Category Archives: Indigenous issues

Fierce Women Who Shaped Canada by Lisa Dalrymple (136)

This is a wonderful book about seven important women who have made and shaped Canada the place that it is. These women were brave, courageous and fierce–the exact traits that make women great at any time. This book is written … Continue reading

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Dene First Nations by Heather Hudak (129)

This is a book about the Dene First Nations Tribe in Norther Canada and Alaska. They lived here for at least 10,500 years!  Now that is hard to believe, isn’t it? The traditional lands of the Dene stretch from the … Continue reading

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#Not Your Princess: Voices of Native Women by Mary Beth Leatherdale (128)

This book is a raw and honest portrayal of the life of Indigenous women. The book showcases different authors who express the complexities and triumphs of their lives as Indigenous women. Some Native Women have endured abuse and both mind … Continue reading

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Raven’s Feast by Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) (117)

This is a most unique picture book. It’s about loving ourselves and accepting ourselves. These are great themes for kids of all ages, especially given our fragmented culture who keeps telling us that there is something wrong with us. This … Continue reading

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The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad (116)

This is a very touching and sad story. It’s a story that will be read and re-read by kids of all ages because of the powerful message contained therein. The story is about Phyllis. She has to go off to … Continue reading

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Dawn Flight by Kevin Locke (115)

This is a wonderful story for children with several important lessons. These lessons are important for children, given our culture where good virtues are made fun of and discarded. Although this is an Indigenous story, it can certainly be applied … Continue reading

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My Conversations with Canadians by Lee Maracle (100)

On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn’t possibly answer at that moment.  But she has been thinking about it ever since. As time passed, she … Continue reading

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