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  • Book Review: Tilly

    Book Review: Tilly0

    Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience is the winner in CODE’s (Canadian Organization for Development through Education) 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. The book, written by Cree, Lakota, and Scottish author Monique Gray Smith is part memoir and part healing guide. Monique Gray Smith received the award on September

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  • Truth, restitution and complicity

    Truth, restitution and complicity0

    Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History was a 2014 shortlist nominee for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This non-fiction book is the powerful and moving memoir from Cree residential school survivor, activist, educator, and writer Edmund Metatawabin. Former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation, Ed Metatawabin presents his

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  • Grey Eyes reclaims stories with authenticity and heart

    Grey Eyes reclaims stories with authenticity and heart0

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    • November 19, 2014

    GoodMinds staff spent an exciting November weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where they were pleased to be the official vendor for the First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literary Circle Stage during the Toronto International Book Fair. As the official vendor, GoodMinds staff welcomed well-known and up-and-coming writers of Indigenous ancestry. Authors such as

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  • The Indigenous experience in the world wars

    The Indigenous experience in the world wars0

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    • November 14, 2014

    When the Spirits Dance: A Cree Boy’s Search for the Meaning of War by award-winning authors Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden is a children’s non-fiction book about a Cree family during the Second World War. Larry Loyie grew up with his extended family in Rabbit Hill in northern Alberta. In 1941, when Larry was eight,

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  • Book review: A detective story set in the middle of an Indigenous insurgency0

    Demands of the Dead, By Justin Podur Reviewed by Megan Cotton-Kinch While I’ve always enjoyed a good detective novel, I’ve always felt like this genre usually contains an underlying message of support for the police, and never really takes a critical look at the role of “law-and-order” in maintaining a society based on the oppression

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