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A Really Good Brown Girl

A Really Good Brown Girl

by Marilyn Dumont, introduction by Lee Maracle
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On the occasion of the press’s 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

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The Mass Media in Canada

The Mass Media in Canada

Fourth Edition
by Mary Vipond
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Canada has one of the most advanced mass-media systems in the world, which allows Canadians more access to American culture via television, the movies, and the Internet than ever before. At the same time, governments support the production and distribution of Canadian content to Canadians.

In this fully updated fourth edition, Mary Vipond traces th …

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Botero's Beautiful Horses

Botero's Beautiful Horses

by Jan Conn
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“Do we want love / each and every day of our lives?” Jan Conn asks in a poem called “Michoacán.” “You bet your ass,” she answers. The poems of Botero’s Beautiful Horses are charged with otherness, bright with the exhilaration and danger of transformation. Many are descriptions of surrealist canvases, astonishingly kinetic narratives …

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

The long journey to freedom in Canada
by L.D. Cross
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Grade: 6 to 12
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tagged : civil war period (1850-1877)

Slavery existed throughout the western Hemisphere, but after its abolition in the British empire it persisted for decades in much of the U.S. Even in states where slavery was illegal, slaves were subject to capture and return to their owners. The only sure escape was to cross the border into Canada.

The Underground Railway was an informal network of …

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Final Takedown

Final Takedown

by Sherrard, Brent R.
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tagged : drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, native american, friendship, law & crime

For as long as they've been friends, Elias has been relying on his buddy Jordan. It's Jordan's mom who takes him in when his own mother is on an alcoholic binge; it's Jordan who acts as the brother and role model that Elias doesn't have. But now they've gone too far, and a schoolyard fight has landed them both in jail. The judge gives them a warni …

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The Spirit of Africville

The Spirit of Africville

contributions by Donald Clairmont; Stephen Kimber; Bridglal Pachai & Charles Saunders
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After many years of denial, the Halifax's city government has finally acknowledged the wrongs that were done to the residents and the community of Africville, and has agreed to make amends for its actions.

This extensively illustrated book was prepared by the Africville Genealogy Society and published originally in 1992. Long out of print, it is bei …

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Climate, Culture, Change

Climate, Culture, Change

Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North
by Timothy B. Leduc
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Every day brings new headlines about climate change as politicians debate how to respond, scientists offer new data, and skeptics critique the validity of the research. To step outside these scientific and political debates, Timothy Leduc engages with various Inuit understandings of northern climate change. What he learns is that today’s climate …

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Translating Women

Translating Women

edited by Luise von Flotow
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Feminist theory has been widely translated, influencing the humanities and social sciences in many languages and cultures. However, these theories have not made as much of an impact on the discipline that made their dissemination possible: many translators and translation scholars still remain unaware of the practices, purposes and possibilities of …

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The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab

The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab

Text and Context
edited by Hartmut Lutz, foreword by Christine Lalonde, by (photographer) Hans-Ludwig Blohm
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In August 1880, businessman Adrian Jakobsen convinced eight Inuit men, women, and children from Hebron and Nakvak, Labrador to accompany him to Europe to be "exhibited" in zoos and Völkerschauen (ethnographic shows). Abraham, Maria, Noggasak, Paingo, Sara, Terrianiak, Tobias, and Ulrike agreed, partly for the money and partly out of curiosity to s …

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The Forgotten Peace

The Forgotten Peace

Mediation at Niagara Falls
by Michael Small
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In the early hours of April 22, 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson sent Marines to seize the port of Veracruz in an attempt to alter the course of the Mexican Revolution. As a result, the United States seemed on the brink of war with Mexico. An international uproar ensued. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile offered to mediate a pe …

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Choice of Colours

Choice of Colours

The pioneering African-American quarterbacks who changed the face of football
by John Danakas
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tagged : football, maturing, 20th century

Until a mere generation ago, black football players were largely unproven as quarterbacks since they were excluded from a position that demanded strategic thinking instead of brute force. So, talented players headed north, rising to stardom in Canada. John Danakas profiles the pioneering athletes who donned new team colours and changed their sport. …

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Borderlands

Borderlands

Comparing Border Security in North America and Europe
edited by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
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Border security has been high on public-policy agendas in Europe and North America since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City and on the headquarters of the American military in Washington DC. Governments are now confronted with managing secure borders, a policy objective that in this era of increased free trade …

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Crazy Canucks

Crazy Canucks

The Uphill Battle of Canada's Downhill Ski Team
by Eric Zweig
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Crazy Canucks recounts the trials and triumphs off the Canadian men's alpine ski team of the 1970s and early 1980s. Eric Zweig offers a behind-the-scenes look at this innovative team that dared to take risks other skiers were too afraid of. The team rose from obscurity to prominence on the European and North American ski circuits with Olympic medal …

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My Life

My Life

by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya, edited by Andrew Donskov, translated by John Woodsworth & Arkadi Klioutchanski
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The Modern Language Association (MLA) awarded the Lois Roth Award to John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski of the University of Ottawa’s Slavic Research Group for their translation of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya’s My Life memoirs.

My Life was selected among the top 100 non-fiction works of 2010 by The Globe and Mail.
It has also won an honourab …

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Tecumseh

Tecumseh

Diplomat and Warrior in the War of 1812
by Irene Gordon
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This is the biography of Tecumseh, a legendary nineteenth century Shawnee warrior, a hero of the War of 1812 and a man who spent most of his life trying to build a Native confederacy to withstand the pressure on native lands from American settlement.

It also tells the story of his younger brother Lalawethika and of Lalawethika's transformation from …

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The Americans Are Coming

The Americans Are Coming

by Herb Curtis, afterword by David Richards
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An invasion? For teenagers Dryfly Ramsey and Shadrack Nash, poor and ignorant in the world's terms but rich in the lore of the magical Miramichi, the annual influx of American anglers, with their money, fishing gear, and thirst for salmon seems like one, and it sets the stage for action. A cast of quirky, unforgettable characters — Nutbeam, a lar …

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English Lessons and Other Stories

English Lessons and Other Stories

by Shauna Singh Baldwin
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Winner, CBC Canadian Literary Award and Friends of American Writers Award

The new reader's guide edition of Shauna Singh Baldwin's literary debut features the fifteen stories from the original collection, an interview with the author, an original afterword, and her suggested reading list. When Shauna Singh Baldwin's debut collection was first publis …

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The Life of a Loyalist

The Life of a Loyalist

A Tale of Survival in Old Nova Scotia
by Cathleen Fillmore
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"It was a dangerous time to be loyal to the Crown. The divisive war had pitted neighbour against neighbour and father against son." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, biography, and life as a Loyalist in the Maritimes. The life of young Christiana Margaret Davis, a Loyalist born in upstate New York, was …

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Laura Secord

Laura Secord

The Heroic Adventures of a Canadian Legend
by Cheryl MacDonald
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During the War of 1812, Canadian and British forces battled against the United States with great determination. Many of these soldiers displayed incredible bravery in the face of the enemy. The most legendary act, however, was performed by a civilian woman. This is the story of Laura Secord, a devoted wife and mother, who risked life and limb to wa …

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Educating African Canadians

Educating African Canadians

by Keren S. Brathwaite & Carl E. James
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This book offers a critical assessment of the experiences of African Canadian students, exploring strategies that will serve to enhance their academic success.

Writing from their respective locations as students, parents, teachers, counsellors, professors and researchers, the contributors to this collection alert readers to many of the challenges th …

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Canada and the Reagan Challenge

Canada and the Reagan Challenge

Crisis and Adjustment, 1981-85
by Stephen Clarkson
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Canada and Reagan Challenge, first published in 1982, has gained wide acclaim for its analysis of the crisis of 1981 - when Ottawa and Washington went head-to-head over the economic nationalism of the National Energy Program and the Foreign Investment Review Agency. Stephen Clarkson's study demonstrated that the crisis extended to a great many fro …

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The Modern North

The Modern North

People, Politics and the Rejection of Colonialism
by Ken S. Coates & Judith Powell
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Published in 1989, The Modern North examines the experience of the peoples of the Yukon and Northwest Territories from the Berger inquiry of 1975 and onwards.

Untangling the varied strands that make up the Northern tapestry--its resourceful peoples, its awesome physical landscape, its political and economic agenda in the late 1980s--they portray in …

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Bob Blair's Pipeline

Bob Blair's Pipeline

The Business and Politics of Northern Energy Development Projects
by Fran?ois Bregha
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Written in the early 80s, this book brings to life the fascinating story of pipeliners, politicians and the chase for the big energy dollars.

Fran?ois Bregha discusses the implications of the federal Liberal government's 1980 decision to support the prebuild of a section of the Alaska Highway pipeline project, permitting the export of Alberta gas to …

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Canada and the Global Economy

Canada and the Global Economy

Alternatives to the Corporate Strategy for Globalization
by Robert Chodos; Rae Murphy & Eric Hamovitch
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Economic integration is one of the key issues of the 1990s. In this book, Bob Chodos, Rae Murphy, and Eric Hamovitch consider the implications of globalization for Canada. While they believe the move to integration is inevitable, they argue for building alliances that are alternatives to the models offered by the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, t …

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David Thompson

David Thompson

A Life of Adventure and Discovery
by Elle Andra-Warner
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Surveyor, cartographer, fur trader, adventurer, naturalist and entrepreneur, David Thompson is now recognized as one of the greatest explorers and geographers of all time. By 1812, he had surveyed almost four million square kilometres of the North American wilderness and become the first European to navigate the entire length of the Columbia River. …

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My Name Is Parvana

My Name Is Parvana

by Deborah Ellis
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tagged : middle east, violence, girls & women

The fourth book in the internationally bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Parvana’s Journey and Mud City.

In this stunning sequel, Parvana, now fifteen, is found in a bombed-out school and held as a suspected terrorist by American troops in Afghanistan.

On a military base in post-Taliban Afghanistan, American authorities have just im …

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Cowboy Wild

Cowboy Wild

by David Campion & Sandra Shields
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Love it or hate it, the Calgary Stampede is a place where myth, history and spectacle collide. 100 years after an American vaudeville cowboy first dreamed it up, the Stampede remains an unrivalled homage to the West.

Cowboy Wild was more than a decade in the making. Photographer David Campion roamed the world’s biggest Wild West show and brought b …

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Freedom Climbers

Freedom Climbers

by Bernadette McDonald
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Winner! 2012 American Alpine Club Literary Prize (USA)

Winner! 2011 Munday Award, Banff Mountain Festival (CANADA)

Winner! 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize, Kendal Mountain Festival (UNITED KINGDOM)

 

Freedom Climbers—the most honoured book of mountaineering literature published in Canada—tells the story of a group of extraordinary Polish adventurers …

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The Forgotten Explorer

The Forgotten Explorer

Samuel Prescott Fay's 1914 Expedition to the Northern Rockies
by Samuel Prescott Fay
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North of Jasper, in the Canadian Rockies, is a large, roadless and spectacular wilderness of alpine flower meadows, glaciated peaks, canyons, waterfalls and abundant wildlife. The first to travel through this wilderness in one continuous trip was Samuel Prescott Fay in 1914. To this day, his exact route has never been duplicated. Fay and his party …

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Broken Circle

Broken Circle

The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools
by Theodore Fontaine
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“Too many survivors of Canada’s Indian residential schools live to forget. Theodore Fontaine writes to remember." - Hana Gartner, CBC's The Fifth Estate

Now an approved curriculum resource for grade 9–12 students in British Columbia and Manitoba.

Theodore (Ted) Fontaine lost his family and freedom just after his seventh birthday, when his pare …

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Oil King Courage

Oil King Courage

by Sigmund Brouwer
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tagged : hockey, mysteries & detective stories, native american

When the Edmonton Oil Kings discover that Reuben Reuben has a hockey game as unforgettable as his name and his Inuit heritage, life changes in a hurry for him and his best friend Gear. A wealthy businessman sponsors a three-on-three pond-hockey tour across the western Arctic, and Reuben and Gear find out more than they ever bargained for about team …

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Hip Hop World

Hip Hop World

A Groundwork Guide
by Dalton Higgins, series edited by Jane Springer
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Grade: 9 to 12
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tagged : rap & hip hop, sociology

A fascinating look at hip hop, the world’s most popular music, and what it means to young people all over the globe, written by an acclaimed pop-culture critic. An excellent introduction to hip hop for young adults.

Hip hop is arguably the predominant global youth subculture of this generation. In this book Dalton Higgins takes vivid snapshots of …

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The Second Wife

The Second Wife

by Brenda Chapman
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Gwen Lake is a forty-five-year-old police officer with a desk job, an ex-husband and a future not even close to the American dream. A year after her divorce, and more out of boredom and curiosity than anything else, she agrees to a meeting with her ex's new wife. She has no idea that the encounter will lead to murder. And she has decidedly mixed em …

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War on Our Doorstep

War on Our Doorstep

The Unknown Campaign on North America's West Coast
by Brendan Coyle
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In June 1942, Japanese troops occupied the Aleutian islands of Attu and Kiska in Alaska, the first enemy occupation of US territory since the War of 1812. For the next year a bloody conflict raged that was nearly invisible to most North Americans as Canadian and American soldiers, airmen and sailors went north to hold the Japanese in check.

This is …

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Hockey Night in Dixie

Hockey Night in Dixie

Minor Pro Hockey in the American South
by Jon C. Stott
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During the 1980s, the geography of minor-league professional hockey changed radically, moving from its roots in the Canadian Maritime provinces, New England and the Midwestern states into the American south. In addition to cities like Dallas, Charlotte, Norfolk and Oklahoma City, which had long traditions of minor-league hockey, unlikely places suc …

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Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

by Martha Brooks
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tagged : general (see also headings under family), historical, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Finalist for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award, and an American Library Association Notable Children's Book and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book

It's 1941, and Canada is two years into World War II. Meanwhile, in rural Manitoba, fifteen-year-old Marie-Claire Cote begins a war of her own …

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A Neighbourly War

A Neighbourly War

New Brunswick and the War of 1812
by Robert L. Dallison
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When most people think of the War of 1812, they think of the Niagara frontier, the British burning of the White House, the harrowing tale of Laura Secord, and the much-ballyhooed Battle of New Orleans. But there was more of British North America involved in the war than Upper and Lower Canada. With Great Britain locked in battle with Napoleon's Fra …

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The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy

by Andrew Moodie
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The story of inventor Elijah McCoy, whose name became a byword for quality, as in "the real McCoy." The play explains why we've never heard of him and reclaims a fascinating man's life from undeserved obscurity.

Elijah McCoy, born in Canada to runaway American slaves, showed so much promise in school that he won a scholarship to study mechanical eng …

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Ice Warriors

Ice Warriors

The Pacific Coast/Western Hockey League 1948-1974
by Jon C. Stott
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Technically it was a minor league, but for hockey fans west of the Mississippi, the Western Hockey League provided major-league entertainment for over 25 years.

The WHL was a determined and ambitious professional league, with some 22 teams based in major American and Canadian cities. Known as the Pacific Coast Hockey League prior to 1952, the WHL a …

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Restoring the Flow

Restoring the Flow

Confronting the World's Water Woes
by Robert William Sandford
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Try as we might, parts of North America may not escape the impacts of the global water crisis. The same kinds of water supply and quality issues that have appeared around our crowded planet are already beginning to present themselves here. Unfortunately, this is occurring at a time when, as a direct result of declining global food production, the w …

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Smugglers of the West

Smugglers of the West

Tales of Contraband and Criminals
by Rosemary Neering
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Do you think the smuggling of drugs and people is a new phenomenon in Canada’s west? Think again! Between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries, many daring smugglers carried contraband goods and people into western Canada across the US–Canada border or into BC from Asia. Smugglers of the West tells the dramatic tales of the bold criminals who sm …

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People of the Fur Trade

People of the Fur Trade

From Native Trappers to Chief Factors
by Irene Ternier Gordon
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The years from the fall of New France in 1763 to the amalgamation of the Hudson’s Bay Company and North West Company in 1821 were marked by fierce competition in the fur trade. Traders from the warring companies pushed west, undertaking incredible voyages in their search for new sources of furs. Irene Gordon explores the eventful lives of those w …

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Given

Given

by Susan Musgrave
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The characters from Susan Musgrave’s A Cargo of Orchids are back in this brilliantly engaging novel. Rainy, the Mexican-American woman, and Frenchy, the African-American, along with Musgrave’s narrator X have returned and convincingly insist their story is not done. Once inmates on death row, now reunited and hanging out at an old house in a BC …

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Armstrong's War

Armstrong's War

by Colleen Murphy
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After suffering a crippling injury during a tour of Afghanistan, Michael has returned home to a Canadian veteran's care facility. The last thing he wanted was to spend his time with a twelve-year-old girl, but Halley, a spirited, physically disabled Pathfinder, is eager to earn her volunteer badge. The pair is at odds from the start, but they find …

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A

by Andre Alexis
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A is a work of fiction in which André Alexis presents the compelling narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe of Andrews’s ability as a poet – more than anything he wants to understand the inspiration behind his work – so much so that, f …

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Understanding New Media

Understanding New Media

Augmented Knowledge and Culture
by Kim H. Veltman
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The term "new media" is most often associated with the Internet and the phenomenal technological advances that have taken place in the past decades. In Understanding New Media: Augmented Knowledge and Culture, Kim Veltman looks at these developments and identifies five types of consequences of the networked environment - technological, material, or …

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An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years

An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years

The Memoirs of Mark MacGuigan
by Mark MacGuigan, edited by Whitney Lackenbauer, foreword by Paul C. Martin
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"Between these covers, you will read about the life of an individual - Mark MacGuigan - who dedicated his life to bettering Canada…. From his fascination with the law to his interest in politics and international affairs, Mark made a lasting impact on virtually every area to which he turned his efforts." - Paul C. Martin, from the Foreword

Mark Ma …

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Blackfoot Ways of Knowing

Blackfoot Ways of Knowing

The Worldview of the Siksikaitsitapi
by Betty Bastien, edited by Jurgen W. Kremer, assisted by Duane Mistaken Chief
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Blackfoot Ways of Knowing is a journey into the heart and soul of Blackfoot culture. In sharing her personal story of "coming home" to reclaim her identity within that culture, Betty Bastien offers us a gateway into traditional Blackfoot ways of understanding and experiencing the world. As a scholar and researcher, Bastien is also able to place Bla …

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The Cowboy Legend

The Cowboy Legend

Owen Wister's Virginian and the Canadian-American Ranching Frontier
by John Jennings
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The cowboy, as perhaps no other figure, has captured the imagination of North Americans for over a century. Before Owen Wister's publication of The Virginian in 1902, the image of the cowboy was essentially that of the dime novel - a rough, violent, one-dimensional drifter, or the stage cowboy variety found in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show. Wi …

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Teaching Each Other

Teaching Each Other

Nehinuw Concepts and Indigenous Pedagogies
by Linda M. Goulet & Keith N. Goulet
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In recent decades, educators have been seeking ways to improve outcomes for Indigenous students. Yet most Indigenous education still takes place within a theoretical framework based in Eurocentric thought. Teaching Each Other provides an alternative framework for teachers working with Indigenous students – one that moves beyond merely acknowledgi …

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