Recent Books with Indigenous Representation

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Ancestor Approved Intertribal Stories for Kids.

Ancestor Approved Intertribal Stories for Kids.

Smith, Cynthia.
2021

This collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

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Call me Indian : from the trauma of residential school to becoming the NHL's first Treaty Indigenous player

Call me Indian : from the trauma of residential school to becoming the NHL's first Treaty Indigenous player

Sasakamoose, Fred, 1933- author
2021

Fred Sasakamoose, torn from his home at the age of seven, endured the horrors of residential school for a decade before becoming one of 120 players in the most elite hockey league in the world. When people tell his story, this is usually where they end it. Sasakamoose's story was far from over. He paved a way for youth to find solace and meaning in sports for generations to come. This ground breaking memoir intersects Canadian history and Indigenous politics, and follows his journey to reclaim pride in an identity that had previously been used against him.

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Firekeeper's Daughter

Firekeeper's Daughter

Boulley, Angeline
2021


A girl called Echo. Vol. 4, Road allowance era

A girl called Echo. Vol. 4, Road allowance era

Vermette, Katherena, 1977- author.
2021

"In the fourth volume of A Girl Called Echo, Echo Desjardins resumes her time travel and learns more about M©♭tis history in Canada, including the "road allowance" land set aside by the crown, and the former community known as "Rooster Town" in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She also witnesses the trial of Louis Riel in Regina, Saskatchewan."-- Provided by publisher.

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Healer of the water monster

Healer of the water monster

Young, Brian (Brian Lee), author
2021

A novel inspired by Navajo culture follows the experiences of a boy whose summer at his grandmother's reservation home is shaped by his uncle's addictions and an encounter with a sacred being from the Navajo creation story.

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Little Wolf

Little Wolf

Spathelfer, Teoni.

A young Indigenous girl moves to the big city and learns to find connections to her culture and the land wherever she goes, despite encountering bullies and feelings of isolation along the way.

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My Heart Is A Chainsaw

My Heart Is A Chainsaw

Jones, Stephen Graham
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Nishga

Nishga

Abel, Jordan, 1985- author
2020

An autobiographical meditation that attempts to address the complicated legacies of Canada's residential school system and contemporary Indigenous existence.

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The power of style : how fashion and beauty are being used to reclaim cultures

The power of style : how fashion and beauty are being used to reclaim cultures

Allaire, Christian, 1992- author.
2021

"Style is not just the clothes on our backs--it is self-expression, representation, and transformation. As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he looked to for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that--because clothes are never just clothes. Men's heels are a statement of pride in the face of LGTBQ+ discrimination, while ribbon shirts honor Indigenous ancestors and keep culture alive. Allaire takes the reader through boldly designed chapters to discuss additional topics like cosplay, make up, hijabs, and hair, probing the connections between fashion and history, culture, politics, and social justice."-- Provided by publisher.

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Sisters of the Neversea.

Sisters of the Neversea.

Smith, Cynthia L.
2021


Sufferance : a novel

Sufferance : a novel

King, Thomas, 1943- author
2021

Jeremiah Camp can look into the heart of humanity and see the patterns that create opportunities and profits for the rich and powerful. Ash Locken, head of the Locken Group, the multinational consortium that Jeremiah had fled, arrives on his doorstep with a simple proposition. She wants our hero to formulate one more forecast. Before he left the Locken empire, Jeremiah had created a list of twelve names, every one a billionaire. The problem is, the people on the list are dying at an alarming and unnatural rate. And Ash Locken wants to know why.

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The used-to-be best friend

The used-to-be best friend

Quigley, Dawn, author.
2021

Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn--about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be friendly. Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she's worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore...

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We dream medicine dreams

We dream medicine dreams

Boivin, Lisa, 1970-
2021

When a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us live a good life. But when Grampa gets sick and falls into a coma, the little girl must lean on his teachings as she learns to say goodbye.

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Woman Between the Worlds : A Call to Your Ancestral and Indigenous Wisdom.

Woman Between the Worlds : A Call to Your Ancestral and Indigenous Wisdom.

Colorado, Apela.
2021

Inspirational world authority on indigenous wisdom Apela Colorado works internationally to preserve the wisdom of indigenous elders from around the world. In this powerful and inspirational book, she weaves together an intricate and beautiful insight into the way that indigenous people see the world. A unique and magical glimpse into the minds of those elders will inspire us all to reconnect more closely with our own ancestral wisdom. Journey back in time to preserve a connection to the ancestors, open a door to indigenous wisdom and healing and reclaim a Creation story for the future.

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