Orange Shirt Day - Sept 30th

https://www.orangeshirtday.org/about-us.html

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day Presentation:

https://youtu.be/E3vUqr01kAk

Eddy Charlie shares his story of survival for Orange Shirt Day:

https://youtu.be/vzAqaTjNLQU

More books:

https://www.cbc.ca/books/17-books-to-read-for-orange-shirt-day-1.4841439

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7 generations : a Plains Cree saga

7 generations : a Plains Cree saga

Robertson, David, 1977- author
2012

"Follows one Plains Cree family from the early 19th century to the present day. For Edwin, the story of his ancestors from both the distant and recent past must guide him through an uncertain present, to the dawn of a new future. 7 Generations explores the life of Stone, a young Cree warrior, the smallpox epidemic of 1870, the residential school system of the 20th century and its familial legacy"--Back cover.

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7 Generations. 3, Ends/begins

7 Generations. 3, Ends/begins

Robertson, David, 1977- author
2010


The education of Augie Merasty : a residential school memoir

The education of Augie Merasty : a residential school memoir

Merasty, Joseph Auguste, author
2017

Now a retired fisherman and trapper, the author was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of "aggressive assimilation." As Augie Merasty recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mold children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their native heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse. But, even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty's sense of humour and warm voice shine through.

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Fatty legs : a true story

Fatty legs : a true story

Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author
2020

Margaret Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton's powerful story of residential school in the far North has been reissued to commemorate the memoir's 10th anniversary with updates to the text, reflections on the book's impact, and a bonus chapter from the acclaimed follow-up, A Stranger at Home. New content includes a foreword from Dr. Debbie Reese, noted Indigenous scholar and founder of American Indians in Children's Literature, while Christy Jordan-Fenton, mother of Margaret's grandchildren and a key player in helping Margaret share her stories, discusses the impact of the book in a new preface.

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I am not a number

I am not a number

Dupuis, Jenny Kay, author
2016


In my own moccasins : a memoir of resilience

In my own moccasins : a memoir of resilience

Knott, Helen, 1987- author
2020

Helen Knott, a highly accomplished Indigenous woman, seems to have it all. But in her memoir, she offers a different perspective. In My Own Moccasins is an unflinching account of addiction, intergenerational trauma, and the wounds brought on by sexual violence. It is also the story of sisterhood, the power of ceremony, the love of family, and the possibility of redemption. With gripping moments of withdrawal, times of spiritual awareness, and historical insights going back to the signing of Treaty 8 by her great-great grandfather, Chief Bigfoot, her journey exposes the legacy of colonialism, while reclaiming her spirit. Helen Knott is a Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw, and mixed Euro-descent woman living in Fort St. John, British Columbia.

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Life among the Qallunaat

Life among the Qallunaat

Freeman, Mini Aodla author
2015


A mind spread out on the ground

A mind spread out on the ground

Elliott, Alicia, author
2019

In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about Native people in North America while drawing on intimate details of her own life and experience with intergenerational trauma, Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight and understanding to the ongoing legacy of colonialism. What are the links between depression, colonialism and loss of language--both figurative and literal? How does white privilege operate in different contexts? How do we navigate the painful contours of mental illness in loved ones without turning them into their sickness? How does colonialism operate on the level of literary criticism? A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is Alicia Elliott's attempt to answer these questions and more.

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Moonshot : the indigenous comics collection. Volume 1

Moonshot : the indigenous comics collection. Volume 1

2015

Moonshot: the indigenous comics collection volume 1 brings together dozens of creators form all over North America to contribute comic book stories showcasing the rich heritage and identity of indigenous storytelling. From tratitional stories to exciting new visions of the future, this collection presents some of the finest comic book and graphic novel work from across the continent.

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My name is Seepeetza

My name is Seepeetza

Sterling, Shirley, author
1992


Northern wildflower : a memoir

Northern wildflower : a memoir

Lafferty, Catherine, 1982- author
2018


Not my girl

Not my girl

Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author
2014


The orange shirt story

The orange shirt story

Webstad, Phyllis, author
2018


The outside circle

The outside circle

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti, 1969- author
2015


The red files

The red files

Bird-Wilson, Lisa, author
2016



Shi-shi-etko

Shi-shi-etko

Campbell, Nicola I., author
2017


Speaking our truth : a journey of reconciliation

Speaking our truth : a journey of reconciliation

Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author
2017


Stolen words

Stolen words

Florence, Melanie, author
2017


A stranger at home : a true story

A stranger at home : a true story

Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author
2015


Sugar Falls : a residential school story

Sugar Falls : a residential school story

Robertson, David, 1977-, author
2021

"From Governor-General's Award-winning writer David A. Robertson comes this special edition of the timeless graphic novel that introduced the world to the awe-inspiring resilience of Betty Ross, and shared her story of strength, family, and culture. A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changed. Betsy was taken away to a residential school. There she was forced to endure abuse and indignity, but Betsy recalled the words her father spoke to her at Sugar Falls--words that gave her the resilience, strength, and determination to survive. Sugar Falls is based on the true story of Betty Ross, Elder from Cross Lake First Nation. We wish to acknowledge, with the utmost gratitude, Betty's generosity in sharing her story. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sugar Falls goes to support the bursary program for The Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation. This 10th-anniversary edition brings David A. Robertson's national bestseller to life in full colour, with a foreword by Senator Murrary Sinclair, Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and a touching afterword from Elder Betty Ross herself."-- Provided by publisher.

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When I was eight

When I was eight

Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author
2013


When we were alone

When we were alone

Robertson, David, 1977-, author
2016