Basil Johnston has written 15 books in English and 5 in Ojibway to show that there is much more to North American Indigenous life than social organization, hunting and fishing, food preparation, clothing, dwellings and transportation. Among the books that Basil has written are Ojibway Heritage, Indian School Days, Crazy Dave, and Honour Earth Mother (Kegedonce Press). Basil believes the key to understanding culture is language and to this end he has developed audio programs on cassette and CD. For his work Johnston has received numerous awards including the Order of Ontario and Honourary Doctorates from the University of Toronto and Laurentian University.
This week we appreciated local food producers, discovered and shared Indigenous-authored books, arm-chair traveled back to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and much more.
Canada 150 has been a chance to reflect on our country's great achievements, sure, but with it comes a sobering look at its history of settlers mistreating the Indigenous peoples who were here first. In comes Indigenizing: a process of (re)introducing Indigenous customs, languages, ... Read more
Author Cherie Dimaline discusses the critical importance of Indigenous languages in historically all-colonial Canadian spaces – award ceremonies, schools, and between the pages of a book.
Established in 1993, Kegedonce Press’ motto is “w’daub awae” (“speaking true”), and they certainly practice what they preach. Kegedonce fosters the creative cultural expression of Indigenous Peoples through the publication of books that involve Indigenous Peoples ... Read more
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