Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.
Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal), a legendary singer, returns to the vast wilderness of her reservation to reconnect with the land and her community. While there, Mary begins to sense that someone might be watching her. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Mary embraces isolation as she explores the psychological impact of her past and present.
The theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation...
An Indian woman's visions and a geologist's investigation of an earthquake come together to reveal secrets about the atrocities that took place at a Native American boarding school.
Luna, an orphaned whale becomes the center of a controversy in a small coastal town when a government official is sent to capture it and return it to its pod. The community bands together under the leadership of the local chief to protect the stray whale and let it live freely in the bay.
In her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous Peoples and communities, especially those of her own Nishnaabeg nation. Found on reserves, in cities and small towns, in bars and curling rinks, canoes and community centres, doctors offices and pickup trucks, Simpson's characters confront the often heartbreaking challenge of pairing...
7) Spirit rider
After years in foster homes, Jesse Three Bears returns to live on a Blackfoot reservation with his grandfather whom he hardly knows, and finds his anger and resentment being overcome by the gift of a wild mare.
As troubled teenager Jeanne awakens in a pool of blood, her hands and feet marked with stigmata, her quiet town becomes enthralled. Some seek to profit from her newfound spiritual wisdom, while others seek fame.
Prudence McCoy is a warm and well-liked celebrity who dispenses a stream of down-to-earth advice on her popular television show. After filming wraps on her latest series her boss insists that she takes a holiday and Pru is bundled off to Wyoming for some well-earned rest. But she has barely unpacked before the son of an American Indian woman she has befriended is found dead.
10) Dorian Gray
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
It is a harrowing tale of perseverance and survival that unfolds during the great copper rush of 1845, when newlyweds Angelique, a young Ojibway, and Charlie, her voyageur husband, are left stranded throughout a brutal winter on Lake Superior's Isle Royale where Angelique is ultimately forced to face her inner demons and beliefs as the unbelievably beautiful, yet treacherous wilderness threatens to claim her.
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