Audio CD and physical braille service is available again
Production and distribution of audio CDs and physical braille have resumed. Stay up to date about CELA's response to COVID at celalibrary.ca/covid-19.
Showing 1 - 20 of 175 items
By Bob Drury, Thomas Clavin. 2013
Draws on Red Cloud's autobiography, which was lost for nearly a hundred years, to present the story of the great… Oglala Sioux chief who was the only Plains Indian to defeat the United States Army in a war. 2013.
By David Carpenter, Joseph Auguste Merasty. 2015
Joseph (Augie) Merasty was one of 150,000 children taken from their families and sent to residential schools. Merasty takes readers… inside his time at residential school, where he was taught to be ashamed of his family and his culture and where he experienced emotional and physical abuse. But even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty’s sense of humour and warm voice shine through. 2015.
By Janet Wilson. 2011
The true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a Cree community in Northern Ontario, who… have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. Shannen's fight took her all the way to Parliament Hill and was taken up by children around the world. Shannen’s dream continues today with the work of the Shannen's Dream organization and those everywhere who are fighting for the rights of Aboriginal children. Grades 3-6. 2011.
By Suzanne Fournier, Ernie Crey. 1997
Describes the treatment of aboriginal children in Canada who were taken to live in residential schools. The story is told… using interviews and anecdotes shared by those who attended the schools. The current state of aboriginal affairs is also discussed. 1997.
By Susanne Reber, Rob Renaud. 2005
On a Saskatoon night in November 1990, seventeen-year-old Neil Stonechild disappeared, to be found dead in a field, his body… frozen, three days later. The police investigation was cursory, but Neil's mother Stella refused to give up, as did witness Jason Roy, who had seen Neil, beaten and bleeding, in the back of a Saskatoon police cruiser the night he disappeared. It was only in January 2000, when two more men were found frozen to death, that the truth about Neil Stonechild's fate began to emerge. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2005.
By James Bartleman. 2016
James Bartleman, Ontario’s first Native lieutenant governor, looks back over seventy years to his childhood and youth to describe how… learning to read at any early age led him to dream dreams, empowering him to serve his country as an ambassador. In time, Bartleman’s exciting and fulfilling career as a Canadian diplomat took him to a dozen countries around the world, from Bangladesh to Cuba, and from Australia to South Africa. After a vicious beating in a hotel room robbery in South Africa, however, he was forced to come to terms with a deepening depression. In the end, Bartleman found new meaning in life when he became the Queen’s representative in Ontario and mobilized the public to support his initiatives championing books and education for Native children. 2016.
By James Bartleman. 2007
Recalls the boyhood years of Ontario's future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal… oil-lamp lighting. As a half-breed kid, he was caught between two worlds. His Native mother's fight with depression flowed from that dilemma, while his father, a white, working class, guy who never had any money, made the best home brew in the village - and his specialty was raisin wine. 2007.
By Charles Jones, Stephen Bosustow. 1981
Thought to be the last of the pelagic seal hunters, Jones is the hereditary Chief of the Pacheenaht people of… Vancouver Island's west coast. In this memoir, complied with American film producer Stephen Bosustow, the Chief relives the fascinating odyssey of his people as they emerged into the modern Canadian way of life. 1981.
By Wab Kinew, Caroline Lavoie. 2017
Ce qui nous pousse à avancer est l'extraordinaire récit de la vie de Tebasonakwut Kinew (ou Peter Kelly, comme l'avaient… appelé les religieux au pensionnat indien). Père de l'auteur, ce chef Anishinaabe (Ojibwé) originaire du Nord de l'Ontario a vécu à Winnipeg. Le livre, d'un style limpide et réaliste, se lit comme un roman. Les aventures et mésaventures de Tebasonakwut Kinew, parfois tragiques, parfois drôles, sont l'occasion de raconter la vie de tout un peuple à travers les épreuves du temps, de la discrimination des années 1930 à la lutte pour le droit de vote et les droits civiques des années 1960. 2017. Titre uniforme: Reason you walk.
By Deborah Kogan Ray. 2013
Documents the life and achievements of the nineteenth-century Northern Paiute leader, examining how her aptitude for languages and diplomacy enabled… her to advocate on behalf of her tribe. Grades 4-7. 2013.
By Mathieu-Robert Sauvé. 2013
Né d'un père disparu et d'une mère alcoolique, Stanley Vollant est sauvé de l'orphelinat par son grand-père innu, pêcheur de… saumons et trappeur de Pessamit, sur la Côte-Nord. Élève brillant doté d'une mémoire prodigieuse, il doit surmonter sa peur du sang et sa phobie des cadavres pour devenir, en 1994, le premier chirurgien d'origine autochtone de l'histoire du Québec. Tout au long de son parcours, il se fera remarquer par ses succès scolaires... et ses prouesses athlétiques. Coureur de fond, joueur de football, marathonien, il prendra part à plusieurs compétitions jusqu'à ses études supérieures. Mais à la suite d'une série d'échecs personnels, dont deux divorces, il sombre dans une dépression qui le mènera au bord du suicide. C'est le visage de ses enfants, apparaissant sur l'écran de son téléphone portable, qui le retiendra au moment de poser le geste ultime. Aujourd'hui considéré comme un modèle de réussite pour les autochtones et pour les Québécois dans leur ensemble, il a entrepris en 2010 une grande marche pour sensibiliser l'opinion publique à la cause des Premières Nations et à l'importance de l'exercice physique. Conférencier recherché, lauréat de plusieurs prix, il mène de front plusieurs batailles, dont celle consistant à former plus de médecins issus de minorités culturelles. Le tracé est fait, suivez le chemin conclut le médecin à l'endroit de ses compatriotes. 2013.
By Richard Wagamese. 2008
Wagamese's look back at the long road he traveled in reclaiming his identity, and about what he's learned as a… human being, a man, and an Ojibway. Whether he's writing about playing baseball, running away with the circus, listening to the wind, or meeting Johnny Cash, these are stories told in a healing spirit. Through them, Wagamese shows how to appreciate life for the remarkable learning journey it is. Explicit descriptions of violence. Bestseller. 2008.
By Mary Beth Leatherdale, Lisa Charleyboy. 2017
Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North… America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling "Dreaming in Indian", "#Not Your Princess" presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible. For senior high readers. Winner of the 2018 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. 2017.
By Wilfred Pelletier, Ted Poole. 1973
A Great Lakes Indian tells of his life on the reservation, in the white man's world, and his work as… a politician trying to organize the Indians. A clear explanation of the Indian reluctance to join the March of Civilization. c1973.
By Mary Lawrence. 1996
Born in 1950 on the Vernon, B.C. Indian reserve, Lawrence was placed in residential schools and then in a series… of foster homes. Her dysfunctional upbringing led to substance abuse, which she was able to beat eventually. She recounts her dark years and subsequent recovery. 1996.
By James Willard Schultz. 1997
Autobiography of a trader and rancher who married a Piegan woman and moved to the Blackfeet reservation in 1886. He… recalls his adventures in the Montana Territory, where he learned the customs, language, and traditions of his wife's people - participating in buffalo hunts and enjoying the wilderness. c1997.
By Bunny McBride. 1995
A biography of a Native American whose exotic beauty and dancing made her a nightclub star in the glittering and… literary Paris of the 1930s. Tells how she won the heart of a French journalist, whom she married. Journals and letters documenting her life as an entertainer and as a woman outside mainstream culture are the basis of this work, which reveals her as a person of intelligence and remarkable character. 1995.
By Kim Ziervogel. 2009
Candace Grier-Lowe was a poor student in high school, but she loved animals and drew on that love to pursue… a career working with them. She upgraded her skills in order to apply for university and succeeded after much effort. Today she is at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine as a veterinary dentistry resident. Contains a veterinary medicine FAQ page. For junior and senior high readers. 2009.
By Kim Ziervogel. 2009
After doing well in high school English, Waub Rice applied to study in Germany for a year and was accepted.… He found this opened up a world of possibilities and he went to university at Ryerson to study journalism. Now this role model works in Winnipeg for the CBC doing stories about Aboriginal peoples. Contains a journalist career FAQ page. For junior and senior high readers. 2009.
By Paul Okalik, Louis McComber. 2018
Paul Okalik was raised in a community that has survived starvation, epidemics, eradication of their spiritual heritage, relocation, schooling in… a foreign language and confrontation with the Canadian justice system. He made the decision to improve the living conditions of his fellow Inuit. After ten years in Ottawa universities, he was called to the Northwest Territories Bar and then was elected the first Premier of Nunavut, the new Canadian territory, all in the year 1999. The new government was challenged on all fronts. Education and training was crucial if Inuit wanted to play a determining role in decision-making. While Paul Okalik was premier, Nunavut developed a civil service decentralized over ten distant communities, built much-needed infrastructures and provided more affordable housing. 2018.