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By Sara Quin. 2019
High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, growing… up in the height of grunge and rave culture in the 90s, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents' divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's point of view and Sara's, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, it captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from one another. 2019.
By David Treuer. 2019
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES… BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, Hudson Booksellers, The New York Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait...?reuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping historyand counter-narrativeof Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American historyas promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneehas been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappearand not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existencethe story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.
By Robin Wall Kimmerer. 2016
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions… of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes, she circles toward a central argument: The awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return.
By Jody Wilson-Raybould. 2019
An Indigenous leader who has dedicated her life to Indigenous Rights, Jody Wilson-Raybould has represented both First Nations and the… Crown at the highest levels. And she is not afraid to give Canadians what they need most – straight talk on what has to be done to move beyond our colonial legacy and achieve true reconciliation in Canada. In this powerful book, drawn from speeches and other writings, she urges all Canadians – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – to build upon the momentum already gained or risk hard-won progress being lost. The good news is that Indigenous Nations already have the solutions. But now is the time to act and build a shared postcolonial future based on the foundations of trust, cooperation, recognition, and good governance.
By Danielle Daniel. 2018
Parfois je suis un renard rusé et astucieux. J'observe mon entourage. Puis, en un clin d'oeil, je disparais. Dans cette… introduction enjouée aux animaux totémiques de la tradition anishinaabée, douze enfants s'identifient à différentes créatures comme un renard, un chevreuil, un castor ou un orignal. Années 1-3. Gagnant de Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. 2018. Titre uniforme: Sometimes I feel like a fox.
A searing and revelatory account of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Highway 16, and an indictment… of the society that failed them. For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The highway is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate where Indigenous women and girls are over-policed, yet under-protected. Through interviews with those closest to the victims—mothers and fathers, siblings and friends—McDiarmid offers an intimate, first-hand account of their loss and relentless fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to 4,000—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in this country. Highway of Tears is a powerful story about our ongoing failure to provide justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and a testament to their families and communities' unwavering determination to find it.
By Neil Young, Phil Baker. 2019
Neil Young took on the music industry so that fans could hear his music—all music—the way it was meant to… be heard. Today, most of the music we hear is com-pressed to a fraction of its original sound,while analog masterpieces are turning to dustin record company vaults. As these record-ings disappear, music fans aren’t just losing acollection of notes. We’re losing spaciousness,breadth of the sound field, and the ability tohear and feel a ping of a triangle or a pluckof a guitar string, each with its own reso-nance and harmonics that slowly trail off intosilence. The result is music that is robbed of its original quality—muddy and flat in sound compared to the rich, warm sound artists hear in the studio. It doesn’t have to be this way, but the record and technology companies have incorrectly assumed that most listeners are satisfied with these low-quality tracks. Neil Young is challenging the assault on audio quality—and working to free music lovers from the flat and lifeless status quo. To Feel the Music is the true story of his questto bring high-quality audio back to musiclovers—the most important undertaking ofhis career. It’s an unprecedented look insidethe successes and setbacks of creating thePono player, the fights and negotiationswith record companies to preserve master-pieces for the future, and Neil’s unrelentingdetermination to make musical art availableto everyone. It’s a story that shows how muchmore there is to music than meets the ear. Neil’s efforts to bring quality audio to his fans garnered media attention when his Kickstarter campaign for his Pono player—a revolutionary music player that would combine the highest quality possible with the portability, simplicity and affordability modern listeners crave—became the third-most successful Kickstarter campaign in the website’s history. It had raised more than $6M in pledges in 40 days. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response, Neil still had a long road ahead, and his Pono music player would not have the commercial success he’d imagined. But he remained committed to his mission, and faced with the rise of streaming services that used even lower quality audio, he was determined to rise to the challenge. An eye-opening read for all fans of Neil Young and all fans of great music, as well as readers interesting in going behind the scenes of product creation, To Feel the Music has an inspiring story at its heart: One determined artist with a groundbreaking vision and the absolute refusal to give up, despite setbacks, naysayers, and skeptics.
By Alan Walker. 2018
A comprehensive look at the life and work of Fryderyk Chopin. Based on ten years of research and a vast… cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., this is a corrective work intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin, and an intimate look into a dramatic life. Of particular focus are Chopin's childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings; his oftentimes troubled romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years; and his untimely death at age thirty-nine, which inspired three thousand people to flock to the Madeleine Church in Paris for his funeral. 2018.
By Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz. 2018
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop… superstardom. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. Features a collection of voices reminiscent of your favorite mixtape. Bestseller. 2018.
By Anne Pelouas. 2015
" Peuple de l'Arctique à l'histoire millénaire, les Inuits ont traversé le XXe siècle en passant du nomadisme à la… sédentarité. Doués dune faculté d'adaptation exceptionnelle, ils traversent aujourdhui les temps troubles générés par le réchauffement climatique et leur mode de vie traditionnel s'en trouve bouleversé. Et si, par " mode de vie traditionnel ", on entend la vie nomade, l'iglou d'hiver et la tente de peau l'été, le kayak, l'autosuffisance, on peut effectivement parler de risque de disparition c'est déjà arrivé ailleurs. Mais les Inuits ont plusieurs cordes à leur arc et ne cessent d'évoluer. Citons par exemple Kenojuak Ashevak, artiste inuit du XXe siècle dont la renommée dépasse largement les simples communautés de l'Arctique ou toutes ces entreprises 100% Inuits du Nunavik comme Air Inuit, First Air, Nunavik Rotors, Nunavik Eastern Arctic Shipping, Nunacell, Pêcheries Unaaq Nasittuq, Aventures Inuit qui rayonnent bien au-delà. Il y a aujourdhui beaucoup plus que la chasse à l'ours et au phoque et la pêche sous le glacier dans ce Grand Nord ! Mais être Inuit, c'est aussi être prêt à tout. En Arctique, oubliez les grands hôpitaux aux équipements ultrasophistiqués ! En-dehors de trois grands hôpitaux, le Nord du Canada ne compte que de petits dispensaires dans chaque communauté, dirigés par des infirmiers. Rares sont les médecins qui demeurent là en permanence. " -- 4e de couv.
By Michel Legrand, Stéphane Lerouge. 2013
Michel Legrand est l'un des compositeurs français les plus célèbres au monde. Pour la première fois, il se raconte. Avec… humour, gravité et liberté. Entremêlant présent et passé, il réveille des souvenirs enfouis, des images intimes : l'enfance, la guerre, le Conservatoire, la révolution du be-bop, les débuts chez Philips, la Nouvelle Vague, Hollywood. Au détour du récit, des invités surgissent : Maurice Chevalier, Jacques Brel, Bill Evans, Jacques Demy, Louis Aragon, Françoise Sagan, Steve McQueen, Natalie Dessay... Tous prennent part au destin d'un créateur avide de musique au pluriel, dont l'identité doit autant à Bach, à Stravinski qu'à Dizzy Gillespie. Entre swing, lyrisme et comédie musicale, entrez dans l'univers d'un pulvérisateur de frontières, d'un monstre sacré qui a réussi, selon le mot de Malraux, à être plusieurs dans une même existence. 2013.
By Robert P. C. Joseph. 2019
We are all treaty people. But what are the everyday impacts of treaties, and how can we effectively work toward… reconciliation if we're worried our words and actions will unintentionally cause harm? Hereditary chief and leading Indigenous relations trainer Bob Joseph is your guide to respecting cultural differences and improving your personal relationships and business interactions with Indigenous Peoples. Practical and inclusive, Indigenous Relations interprets the difference between hereditary and elected leadership, and why it matters; explains the intricacies of Aboriginal Rights and Title, and the treaty process; and demonstrates the lasting impact of the Indian Act, including the barriers that Indigenous communities face and the truth behind common myths and stereotypes perpetuated since Confederation. Indigenous Relations equips you with the necessary knowledge to respectfully avoid missteps in your work and daily life, and offers an eight-part process to help business and government work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples--benefiting workplace culture as well as the bottom line. 2019.
By Cecil Paul. 2019
A remarkable and profound collection of reflections by one of North America’s most important Indigenous leaders. My name is Wa’xaid,… given to me by my people. ‘Wa’ is ‘the river’, ‘Xaid’ is ‘good’ – good river. Sometimes the river is not good. I am a Xenaksiala, I am from the Killer Whale Clan. I would like to walk with you in Xenaksiala lands. Where I will take you is the place of my birth. They call it the Kitlope. It is called Xesdu’wäxw (Huschduwaschdu) for ‘blue, milky, glacial water’. Our destination is what I would like to talk about, and a boat – I call it my magic canoe. It is a magical canoe because there is room for everyone who wants to come into it to paddle together. The currents against it are very strong but I believe we can reach that destination and this is the reason for our survival. —Cecil Paul Who better to tell the narrative of our times about the restoration of land and culture than Wa’xaid (the good river), or Cecil Paul, a Xenaksiala elder who pursued both in his ancestral home, the Kitlope — now the largest protected unlogged temperate rainforest left on the planet. Paul’s cultural teachings are more relevant today than ever in the face of environmental threats, climate change and social unrest, while his personal stories of loss from residential schools, industrialization and theft of cultural property (the world-renowned Gps’golox pole) put a human face to the survivors of this particular brand of genocide. Told in Cecil Paul’s singular, vernacular voice, Stories from the Magic Canoe spans a lifetime of experience, suffering and survival. This beautifully produced volume is in Cecil’s own words, as told to Briony Penn and other friends, and has been meticulously transcribed. Along with Penn’s forthcoming biography of Cecil Paul, Following the Good River (Fall 2019), Stories from the Magic Canoe provides a valuable documented history of a generation that continues to deal with the impacts of brutal colonization and environmental change at the hands of politicians, industrialists and those who willingly ignore the power of ancestral lands and traditional knowledge.
By Margarita Engle. 2019
As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If… she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too-the Civil War. Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata-so famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa's music bring comfort to those who needed it most?
By Raffi. 1998
By Steve Sheinkin. 2017
When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in… Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history. Called "the team that invented football," they took on the best opponents of their day, defeating much more privileged schools such as Harvard and the Army in a series of breathtakingly close calls, genius plays, and bone-crushing hard work. But this is not just an underdog story. It's an unflinching look at the persecution of Native Americans and its intersection with the beginning of one of the most beloved and exploitative pastimes in America, expertly told by nonfiction powerhouse Steve Sheinkin. From the Compact Disc edition.
By Jean-Yves Girard, Claudette Dion. 2017
Ce livre donne la parole à une femme authentique, sereine, pétillante et attachante qui sait son privilège de s'appeler Dion,… tout en portant fièrement son prénom. Avec humour et tendresse, elle révèle ce que c'est que d'être la soeur de... Entre une mère très médiatisée et une petite soeur devenue mégastar, au milieu de treize frères et soeurs, Claudette a su trouver sa place au soleil. 2017.
By Serge Bouchard, Marie-Christine Lévesque. 2017
Le livre que vous vous apprêtez à lire raconte la très grande marche d'un tout petit peuple, il refait à… la fois le chemin de sa joie et son chemin de croix. Présente aux premières lignes du journal de voyage de Champlain, aujourd'hui aussi familière que mystérieuse, la nation innue vit et survit depuis au moins deux mille ans dans cette partie de l'Amérique du Nord qu'elle a nommée dans sa langue Nitassinan : notre terre. Au fil des chapitres, vous allez accompagner le jeune anthropologue que j'étais au début des années 1970, arrivé à Ekuanitshit (Mingan). Vous le devinez, ces petites histoires sont prétextes à en raconter de plus grandes. Celles d'un peuple résilient, une société traditionnelle de chasseurs nomades qui s'est maintenue pendant des siècles, une société dont les fondements ont été ébranlés et brisés entre 1850 et 1950, alors que le gouvernement orchestrait la sédentarisation des adultes et l'éducation forcée des enfants. Ce récit commence dans la nuit des temps et se poursuit à travers les siècles, jusqu'aux luttes politiques et culturelles d'aujourd'hui. 2017.
By Gabrielle Lebeau. 2017
Cette biographie vous invite à la découverte du petit bum de la rue Sanguinet, fasciné par Anthony Quinn et le… docteur Chénier, qui décide à sept ans d'être chanteur. Ces pages vous entraînent sous les néons de la polyvalente Gérard-Filion, où la créativité de l'adolescent se déploie, puis au Patriote, dont il devient le chansonnier attitré à dix-sept ans. A Paris avec ses chansonniers, à Los Angeles et ses couleurs psychédéliques, à Londres et ses Wailers, où le hippie aux cheveux longs vit, intense et libre, au rythme de ses rêves, mais longtemps déchiré entre partir et rester, révolte et amour, poésie et rock. Ce livre est un hymne au " réchappé " du Bas de la ville, au " Ti-Claude " du trucker, au Dubois de tous les Québécois. 2017.
By Dan Bigras. 2017
Avec 'Le Temps des seigneurs', Dan Bigras offre le récit cru, touchant et passionnant de ces vues sur le monde… qui ont fait de lui le porte-parole des oubliés, des brisés. Façonné dans la violence et la douleur, mais aussi dans l'amour, c'est avec tendresse qu'il retrace le fil de son long chemin vers la réconciliation. 2017.