Perception

Other primary creator: Cathy Mattes
Foreword by: Katherena Vermette

First appearing on billboards, in storefronts, in bus shelters, and projected onto Winnipeg’s downtown buildings, KC Adam’s Perception photo series is now available in book form. Her stunning photographs confront common stereotypes about First Nation, Inuit and Métis people to illustrate a more contemporary, truthful story.

The Grizzly Mother

To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the grizzly is an integral part of the natural landscape. Together, they share the land and forests that the Skeena River runs through, as well as the sockeye salmon within it. Follow mother bear as she teaches her cubs what they need to survive on their own.

Red River Resistance

One afternoon in class, Echo is transported to the banks of the Red River in 1869. Canadian surveyors have arrived to change the face of territory, and Métis families, who have lived there for generations, are losing access to their land. As the Resistance takes hold, Echo fears for the future of her people in the Red River Valley.

Surviving the City

Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up Indigenous in the city. However, when Dez’s grandmother becomes too sick to care for her, the threat of a group home looms, and Dez disappears. Will Dez’s community find her before it’s too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don’t?

Monsters

A creature lurks in the shadows of Blackwood Forest, the health clinic has been locked down by a mysterious organization, and long-held secrets bubble to the surface. Can Cole learn the truth about his father's death? Why won't Choch give him a straight answer? Where the heck is Jayne? Oh, and high school sucks.

Nimoshom and His Bus

Illustrated By: Karen Hibbard

Nimoshom loved to drive the school bus. Every day, on the way to and from school, he had something to say. Sometimes, he told the kids silly stories. Sometimes, he taught them a new word or phrase in Cree.

Nimoshom and His Bus introduces readers to common Cree words and phrases. A glossary is included in the back of the book.

Pemmican Wars

An ordinary day in Mr. Bee’s history class turns extraordinary, when Echo finds herself transported to another time and place—a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie. Join Echo as she visits a Métis camp, travels the old fur-trade routes, and experiences the perilous and bygone era of the Pemmican Wars.

When We Were Alone

Illustrated By: Julie Flett

A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As she asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when these things were taken away.

April Raintree

Powerless in a broken system, sisters April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as one sister embraces her Métis identity and the other tries to leave it behind. This edition has been revised specifically for grades 9–12.

Betty

Helen Betty Osborne, known as Betty to her friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She moved to The Pas, Manitoba, to attend high school. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. This is her story.

The Gift Is in the Making

The Gift Is in the Making retells previously published stories that bring to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings for a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are respected, the tiniest being has influence in the world, and unconditional love binds families and communities to each other and their homeland.

7 Generations

In this compiled, full-colour edition of the 7 Generations series, Edwin must discover his family’s past if he is to have a future. Following one Plains Cree family over three centuries, 7 Generations explores the life of a young warrior, a smallpox epidemic, the residential school system, and intergenerational legacies.