Books tagged: The Americas

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Back to the Red Road

By Florence Kaefer & Edward Gamblin

In June 1967, Norway House Indian Residential School of Manitoba closed its doors after a somewhat questionable past. In 1954, when Florence Kaefer was just nineteen, she accepted a job as a teacher at Norway House. Unaware of the difficult conditions the students were enduring, ... Read more

Invisible Generations

By Jean Barman

Born of Indigenous grandmothers and white grandfathers, Irene Kelleher lived all her life in the shadow of her heritage. Her local community in British Columbia's Fraser Valley treated her as if she was invisible. The combination of white and Indigenous descent was beyond the ... Read more

Radiant Voices

Compiled by Carla Bergman

A collection of essays inspired by EMMA Talks, a speakers’ series committed to amplifying the voices of thinkers, activists, scholars, artists, and community builders who are also women-identified, trans, and gender-nonconforming folks.

From Idle No More to Black Lives Matter ... Read more

Silence to Strength

Edited by Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith

From the 1960s through the 1980s the Canadian Children's Aid Society engaged in a large-scale program of removing First Nations children from their families and communities and adopting them out to non-Indigenous families. This systemic abduction of untold thousands of children ... Read more

Slam Coalkan

Edited by Jennifer Alicia Murrin & Renata Tupinambá

A Cross-Continental Roar!
In 2021, sixteen Indigenous spoken word artists from North and South America performed their works at the Festival of the Peripheries (FLUP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) in Toronto, Canada. This ... Read more

The Native Voice

By Eric Jamieson

In 1945, Alfred Adams, a respected Haida elder and founding president of the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia (NBBC), was dying of cancer. After decades of fighting to increase the rights and recognition of First Nations people, he implored Maisie Hurley to help his people ... Read more