Cultural Resource Bibliography

Birchbark House, The

A story about an Ojibwe girl and her family living on and around what has become commonly referred to as Madeline Island during the 1850’s and the changes facing them as colonization proceeds without regard for their lives .
An interesting read for anyone who wants to get a sense of Indigenous culture, and a suitable reading for children and adults alike. A good inter-generational reading experience.

Ojibwa Warrior : Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement

Dennis Banks’ account of his life and the genesis of the American Indian Movement. An interesting read, told humbly by a leader in the true sense of the word. Read of the events in the struggle for Indian sovereignty through the eyes of someone at the epicenter of the tumult caused by Indians who had the audacity to stand up and fight for their basic human rights after four hundred years of colonization and oppression.

The Untold History of the United States

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick tell the history of the U.S from the perspective of those who have lost the most as the government has been co-opted by big money and the military-industrial complex. (Namely, the American people…) There are lots of interesting stories that most history textbooks have chosen not to tell. This is thee real reason why our children do not receive a first-rate education, because history is largely written to legitimize the status quo, rather than to illuminate the past and present so that we can see our way to a better future.

Anishinabe Syndicated

This book comprises selections from the newspaper column written by Jim Northrup (Fon Du Lac Ojibwe) between 1989 and 2001. The column, “Fond du Lac Follies,” appears monthly in a number of Indigenous newspapers in the Upper Midwest.

The Assassination Of Hole In The Day

More than a murder mystery, The Assassination Of Hole In The Day provides insights into the evolution of clan structure, tribal governance and relations with the Dakota and other tribes since the time a century and a half ago when white pressure, the declining fur trade and other factors led to the cession of great tracts of land and the people’s removal to reservations.

Fatty Legs

Margaret/Olemaun’s story of her Boarding School experiences at the Catholic Residential School in Aklavik, Northwest Territories. While education could/should be a fun and rewarding experience for a child, her time there would turn out to be more of a test of the integrity of her spirit.

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