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By Kathryn Magee Labelle. 2013
Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east, the Wendat Confederacy… flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was threatened by European disease and Iroquois attacks. This book depicts the creation of a powerful Wendat diaspora in the wake of their dispersal and throughout the latter half of the century. Turning the story of the Wendat conquest on its head, the author demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat Confederacy and its people. 2013.
By Don Cherry. 2016
For over a decade, Don Cherry hosted the TV show Grapevine, which brought viewers up close and personal with the… biggest names in sports. Presents behind-the-scenes access to some of his most fascinating and revealing interviews with the all-time greats. Includes stories about hockey greats Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, and athletes and officials from other sports such as boxing, snooker, and baseball. Bestseller. 2016.
By Don Cherry, Al Strachan. 2008
Former hockey player and coach Don Cherry's comments on Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner" routinely make headlines as they… entertain, educate, and often upset some fans throughout North America. Now he presents his favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell. c2008.
By Ernest George Schwiebert. 1980
Collection of fourteen stories about trout and salmon fishing by an ardent practitioner of the sport. He describes experiences in… Iceland, Ireland, England, Norway, the Alaskan wilderness, Michigan, and the rugged rivers of the American West. 1980.
By Adrian Shubert. 1999
Discusses bullfighting as a social institution within the framework of a broader society. Traces modern bullfighting from the eighteenth to… the twentieth century, revealing changes in Spanish attitudes toward entrepreneurship and the bullfighters. Views the sport from the perspectives of business, politics, and gender. 1999.
By Michael M Oleksak, Mary Adams Oleksak. 1991
The Oleksaks, who lived in the Dominican Republic for ten years, trace the development of baseball in that country, as… well as in Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Venezuela. They depict the Latin clubs as a major source of players for U.S. leagues; reveal the language, cultural, and racial barriers that Latin players faced; and profile some of the illustrious players. c1991
By Lynn Gehl. 2017
Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy… and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she came to locate her spirit and decolonize her identity, thereby becoming, in her words, "fully human." Gehl also provides a harsh critique of Canada and takes on important anti-colonial battles, including the land claims process and sex discrimination in the Indian Act. 2017.
By Charlie Angus. 2015
Exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history.… The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls in history who kicked ass." All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country. Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada - through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect - deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights. 2015.
By Linda Granfield. 1997
By Laura DeVries. 2011
February 2006. First Nations protesters blocked workers from entering a housing development in southern Ontario, their protest highlighting the issue… of land rights and sparking a series of ongoing events known as the “Caledonia Crisis.” This account of the dispute links the actions of police, officials, and locals to non-Aboriginal discourses about law, landscape, and identity. DeVries encourages non-Aboriginal Canadians to reconsider their assumptions. 2011.
By Chris Gudgeon. 1998
Gudgeon travels across Canada as he explores the role of fish and fishing in the Canadian identity. In his fish… tales, he considers cod in Newfoundland, fishes for Tyee salmon in B.C., whitefish in Gimli, shark near Halifax, and experiences ice fishing near Montreal with aging rock star Lamont Dore. 1998.
Confessions of a baseball purist: what's right, and wrong, with baseball, as seen from the best seat in the house
By Mark Hyman, Jon Miller. 1998
Longtime Baltimore Orioles announcer and later ESPN broadcaster reminisces about his three decades in baseball. Discusses famous players including Cal… Ripken and Reggie Jackson, the development of interleague play, the unions, the new breed of players, and the owners. 1998.
Cairns, through the study of the historical record, discusses the desired relation of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to each other… in Canada. He considers the differences between the assimilationist assumptions of the imperial era and the more recent attempts at nation-to-nation negotiations supported by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and contemplates whether either of these approaches can lead to an outcome that will satisfy both sides. 2000.
By Maggie Siggins. 2005
For over 200 years, the Cree community of Pelican Narrows has endured a torturous relationship with encroaching European culture, from… the Hudson Bay factors and missionaries of earlier times to the bureaucrats and police of today. Author Siggins gives us the human face behind the newspaper headlines of Native issues, after years of research on a community she has known most of her life. 2005.
By David Winner. 2001
The Netherlands has one of the world's most distinctive and sophisticated football cultures. From the birth of Total Football in… the sixties, through two decades of World Cup near misses to the exiles who remade clubs like AC Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea in their own image, the Dutch have often been dazzlingly original and influential. The elements of their style (exquisite skills, adventurous attacking tactics, a unique blend of individual creativity and teamwork, weird patterns of self-destruction) reflect the country's culture and history. 2001.
By Janet Zeller. 2009
Presents strategies that give people of all abilities the opportunity to discover the challenge, freedom, and renewal found in paddling.… Written by adaptive paddling pioneer Janet A. Zeller, presents best practices based on her years of experience and the experiences of other instructors and recreation and health care professionals. Includes tested instructional techniques and equipment adaptations as well as safety information and rescue protocols. c2009.
By Guy Walters. 2007
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers and artists from all over the world. Hitler had… secretly decided the Games would showcase Nazi prowess and the unwitting athletes became helpless pawns in his sinister political game. By illuminating the dark, controversial recesses of the world's greatest sporting spectacle, Guy Walters throws shocking new light on the whole of Europe's troubled pre-war period. 2007, c2006.
By Silken Laumann. 2006
As parents, we are often afraid to let our children out of sight - our streets don't feel safe, and… neighbours don't rely on each other like they used to. While we recognize the need for our kids to be active, our fears and busy lives have led us to schedule their every activity. We have forgotten just how important unstructured play is for our children's development: it keeps kids healthy, creative, and active - and lets our kids be kids. 2006.
By William Curran. 1990
By Lawrence Scanlan. 1994
The story of Big Ben, one of Canada's most successful show-jump horses, also presents two important people in his life:… his rider, Ian Millar, and his groom, Sandi Patterson. Big Ben's experiences on the international show-jumping scene include his brushes with death and his comebacks which resulted in award-winning performances. Grades 5-8. 1994.