In The Knowledge Seeker: Embracing Indigenous Spiritually, Blair Stonechild shares his sixty-year journey of learning-from residential school to PhD and beyond-while trying to find a place for Indigenous spirituality in the classroom. Encouraged by an Elder who insisted sacred information be written down, Stonechild explores the underlying philosophy of his people's teachings to demonstrate that Indigenous spirituality can speak to our urgent, contemporary concerns.
The Rotinonshonni: A Traditional Iroquoian History Through the Eyes of Teharonhia:wako and Sawiskera by Mohawk scholar Brian Rice offers a comprehensive history based on the oral traditions of the Rotinonshonni Longhouse People, also known as the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois. Drawing upon J. N. B. Hewitt’s translation and the oral presentations of Cayuga Elder Jacob Thomas, Rice records the Iroquois creation story, the origin of Iroquois clans, the Great Law of Peace, the European invasion, and the life of Handsome Lake.
Children of the Seventh Fire: An Ancient Prophesy for Modern Times presents a story about two groups of elementary school children as they assemble in a teaching lodge on an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) reservation to hear a village elder and knowledge keeper (Edward Benton-Banai explain the Seven Fires Prophecy and the ways it can be understood and implemented by elementary school children.
Native and Christian: Indigenous Voices on Religious Identity in the United States and Canada is an anthology of 21 essays by First Nation and Native American writers in the United States and Canada on the topic of Indigenous Christian identity. This anthology documents the emergence of a significant collective voice on the North American religious landscape.
In Emma's Gift, a recent title authored by Métis writer Deborah L Delaronde-Falk, celebrates a little-known Métis event known as annual preparation of Kings’ Day, the Epiphany. Emma wants to participate in her community’s annual ‘King’s Day’ celebration that is held every year on January 6th. She loves to see the gifts that are given and hear the stories people tell when they visit. Her mother, however, feels that Emma is too young. When Emma’s grandmother hurts herself, Emma reluctantly agrees to help.
In One Story, One Song, Ojibwe writer Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time, his focus is on sixty plus non-fiction stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Traditional and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the short stories are grouped according to the four Ojibwe storytelling principles: balance, harmony, knowledge and intuition.
Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality by Chantal Fiola, Métis Anishinaabe-Kwe from the Red River region of Manitoba, interviews people with Métis ancestry, or an historic familial connection to the Red River Métis, who participate in Anishinaabe ceremonies. These interviews provide stories about family history, self-identification, and their relationships with Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian cultures and spiritualities.
Living with Animals: Ojibwe Spirit Powers is a 2014 publication by philosophy professor Michael Pomedli, University of Saskatchewan. He examines the roles of animals such as bears, owls, otters, thunderbirds, and water creatures in the spirituality, healing, and protection of Ojibwe in the 19th century. This study over 100 images from oral and written sources – including birch bark scrolls, rock art, stories, games, and dreams – in which these animals appear as kindred beings, spirit powers, healers, and protectors.
The Metaphysics of Modern Existence is the 2012 reissue of scholar Vine Deloria's 1979 book of the same name. Deloria's (1993-2005) publications range from the well-known Custer Died for Your Sins to more scholarly accounts such as The World We Used to Live In. This reissued account proposes a framework for a new vision of reality. Bridging science and religion to form an integrated idea of the world, while recognizing the importance of tribal wisdom, The Metaphysics of Modern Existence delivers a revolutionary view of our future and our world. This volume contains a foreword by Daniel R.
Tuscarora: A History is the 278-page history of the Tuscarora Nation in western New York State near Niagara Falls. Anthony F. C. Wallace is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. This highly readable and accessible historical account is told through the author's clear and straightforward voice. Wallace began his initial research at Tuscarora in the late 1940s when he was collecting