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Book Review: Firewater How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours) by Harold R. Johnson University of Regina 180 pages Trade Paper Firewater is a tough read. What Harold Johnson... — Updated 07/15/2017


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Book Review: Osage murders explored in Killers of Flower Moon Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by writer David Grann details the murders of... — Updated 05/12/2017


Indigenous writers and books win big at Manitoba Book Awards

WINNIPEG, MB-The writing community gathered at the historic Fort Garry Hotel in downtown Winnipeg on April 22, to celebrate writing and honor excellence among its writers and... — Updated 05/12/2017


Richard Wagamese: "a national treasure gone too soon."

KAMLOOPS, BC-Author and journalist Richard Wagamese died in Kamloops, British Columbia on March 9. His death came just one week after he was nominated for a B.C. Book Prize for... — Updated 05/12/2017


An Ojibwe elder shares his discovery of help and hope

The Grieving Indian by Arthur Holmes with George McPeek Indian Life Books, Paper Review by Dr. Robert R. Dawson The Grieving Indian is a gripping story which accents the problems... — Updated 03/13/2017


The Reason You Walk

Most Canadians have heard of Wab Kinew either from his reporting on CBC, as host of the 8th Fire documentary series or his involvement with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.... — Updated 01/9/2017


Indigenous voices from across Canada

First Nations Christian Writers- Volume 1 Anthology Edited by Dorene Meyer ISBN: 978-1-927410-31-8 Goldrock Press Paper 82 pages $9.95 Sixteen writers from large cities, isolated... — Updated 11/14/2016


A fast-paced murder mystery

By James R. Coggins Moody Publishers Paperback If you like mysteries and suspense thrillers, you'll love Who's Grace? by James G. Coggins. It's a fast paced murder mystery with a... — Updated 09/9/2016

 By Richard L. Twiss    Books

A Native American Worldview

IVP, Downers Grove, Illinois 2015 Review by John D Wilson I finished reading this short but challenging book while on a ministry trip in Papua. Here is why Rescuing the Gospel... — Updated 05/14/2016


It all began in a little northern town

Indian Life Books 150 pages Trade paper Review by Carla McKay This is the story of a young girl living in a remote northern Saskatchewan Cree community. As a child she realized... — Updated 05/14/2016


BETTY: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

David Alexander Robertson Illustrated by Scott B. Henderson Highwater Press, Paper, 30 pages Ever since Tina Fontaine's brutally murdered body was pulled from the Red River in... — Updated 03/24/2016


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by Jane Kirkpatrick Revell, Baker Publishing Group Softcover 320 pages This is the story of three women-Letitia, a freed slave, Nancy, who leaves the life she loves to follow her... — Updated 01/16/2016


100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World

The Peppertree Press Trade Paper 213 pages by K.B. Schaller Cherokee/Seminole National Best Books Award-winning author K.B. Schaller has compiled an extensive collection of... — Updated 11/14/2015


A courageous young girl brings help and hope in time of crisis

The Fire Walker by Shezza Ansloos Illustrator Sheldon Dawson Pemmican Publications, 2014 ISBN: 1894717937; 9781894717939 "The wind rocked the little village long ago, blowing out... — Updated 11/14/2015


Rez in the City

I finally broke my silence and good news I have been holding in for a couple of months. I entered an options agreement with a screenwriter from Hollywood to develop my book into a T... — Updated 09/10/2015

 By Thomas King    Books

The Inconvenient Indian

Anchor Canada Trade Paper 314 pages Review by Carla McKay Whether you are Native or non-Native, you need to read this book. If you do so, you will have a totally different... — Updated 09/10/2015


Champlin couple create fund to support Native students at BS

BEMIDJI, MN—A gift by retired biology teachers Dr. Darby and Geri Nelson to Bemidji State University’s Imagine Tomorrow campaign is intended to help American Indian students overcome financial obstacles, the BSU Foundation... — Updated 08/1/2015


Neal McLeod wins Gabrielle Roy Prize

WATERLOO, ON-WLU Press author Neal McLeod has won the 2014 Gabrielle Roy Prize (English section) for his edited collection, Indigenous Poetics in Canada. In addition, Larissa Lai,... — Updated 08/1/2015

 By Talli Nauman    Books

Cheyenne River Sioux elder stars in upcoming film

RAPID CITY, SD-"We found the perfect Dan," said independent filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson in describing how he managed to bring the book Neither Wolf Nor Dog to the movie screen.... — Updated 08/1/2015


The Walls Talk

I'm not really sure how we first came in contact with Adrian G. Torres. But almost from the first letter that Indian Life received, we knew that this prisoner was different. You... — Updated 08/1/2015

 By Dennis Maione    Books

Conversations about cancer, family and community

Prompters to Life Trade Paper 218 pages Review by Carla McKay If you have cancer or know someone who does, this book is for you and your friend. Part narrative, reflection, and prim... — Updated 05/12/2015



Xulon Press, Paper 359 pages Review by Carla McKay This is the true story of Craig, Chippewa, and LaDonna Smith, Navajo, and LaDonna's brother Zane, Navajo, facing horrendous... — Updated 03/21/2015

 By Rick Johnson    Books

Do only men of faith achieve greatness?

"I am very doubtful whether history shows us one example of a man who, having stepped outside traditional morality and attained power, has used that power benevolently." -C.S.... — Updated 01/17/2015


I'm an Addict

by Shamin Brown Goldrock Press ISBN 978-1-927410-17-2 Paper 65 pages $19.95 Shamin Brown was a straight A high school student and excelled in athletics. By the following year, she... — Updated 12/2/2014

 By Brian Nixon    Books

On Greeting N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Winner, Author, and Artist

SANTA FE, NM (ANS)-There's only one Native American writer that has ever won the Pulitzer Prize for literature: N. Scott Momaday. He was bestowed America's highest literary honor... — Updated 10/12/2014


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