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A Canada-wide search has been launched to find Indigenous women who did it first in their field.

A Canada-wide search has been launched to find Indigenous women who did it first in their field. | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Canadian Indigenous women leaders are the focus of a research project being done by a Wilfrid Laurier University student.  At 48, student Sally Simpson is the author of the unique “first” list.

 

From NationTalk 

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Review of Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson | Quill & Quire

"It is 200 years in the future, and 16-year-old Cassandra Mercredi is living with her twin brother, Paul, and their father on the outskirts of the Corridor, home to the general population. Because of their aboriginal heritage (they come from a Métis background), the Mercredis are among the few who are immune to Plague, a disease that poses a constant threat and causes slow and painful death. Antigens in aboriginal blood offer protection, making it highly sought after."

 

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Quill & Quire's review of Metis author Catherine Knutsson's Shadows Cast by Stars. This is a Canadian YA book.

 

 

Available at our libraries: http://vision.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1264816046_shadows_cast_by_stars

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First Rideau Hall portrait by Aboriginal artist revealed - Ottawa Citizen

First Rideau Hall portrait by Aboriginal artist revealed - Ottawa Citizen | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
The first portrait of a former governor general's spouse painted by an Aboriginal artist was revealed Monday morning.

By SHAAMINI YOGARETNAM, Ottawa Citizen
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First Nations Community Read 2012 Winner announced

First Nations Community Read 2012 Winner announced | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

The winner of the 2012 First Nation Communities Read program, as selected by the First Nations public library communities of Ontario, is "Shannen and the Dream for a School" by Janet Wilson.

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NEW BOOK: For King and Kanata

NEW BOOK: For King and Kanata | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Title: For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War

Author: Timothy C. Winegard

Publisher: University of Manitoba: 2012

ISBN: 9780887557286

 

The first comprehensive history of the Aboriginal First World War experience on the battlefield and the home front.

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NEW BOOK: Telling It to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court

NEW BOOK: Telling It to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Telling It to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court by Arthur J. Ray. McGill-Queen's University Press : October 17, 2011.

 

Topics: Aboriginal law, Non-fiction , Canadian

 

Arthur Ray's extensive knowledge in the history of the fur trade and Native economic history brought him into the courts as an expert witness in the mid-1980s. For over twenty-five years he has been a part of landmark litigation concerning treaty rights, Aboriginal title, and Métis rights. In Telling It to the Judge, Ray recalls lengthy courtroom battles over lines of evidence, historical interpretation, and philosophies of history, reflecting on the problems inherent in teaching history in the adversarial courtroom setting. Told with charm and based on extensive experience, Telling It to the Judge is a unique narrative of courtroom strategy in the effort to obtain constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and treaty rights.

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First Nation Communities Read Program Announces 2011-2012 Book Selection

First Nation Communities Read Program Announces 2011-2012 Book Selection | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Last month, the First Nation Communities Read program announced that Fatty Legs: A True Story is its 2011-2012 Aboriginal title selection for community reading. Fatty Legs: A True Story written by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes, and published by Annick Press is a memoir based on a 60-year-old secret.

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New Book: Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers by Mark Cronlund Anderson & Carmen Robertson

Two University of Regina authors say colonialism and racism are dominant threads that weave through ... - Local - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Keavy Martin on Inuit & Indigenous Cultures, and the history of Western Canada

Keavy Martin on Inuit & Indigenous Cultures, and the history of Western Canada | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Keavy Martin is author of the new book Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature. Here, she recommends some of her favourite reads on Inuit culture, Indigenous culture, and the history of Western Canada."

 

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3 prominent Canadians reject Diamond Jubilee medals - Politics - CBC News

3 prominent Canadians reject Diamond Jubilee medals - Politics - CBC News | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Three prominent Canadians have vowed to return their Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals in a show of support for Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and the Idle No More movement.
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Canadian Pop Star Justin Bieber Believes He’s Indian Enough to Get Free Gas

In the August issue of Rolling Stone, pop star Justin Bieber reveals  that he believes he has Native heritage. The claim is not a central part of the  article — indeed, it’s a comment so brief the writer has it in parentheses:

 

He’s wearing a Chicago Blackhawks cap (“I’m actually part Indian,” he  says—”I think Inuit or something? I’m enough percent that in Canada I can get  free gas”), a blue short-sleeved shirt and khaki shorts that hang all the way off his butt.

The “free gas” misconception is a common one, and stems from a policy  described on Ontario’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs website:

     In Ontario, there is a tax of 14.7 cents per litre on gasoline. First  Nations people with a gas card do not have to pay this tax if they buy gasoline  for personal use from an authorized service station on a reserve.

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NEW BOOK: Finding a Way to the Heart

NEW BOOK: Finding a Way to the Heart | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

NEW BOOK

Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada, by Robin Jarvis Brownlie (Editor), Valerie J. Korinek (Editor). Provocative reflections on a generation of feminist scholarship.

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Book examines portrayal of First Nations in media

Book examines portrayal of First Nations in media | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Seeing Red

by Mark Anderson

 

A new book critically examining the portrayal of First Nations people in Canadian media.

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Theytus Books - Turns 30 on Nov 10th

Theytus Books - Turns 30 on Nov 10th | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Today, November 10th, Theytus turns 30 years old. Congratulation Theytus on 30 years.

 

Theytus Books is First Nations-owned and operated and is the oldest North American Aboriginal Press.

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The Lesser Blessed | The Official Website of the Film

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp is set to become a movie.

 

From Chapters.ca:

 

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.

 

Larry is a Dogrib Indian growing up in the small northern town of Fort Simmer. His tongue, his hallucinations and his fantasies are hotter than the centre of the sun. At sixteen, he loves Iron Maiden, the North and Juliet Hope, the high school tramp.

In this powerful and very funny first novel, Richard Van Camp gives us one of the most original teenage characters in Canadian fiction. Skinny as spaghetti, nervy and self-deprecating, Larry is an appealing mixture of bravado and vulnerability. His past holds many terrors: an abusive father, blackouts from sniffing gasoline, an accident that killed several of his cousins, and he''s now being hunted and haunted by a pack of blue monkeys. But through his new friendship with Johnny, a Metis who just moved to town, he''s now ready to face his memories and his future.

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APTN news video - new book- BEYOND BLOOD by Pamela Palmater

A new book by Pamela Palmater about the issue of Indian Status in Canada.  Published by Purich Publishing, 2011.

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