-winning author Jon Tattrie, whose most recent book, Redemption Songs (2016, Potterfield Press) was about the history of Black Africans in North America, has turned his attention to one of the most prominent First Nations personages, Daniel N. Paul, Mi'kmaw Elder. Mr Paul is himself an author of several books, in particular the popular We … Continue reading Daniel Paul, Mi’kmaw Elder by Jon Tattrie
"Evolution of the Gespe'gewa'gi Mi'gmaq" (2016, Fernwood Publishing) this book is the product of years of research commissioned by the organization that represents the three communities of the Mi'gmaq that inhabit the northern part of the Gaspé Peninsula. It also involves the work of the community's Elders (both oral and written stories), so it is … Continue reading Nta’tugwaqanminen (Our Story) by the Gespe’gewa’gi Mi’qmawei Mawiomi
Lately I have reviewed several books either about or by First Nations people. Hence, the title Speak to Me in Indian (Baraka Books, 2015) caught my attention. The author David Gidmark has spent considerable time living among the Algonquin people of northern Quebec (he currently lives in Maniwaki, QC) and this is his first novel.
was by sheer happenstance that I came across Rick Revelle and his two historical novels: I am Algonquin and Algonquin Springs (2013 and 2015, Dundurn Press). I was in Kingston (Ontario) visiting family when an article in that day's edition of the Kingston Whig-Standard about a man who had written some "books about Indians" was brought to … Continue reading The Rick Revelle Interview