Reviews of Native Authors

Kitwancool - Insight on Native and Non Native Relations

Fauve Jutras

Known for her great talent and eccentric behavior, Emily Carr is one of the great Canadian artists. From the beginning of her career, she took interest in Aboriginal culture and artwork...

Native Women's Authority Loss and Gender Biases

William Blais

Chapter four of Kim Anderson's A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood entitled "The Dismantling of Gender Equity" discusses the loss of authority that colonialism and capitalism imposed on Native women...

Chapter 2: The Identity Tightrope - A Summary

Louve Brochu

The first idea that this chapter expresses is the irony in how Aboriginal people don't have control over their identity. The text begins with the author explaining the process that he went through in order to have his work published...

A Chapter Review of In the Words of Elders, Aboriginal Cultures in Transition

Amélie Pinard

In the Words of Elders, Aboriginal Cultures in Transition is a collection of sixteen testimonial interviews shared by Elders that come from different aboriginal cultures. But what does the word "Elders" mean?

Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture - A Review

Fabien Jean-Marie

Valaskakis begins by stating that those who study culture and history do not attach much value to narratives. "Unlike language, kinship systems, or social structure, narrative has not been valued as a source of scholarly analysis...

Potlatches

Jessica Leblanc Distefano

As many of us know, the First Nations peoples of Canada have been through decades of acculturation and assimilation. It is throughout numerous acts and laws that the government of Canada has tried in various ways to transform a society that used to be so pure...

Kitwancool - Insight on Native and Non Native Relations

Fauve Jutras

Known for her great talent and eccentric behavior, Emily Carr is one of the great Canadian artists. From the beginning of her career, she took interest in Aboriginal culture and artwork...

When Freud Meets Boyden

Sébastien Lacroix

Three Day Road is an amazing novel written by Joseph Boyden about World War 1. From a native perspective, we follow Xavier and Elijah, two snipers, on a difficult journey...

Twelve Shivering Years in America

Émilie Héon

Some books are unforgettable because of the effect they have on us. It is the case for Kenn Harper's book Give me my Father's Body. In his successfully achieved work, Harper focuses on Minik Wallace's tragic story...

Resistance: Out of the Depths - A Summary

Jean-Frantz Joseph

The residential school system is remembered for the damage that it caused on the Native children lives. What one must remember is the traumatic suffering that the Aboriginal children endured during their residential school experience...

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