Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid (paperback ed.) is an account of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or have been found murdered through stories of their lives .The 725-kilometre stretch of highway in British Columbia known as Highway of Tears or Highway 16, includes the River Skeena, and has sparked a national crisis of tragedy and travesty for the missing and murdered women and girls who are associated with it.
Rougarou is the French translation of Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline, Metis; traduit par Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné. Dans Rougarou Joan a le cœur brisé. Voilà plus d’un an qu’elle s’épuise à chercher son mari, Victor, qui a disparu dans la nuit dès leur première dispute, le soir où il a suggéré de vendre à des promoteurs la terre ancestrale qu’elle a héritée de son père. Depuis, elle sillonne les routes de la baie Géorgienne, bien décidée à savoir si Victor est mort ou s’il l’a simplement laissé tomber, comme le pensent sa famille et tout le village métis d’Arcand.
Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich, is the story of how Elizabeth Peratrovich came to give a speech that helped Alaska lead all of America in the battle for civil rights. This book is written by Annie Boochever in consultation with Elizabeth Peratrovich’s eldest son, Roy Peratrovich, Jr.(Tlingit) who read and edited each revision of his mother’s story.
Humane is by Anna Marie Sewell, of Mi’gmaq, Anishinaabe, and Polish heritage. In Humane the question is asked: Who steals a dog from a shelter after receiving a dream message from their grandmother? Hazel Lesage never expected it to be her. Then again, she didn't plan on becoming an unlicensed PI, helping the 'throwaway people.' However, much has changed in Amiskwaciy, the problem of poor Indigenous women and girls being expendable hasn't. Nobody else is going to help the Augusts find out who killed their daughter Nell; so Hazel takes the case. And then she takes the dog.
The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) by Carol Rose GoldenEagle , Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan, navigates the unsettling, but necessary. When love of, and respect for, culture goes awry, it is our Indigenous women who bring us back to what is important. This novel is an interweaving of stories centred on a range of characters, both male and female, though the women, for the most part, are the healers. Abused in their own communities or in residential schools, these women are smart and loving and committed to helping one another.
When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, a member of Norway House Cree Nation and translated by Marsha Blacksmith, a member of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, and illustrated by Julie Flett, Cree-Métis author, illustrator, is an empowering story of resistance that gently introduces children to the history of residential schools in Canada. In When We Were Alone, a young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. As she asks questions, her grandmother tells her about her experiences in a residential school.
(Re)Generation: The Poetry of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, is written by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, an Anishinaabe writer, poet, spoken-word performer, librettist, and activist of mixed ancestry from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Saugeen Ojibway Nation. She is the founder and Managing Editor of Kegedonce Press which was established in 1993 to publish the work of Indigenous creators. (Re)Generation is edited by Dallas Hunt, Cree, and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta.
The Peacemaker: Thanadelthur is one book in the Tales from Big Spirit series from Highwater Press. Tales from Big Spirit is a unique six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of six great Indigenous heroes from Aboriginal peoples and Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full colour graphic novels could be used in literature circles, novel studies, and book clubs to facilitate discussion of social studies topics.