In this journal, Diana Frost invites you to discover the beauty of Indigenous artwork from various artists across Canada, to learn traditional teachings from John Sinclair, while having the space to meditate, write and create, and knowing that you are supporting Indigenous community projects.
Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline, Metis, is the story of Joan on her way to Arcane in the Georgian Bay area by way of New Orleans with Victor., the love of her life. The Rogarou has been seen on the roads near Arcane and is the topic of conversation around the kitchen table with Joan’s grandmother, mother, aunties and cousins and is to be avoided at all costs. When Victor goes missing after an argument with Joan she becomes depressed but doesn't give up her search for him. It's when she steps inside a revival tent that she gets her biggest break.
St. Paul’s H.M. Royal Chapel of the Mohawk: The Chapel’s Place in Six Nations History 1710-2016 by W. Barry Hill is a description of the first Protestant church in Canada and now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. A brief history of the church describes the architecture, support, layout, location and funding for the Chapel. In the chapters that follow religious furnishings and appointments, construction and renovations over time and a visual history of the stained-glass windows lead to a discussion of the Chapel in the modern era.
Crow Winter by Karen McBride, Algonquin Anishinaabe from Timiskaming First Nation in the territory that is now known as Quebec, is a story about trickster and Hazel Ellis. Returning home to Spirit Bear Point First Nation, Hazel dreams of an old crow. A new job at the Band office introduces her to evidence that will prove useful as she tries to unravel a complicated land issue involving family and historic records. Nanabush, her mother, Gus, Mia, Joni, Robby and Thomas are the links between her life, family and home and the Medicine Wheel.
77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin by Thomas King (Cherokee and Greek), an award winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter, and photographer, presents his first collection of poems. In 77 Fragments of a Familiar Ruin, Thomas King uses 77 poems to delve into personal, historical and contemporary issues that have affected Indigenous peoples. He does this through his interpretation of Creation stories. The poems reflect and often refer to previous poems as the past, present, future, past... and so critiques the circularity of past and contemporary issues.
Eatenonha: Native Roots of Modern Democracy is a gift from Georges Sioui and his people, to Canada and to the world. Georges Sioui states that this work is a Native understanding of Canada and a sense of history that preserves, venerates and heals the real nature of this land named Canada. In this understanding Canada will acquire a long-lasting respectability and global stature. This work is about why we must create a truly strong and unified country for all to feel included and valued in a diverse Canada, in recognition of Mother Earth, Eatenonha, our beloved motherland.
James Simon Mishibinijima, from Wikwemikong in the northeast of Manitoulin Island, explores the legends of the Ojibwe through this and the waterways of this island, the shores of Birch Island, the La Cloche mountains and the northern edges of Lake Huron. Manitoulin Island, according to legend, is home to spiritual portals that allow access to the spirit world of prayers that are offered up to those who have come before and who have passed. Conversely, they also allow spirits to return to the human realm and initiate contact themselves.
"Legends and Teachings of Xeel's the Creator by Dr. Ellen Rice White - Kwulasulwut includes a foreword by Dr. Jo-ann Archibald - Q'um Q'um Xiiem. Kwulasulwut was from Snuneymuxw First Nation, a Coast Salish People and in this books tells four traditional stories handed down to her from her grandparents and ancestors of the Coast Salish peoples of the west coast of British Columbia. The stories and the teachings embedded in them help individuals address matters of the heart, mind, body and spirit.
Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future is a set of 32-page books written by Simon Rose for Beech Street Books. Designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7 the books offer introductions to the history of Indigenous Peoples in the story of Canada. One volume is called Spiritually that explores spiritually in its many forms including topics such as worldview, ceremonies, the shaman, the sweat lodges, and sacred ceremonies today.