Morrisseau, Alan Syliboy, and David Rueben Piqtoukun. This 32-page resource offers elementary students with an introduction to artists who have received Canadian and worldwide acclaim in their media. Bill Reid is the well-known sculptor, goldsmith, and painter.
Raven Brings the Light is one of the finalists for the First Nation Communities Read 2014–15 selection. Raven Brings the Light is a 48-page picture book that retells the classic Northwest Coast traditional story about the origin of daylight and its importance to the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. Renowned visual artist Roy Henry Vickers has taken the creation story he first heard from Chester Bolton, Tsimshian Chief of the Ravens, from the village of Kitkatla around 1975 and by adding 20 colour paintings has created a magnificent rendering of the story.
Maskisina: A Guide to Northern-Style Métis Moccasins is a follow-up to the highly successful Wapikwaniy: A Beginner's Guide to Métis Floral Beadwork. Much like Wapikwaniy, Maskisina guides readers, step-by-step, on how to create their own moccasins. It contains detailed full-colour photographs along with each step and also includes a DVD tutorial. A fascinating historic overview of moccasins by Sherry Farrell Racette begins the 47-page how-to guide. Patterns for cutting the correct sizes for the soles and vamps are included in the book.
Wapikwaniy: A Beginner's Guide to Métis Floral Beadwork is a step-by-step guide book and DVD which provides information and instruction on the art and techniques of Métis floral beadwork. The 37-page guide is intended for beginning beaders and includes an historical overview by Sherry Farrell Racette, followed by instructions on basic beading, supply lists and options, techniques and hints, and examples of traditional and contemporary beadwork. Easy-to-follow patterns are included in the book.