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By Edwin Shrake. 2001
Doc Swift - half Cherokee, half Irish, part medical doctor, past healer - seeks the supernatural creature who guards the… treasures and wisdom of his tribal ancestors. But first he needs to find the German settler named Gruber who had reportedly encountered the beast deep in the lands of Comancheria. 2001.
By Éric Plamondon. 2017
Il avait démissionné, une jeune Mi'gmaq se trouvait sous sa protection, deux hommes étaient morts et une partie du Québec… voulait qu'on en finisse une fois pour toutes avec les Indiens. Cette histoire commence en Gaspésie, le 11 juin 1981. Cette histoire commence il y a des millénaires, avant les Vikings, avant les Basques, avant Cartier. Cette histoire commence avec les Mi'gmaq. Pour eux, c'est la fin des terres, Gespeg. Pour d'autres, c'est le début d'un nouveau monde. Alors que trois cents policiers de la Sûreté du Québec débarquent sur la réserve de Restigouche pour saisir les filets des pêcheurs mi'gmaq, un agent de la faune change de camp, une adolescente affronte ceux qui ont humilié son père, un vieil ermite sort du bois, une jeune enseignante s'apprête à retourner dans son pays - pendant que le saumon devenu taqawan, au retour de son long périple en mer, remonte la rivière jusqu'au lieu de sa naissance. 2017.
By Will Hobbs. 1997
As he searches for his uncle through the rugged Southwest canyon country, fourteen-year-old Clay becomes involved with a group of… Navajo Indians who are trying to save some of the last wild mustangs. Junior High. 1997.
By Thomas King. 2014
Gabriel returns to Smoke River, the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel’s sister.… The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population, including Gabriel’s family, and the wildlife. Gabriel, a brilliant scientist working for DowSanto, created GreenSweep, and indirectly led to the crisis. Now he has come to see the damage and to kill himself in the sea. But as he prepares to let the water take him, he sees a young girl in the waves. Plunging in, he saves her, and soon is saving others. Who are these people with their long black hair and almond eyes who have fallen from the sky? Bestseller. Winner of the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Fiction. 2014.
By Lynda A Archer. 2016
At ninety years of age, Elinor, a Saskatchewan Cree artist, inveterate roll-your-own smoker, and talker to rivers and stuffed bison,… sets out to find something that was stolen almost a lifetime ago. With what little time she has left, she is determined to find the child taken from her after she, only a child herself, was raped at a residential school. It is 1968, and a harsh winter and harsher attitudes await Elinor, her daughter, and her granddaughter as they set out on an odyssey to right past wrongs, enduring a present that tests their spirit and chips away at their aboriginal heritage. 2016.
By Sherman Alexie. 2008
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where… the only other Indian is the school mascot. Junior and Senior High. 2008.
By Laurie Alberts. 1987
Leaving a trail of menial jobs behind her, Allie Heller arrives in an Alaskan fishing village. She falls in love… with Sonny who is bent on self-destruction. A tragic accident forces her to choose whether she herself will survive. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1987.
By Peter J Clair. 2017
This novel tells the story of two Mi'kmaq individuals, two centuries apart. A girl named Taapoategl shows incredible faithfulness to… culture and family in the most difficult of circumstances during the mid-18th century colonization by European settlers. A boy, Pallet, in the mid-20th century, embarks on a five-year wilderness quest for personal and cultural identity during which he enters an altered reality and encounters the storytelling foundation of his world. The stories of Taapoategl and Pallet converge in a dramatic and unforgettable way. 2017.
By Drew Hayden Taylor. 2016
A forgotten Haudenosaunee social song beams into the cosmos like a homing beacon for interstellar visitors. A computer learns to… feel sadness and grief from the history of atrocities committed against First Nations. A young Native man discovers the secret to time travel in ancient petroglyphs. Drawing inspiration from science fiction legends like Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, Drew Hayden Taylor frames classic science-fiction tropes in an Aboriginal perspective. 2016.
By Maia Caron. 2017
A historical novel about the Riel insurrection of 1885, largely from the point of view of the Métis women. It… offers an interesting account of the lives of the Métis women as they move to support their husbands in the battle with Middleton. This includes Marguerite, Riel's wife, and Madeleine, Dumont's wife. There is also a good portrayal of Louis Riel and his struggle to create a homeland for the Métis on the South Saskatchewan and also to create a new Catholic religion, and an interesting account of Dumont as he struggles to stay loyal to Riel as he begins to realize what Riel's new religious views mean. 2017.
By David Robertson. 2017
When Cole Harper returns to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of murders, a… mysterious illness ravaging the population and reemerging questions about Cole's role in the tragedy that drove him away ten years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost, and his two oldest friends, Cole tries to figure out his purpose, and unravel the mysteries he left behind a decade ago. Will he find the answers in time to save his community? For senior high readers. Winner of the 2018 Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction. 2017.
By Scott O'Dell. 1986
A historical novel of Sacagawea, who served as scout and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition. Vividly describes the… experiences of the trip, the land and the lifestyles of the Indians. Junior high. 1986.
By Krista Foss. 2014
After a proposed subdivision becomes the site of a Mohawk protest -- the land, which has long formed a kind… of neutral border between a reserve and the neighbouring town, is contested -- tensions escalate through three sweltering summer months, exposing old wounds, as well as forging new and surprising connections. The story is told in the voices of several characters, from the restless young Mohawk woman dreaming of adventure and fame in the wider world; to the successful businessman who has made good use of his position between two communities; to the high school hero whose inner life would shock his admirers; and to the unexpected lovers, who must weigh happiness against history and fierce pride. 2014.
By Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk, Bernard Saladin D'Anglure, Peter Frost. 2014
An Inuit family negotiates the changes brought into their community by the coming of the qallunaat, the white people, in… the mid-nineteenth century. 48 episodes recount the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec. Here they live their lives hunting seal, repairing their kayak, and gathering mussels under blue sea ice before the tide comes in. Marriages are made and unmade, children are born and named, violence appears in the form of a fearful husband or a hungry polar bear. The spirit world is alive and relations with non-humans are never taken lightly. And under it all, the growing intrusion of the qallunaat and the battle for souls between the Catholic and Anglican missionaries threatens to forever change the way of life of Sanaaq and her young family. 2014. Uniform title: Sanaaq.
By Dawn Dumont. 2014
Rose Okanese, a single mother with two kids, has been pushed into a corner by Rez citizens to claim some… self-respect, and decides that the fastest way to do that would be for her to run the reserve's annual marathon. Though Rose hasn't run in twenty years, smokes and initially has little motivation, she announces her intention to run the race. But one strange and unforeseen outcome of her decision is that she will have to do battle with an old inadvertently conjured demon that feeds off the strength of women. She is a truly mean old spirit who can invade other women and have them do her bidding and in no time has the Rez in an uproar. As Rose discovers, the old demon has been unintentionally called forth by Rose's teen daughter, Sarah, which complicates Rose's life just a little more. Winner of the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction. 2014.
By Kerry Newcomb. 2006
Panther Burn, exiled from his Northern Cheyenne tribe, senses war on the horizon as he sadly watches his Southern Cheyenne… brothers abandon their ancestral customs and become slaves to the culture of the white men. Jubal Bragg, haunted by an Indian ambush, leads a vicious band of frontier militia men. When a sequence of malevolent events brings these two men face to face, they engage in a tragic struggle over the lands of the western frontier. 2006.
By Rudy Wiebe. 2010
Divided into four sections, these 51 entries showcase Wiebe’s diverse concerns. The first section includes tales of warriors, Chiefs, and… the First Nations’ experiences prior to the imposition of restrictions on their land and freedom by the Crown. The other sections include stories on Mennonite history, Western Canada, and more personal character sketches. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2010.
By Melanie Florence. 2016
Raised on a reserve in northern Ontario, seventeen-year-old Joe Littlechief tries to be like the other guys. But Joe knows… he's different -- he's more interested in guys than in any of the girls he knows. One night Joe makes a drunken pass at his best friend Benjy and, by the next morning, everyone on the rez is talking about Joe. His mother, a devout Christian, is horrified, and the kids who are supposed to be his friends make it clear there's no place for him in their circle, or even on the rez. Joe thinks about killing himself, but instead runs away to the city. Alone and penniless on the streets of Toronto, Joe comes to identify with the Aboriginal idea of having two spirits, or combining both feminine and masculine identities in one person. He also begins to understand more about how his parents have been affected by their own experiences as children in residential schools -- something never discussed on the rez. And he realizes he has to come to terms with his two-spiritedness and find people who accept him for who he is. For junior and senior high readers. 2016.
By Jennifer Dance. 2014
Life is changing for Canada's Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory. In the late 1800s,… both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf. But under the Indian Act, Red Wolf is forced to attend a residential school far from the life he knows, and the wolf is alone once more. Courage, love and fate reunite the pair, and they embark on a perilous journey home. But with winter closing in, will Red Wolf and Crooked Ear survive? And if they do, what will they find? For junior high readers. 2014.
By Donald Clayton Porter. 1994
As Tecumseh rises up in the West, Little Hawk, son of the White Indian, ponders taking up arms against the… British. Meanwhile Gao, the White Indian's courageous nephew, marries and vows revenge on the soldiers who scorned him. Sequel to "War Clouds"; followed by "Creek Thunder". Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1994.