Seven Fallen Feathers

Author: Tanya Talaga
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1487002270
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Winner, 2018 RBC Taylor Prize Winner, 2017 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Winner, First Nation Communities Read Indigenous Literature Award Finalist, 2017 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction Finalist, 2017 Speaker’s Book Award Finalist, 2018 B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction A Globe And Mail Top 100 Book A National Post 99 Best Book Of The Year In 1966, twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from residential school. An inquest was called and four recommendations were made to prevent another tragedy. None of those recommendations were applied. More than a quarter of a century later, from 2000 to 2011, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of miles away from their families, forced to leave home and live in a foreign and unwelcoming city. Five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred Indigenous site. Jordan Wabasse, a gentle boy and star hockey player, disappeared into the minus twenty degrees Celsius night. The body of celebrated artist Norval Morrisseau’s grandson, Kyle, was pulled from a river, as was Curran Strang’s. Robyn Harper died in her boarding-house hallway and Paul Panacheese inexplicably collapsed on his kitchen floor. Reggie Bushie’s death finally prompted an inquest, seven years after the discovery of Jethro Anderson, the first boy whose body was found in the water. Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this small northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.

Seven Fallen Feathers

Author: Tanya Talaga
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ISBN: 9781487002268
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The shocking true story covered by the Guardian and the New York Times of the seven young indigenous students who were found dead in a northern Ontario city.

All Our Relations

Author: Tanya Talaga
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781487005740
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In this year's Massey Lectures, Tanya Talaga, the bestselling author of Seven Fallen Feathers and the 2017-2018 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, addresses the mental healthcare and youth suicide crisis in Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond in this powerful call for justice and healing.

Original Face

Author: Nicholas Jose
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing
ISBN: 1920882715
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he drama begins with a body dumped in south-western Sydney - skinned, with no face. Lewis Lin, taxi driver, photographer, recent arrival from Beijing, happens to be at the scene. With detectives Ginger Rogers and Shelley Swert in pursuit, Lin finds himself drawn into a

The Audition

Author: Maddie Ziegler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481486365
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Twelve-year-old Harper loves to dance and is a rising star in Connecticut when her parents move her to Florida and she must prove herself to The Bunheads in order to compete.

Seeing Red

Author: Mark Cronlund Anderson
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
ISBN: 0887554067
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This land is mine : The Rupert's Land purchase, 1869 -- Fifty-six words : Treaty 3, 1873 -- "Our little war" : The North-west Rebellion, 1885 -- The golden rule : The Klondike Gold Rush, 1898-1905 -- Poet, princess, possession : Remembering Pauline Johnson, 1913 -- Disrobing Grey Owl : The death of Archie Belaney, 1938 -- "Potential Indian citizens?" : Aboriginal people after World War II, 1948 -- Cardboard characters : The White Paper, 1969 -- Bended Elbow news : The Ancinabe Park Standoff, 1974 -- Indian princess/Indian "Squaw" : Bill C-31, 1985 -- Letters from the edges : The Oka Crisis, 1990 -- Back to the future : A Prairie centennial, 1905-2005 -- Conclusion : Return of the native

The Red Files

Author: Lisa Bird-Wilson
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 0889710678
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This debut poetry collection from Lisa Bird-Wilson reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the fragmentation of families and histories, with blows that resonate through the generations. Inspired by family and archival sources, Bird-Wilson assembles scraps of a history torn apart by colonial violence. The collection takes its name from the federal government's complex organizational structure of residential schools archives, which are divided into “black files" and “red files." In vignettes as clear as glass beads, her poems offer affection to generations of children whose presence within the historic record is ghostlike, anonymous and ephemeral. The collection also explores the larger political context driving the mechanisms that tore apart families and cultures, including the Sixties Scoop. It depicts moments of resistance, both personal and political, as well as official attempts at reconciliation: “I can hold in the palm of my right hand / all that I have left: one story-gift from an uncle, / a father's surname, treaty card, Cree accent echo, metal bits, grit— / and I will still have room to cock a fist." The Red Files concludes with a fierce hopefulness, embracing the various types of love that can begin to heal the traumas inflicted by a legacy of violence.

Invisible North

Author: Alexandra Shimo
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459722930
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Journalist Alexandra Shimo flew to the remote Northern Ontario reserve of Kashechewan, hoping to document its deplorable living conditions. Instead, she was faced with the dark side of Canadian history and the limits of her own mental stability.

Claiming Anishinaabe

Author: Lynn Gehl
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780889774919
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One woman's personal journey of moving deeper into Indigenous knowledge and working to resist the racist and sexist legacy of the Indian Act.

Oracle Bone

Author: Lydia Kwa
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551527006
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In 7th-century China, life is rife with magic, fox spirits, and demons. Xie, the demon lover of the empress Wu Zhao, believes he must possess the oracle bone, which will bestow immortal powers on him. In his way is Qilan, an eccentric Daoist nun, who is training the orphan girl Ling to avenge her parents’ murder.