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
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.
L'Arbre Sacré is the French 2013 translation of The Sacred Tree. Originally published by Four Worlds Development Project in 1984, this book was intended as a resource for Aboriginal communities involved in healing programs. The Sacred Tree remains a valuable book that provides an introduction to First Nations spirituality, identity, self-discovery, cultural and traditional values, and symbolism. The book can be used to assist students to understand themselves, their community, and the world around them.
A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture is a welcome addition to the literature on Aboriginal education, worldview, and spirituality from an Indigenous scholar. Dr. Joseph Couture (1930–2007), known affectionately as Dr. Joe, stood at the centre of some of the greatest political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada.