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By E. K Caldwell. 1999
Interviews with Native American artists, activists, and writers. Topics range from singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie's consideration of the uses of computer… technology for tribal people, to activist Dino Butler's reflections on his personal and political evolution from hatred toward healing. Also discusses the appropriation of spiritual objects and beliefs by New Age practitioners. Some strong language. 1999.
By Judith Peacock. 2000
Introductory overview of different types of diabetes, covering symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, control, and complications of the disease. Assesses some of… the serious effects of the body's inability to use glucose properly because of a lack of insulin. Grades 5-8. 2000.
By Robert Tattersall. 2009
Tattersall, a leading authority on diabetes, describes the story of the disease from the ancient writings of Galen and Avicenna… to the recognition of sugar in the urine of diabetics in the 18th century and the identification of pancreatic diabetes in 1889. With the discovery of insulin in the early 20th century, optimism ensued, which eventually waned due to the increasing complexity of the disease, and the increasing number of young patients. c2009.
By Joseph Medicine Crow, Herman J Viola. 2006
The last traditional Crow chief, Joseph Medicine Crow (born 1913), recalls growing up on a Montana reservation and relates some… of his experiences after leaving it. He describes the four coups - war deeds - that he accomplished in Germany during World War II that entitled him to be chief. Grades 4-7. 2006.
By Richard Erdoes, Leonard Crow Dog. 1995
Family history of the Brulé Native American clan named Crow Dog. Leonard Crow Dog, spiritual leader of the American Indian… Movement at the second siege of Wounded Knee in 1973, traces his lineage to the first Crow Dog, Jerome -- a leader of the Ghost Dance of 1889 and comrade of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Crow Dog also describes Lakota rituals and ceremonies. 1995.
By Lee Maracle. 1990
The majority of this book, originally published in the 1970s, is an account of the author's early years as a… native woman in Vancouver, California and Toronto. Filled with anger, pain and apathy, she found the strength to turn her life around.
By Hugh A Dempsey. 1984
Examines the life and troubled times of a Plains Cree chief and holy man. Branded by Canadian authorities as a… troublesome Indian, Big Bear was, in fact, committed to finding political solutions to Indian-White tensions. 1984.
By Joseph Bruchac. 1997
An autobiography detailing the author's earliest childhood memories through age twenty-eight, when his grandfather Bowman died in 1970. Bowman raised… Bruchac without ever admitting his Abenaki heritage, yet in these reminiscences, Bruchac traces the evidence of Native American customs in his grandfather's behaviour. Senior high and older readers. c1997.
By Joseph Iron Eye Dudley. 1992
A Methodist minister remembers his childhood on a Native American reservation in South Dakota where his maternal grandparents raised him… in the 1940s and 1950s. In spite of their poverty, they taught him the social, cultural, and spiritual values that have enriched his life. 1992.
By James S Hirsch. 2006
Former New York Times reporter with type 1 diabetes describes the social, economic, and scientific effects of the disease. Traces… the history of medical treatment, the limitations of insulin therapy, and stem-cell research. Discusses how the medical and insurance establishments can impede the search for a cure. 2006.
By Nancy Wilson Ross. 1980
A long-time student of Asian life and thought offers a guide for both the uninitiated and the practitioner. She explores… Buddhist history and philosophy and the schools of Hinayana, Tibetan, and Zen. 1980.
By Marjorie Hollands, Margaret Howard. 2004
A collection of recipes, following the Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines, of easy-to-prepare meals using every day foods in your kitchen.… Includes nutrition information for each recipe, menu planning for balanced meals, recipes for different meals, and a Special Occasions chapter with a variety of recipes for any social event. 2004.
By Rudy Wiebe. 2008
Big Bear was a Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan at a time when aboriginals were confronted with the disappearance of… the buffalo and waves of European settlers that seemed destined to destroy the Indian way of life. In 1876 he refused to sign Treaty No. 6, until 1882, when his people were starving. Big Bear advocated negotiation over violence, but when the federal government refused to negotiate with aboriginal leaders, some of his followers killed 9 people at Frog Lake in 1885. Big Bear himself was arrested and imprisoned. 2008.
By Oskiniko Larry Loyie, Connie Brissenden. 2005
It is Larry Loyie's last summer before entering residential school, a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an… abandoned baby owl, watches his grandmother make winter moccasins, helps the family prepare for a hunting and gathering trip. But soon, a truck comes to forcibly take Lawrence and his siblings away to their new school, which would try to erase their traditional language and culture. Grades 3-6. 2002.
By Brian Maracle. 1996
Forty years after moving away to the city, Mohawk writer Brian Maracle returned to the Six Nations Grand River Territory… where he grew up. He writes about his first year "back on the rez," and the challenges of adapting to a way of life he had not known for decades. He tells of the search for his cultural and spiritual roots, and of the problems in a deeply divided community. c1996.
By Peter Harvey. 1990
Harvey's account of the 2,500-year history of Buddhism describes its development from origins in India, its expansion throughout Asia, and… its introduction into Europe and America. He discusses the practices of ethics, devotion, monasticism, and meditation, pointing out the diversity within Buddhist traditions as well as the beliefs and rites common throughout the Buddhist world. 1990.
By Jennifer Niven. 2003
Ada Blackjack was an unskilled 23-year-old Inuit woman from Nome, Alaska, who signed on as a seamstress for a top-secret… expedition to the far North, to colonize desolate Wrangel Island. When the expedition went wrong, Ada was left on her own but managed to return home, only to be tricked, exploited and hounded by journalists and others. A true story of a woman who survived a terrible time in the wild only to face a different ordeal in civilization. 2003.
A two-spirit journey: the autobiography of a lesbian Ojibwa-Cree elder (Critical studies in Native history ; #18)
By Ma-Nee Chacaby, Mary Louisa Plummer. 2016
As a child, Chacaby learned spiritual and cultural traditions from her Cree grandmother and trapping, hunting, and bush survival skills… from her Ojibwa stepfather. She also suffered physical and sexual abuse by different adults, and in her teen years became alcoholic herself. At twenty, Chacaby moved to Thunder Bay with her children to escape an abusive marriage. Abuse, compounded by racism, continued, but Chacaby found supports to help herself and others. Over the following decades, she achieved sobriety; trained and worked as an alcoholism counsellor; raised her children and fostered many others; learned to live with visual impairment; and came out as a lesbian. In 2013, Chacaby led the first gay pride parade in Thunder Bay. Ma-Nee Chacaby has emerged from hardship grounded in faith, compassion, humour, and resilience. Her memoir provides unprecedented insights into the challenges still faced by many Indigenous people. 2016.
By Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. 2011
10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement - it's been two years since her parents delivered her to the… school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers. But Margaret soon realizes that she's an outsider in the Arctic - she's forgotten the language and stories of her people, and she can't even stomach the food her mother prepares. As she struggles to reclaim her way of life, she discovers how important it is to remain true to the ways of her people - and to herself. Sequel to "Fatty legs". Grades 4-7. 2011.