First Nations, Metis and Inuit

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Books dealing with North American Indigenous Peoples (predominately Canadian), particularly those pertaining to the Mi'kmaq. A mix of fiction and non-fiction, children's and adult works.

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Two people navigate their differences with curiosity and openness in this stunning picture book that imagines the first meeting between an Indigenous fisher and a European sailor. Based on an actual journal entry by French explorer Jacques Cartier from his first expedition to North America in July 1534. This story explores how encounters can create community and celebrates varying perspectives and the natural world.

Availability: Encounter / written by Brittany Luby ; illustrated by Michaela Goade.

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Hereditary chief and leading Indigenous relations trainer Bob Joseph offers practical tools that will help you respectfully avoid missteps in your business interactions and personal relationships with Indigenous Peoples. By understanding and respecting cultural differences, you're taking a step toward full reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Availability: Indigenous relations : insights, tips & suggestions to make reconciliation a reality / Bob Joseph with Cynthia F. Joseph.

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One Drum welcomes readers to unite in ceremony to heal themselves and bring harmony to their lives and communities. It draws from the foundational teachings of Ojibway tradition, the Grandfather Teachings. Focusing specifically on the lessons of humility, respect and courage, the volume contains simple ceremonies that anyone anywhere can do, alone or in a group, to foster harmony and connection. Drum Drawing, We Are All One, The Real World, Nonfiction Books, Bestselling Author, Audio Books, New Books, The Fosters, Drums

Availability: One drum : stories and ceremonies for a planet / Richard Wagamese.

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Northern Wildflower is the beautifully written and powerful memoir of Catherine Lafferty. With startling honesty and a distinct, occasionally humorous, voice, Lafferty tells her story of being a Dene woman growing up in a small northern Canadian mining town and her struggles with discrimination, poverty, addiction, love and loss. Lafferty's words bring cultural awareness and relativity to Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers alike, giving insight into the real issues many Indigenous women… Northern Girls, Cultural Identity, Grown Women, Midnight Sun, Speak The Truth, S Word, First Nations, What Is Life About, Ebook Pdf

Availability: Northern wildflower : a memoir / Catherine Lafferty ; [foreword by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson].

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Part of the series Understanding Canadian Government and Citizenship, this book describes the three distinct communities of Indigenous people living in Canada, their historical forms of governance, the purpose of the Indian Act passed by the federal government in 1876, and the organizations formed to represent and protect the rights of Indigenous People. Social Studies Curriculum, Teacher Notes, Book Title, Citizenship, First Nations, Learning Activities, Nonfiction, New Books, Acting

Availability: Understanding Canadian government and citizenship : First Nations, Métis and Inuit governance / by Simon Rose.

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Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact. Spoken Word, Elizabeth Ii, Apocalypse, Westerns, Leadership, Sinclair, International Books, Thing 1, Canadian History

Availability: This place : 150 years retold / foreword by Alicia Elliott ; stories by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and 10 others ; illustration and colours by Tara Audibert and 9 others.

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In this traditional Inuit story, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life-or-death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man's quick thinking saves him from being devoured--and in the process, releases fog into the world for the very first time. Art Books For Kids, Stories For Kids, Childrens Books, Native American Literature, Hunter Name, Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Education, Myths & Monsters, Traditional Tales

Availability: The legend of the fog / by Qaunaq Mikkigak & Joanne Schwartz ; illustrated by Danny Christopher.

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Uqalurait, pointed snowdrifts formed by Arctic blizzards, 'would tell us which direction to go in, ' says elder Mariano Aupilarjuk. This oral history, guided by the traditional knowledge of Inuit elders from across Nunavut, also follows the uqalurait, with thousands of quotes from elders on a wide range of subjects. University Of Saskatchewan, Queen's University, John R, Oral History, Nonfiction, This Book, Knowledge, Author, Sayings

Availability: Uqalurait : an oral history of Nunavut / compiled and edited by John Bennett and Susan Rowley ; foreword by Suzanne Evaloardjuk ... [et al.].

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Read "Truth and Conviction Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice" by L. Jane McMillan available from Rakuten Kobo. The name “Donald Marshall Jr.” is synonymous with “wrongful conviction” and the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada. Donald Marshall, Self Determination, Award Winning Books, My Prayer, Supreme Court, Nonfiction, Audiobooks, This Book, Ebooks

Availability: Truth and conviction : Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi'kmaw quest for justice / L. Jane McMillan.

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Unearthing Secrets delves into the life and the healing of an lnnininew women from the ancestral lands of the Moshkekowok, now called Northern Ontario. It is through the process of writing broken poetry; visual poetry rooted in the haunting memories of her childhood that she provides the reader a glimpse into the mind of child survivor who was saved by her ancestors. This thought provoking poetry sheds light on a personal account of how she comes to terms with intergenerational trauma. First Nations, Sheds, Thought Provoking, Trauma, Nonfiction, Ontario, The Secret, Poetry, Childhood

Availability: Unearthing secrets, gathering truths / Jules Arita Koostachin ; [edited by Joanne Arnott].

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Based on current medical research, Native American and naturopathic doctor Nicole Redvers identifies traditional healing methods developed centuries ago that address modern ailments and medical processes. Medical Research, Medical Science, Good Health Tips, Healthy Tips, Medicine Doctor, Alternative Therapies, Holistic Healing, Lessons Learned, Modern

Availability: The science of the sacred : bridging global indigenous medicine systems and modern scientific principles / Nicole Redvers, ND.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie is a symbol of the free expression movement of the 1960s and her powerful songs inspired countless people seeking hope and change. Blair Stonechild seeks to bring together the many facets of a remarkable life, and to develop a sense of the woman behind it all. He also traces some of the tumultuous history of the Cree people, and offers a   view into the impoverished Saskatchewan reserve where Sainte-Marie was born, and the story and context of its Native culture. Buffy Sainte Marie, First Nations, My Way, Nonfiction, 1960s, Change, Culture, Songs, Inspired

Availability: Buffy Sainte-Marie : it's my way / Blair Stonechild.

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Discusses the history, language and cultural practices of the Labrador Innu, both in the past and the present. Labrador, Teacher Notes, Book Title, First Nations, Learning Activities, Nonfiction, New Books, The Past, Author

Availability: The Labrador Innu / by Camille Fouillard and Kanani Davis.

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Early in his career, Judge John Reilly did everything by the book. His jurisdiction included a First Nations community plagued by suicide, addiction, poverty, violence and corruption. He steadily handed out prison sentences with little regard for consequences or knowledge as to why crime was so rampant there. In an unprecedented move, he  ordered an investigation into the conditions on the reserve, attempting to uncover the dark challenges and difficult history of First Nations communities. Sociology, First Nations, Best Sellers, Medicine, Politics, Community, Sentences, Prison, Free Apps

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Early in his career, Judge John Reilly did everything by the book. His jurisdiction included a First Nations community plagued by suicide, addiction, poverty, violence and corruption. He steadily handed out prison sentences with little regard for consequences or knowledge as to why crime was so rampant there. In an unprecedented move, he ordered an investigation into the conditions on the reserve, attempting to uncover the dark challenges and difficult history of First Nations communities.