Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices
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Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Leatherdale, Mary Beth, Charleyboy, Lisa
"A powerful and visually stunning anthology from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.

Truly universal in its themes, Dreaming In Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes and challenge readers to rethink their own place in the world. Divided into four sections, ‘Roots,’ ‘Battles,’ ‘Medicines,’ and ‘Dreamcatchers,’ this book offers readers a unique insight into a community often misunderstood and misrepresented by the mainstream media.

Emerging and established Native artists, including . . . renowned visual artist Bunky Echo Hawk, and stand-up comedian Ryan McMahon, contribute thoughtful and heartfelt pieces on their experiences growing up Indigenous, expressing them through such mediums as art, food, the written word, sport, dance, and fashion. Renowned chef Aaron Bear Robe, for example, explains how he introduces restaurant customers to his culture by reinventing traditional dishes. And in a dramatic photo spread, model Ashley Callingbull and photographer Thosh Collins reappropriate the trend of wearing ‘Native’ clothing.

Whether addressing the effects of residential schools, calling out bullies through personal manifestos, or simply citing hopes for the future, Dreaming In Indian refuses to shy away from difficult topics. Insightful, thought-provoking, and beautifully honest, this book will to appeal to young adult readers. An innovative and captivating design enhances each contribution and makes for a truly unique reading experience"--publisher's website.

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9781554516872; 1554516870; 9781554516865; 1554516862
pt. 1. Roots -- I remember / Nicola Campbell (Interior Salish of Nle7kepmx [Thompson], Nslix [Okanagan], Métis) -- 4 Reservation food groups / Keesic Douglas (Ojibway, Mnjikaning First Nation) -- The place I call home / David Kilabuk (Inuk) -- Home -- To those who bullied me / Tanya Tagaq Gillis -- NDN Lady / Martin Sensmeier (Tlingit, Koyukon-Athabascan Tribes) -- Lakota Thunder / Dana Hillestad (Lakota) -- Silenced no more / Isabelle Knockwood (Mi'kmaq) -- Leaving home / Priscella Rose (Attawapiskat First Nation) -- Indians in the city / Henry Heavy Shield (Kainai [Blood] First Nation) -- Concrete Indians / Nadya Kwandibiens (Anishinaabe, French, Northwest Angle #37 First Nation) -- pt. 2. Battles -- Growing up with Pocahontas / Kelli Clifton (Tsimshian), Alida Kinnie Starr (Mixed Blood Mohawk), Charlotte "Skaruianewah" Logan (Akwesane Mohawk) -- What is gender? / Aja Sky (Ojibway, Anishinaabe) -- My reality / Karina Rain Dominguez (Hopi, Navajo, Mayan) -- Culture clashes / Tom Greyeyes (Navajo Nation) -- The only place she knows / Tonya-Lee Watts (Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve) -- Reappropriation / Anthony "Thosh" Collins (Sneca-Cayuga), Ashley Callingbull (Cree) -- Hey, Mr. GQ! Building my own runway on the reserve / Christian Allaire (Ojibway Nipissing First Nation, French-Italian) -- Indian giving / David Groulx (Ojibwe) -- Shapeshifter gets a job offer / Courtney Powless (Mohawk) -- Super Indian / Arigon Starr (Kickapoo, Muscogee Creek, Cherokee, Seneca) -- Stand up and say something / Ryan McMahon (Anishinaabe) -- Poverty / Joseph Boyden (Anishinaabe) -- pt. 3. Medicines -- Watersong / Christi Belcourt (Métis) -- Why I hunt: Hitting the reset button / JP Gladu (Ojibwa, Sand Point First Nation) -- The power of the land / Elder Duke Redbird (Ojibwa, Saugeen First Nation) -- Music is the medicine / Derek Miller (Mohawk, Six Nations Reserve) -- Opening my eyes ... The sun dance changed my life / Chayla Delorme Maracle (Cree, Mohawk) -- Culture matters / Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Derek Nepinak (Saulteaux) -- What gives you strength? -- Sokolum on the small screen / Déné Sokolum (Heather Hill) -- Art outside the box / Louie Gong (Nooksack, Squamish, Chinese, French, Scottish) -- The power of sport / Waneek Horn-Miller (Mohawk) -- Modern warrior / Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee and Yakama) -- pt. 4. Dreamcatchers -- Life lessons / Jade Willoughby (Ojibway, Jamaican) -- Adventure in art / the Edd Girls (Diné Nation) -- Reunited / Sharai Mustatia (Métis, Cree, French) -- The road to the red carpet / Michelle Thrush (Cree) -- Tips from the musical trenches / Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuck (Métis) -- Idle no more -- Salish geek / Jeffrey Veregge (S'klallam, Suquamish, Duwamish) -- First Nation flavour / Aaron Joseph Bear Robe (Blackfoot) -- Hoop breaking / James Jones (Tall Cree First Nation) -- Grad: just the beginning / Tenille Campbell (English River First Nation, Métis) -- Weaving dreams / Patricia Stein (Lakota).
Issued also in electronic format.
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