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Par Howard A Norman. 1997
Ten stories from Inuit oral tradition include portrayals of tundra wildlife - puffins, a wolverine, a seagull, a narwhal, and…geese. The Biblical Noah appears in "Noah Hunts a Woolly Mammoth." In the title piece, a young girl's ability to help maintain the village food supply by dreaming about geese is challenged by a shaman. Grades 4-7. 1997.
Par Joseph Bruchac. 1993
Par David Robertson. 2014
Alice, a single mother raising her three young daughters on the rez where she grew up, has never had an…easy life, but has managed to get by with the support of her best friend, Gideon, and her family. When an unthinkable loss occurs, Alice is forced onto a different path, one that will challenge her belief in herself and the world she thought she knew. 2014.
Par William T Vollmann. 2015
Tells the story of the Nez Perce War, with flashbacks to the Civil War. Defrauded and intimidated at every turn,…the Nez Perces finally went on the warpath in 1877, subjecting the U.S. Army to its greatest defeat since Little Big Horn as they fled from northeast Oregon across Montana to the Canadian border. The main character is not the legendary Chief Joseph, but his pursuer, General Oliver Otis Howard, the brave, shy, tormented, devoutly Christian Civil War veteran. 2015. If you request this book on CD it will be on 2 or more CDs. You must play the first CD to the end before playing the next CD.
Par Karen Bass. 2016
Jared’s plane has crashed in the Alberta wilderness, and Kyle is first on the scene. When Jared insists on hiking…up the highest hill in search of cell phone reception, Kyle hesitates; his Cree grandmother has always forbidden him to go near it. There’s no stopping Jared, though, so Kyle reluctantly follows. After a night spent on the hilltop - with no cell service - the teens discover something odd: the plane has disappeared. Nothing in the forest surrounding them seems right. In fact, things seem very wrong. And worst of all, something - a creature that should only exist in legend - is hunting them. For senior high readers. 2016.
Par Jennifer Manuel. 2016
Depicts the lonely world of Bernadette, a woman who has spent the last forty years living alone on the periphery…of a remote West Coast First Nations reserve, serving as a nurse for the community. Only weeks from retirement, Bernadette finds herself unsettled, with no immediate family of her own. And then a shocking announcement crackles over the VHF radio of the remote medical outpost: Chase Charlie, the young man that Bernadette loves like a son, is missing. Winner of the 2017 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. 2016.
Par Joseph Bruchac. 1998
Chris Nicola has his share of ups and downs starting sixth grade at the junior high and at home on…the Penacook reservation. Chris uses his pride in his heritage to good advantage and finds himself emerging as a leader. Grades 5-8. 1998.
Par David Treuer. 1999
Simon, a Native American, is released from prison after serving ten years for murder. As he settles into the American…Indian neighborhood of Minneapolis where his troubles began, we witness the events that both haunt and shape his family. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence, some strong language. 1999.
Par Nora Martin. 1997
Abandoned by her mother years ago, and with her emotionally distant father on military duty in occupied Japan in 1946,…Clearice, twelve, comes to live with her Tlingit grandmother in Alaska. After what seems like a cold welcome, Clearice adopts an icy attitude toward everything around her. But her feelings change as she becomes friends with Mark and learns more about her Indian heritage. Grades 5-8. 1997.
Par Joan Clark. 1995
While on an expedition with his father to get lumber to take back to Greenland, Thrand is captured by the…native Osweet, who have taken him to replace one of their own who was killed by a Greenlander. For junior and senior high readers. 1995.
Par Katherena Vermette. 2016
When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break…- a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house - she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim - police, family, and friends - tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Bestseller. Canada Reads 2017. Winner of the 2017 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the 2017 Evergreen Award and the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. 2016.
Par 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.
Par 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.
Par 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.
Par 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.
Par 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.
Par 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.
Par 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.
Par 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.
Par 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.