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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.
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 Louise de Kiriline Lawrence. 1987
Louise de Kiriline Lawrence describes her aristocratic Swedish childhood during the 1890s, her gruelling experiences as a Red Cross nurse,… her passionate marriage to a Russian army officer, and her heartbreak during the Russian Revolution. 1987.
By Margaret Wente. 2004
Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente traces her true-life coming-of-age as an expatriate American in suburban Toronto. She also comments,… often comically, on such topics as Google, day spas, obesity, building your own home, and so-called Canadian royalty, chiefly Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul and Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel. 2004.
By Cynthia J Faryon. 2004
Gwendolyn Cramer was one of 48,000 war brides transported to Canada between 1942 and 1947. Many of them were escorted… across the ocean and handed over to their husbands with nothing more than a handshake and a cookbook. Following her heart to rural Saskatchewan, Gwen felt like a fish out of water, unable to milk a cow or cook on a wood stove, and then she had her in-laws to contend with. Some descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Mark Abley. 2003
An award-winning Canadian journalist documents the unprecedented extinction of the world's less-spoken languages. Drawing on his encounters with linguistic remnants… from the arctic to aboriginal Australia, he illustrates threats to many endangered tongues. The report also speaks to the relationship between language and identity, and warns of globalization's consequences. 2003.
By Jane Drake, Ann Love. 2000
The Far North is a beautiful but fragile world populated by many different plants, animals and people. This book is… about the Arctic region, which is shared by eight countries. Inside you'll find amazing facts and fascinating stories, as well as ecological alerts. Grades 3-6. 2000.
By Melanie McGrath. 2006
1953. A young and inexperienced Irish-Canadian policeman, Ross Gibson, was asked by the Canadian government to draw up a list… of Inuit who were to be experimentally resettled in the uninhabited polar Arctic and left to fend as best they could. Among them was Joseph Flaherty, the son of Robert Flaherty who had shot the film "Nanook of the North" 30 years earlier. 2006.
By Catherine Gildiner. 1999
A coming of age memoir about growing up in Lewiston, New York, in the 1950's. Though told with humour, the… author underscores the dark side of what at first seems a Norman Rockwell existence. Her reminiscences include stories about her mother - with her intellectual preoccupations and aversion to housework and visiting neighbours, she is an emblem of prefeminist frustration, and Hollywood - Gildiner delivered sleeping pills to Marilyn Monroe on the set of Niagara. Strong language. Canada Reads 2012. 1999.
By Paul A. W Wallace. 1993
The story of how one man united the five warring Iroquois nations - Mohawks, Senecas, Oneidas, Cayugas and Onandagas -… into a single confederacy over 500 years ago. Deganawidah, The Peacemaker, became the greatest of all spiritual leaders of the Iroquois. His work is preserved in the Confederacy's traditional constitution, and had a major impact in shaping the American Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. Some descriptions of violence. 1994.
By Lise Weil. 2018
When Lise Weil came out in 1976, lesbian desire was the pulsing center of an entire way of life, a… culture, a movement. The air throbbed with possibility. But after fifteen years of torrid but ultimately failed relationships, Weil had to admit that desire was also a conduit for childhood wounds--and it tended to trump love, over and over again. When a friend invited her to attend a Zen retreat in the mid-'80s, she was desperate enough to say yes. Her first day of sitting zazen was mostly hell--but, smitten with the (female) roshi, she stuck with it. Ultimately, the dive into Zen practice became a turning point in her quest for love. 2018.
By Joseph Epes Brown. 1991
L'auteur tente de définer la place des traditions indiennes par rapport aux grandes religions universelles, en s'appuyant sur des disciplines… telles que l'anthropologie et l'histoire comparée des religions. Plus qu'une simple étude sur la spiritualité des Indiens, cet ouvrage nous introduit au coeur de celle-ci. 1991.
By E. Pauline Johnson. 1963
Stolen from our embrace: the abduction of First Nations children and the restoration of aboriginal communities
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 Ronald Wright. 1992
By Alexandra Popoff. 2010
As Leo Tolstoy's wife, Sophia Tolstoy experienced both glory and condemnation during their forty-eight-year marriage. Drawing on newly available archival… material, including Sophia's unpublished memoir, Alexandra Popoff presents a dramatically different and accurate portrait of the woman and the marriage. Some descriptions of sex. c2010.
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 J. R Miller. 1996
A comprehensive study of residential schools, the institutions where attendance by Native children was compulsory as recently as the 1960s.… Former students have come forward in increasing numbers to describe the psychological and physical abuse they suffered in these schools, and many view the system as an experiment in cultural genocide. Miller explores all three players in the story: the government officials who authorized the schools, the missionaries who taught in them, and the students who attended them. Co-winner of the 1996 Saskatchewan Book Award for nonfiction. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 1996.
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 Alan D McMillan. 1988
A comprehensive overview of all the native groups of Canada -- Indian, Metis and Inuit. Describes their traditional ways of… life from prehistoric times to the present issues of land claims and self-government. 1988.