Words of the Inuit is an important compendium of Inuit culture illustrated through Inuit words. It brings the sum of the author's decades of experience and engagement with Inuit and Inuktitut to bear on what he fashions as an amiable,...
Social life and customs
- Author:Dorais, Louis-JacquesSummary:
- Author:MUNRO, AliceSummary:
A collection of short stories: Royal beatings, Privilege, Half a grapefruit, Wild swans, The beggar maid, Mischief, Providence, Simon's luck, Spelling, Who do you think you are?
- Author:Olsen, SylviaSummary:
Joey is a happy Nuu-chah-nulth boy, eager to help and quick to see the bright side of things. But when he loses his beloved grandmother, the sun goes out in his world. Fortunately, she has left something of herself behind--a song, which...
- Author:Lowinger, Kathy, Yellowhorn, EldonSummary:
What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the...
- Author:Keeptwo, SuzanneSummary:
"Land Acknowledgements often begin academic conferences, cultural events, government press conferences, and even hockey games. They are supposed to be an act of Reconciliation between Indigenous people in Canada and non-Indigenous...
- Author:SHANNON, RobSummary:
The advent of the town's Power House not only supplied electricity, but, wonder of wonders, ICE! Wheat farming, sheep mustering, learning to fly and coping with city ways are all recounted. Most striking of all is the theme of one...
- Author:Sherman AlexieSummary:
- Author:Kulbak, MosheSummary:
This is the first complete English-language translation of a classic of Yiddish literature, one of the great comic novels of the 20th century. The Zelmenyaners describes the travails of a Jewish family in Minsk that is torn asunder by...
- Author:Diamond, Jared M.Summary:
Draws on decades of field work in the Pacific islands and other world regions to illuminate the degree to which modern society reflects traditional cultures from earlier and ancient time periods.
- Author:Kingston, Maxine HongSummary:
- Author:Connerney, RichardSummary:
India's future will be determined not only by economic development, but also by a dynamic traditional culture that continues to develop along its own lines sometimes in concert, and sometimes in conflict with material enrichment. India...
- Author:King, ThomasSummary:
In his 2003 Massey lecture, award-winning author and scholar Thomas King looks at the breadth and depth of Native experience and imagination. Beginning with Native oral stories, King weaves his way through literature and history,...
- Author:LIM, CatherineSummary:
One morning in Singapore more than fifty years ago, The Venerable One, takes a walk by a cemetery. There, a young village egg-seller, Silver Frond, is amusing herself with a comic song-and-dance act based on popular gossip - about him...
- Author:Rebus, AnnaSummary:
Provides information on the Sioux Indians with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Author:Meuse, Theresa, Stevens, ArthurSummary:
Matthew loves to play games with his friends and share his toys with them. But most of all he loves to share the special treasures that remind him of his First Nations culture. Perhaps his favourite treasure is the medicine pouch that...
- Author:Webster, ChristineSummary:
Provides information on the Salish Indians with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Author:Lomberg, MichelleSummary:
Provides information on the Ojibwa Indians with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Author:Smutylo, AllenSummary:
Longlisted, RBC Taylor PrizeThe Mongolia you never knew existed. Mongolia beyond Genghis Khan.In the shadows of the Altai Mountains live the Kazakh nomads of western Mongolia. These hard-living nomads survive on windswept steppes,...
- Author:Webster, ChristineSummary:
Provides information on the Mi'kmaq Indians with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.
- Author:Howse, JenniferSummary:
Provides information on the Métis with a focus on their homes, communities, clothing, food, religion, and more.