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Bearskin Diary

Bearskin Diary

by Carol Daniels

Raw and honest, Carol Daniels adds an absolutely integral perspective to the Canadian literary landscape. Bearskin Diary gives voice to First Nations women who have always been marginalized and silenced.

Birdie: A Novel

Birdie: A Novel

by Tracey Lindberg

A big, beautiful Cree woman with a dark secret in her past, Birdie has left her home to travel to Gibsons, B.C. She is on something of a vision quest, looking for family, for home, for understanding.

Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel

Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel

by Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk

The intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the qallunaat, the white people, in the mid-nineteenth century.

The Break

The Break

by Katherena Vermetta

When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime.

The Lesser Blessed

The Lesser Blessed

by Richard Van Camp

A powerful coming-of-age story -- edgy, stark, and at times, darkly funny that centers around Larry, a Native teenager trying to cope with a painful past and find his place in a confusing and stressful modern world.

Two Plays About  Residential School

Two Plays About Residential School

by Lorry Loyie & Manuel Vera

In the early 1990s, two Indigenous authors wrote about their individual experiences of residential schools. These were staged a decade before Canada apologised for the residential school system.

1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus
A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess



This profound little book encourages us to set aside our limited expectations, and to fall in line with God’s.

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    November 1, 2020

    WIPCE 2020 - Australia
    World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2020. WIPCE draws Indigenous representatives from across the globe to share successes and strategies for culturally grounded education.