Books tagged: Indigenous Studies

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Arresting Hope

Edited by Ruth Ellwood Martin, Mo Korchinski, and Lynn Fels

Arresting Hope reminds us that prisons are not only places of punishment, marginalization, and trauma, but that they can also be places of hope, blessing even, where people with difficult lived experiences can begin to compose stories full of healing, anticipation, communication, ... Read more

Cottagers and Indians

By Drew Hayden Taylor

An Anishnawbe man, Arthur Copper, decides to repopulate the lakes of his home Territory with manoomin, or wild rice – much to the disapproval of the local non-Indigenous cottagers, in particular the formidable Maureen Poole. Based on real-life events in Ontario’s Kawartha ... Read more

Di-bayn-di-zi-win (To Own Ourselves)

By Jerry Fontaine & Don McCaskill

A collaboration exploring the importance of the Ojibway-Anishinabe worldview, use of ceremony, and language in living a good life, attaining true reconciliation, and resisting the notions of indigenization and colonialization inherent in Western institutions.

Indigenization ... Read more

Doug Knockwood, Mi’kmaw Elder

By Doug Knockwood

 

Freeman Douglas Knockwood is a highly respected Elder in Mi’kmaw Territory and one of Canada’s premier addictions recovery counsellors. The story of his life is one of unimaginable colonial trauma, recovery and hope.

At age 6, Knockwood was placed in the Shubenacadie Residential ... Read more

Fight or Submit

By Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson

 

From the award-winning author of Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call and The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy comes an inspiring memoir of poverty, hard work, and incredible business success.

In the opening to his memoir, Grand Chief ... Read more

Following the River

By Lorri Neilsen Glenn

Lorri Neilsen Glenn first discovered her great-grandmother's tragic death in a passing comment from an aunt. Startled, she began to search out the history of her family, to understand the life of this woman she knew nothing about. Along the way Neilsen Glenn works to unravel ... Read more

From Bear Rock Mountain

By Antoine Bear Rock Mountain

In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school—and his path to healing.

In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, ... Read more

From Bear Rock Mountain

By Antoine Bear Rock Mountain

Winner of the NorthWords Book Award
"An evocative story that winds back and forth from past to present, from the broad historical interaction of Indigenous peoples and Europeans to his own personal details. " —Maclean's

In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social ... Read more