La pirogue de Shin-chi or (Shin-chi's Canoe) is Nicola Campbell's sequel to Shi-shi-etko, the story about a young girl's first year at residential school. In this second picture book, Shi-shi-etko returns for another school year and brings along her six-year-old brother. Shin-chi loves to fish and accompany his father in the canoe. But a new experience awaits and his sister helps him prepare for what will happen at school.
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.
In Memory of Feast: Memories of Residential School Survivors by Judy Reuben, Mohawk from the Turtle Clan, are stories of childhood food memories of Residential School Survivors. These stories record early food memories prior to entering this school system. The stories share the knowledge that many Indigenous families relied on traditional foods and were food secure prior to the introduction of western foods.Traditional foods and practices - fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering - played an integral role in health and strength.
Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indigenous Player is Fred Sasakamoose's (Cree) groundbreaking memoir. This isn't just a hockey story - this memoir sheds piercing light on Canadian history and Indigenous politics,and follows this extraordinary man's journey to reclaim pride in an identity and a heritage that had previously been used against him.
Shi-shi-etko is the French language edition of Nicola Campbell's children's picture book about an Interior Salish child with just four more days at home until she goes to residential school. The young girl of this recent offering spends her final four days experiencing quality time with her mother, father and grandmother. Each adult allows the child to experience the environment around her. Mother takes her daughter to the creek where she sings a special song that belongs to the family. Shi-ski-etko wades in the water and takes in all the experiences the land and water offer.
"Iskotew Iskwew/Fire Woman" is a poetry collection written during a period of trauma when Francine Merasty, the author and a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation was working as a Counsel to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2017. This book is about memories and experience growing up on the Pelican Narrows Reserve in northern Saskatchewan in the 1980s: summers spent on the land and the pain of residential school.
ndigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future: Racism and Stereotypes 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 Racism and Stereotypes is Dennis McPherson, band member of Couchiching First Nation and Associate Professor of Indigenous Learning, Lakehead University.
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.
On/Me is a book of poems by Francine Cunningham, a Cree, Metis writer, artist, and educator, who explores what it means to live with constant reminders that she doesn’t fit the desired expectations of the world: she is a white-passing, city-raised Indigenous woman with mental illness who has lost her mother. In her debut poetry collection On/Me, Cunningham explores, with keen attention and poise, what it means to be forced to exist within the margins.