Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge is poised to be a classic of traditional knowledge writing. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer asks questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kimmerer draws on her life as an Indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, and shows how other living beings such as asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass, offer readers gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.
This Land Is My Land is the award-winning book written and illustrated by Plains Cree artist George Littlechild. This internationally known artist combines compelling text with a series of powerful images he created to explain the importance of his family's history. His goal is to heighten awareness of the history and experiences of the Plains Cree in Canada. By focusing on his personal family history, the artist succeeds in expressing the pain and joy of his healing journey. In this book the reader begins to understand the struggle of First Nations and the beauty of their cultures.
Cloudwalker by renowned Northwest Coast artist Roy Henry Vickers recounts in text and images the creation of the rivers the source of three of British Columbia’s largest salmon-bearing rivers. These rivers, the Nass, Skeena, and the Stikine, are the source of life for all creatures in the area. Cloudwalker is the second in a series of Northwest Coast legends by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. This 40-page book explains the creation of these rivers. Astace, a young Gitxsan hunter, is intent on catching a group of swans with his bare hands.
Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History honours the survivors, the former students, who attended residential schools. Designed for the general reader this accessible, 112-page history offers a first-person perspective of the residential school system in Canada, as it shares the memories of more than 70 survivors from across Canada as well as 125 archival and contemporary images (65 black & white photographs, 51 colour, some never before published).
Where I Belong is a moving novel of self-discovery and redemption, that takes place during the Oka Crisis of the summer of 1990. Having been adopted as an infant, Carrie has always felt out of place-and recurring dreams keep warning that someone close to her will be badly hurt. When she finds out that her birth father is living in Kahnawake, Quebec, she goes there and finally finds a place she truly belongs. Tara White is a Mohawk woman from Kahnawake, Quebec, and has always dreamed of being a writer.
Masculindians: Conversations About Indigenous Manhood by Sam McKegney is based on his interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and Elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood. In offices, kitchens, and coffee shops, and once in a car driving down the 401, McKegney and his participants tackled crucial questions about masculine self-worth and how to foster balanced and empowered gender relations. Twenty discussions are contained in this volume. These intensely personal accounts speak across generations, geography, and gender boundaries.
Native Elders Sharing Their Wisdom is one of the titles in Seventh Generation Book's Native Trailblazer Series. This title contains brief biographical sketches of twelve First Nation, Métis and Native American men and women who retain their specific cultural traditions and have achieved their peoples' respect as Elders.
Nokomis and I is the 2013 children's book from Ojibwe artist, author and storyteller Ferguson Plain. In this offering the author explores the meaning of Ojibwe identity and culture through the role of a grandmother or Nokomis engaging her grandchild with teachings about the circle of life, the role of all living beings, and the Seven Grandfather Teachings. This gentle story format introduces the youngest students to the ideas surrounding Ojibwe worldview and perspective. As grandmother and grandson walk in the woods, they notice a spider creating her web.
The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701 by scholar Jon Parmenter, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, offers a ground-breaking volume and intriguing new approach to the well-studied topic of Haudenosaunee's (Five Nations Iroquois) response to European contact. Parmenter applies sophisticated modern concepts about geography, space, and organization and the implications of these to the Iroquois nation occupying most of the area to the south and east of today's Lake Ontario.
The Winter We Danced: Voices from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement is edited by the Kino-nda-niimi Collective and has gathered an amazing group of writers and activists who address the Aboriginal movement known as Idle No More. This current publication includes a collection writing, poetry, lyrics, art, interviews and images from the many diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement.