Indigenous Lit - Gr. 9 and up

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Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his younger brother, Joey, and his mother who is a heroin addict. One night, Pete and his mother's boyfriend, Dennis, get into a big fight, which sends Dennis to the morgue and Pete to jail. Initially, Pete keeps up ties to his crew, until a jail brawl forces him to realize the negative influence he has become on Joey, which encourages him to begin a process of rehabilitation including traditional Aboriginal healing…

In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives.

Commissioned to carve a spirit mask for a mysterious stranger, Lucas Smoke finds his life controlled by disturbing nightmares of his client, an ancient sorcerer named Him Standing, who endeavors to emerge from the dream world. (Rapid Reads series)

Commissioned to carve a spirit mask for a mysterious stranger, Lucas Smoke finds his life controlled by disturbing nightmares of his client, an ancient sorcerer named Him Standing, who endeavors to emerge from the dream world.

Cursed by a cranky shaman, young Wolverine finds himself stranded on a barren island, locked in a life-or-death struggle to return to his home, his family and a very special young girl. Gr. 7 and up

Cursed by a cranky shaman, young Wolverine finds himself stranded on a barren island, locked in a life-or-death struggle to return to his home, his family and a very special young girl. Gr. 7 and up

Arctic Comics is a full-colour anthology containing tales of myth, adventure and humour, told at the top of the world. written and drawn by Inuit, Northerners, and other Canadians... Gr.7 and up.

Arctic Comics is a full-colour anthology containing tales of myth, adventure and humour, told at the top of the world. written and drawn by Inuit, Northerners, and other Canadians... Gr.7 and up.

Deals with the difficult question of cultural identity in a world where different cultures co-exist in close quarters. Stacey, a seventeen year old girl at the brink of adulthood, balances her family?s traditional ways against the dominant society?s intrusive new values, knowing that her future lies in both worlds.

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Raised on an Indian reserve, seventeen-year-old Joe Littlechief tries to be like the other guys. But Joe knows he's different ; he's more interested in guys than girls. One night Joe makes a drunken pass at his best friend and, by the next morning, everyone on the rez is talking. His mother, a devout Christian, is horrified, and the kids who are supposed to be his friends make it clear there's no place for him on the rez. Joe thinks about killing himself, but instead runs away to the city.

Indigenous Fiction and Non-Fiction Books for Children at the Stratford Public Library - Calgary Public Library

AUDIOBOOK:Luke knows his Iþnupiaq name is full of sounds white people can't say. He knows he'll have to leave it behind when he and his brothers are sent to boarding school hundreds of miles from their Arctic village. At Sacred Heart school things are different. Speaking any native language is forbidden by Father Mullen. But Luke is not the only one struggling to fit in. And when those like him all come together, things at Sacred Heart school will never be the same. Gr. 7& up

Books have a way of sparking empathy, drawing readers into the lives of…

Collects poetry and prose written by Lakota students at Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota on such topics as the history of oral tradition, the struggles of everyday life, and their personal connections to the natural world.

This is an exceptional poetry collection written by Lakota students in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Nothing ever happens on the Otter Lake reserve. But when 16-year-old Tiffany discovers her father is renting out her room, she's deeply upset. Sure, their guest is polite and keeps to himself, but he's also a little creepy. Little do Tiffany, her father, or even her insightful Granny Ruth know, the mysterious Pierre L'Errant is actually a vampire, returning to his tribal home after centuries spent in Europe. (Gr.8-10)

Night Wanderer - Drew Hayden Taylor (adapted for the graphic novel by Alison Kooistra)

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