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  • Collection: Indigenous Writers of Canada

The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One

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Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and…

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm…

Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians : Oral Histories from Canada

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Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada, is a collection of chapters written by librarians of color in Canada writing about their experiences working in libraries. This book is not only for librarians in Canada and for…

We All Go Back to the Land : The Who, Why, and How of Land Acknowledgements

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Land Acknowledgements often begin academic conferences, cultural events, government press gatherings, and even hockey games. They are supposed to be an act of Reconciliation between Indigenous peoples in Canada and non-Indigenous Canadians, but they…

Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies

In fierce prose and poetic fragments, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s Noopiming braids together humor, piercing detail, and a deep, abiding commitment to Anishinaabe life to tell stories of resistance, love, and joy.

Mashkawaji (they/them) lies…

Braiding Sweetgrass : Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

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Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear…

Black Water : Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory

The son of a Cree father and a white mother, David A. Robertson grew up with virtually no awareness of his Indigenous roots. His father, Dulas—or Don, as he became known—lived on the trapline in the bush in Manitoba, only to be transplanted…

The Break

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When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime.

In a series of…

Indigeneity in Comics -
Session 1: "The Indian" in Comics
Session 2: " Indigenous Self-Representation in Comics

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Session 1: An examination and critique of comic representations of Indigenous peoples by non-Native authors.

Session 2: Reviews of comics by Indigenous authors.

Introducing... Atrocities Against Indigenous Canadians for Dummies

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Issue 2: MMIWGIssue 2 of this zine series introduces the current national crisis of thousands of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Issue 3: The Sixties ScoopIssue 3 of this zine series