Author Rick Revelle is a member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. His first book was I Am Algonquin, the first Algonquin Quest novel. Algonquin Spring: An Algonquin Quest is the second volume in his projected historical trilogy about his ancestors. In his second novel the action takes place after Mahingan thought he had lost his wife, Wàbananang (Morning Star). Later he learned she was still alive, taken captive by the Haudenosaunee. Now on a desperate quest to rescue her, Mahingan and his small family are wintering north of the Ottawa River near present-day Lachute, Quebec.
A Concise History of Canada's First Nations by the late Olive P. Dickason and William Newbigging is the 2015 revised edition from Oxford University Press. This third edition has updated terminology reflecting current practice, 18 maps, and new and enhanced coverage of key topics - such as self-government initiatives, land rights disputes, Idle No More movement, economic development, the TRC, and efforts to highlight and share Indigenous knowledge.
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country’s history. The movement was inspired by thirteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman from Attawapiskat, Ontario. Author Charlie Angus is an elected Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay.
Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs is an important collection of Inuit elder interviews about current naming and family traditions among the Inuit communities of Baffin Region, Nunavut. Four elders explain that Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuq&urausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. Children were named after their elders and ancestors, ensuring a long and healthy life.
Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History honours the survivors, the former students, who attended residential schools. Designed for the general reader this accessible, 112-page history offers a first-person perspective of the residential school system in Canada, as it shares the memories of more than 70 survivors from across Canada as well as 125 archival and contemporary images (65 black & white photographs, 51 colour, some never before published).
Where I Belong is a moving novel of self-discovery and redemption, that takes place during the Oka Crisis of the summer of 1990. Having been adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt out of place-and recurring dreams keep warning that someone close to her will be badly hurt. When she finds out that her birth father is living in Kahnawake, Quebec, she goes there and finally finds a place she truly belongs. Tara White is a Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, Quebec, and has always dreamed of being a writer.
Shannen and the Dream for a School is one of the titles in the Kids Power Series from Second Story Press. The author Janet Wilson has taken the real-life story of Shannen Koostachin, her friends and family of Attawapiskat and created a fictionalized account in a chapter book format. Shannen was a student attending JR Nakogee Elementary when her and other community students began a campaign to have a new school built. The school had been contaminated by a fuel spill in 1979, and now students were forced to endure moldy and drafty portables during the school day. At thirteen Shannen and h
7 Generations: A Plains Cree Saga is the 4-book graphic novel series by David Alexander Robertson and Scott Henderson now available in this new full-colour edition. This 128-page graphic novel contains volume one: Stone, volume 2: Scars; volume 3: Ends/Begins, and volume 4: The Pact. This graphic novel follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to the present day and tells a story of redemption as residential school survivor James and his son, Edwin, reconcile their past and begin a new journey. Edwin is facing an uncertain future.
Nation to Nation: A Resource on Treaties in Ontario is a 68-page book from the Union of Ontario Indians designed to inform readers and students about First Nations treaties in Ontario. Edited by Maurice Switzer the book has a definition section and background about treaties in general, treaties between First Nations, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, Indian treaties in Canada, and a timeline showing Indian treaties in Ontario.