ContentsIntroduction : how we went about it / P.J. Murphy -- Preface : Coyote meets Grizzly Bear and Kingfisher / Ron Ignace -- pt. 1. Learning from the elders -- The Laurier Memorial / Chiefs of the Shuswap, Okanagan, and Thompson tribes -- A commentary on the Laurier Memorial / Marianne Ignace -- The life of Aimee August / Norma Manuel -- Respecting our elders / Pat Samson -- A learning journey with Granny / Caroline Jules -- The man with the stapled pants / Rae Anne Sasakamoose -- X marks the spot / Deborah L. Wilson -- None paid teachers / Georgina Nelson -- My grandmother / Tamara Blowers -- pt. 2. Learning from the residential school -- The priest and the alterboy / story told by Ida William ; commentary by Ron and Marianne Ignace -- The politics of silence : two survivor stories of the residential school / Louella Jules and Mae Kirkpatrick -- Listen to the residential school / Sandy Taylor -- The priest and the crayons : an interview with Dave Seymour / Peggy Christie -- Before and after / Kim Quewezance -- Choice / Celina Quock -- An educational choice : an interview with Senator Len Marchand / Peggy Christie -- Coyote goes to school / John Jules -- pt. 3. Learning on our own -- A view from Pompeii's head / Evelyne Silvers -- Language for the future / Mona Jules -- Coyote creates the past / George Nicholas -- So, where did you go to the bathroom? / Carryl Coles -- "Telling a fresh story" : archaeology and aboriginal peoples / George Nicholas ... [et al.] -- "The blood of Samuel Black" : fur trade archaeology in Kamloops / Catherine Carlson -- The "we are the Shuswap" controversy / compiled by Judith Banks -- One of life's curves / Elaine Deneault -- Inside the "buckskin box" / Natalie Simpkin -- pt. 4. Learning who we are -- Chutzpah / Deborah L. Wilson -- A white native / Michelle Canaday -- Confused / Carolyn Ann Doody -- Sacrifices / Carolyn Ann Doody -- Choices / Pat Sidoni -- Maple walnut ice cream / Donna Johnson -- Cleopatra? Pocahontas? / Meeka Morgan -- Traditional. Watching. Learning. / Mel Bazil -- A good one to remember / Carolyn Ann Doody -- Changing the status quo / Diana Marshall -- I like my white boy look / Garry Gottfriedson -- Image and power / Chris Bose -- Fall asleep by a tree that's strongly rooted and see what happens / Meeka Morgan -- The last of the old warrior society / Chris Bose -- Glass teepee / Garry Gottfriedson -- Tornado words / Vincent Toney -- Arbutus I and II / Marilyn Dumont -- Boogie man is gone / Garry Gottfriedson -- Hairspray / Chris Bose -- The "spirit of Haida Gwaii" / Laurie Davis -- The stain / Marilyn Dumont -- Guardian spirit questing in the 90s : a mother's thoughts / Marianne Ignace.
NotesFirst Nations authors - Secwepemc Territory, British Columbia.