Series: SemaphoreAqueductColonialism, Resources, and the Histories We RememberPaperbackAdele Perry9781894037693$14.95POLITICAL SCIENCE Apr 25, 2016
1919 is often recalled as the year of the Winnipeg General Strike, but it was also the year that water from Shoal Lake first flowed in Winnipeg taps. For the Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, construction of the Winnipeg Aqueduct led to a chain of difficult circumstances that culminated in their isolation on an artificial island where, for almost two decades, they have lacked access to clean drinking water. In Aqueduct: Colonialism, Resources, and the Histories We Remember, Adele Perry analyses the development of Winnipeg's ... + Read More
Totem Poles and Railroads succinctly defines the 500-year-old relationship between Indigenous nations and the corporation of Canada. In this, her fifth poetry collection, Janet Rogers' expands on that definition with a playful, culturally powerful and, at times, experimental voice. She pays honour to her poetic characters--real and imagined, historical and present day--from Sacajawea to Nina Simone. Placing poetry at the centre of our current post-residential school/present-day reconciliation reality, Rogers' poems are expansive and intimate, c... + Read More
Taking its title from a body of work by Sonny Assu, depicting Spiderman in a traditional Kwakwa_ka_'wakw style, When Raven Became Spider was a contemporary art exhibition curated by Vancouver-based Gitxaala/British, curator, artist and writer Leena Minifie. This publication serves as documentation of the exhibition, and continues Minifie's research on supernatural characters in Indigenous art and modern comic superheroes, expanding the conversation to include a commissioned art work by Jolene Yazzie, and essays by Indigenous scholars from acros... + Read More
Series: Lighting the Eighth FireThe Liberation, Resurgence, and Protection of Indigenous NationsPaperbackLeanne Simpson9781894037334$21.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 15, 2008
This remarkable collection of essays by leading Indigenous scholars focuses on the themes of freedom, liberation and Indigenous resurgence as they relate to the land. They analyze treaties, political culture, governance, environmental issues, economy, and radical social movements from an anti-colonial Indigenous perspective in a Canadian context. Editor Leanne Simpson (Nishnaabekwe) has solicited Indigenous writers that place Indigenous freedom as their highest political goal, while turning to the knowledge, traditions, and culture of specific ... + Read More
Series: This is an Honour SongTwenty Years Since the BlockadesPaperbackLeanne Simpson9781894037419$19.95SOCIAL SCIENCE May 15, 2010
This is an Honour Song is a collection of narratives, poetry, and essays exploring the broad impact of the 1990 resistance at Kanehsatà:ke, otherwise known as the "Oka Crisis." The book is written by leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, scholars, activists and traditional people, and is sung as an Honour Song celebrating the commitment, sacrifices and achievements of the Kanien'kehaka individuals and communities involved.
Series: Imperialist CanadaPaperbackTodd Gordon9781894037457$24.95POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 15, 2010
Imperialist Canada exposes Canada's imperialist past and present, at home and across the globe. Todd Gordon interweaves histories of aboriginal dispossession in Canada with the cold facts of Canadian capital's oppression of indigenous peoples in the global South. The book digs beneath the surface of Canada's image as global peacekeeper and promoter of human rights, revealing the links between the corporate pursuit of profit and Canadian foreign and domestic policy. Drawing on examples from Colombia, the Congo, Sudan, Haiti and elsewhere, Imperi... + Read More
Series: Dancing On Our Turtle's BackStories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New EmergencePaperbackLeanne Simpson9781894037501$24.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 15, 2011
Many promote Reconciliation as a "new" way for Canada to relate to Indigenous Peoples. In Dancing on Our Turtle's Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence activist, editor, and educator Leanne Simpson asserts reconciliation must be grounded in political resurgence and must support the regeneration of Indigenous languages, oral cultures, and traditions of governance.Simpson explores philosophies and pathways of regeneration, resurgence, and a new emergence through the Nishnaabeg language, Creation Stories, walks w... + Read More
Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of aboriginal people. So argues Peter Kulchyski in this provocative book from the front lines of indigenous people's struggles to defend their culture from the ongoing conquest of their traditional lands. Kulchyski shows that some differences are more different than others, and he draws a border between bush culture and mall culture, between indigenous people's mode of production and the totalizing push of stat... + Read More
Series: Quivering LandPaperbackRoewan Crowe9781894037907$19.95POETRY Oct 15, 2013
Roewan Crowe's compelling and haunting literary debut, Quivering Land, is a rather queer Western, engaging with poetics and politics to reckon with the legacies of violence and colonization in the West.Written in a sparse style, this lonely, sometimes brutal book invites the reader on a powerful journey with Clem, Violet, and a dead girl in a red dress. Clem, a lone cowboy, caught in the inevitable violence of the Western, compulsively rides through ghost towns and Monument Valley. Violet is an artist who pulls dead bodies, guns, and memory int... + Read More
In her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous Peoples and communities, especially those of her own Nishnaabeg nation. Found on reserves, in cities and small towns, in bars and curling rinks, canoes and community centres, doctors offices and pickup trucks, Simpson's characters confront the often heartbreaking challenge of pairing the desire to live loving and observant lives with a constant struggle to simply survive the hist... + Read More
Series: Winter We Danced, TheVoices from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More MovementPaperbackKino-nda-niimi Collective, The9781894037518$22.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Apr 26, 2014
The Winter We Danced is a vivid collection of writing, poetry, lyrics, art and images from the many diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement. Calling for pathways into healthy, just, equitable and sustainable communities while drawing on a wide-ranging body of narratives, journalism, editorials and creative pieces, this collection consolidates some of the most powerful, creative and insightful moments from the winter we danced and gestures towards next steps in an on-going movement for justice and I... + Read More
Series: Land We Are, TheArtists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of ReconciliationPaperbackGabrielle Hill9781894037631$24.95ART Jun 15, 2015
The Land We Are is a stunning collection of writing and art that interrogates the current era of reconciliation in Canada. Using visual, poetic, and theoretical language, the contributors approach reconciliation as a problematic narrative about Indigenous-settler relations, but also as a site where conversations about a just future must occur. The result of a four-year collaboration between artists and scholars engaged in resurgence and decolonization, The Land We Are is a moving dialogue that blurs the boundaries between activism, research, an... + Read More
Series: Surviving CanadaIndigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of BetrayalPaperbackMyra Tait9781894037891$29.95SOCIAL SCIENCE May 27, 2017
Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal is a collection of elegant, thoughtful, and powerful reflections about Indigenous Peoples' complicated, and often frustrating, relationship with Canada, and how--even 150 years after Confederation--the fight for recognition of their treaty and Aboriginal rights continues.
Series: IndianlandPaperbackLesley Belleau9781894037921$18.95POETRY Oct 15, 2017
Indianland is a rich and varied poetry collection. The poems are written from a female and Indigenous point of view and incorporate Anishinaabemowin throughout. Time is cyclical, moving from present day back to first contact and forward again. Themes of sexuality, birth, memory, and longing are explored, images of blood, plants (milkweed, yarrow, cattails), and petroglyphs reoccur, and touchstone issues in Indigenous politics are addressed = (Elijah Harper, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, forced sterilizations, Oka). Anishinaabemowin th... + Read More
Series: SemaphoreUnsettling the CommonsSocial Movements Against, Within, and Beyond Settler ColonialismPaperbackCraig Fortier9781894037976$14.95POLITICAL SCIENCE Dec 31, 2017
Drawing on interviews with 51 anti-authoritarian organizers to investigates what it means to struggle for "the commons" within a settler colonial context, Unsettling the Commons interrogates a very important debatethat took place within Occupy camps and is taking place in a multitude of movements in North America around what it means to claim "the commons" on stolen land. Travelling back in history to show the ways in which radical left movements have often either erased or come into clear conflict with Indigenous practices of sovereignty and s... + Read More
Series: Stolen CityRacial Capitalism and the Making of WinnipegPaperbackOwen Toews9781894037938$25.00SOCIAL SCIENCE Jun 15, 2018
Through a combination of historical and contemporary analysis this book shows how settler colonialism, as a mode of racial capitalism, has made and remade Winnipeg and the Canadian Prairie West over the past one hundred and fifty years. It traces the emergence of a 'dominant bloc', or alliance, in Winnipeg that has imagined and installed successive regional development visions to guarantee its own wealth and power. The book gives particular attention to the ways that an ascendant post-industrial urban redevelopment vision for Winnipeg's city-ce... + Read More
Becoming our Future: Global Indigenous curatorial practice is a co-publication based on the three-year Tri-Nations International Indigenous Curators' Exchange was a joint initiative between the Australia Council for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts and Creative New Zealand. It features artists and the curatorial perspectives of Indigenous curators from Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Series: Overhead SeriesStars1st editionPaperbackLucy Haché9781988168104$19.95FICTION Mar 01, 2018
In this second installation of the Overhead Series, Lucy Haché once again transports the reader with intimate revelations on identity by exploring both her personal and ancestral relationship to the sky and stars. Hache's prose is extraordinary in its combination of self awareness yet unselfconscious honesty and skillful restraint, creating a sense of connection under the vastness of the stars above. Masterfully illustrated by artist Michael Joyal, his evocative astronomic drawings contribute to the overall sensory and transcendent experience.
Beautiful imagery infuses this collection of lyrical poetry from a rising Indigenous poet steeped in the rich culture of her ancestors.
Series: I Am a Body of LandPaperbackShannon Webb-Campbell9781771664776$18.00POETRY Jan 08, 2019
I Am a Body of Land by Shannon Webb-Campbell explores poetic responsibility and accountability, and frames poetry as a form of revisioning. In these poems, Webb-Campbell returns to her own text Who Took My Sister?, to examine her self and to decolonize, unlearn, and undo harm. By reconsidering individual poems and letters, Webb-Campbell's confessional writing circles back upon itself to ask questions of her own settler-Indigenous identity and belonging to cry out for community, and call in with love.Edited and with an Introduction by multiple a... + Read More
Hope Matters, written by multiple award-winner Lee Maracle, in collaboration with her daughters Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter, focuses on the journey of Indigenous people from colonial beginnings to reconciliation.Maracle states that the book, "is also about the journey of myself and my two daughters." During their youth, Bobb and Carter wrote poetry with their mother, and eventually they all decided that one day they would write a book together. This book is the result of that dream. Written collaboratively by all three women, the poems in Hop... + Read More
This is the thrilling true story of the great Aboriginal resistance fighter, Jandamarra - a legend, forever etched into the history of the Australian landscape. Set in the magnificent Kimberley outback during the late nineteenth century when the last stage of Australian invasion is about to be played out in the lands of the Bunuba people. Amid the ensuing chaos and turmoil, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory relationships are forged, which will reach long into the future. Jandamarra died on his own soil defending his country. He is a tru... + Read More
In this Ojibwa translation of "Rising with a Distant Dawn" by David Groulx, the author and the translator present a powerful and moving poetry collection which stretches across the boundaries of skin colour, language, and religion to give voice to the lives and experiences of ordinary Aboriginal Canadians. The poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope. They come from the woodlands and the plains, they speak of love, of war, and of the known and the mysterious, they strike with wisdom, joy, and sadness, bringing us closer than ever before to the he... + Read More
Series: Hear and ForetellPaperbackJoseph A. Dandurand9781926956961$15.95POETRY Apr 15, 2015
"Hear and Foretell" is a compelling poetry collection with spotlight on urban Aboriginal life in Canada. The poems illustrate deep spiritual transformation and understanding of the ever-present feeling of being hunted by not so distant historical past. This collection of poems emphasizes cultural struggles, articulates everyday rituals through decisive narrative, and appeals to human compassion. "Hear and Foretell" is an ambitious, lasting, and meaningful work of Canadian Aboriginal literature that will not soon fade away. It is an exceptional ... + Read More
In this poetry book, David Groulx seamlessly weaves the spiritual with the ordinary and the present with the powerful voices of the past. He speaks for the spirit, determination, and courage of Aboriginal people, compelling readers to confront cruel reality with his sincere and inspiring vision. Author's poetic power renders an honest and painful perception of Aboriginal life with strong voice against prejudice and injustice.
The Roads of Go Home Lake is the long-awaited sequel to Christina Kilbourne's award winning novel Where Lives Take Root. When Winnie finds herself suddenly widowed and an unemployed mother of six, she is forced to change her life in order to keep her family together. Illiterate, shy and inexperienced in the ways of the white man's world, Winnie relies on her eldest son and the strength of her Chippewan ancestors to give her the courage to find help.The Roads of Go Home Lake follows Winnie's journey as she faces her darkest secrets and recalls ... + Read More
Rising with a Distant Dawn is a powerful and moving poetry collection, which stretches across the boundaries of skin colour, language, and religion to give voice to the lives and experiences of ordinary Aboriginal Canadians. The book captures timely personal and cultural challenges, and ultimately shares subtle insight and compassion. The poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope. They come from the woodlands and the plains, they speak of love, of war, and of the known and the mysterious, they strike with wisdom, joy, and sadness, bringing us clos... + Read More
"Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies" is a poetry collection where stories of Aboriginal experiences are distilled into feelings and thoughts that are universal. Reneltta Arluk weaves the traditional and the contemporary together through the eyes of a young Aboriginal woman. She draws from the Aboriginal tradition of praising the land and the spirit, the realities of Aboriginal culture, and the concept of feminine individuality. Her poems, both sacred and secular, are written with the passions of anger, grief, and love, at once tender and furio... + Read More
Series: Aboriginal Soccer Tribe, TheA history of Aboriginal involvement with the world gamePaperbackJohn Maynard9781926956336$22.95HISTORY Oct 25, 2012
A first in sporting literature, “The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe” is the largely untold story of Aboriginal involvement with the world game. The acceptance that Aboriginal players found within the post-World War II migrant communities had a profound impact on their lives. The multicultural environment of Australian soccer provided them with a haven from the prejudice and racism of wider Australian society. Interweaving personal stories and extensive research with links to the broader Indigenous world community, this book is a celebration of the ext... + Read More
“Imagine Mercy” is a vibrant poetry collection portraying the daily realities of living as an Aboriginal in Canada. David Groulx seamlessly weaves the spiritual with the ordinary and the present with the past. He speaks for the strength and courage of Aboriginal people, compelling readers to confront reality with his honest and inspiring vision. Remarkable in its candour and gracefully constructed, this collection of poems binds us to the present and, at the same time, connects us to the voices of the past.
Series: Wild Rice DreamsCanadian Aboriginal VoicesPaperbackVera Wabegijig9781926956633$15.95POETRY Oct 15, 2013
“Wild Rice Dreams” is a collection of Aboriginal poetry that delves into the human experience from an Anishinaabe perspective. The book captures sensible cultural and emotional challenges, and ultimately shares subtle insight and compassion. The poems explore how intricate relationships between people, dreams and memories play an integral role in the complex life of being an Anishinaabe.
Series: Between the MomentsCanadian Aboriginal VoicesPaperbackMarie-Andrée Gill9781926956800$15.95POETRY Apr 15, 2014
The poems in “Between the Moments” immerse the reader deep into the reflection of humanity and tangible reality of life to explore the moments of perplexity and simplicity of life. Throughout the book, the author roams the crevices of her desire and invites us into the world filled with tides and stars, mirages and reflections, moments of confusion and enlightenment to resolve deep emotional issues and to find the light in the darkness. In “Between the Moments” the emotions are overlapping and the feelings are evolving until the end of the night.
In this Cree translation of "Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies" by Reneltta Arluk, the author and the translator draw from the Aboriginal traditions of praising the land and the spirit, the realities of Aboriginal culture, and the concept of feminine individuality. The poems, both sacred and secular, are written with the passions of anger, grief, and love, at once tender and furious. Here are the tales of love, betrayal, courage, defeat, acceptance, loss, grief, passion, delight, courting, coming of age, birth and death, youth and old age, hu... + Read More
Series: Canadian Aboriginal Voices SeriesCalling Down the SkyPaperbackRosanna Deerchild9781772310054$16.95POETRY Oct 15, 2015
"Calling Down the Sky" is a poetry collection that describes deep personal experiences and post generational effects of the Canadian Aboriginal Residential School confinements in the 1950's when thousands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in these schools against their parents' wishes. Many were forbidden to speak their language and practice their own culture. The author portrays how the ongoing impact of the residential schools problem has been felt throughout generations and has contributed to social problems that contin... + Read More
In this poetry collection, Joséphine Bacon challenges our traditional notions of culture and perception, landscape and wilderness, the limits of experience, and the nature of human being. With a surreal blend of emotions and memories, "A Tea in the Tundra / Nipishapui Nete Mushuat" portrays a complex and ever-shifting landscape of possibilities. The author passionately reveals a finely wrought sensibility, which elevates the subtle scenery of life's everyday events. The French-language edition of this book was shortlisted for the 2014 Governor ... + Read More
The poems in "pihta ?kwa wihta"reveal strong links to land, to family, and to the wisdom of elders. The author exposes the struggles that many Aboriginal people encounter while getting an education, dealing with family issues and abuse, learning to respect themselves and demanding respect from others, finding their place in the world, and recovering their rich history and culture. This book illustrates the resilience and strength of the Aboriginal people and the determination that they bring to their local communities across Canada.
î-nitotamahk kîsik is a poetry collection in Cree that describes deep personal experiences and post-generational effects of the Canadian Aboriginal residential school confinements in the 1960's when thousands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in these schools against their parents' wishes. Many were forbidden to speak their language and practice their own culture. Rosanna Deerchild exposes how the residential schools systematically undermined Aboriginal culture across Canada and disrupted families for generations, severin... + Read More
Series: Canadian Indigenous Voices serieswaniskatota ka pe wapahkCree EditionPaperbackDavid Groulx9781772310801$16.95POETRY Jun 15, 2018
"waniskatota ka pe wapahk", a Cree translation of "Rising with a Distant Dawn", is a powerful poetry collection which stretches across the boundaries to give a voice to the lives and experiences of ordinary Indigenous people. The poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope. They come from the woodlands and the plains, they speak of love, of war, and of the known and the mysterious, they strike with wisdom, joy, and sadness, bringing us closer than ever before to the heart of urban Indigenous life.
This poetry collection creatively reveals the beautiful and bitter essences of the world from a distinctive Indigenous female voice. Speaking from her unique Mohawk perspective, the poet unapologetically sings words of wisdom and cultural confidence. By using this creative foundation to unite distinctive communities, she expresses raw emotion throughout her journey toward inner peace from a uniquely Indigenous point of view. It is this strong expression that the poet hopes will become a global guide for her communities to follow and interpret w... + Read More
Series: Modern Indigenous VoicesGoing Back HomePaperbackMarie Hess9781772310894$19.95FICTION Dec 01, 2018
Written by a Mohawk Institute Residential School survivor, this is a fierce and candid story that reveals the heartbreaking trauma of that tragic time in our history. The author portrays how the ongoing impact of the residential schools confinements has affected Indigenous communities over several generations and has contributed to many social problems that continue to exist today. By exploring that devastating history, the author finds and celebrates the resilient and hopeful spirit that many residential school survivors, like herself, have ma... + Read More
Series: Canadian Indigenous Voices seriesThe RumourPaperbackJoseph A. Dandurand9781772310771$16.95POETRY Dec 01, 2018
"The Rumour" is a collection of poetry that exposes many important issues of Indigenous discrimination, poverty, drug abuse, brutal violence, love, family, and complex human relationships. As a skilled painter, Joseph A. Dandurand portrays the essence of strong connections with rich Indigenous history, culture, traditions, and family values with broad but precise strokes. The poems come from author's lifetime experience living on the Kwantlen First Nation reserve and give a true picture of the resilience and the struggles Indigenous people expe... + Read More
The poems in "mamitonehta kisewatisiwin," a Cree translation of "Imagine Mercy," portray mixed bloods, resistance, determination, sovereignty, and cultural issues that generate sharply divided opinions and deep emotional struggles. David Groulx's poetic power renders an honest and painful perception of modern-day Indigenous life with strong voice against prejudice and injustice. Remarkable in its candour and gracefully constructed, this collection of poems binds us to the present and, at the same time, connects us to the voices of the past.
"Tsi Niió:re Enkarakhoténhseke" is the first ever poetry book in the Mohawk language published in Canada. The poems creatively reveal the beautiful and bitter essences of the world from a distinctive Indigenous female voice. Inspired by her recent global travels, experiences, relationships and Haudenosaunee perspective, the poet unapologetically sings words of midlife wisdom and cultural confidence. By using this creative foundation to unite distinctive communities, the author expresses raw emotion throughout her journey toward inner peace from... + Read More
Series: Myrmursan exploded sestinaPaperbackShannon Maguire9781771661607$18.00POETRY Oct 28, 2015
Myrmurs is an innovative variant of the sestina form (a medieval mechanism of desire that spirals around six end words). Connecting medieval textuality to contemporary politics and poetics, this poem explores living systems: cities and languages as self-organizing entities; ants; interspecies entanglements; strange attachments; neocolonialism and how to break free of it. Following on her critically acclaimed debut collection fur(l) parachute (published by BookThug in 2013), this is the second volume in Shannon Maguire's planned medievalist tril... + Read More
In her third collection of poetry, Holy Wild, Gwen Benaway explores the complexities of being an Indigenous trans women in expansive lyric poems. She holds up the Indigenous trans body as a site of struggle, liberation, and beauty. A confessional poet, Benaway narrates her sexual and romantic intimacies with partners as well as her work to navigate the daily burden of transphobia and violence. She examines the intersections of Indigenous and trans experience through autobiographical poems and continues to speak to the legacy of abuse, violence,... + Read More
Series: Still No WordPaperbackShannon Webb-Campbell9781550815887$16.95POETRY Mar 03, 2015
EGALE Canada Human Rights Trust OUT IN PRINT Literary Award Winner! Shannon Webb-Campbell’s Still No Word seeks the appearance of the self in others and the recognition of others within the self. Patient, searching, questioning, and at times heartbreaking—these poems reveal the deep past within the present tense and the interrelations that make our lives somehow both whole and unfinished. And though Webb-Campbell is political at times, this is not politics for the sake of politics: here, it’s a matter of the human heart. Ranging from reflective... + Read More
Series: Essential Writers SeriesDaniel David MosesSpoken and Written Explorations of His Work1st editionPaperbackTracey Lindberg9781550719482$25.00LITERARY CRITICISM Aug 01, 2015
This work is a compelling examination and discussion of the work of Daniel David Moses. Including pieces by Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors, storytellers, playwrights, academics and artists, participating in narratives, writing and dialogues about Moses and his work, the book is at once engaging, grounded in comparative analysis and forceful.
Series: First VoicesAn Aboriginal Women's ReaderPaperbackPatricia Monture9780980882292$39.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Nov 05, 2009
Understanding the ways, experiences, and voices of Indigenous women requires the reader to start with the self. Who are you and where do you fit into an Indigenous world? In many Indigenous traditions, governance starts with the self. We then fit into clans, families, communities and nations. Understanding yourself is always balanced by understanding your relationships. Primary among Indigenous relationships is our relations to the natural world. Territory is equally an important concept. This Aboriginal women's studies reader is organized ... + Read More
Series: One Bead at a TimePaperbackBeverly Little Thunder9781771332651$22.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 25, 2016
One Bead at a Timeis the oral memoir of Beverly Little Thunder, a two-spirit Lakota Elder from Standing Rock, who has lived most of her life in service to Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in vast areas of both the United States and Canada. Transcribed and edited by two-spirit Métis writer Sharron Proulx-Turner, Little Thunder's narrative is told verbatim, her melodious voice and keen sense of humour almost audible overtop of the text on the page. Early in her story, Little Thunder recounts a dream from her early adulthood, "I stared at these... + Read More
Series: MountainPaperbackUrsula Pflug9781771333498$19.95YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12 - 20May 24, 2017
Seventeen-year-old Camden splits her time between her father, a minor rock star, and her mom, a scruffy "hardware geek" who designs and implements temporary and sustainable power systems and satellite linkups for off-grid music and art festivals, tree-sits, and attends gatherings of alternative healers. Lark, Camden's father, provides her with brand-name jeans, running shoes, and makeup, while her mother's world is populated by anarchists, freaks, geeks, and hippies. Naturally, Camden prefers staying with her dad and going to the mall with his ... + Read More
The Woman Who Went to The Moon captures in poems, six days spent in the tiny community of Igloolik in the Arctic winter of January 2006. Ice-locked to the Melville Peninsula, Igloolik lies west of Baffin Island. This is the year of the Circumpolar Moon, where the full moon sweeps the heavens at the lowest point of its curve in its 18.6-year cycle. The poems are suffused with its light and the slow ebb of its celestial brightness in the days that follow, as the sun for first time in four months creeps over the horizon, heralding the approach of ... + Read More
Series: GirthPaperbackTara McGowan-Ross9781554831760$16.95POETRY Nov 16, 2016
From disordered eating to tear gas to coked-out sex, Girth is an uncomfortably honest poetic account of a woman's body, suspended in the tension between action, reflection, and self-destruction. As the speaker attempts to engage in political protest and to be a meaningful part of the political process, she also must overcome her chronic eating disorder. She finds herself impeded by the stumbling blocks of identity, violence, and politics, and the way those things manifest under the skin: as memory, as habit, as pain, or as stillness. A love let... + Read More
Series: ReckoningPaperbackTara Beagan9781927922262$15.95DRAMA Oct 15, 2016
Reckoning is a triptych of three short plays: Witness is a dance-movement piece featuring a Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner who unravels as he confronts the brutal testimony of residential school survivors; in Daughter, the daughter of a teacher who was accused of rape seduces her father's accuser; and Survivor is a solo piece about a man preparing to commit suicide as a protest against the insufficiencies of the reconciliation process.Agonizing, poignant, theatrical, hilarious, and true, Reckoning illuminates the difficulties of trying t... + Read More
Series: In CarePaperbackKenneth Willliams9781927922309$15.95DRAMA Apr 01, 2017
In Care is about a mother's quest to get her children out of foster care. Janice Fisher has not had an easy life. She worked the streets as a teenager, was addicted to cocaine, and had her first daughter taken from her when she was just 15. But she's since turned her life around, and is a good mother to three happy girls -- until a false accusation gets them apprehended by foster care. Now, Janice is trapped in the system like a butterfly in a spider's web: the more she struggles to get out, the more stuck she gets. In Care is both an indictmen... + Read More
Series: Sarah BallendenPaperbackMaureen Hunter9781927922378$15.95DRAMA Oct 01, 2017
Anyone who has delved into the history of the Red River Settlement will have come across the name Sarah Ballenden. Her 1850 trial is one of the most famous in Manitoba legal history. The fact that her name isn't officially attached to the trial - we know it as Foss v. Pelly - is a reflection of the laws of the day, not of her commitment to the proceedings. "I was the first person to get this business investigated," Sarah testified in court. "I had determined to proceed in it." "This business" was defamation. Sarah's character and reputatio... + Read More
Series: Children of GodPaperbackCorey Payette9781927922385$15.95DRAMA Apr 01, 2018
Children of God is a powerful musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children were taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario. The play tells the story of one family: Tommy and Julia, who are trying to survive in the harsh environment of a religious school, and their mother, Rita, who never stops trying to get them back. The impact of this experience on the lives of them all is profound and devastating, yet the story moves toward redemption. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, c... + Read More
Darren, newly on parole from prison, has been ordered by the court to live with his father on the rez. Wally and Darren have always had a contentious relationship: Wally is a problem drinker, and Darren's got a short fuse. But Wally tells his son that he's changed, has stopped drinking and started going to ceremony, and he urges Darren to do the same. As old family secrets start to be revealed, the father and son grapple with complex issues. Popcorn Elder examines the problem of "plastic shamans" who offer spirituality at a price. It looks at a... + Read More
Playing the White Man's Games tells the extraordinary tales of Native American athletes who overcame tremendous obstacles to dominate the NFL, CFL, PGA, Olympic Games, NHL and professional wrestling. From ABC's "Athlete of the Century" Jim Thorpe, whose track and field career began when he surpassed his college varsity high jump team in street shoes and climaxed with gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games, before moving on to dominate NCAA and NFL football, major league baseball and 22 sports in all, including a n... + Read More
Series: Off The RopesMy StoryPaperbackRoland Vandal9781927922095$22.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 15, 2015
Having been sexually abused by a boxing coach as a teen, and not knowing who to trust or tell, Roland Vandal found solace in drugs and alcohol. His battle with addiction, and his unwillingness to speak of his demons, lead to failed relationships, bad choices, crime, trouble with the law, and PTSD. After a night of partying with friends in 2001, Roland found himself alone in a Winnipeg hotel and attempted suicide. When he woke plagued by guilt and shame at what he had done, he knew he had hit bottom. He dialled the phone and sought help. Clean a... + Read More
Two grown sisters face off over their mother's deathbed. Together they confront one another, their own identities, and what will remain when their mom leaves this world. A contemporary look at the significance of faith and family, Honour Beat evokes both laughter and tears as three women grapple with one of life's most difficult inevitabilities.