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By James Houston. 1983
In 1803, a trading ship was captured by an Indian band on the pacific coast. This story is based on… those events, Houston tells the story from the Indians' point of view. Junior High. 1983.
By Joseph Bruchac. 1997
By Richard Wagamese. 2006
In pursuit of a world-champion title, Joe Willie Wolfchild suffers a career-ending accident and is taken to his family's ranch… to recuperate. Meanwhile, urban street-kid Aiden, sick and tired of his mother Claire's long string of abusive boyfriends, plans a robbery only to land in jail. Upon his release, a concerned parole officer finds a place for Aiden and his mom at the Wolfchild ranch. Strong language. 2006.
By Jan Hudson. 1990
When a horse is captured from the Snakes and brought to the Blackfoot tribe, Kit Fox knows that she is… meant to ride it. The horse is sent to a camp where women are not allowed, but when an attack sends the men into battle, Kit Fox is left to master the beast. For junior and senior high readers. 1990.
By Robert N Munsch, Jay Odjick. 2017
One day Helen wakes up and it's SPRING! The snow has melted and the sun is shining. But Helen knows… that the blackflies will be coming out soon. So she does what any smart kid would do: she sends her little sister outdoors to check! When the blackflies and mosquitoes carry her away, Helen tells her dad, who rushes outside and is carried away himself. Now Helen needs to rescue BOTH of them, along with a wolf and a very clever bear. Grades K-3. 2017.
By Jordan Wheeler. 1989
A collection of three novellas that deal with the struggles of brotherhood and of the Métis. "Exposure" describes the sexual… abuse sustained by children at mandatory, Catholic-run boarding schools, "Red Waves" is a story of Native brothers who find themselves on different sides of the law, and "Hearse in Snow" highlights how alcohol has torn families apart. For senior high and older readers. Strong language, descriptions of violence and some descriptions of sex. c1989.
By Martha Brooks. 1997
When her father wills her a cabin on land in rural Manitoba, Alexandra meets a young man who shares her… Indian heritage and her experience of being haunted by spirits. Grades 5-8. 1997.
By Kevin Patterson. 2006
An Inuit girl spends her teen years in the 1960s in a Montreal TB sanatorium, learning French and mathematics from… nuns. Upon returning to Hudson Bay, Victoria feels like a stranger, and soon marries a white man. When her husband accepts work from a South African mining company that wants to dig for diamonds in the frozen tundra, things come to a boiling point. 2006.
By Philip Kreiner. 1987
Joe is a white school teacher in an isolated community near James Bay. He decides to learn about the Indian… way of life, which is in danger because a huge dam is being built in the centre of the Indian's hunting lands. 1987.
By Giles Blunt. 2005
A young woman wanders out of the bush with no memory, due to a small-calibre bullet lodged in her brain.… When the body of a biker/drug dealer turns up in a cave, Detectives Cardinal and Delorme treat it as a separate incident, but subsequent clues and another brutal murder seem to connect both crimes to a gang under the leadership of Ojibwa shaman Red Deer. Are the woman's returning memories the whole truth, and is Red Deer a native shaman or a monster with an appetite for murder? Sequel to "The delicate storm", followed by "By the time you read this". 2005.
By Kevin Major. 1989
While living in Newfoundland, 15-year-old David meets a mysterious new girl named Nancy. He makes a startling discovery while doing… research for a school project on the Beothuk Indians. For junior and senior high readers.
By Carol Daniels. 2015
Taken from the arms of her mother as soon as she was born, Sandy was only one of over twenty… thousand Aboriginal children scooped up by the federal government between the 1960s and 1980s. Sandy was adopted by a Ukrainian family and grew up as the only First Nations child in a town of white people. Ostracized by everyone around her and tired of being different, at the early age of five she tried to scrub the brown off her skin. But she was never sent back into the foster system, and for that she considers herself lucky. From this tragic period in her personal life and in Canadian history, Sandy does not emerge unscathed, but she emerges strong--finding her way by embracing her First Nations culture. Those very roots allow Sandy to overcome the discriminations that she suffers every day from her co-workers, from strangers and sometimes even from herself. Winner of First Nation Communities Read 2017-2018. 2015.
By Yves Thériault. 1993
Agaguk est une terrible histoire d'amour, de meurtre et de vengeance. Tout l'art d'Yves Thériault consiste à nous montrer, avec… une puissance d'évocation éblouissante, l'éveil de l'âme, au-delà de la morale et de la décence, et à nous faire croire, encore et toujours, en l'être humain. c1958, 1993.
By Betty Waterton. 1978
Simon has always wanted to catch a salmon. When an eagle accidentally drops one into a tidal pool, Simon is… torn between sympathy for the fish and the desire to catch something of his own. Grades K-3. 1978.
By Richard Wagamese. 1997
Joshua Kane is an Ojibway who has lived with his white adoptive parents since he was an infant. Johnny Gebhardt… is a white boy who is very interested in native culture. When the two meet they find friendship and common ground through the game of baseball. Over the years they become divided over what each believes is truly "Indian." 1997.
By Wayne Arthurson. 2012
Undercover as a homeless man, Leo Desroches, a half-Cree, half–French-Canadian reporter in Edmonton, has his hands full both on the… job and in his personal life. As he tries to reconnect with his estranged son and fight his urge to gamble, he is consumed by a story that turns into a personal crusade: a search for a missing Native street kid he’s befriended. When the boy is found brutally murdered, Leo explores the depths of Native street culture in a local gang, but secrets soon emerge that threaten not only the gang members, but Leo’s life - and his sanity. Sequel to “Fall from grace” (DC38832). Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence and strong language. 2012.
By Sharon Williams Franzin, Firmin G Michiels. 2004
Many centuries ago, a beautiful Native maiden named Sweetgrass lived in what is now southern Manitoba. She loved nature and… taught others to live in harmony with the plants and animals of earth. When she died, the Great Spirit allowed her to visit her favourite places each spring, bringing beautiful flowers with her. Grades 3-6. 2004.
By Joseph Boyden. 2016
An Ojibwe boy runs away from a North Ontario Indian School. He realizes too late just how far away home… is. Along the way he's followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from. Bestseller. 2016.
By Joseph Boyden. 2013
"The Orenda" opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with… a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron nation’s great warriors and statesmen. It has been years since the murder of his family, but they are never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter and sees that the girl possesses powerful magic that will be useful to him on the troubled road ahead. Bird’s people have battled the Iroquois for as long as he can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous threat from afar. Christophe, a charismatic Jesuit missionary, has found his calling among the Huron, and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language in order to lead them to Christ. Bestseller. Winner of Canada Reads 2014. 2013.
By Kelly Ward, Neil Christopher, Aviaq Johnston. 2017
After a strange and violent blizzard leaves young shaman-in-training Pitu stranded on the sea ice--without his dog team or any… weapons to defend himself--he soon realizes that he is no longer in the word that he once knew. The storm has carried him into the world of the spirits, a world populated by terrifying creatures. As he tries to find his way back home, Pitu is plagued by black wolves constantly stalking him, water-dwelling creatures that want to snatch him and pull him into the frigid ocean through an ice crack, as well as beings less frightening, but equally as incredible, such as a lone giant who can carry Pitu in the palm of her hand and keeps caribou and polar bears as pets. After stumbling upon a fellow shaman who has been trapped in the spirit world for many years, Pitu must master all of his shamanic powers to make his way back to the world of the living, to his family and to the girl that he loves. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.