Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past

Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past By Thomas King Tomson Highway Tantoo Cardinal, A collection of original stories written by some of the country s most celebrated Aboriginal writers, and inspired by pivotal events in the country s history.Inspired by history, Our Story is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada s most celebrated Aboriginal writers.Asked to explore seminal moments in Canadian history from an AboriginA collection of original stories written by some of the country s most celebrated Aboriginal writers, and inspired by pivotal events in the country s history.Inspired by history, Our Story is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada s most celebrated Aboriginal writers.Asked to explore seminal moments in Canadian history from an Aboriginal perspective, these ten acclaimed authors have travelled through our country s past to discover the moments that shaped our nation and its people.Drawing on their skills as gifted storytellers and the unique perspectives their heritage affords, the contributors to this collection offer wonderfully imaginative accounts of what it s like to participate in history From a tale of Viking raiders to a story set during the Oka crisis, the authors tackle a wide range of issues and events, taking us into the unknown, while also bringing the familiar into sharper focus.Our Story brings together an impressive array of voices Inuk, Cherokee, Ojibway, Cree, and Salish to name just a few from across the country and across the spectrum of First Nations These are the novelists, playwrights, journalists, activists, and artists whose work is both Aboriginal and uniquely Canadian.Brought together to explore and articulate their peoples experience of our country s shared history, these authors grace, insight, and humour help all Canadians understand the forces and experiences that have made us who we are.Maria Campbell Tantoo Cardinal Tomson Highway Drew Hayden Taylor Basil Johnston Thomas King Brian Maracle Lee Maracle Jovette Marchessault Rachel Qitsualik. Our Story Aboriginal Voices on Canada s Past A collection of original stories written by some of the country s most celebrated Aboriginal writers and inspired by pivotal events in the country s history Inspired by history Our Story is a beauti

  • Title: Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past
  • Author: Thomas King Tomson Highway Tantoo Cardinal
  • ISBN: 9780385660754
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past”

    1. This is a really great collection of short stories, arranged to tell the stories of canadian aboriginal history from an aboriginal perspective The authors are from different first nations aboriginal backgrounds and they take different approaches to their subject matter And this is what makes the volume so wonderful one author tells the story of the Inuit and Tulit people encountering Vikings, another tells a story of a boy s experience of Native Canadians gaining the right to vote, finally, in 1 [...]

    2. The stories contained in this book really did open my eyes to the history and culture of the Native people in Canada Some I enjoyed than others, of course but all were entertaining and educational As much as I enjoyed the stories, I also enjoyed the contributor s notes It was interesting to see why each author chose the subject he she did Sometimes we forget that Native Canadians have a history that extends before the beginning of the European Canadian history As such, those were the stories I [...]

    3. Often with books with multiple stories I rate each story and tally up the rating but this book is getting a solid 3 stars I liked it I felt like it was very well put together, the authors are all very talented writers storytellers and I loved their stories on Canada s history It was very eye opening and if anything this book as encouraged me even to look for Indigenous authors Overall some of these stories were better then others and the last two stories had to be my favourite.

    4. I purchased this book to help with an Aboriginal Canadian history class I was in, and the storys that were placed within told of heartbreak, desire, loss, faith, broken dreams, and alcoholism The Native soul speaks through this book.

    5. Packed with information and a lot of Aboriginal issues came to lightmething that would have been helpful for me and any others taking FN Studies I highly recommend this to my family and friends.

    6. I find the work of Aboriginal writers enjoyably challenging, both thematically and structurally They find fascinating ways to use English that are fresh and unique I wish this book could have included stories or that there were a follow up volume.

    7. An excellent collection of short stories reflecting on aboriginal voices from the mythology of how the earth began to the conflict in Oka Arranged in chronological order and written by an exclusive group of native writers A must read.

    8. Everybody should read these stories to learn about our aboriginals history Their voices tug at our heart strings and their words are unforgettable.

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