Coming Soon in March 2021!


In celebration of award-winning Cree author Larry Loyie's life and legacy, Indigenous Education Press with, has published Wild Waters, Inside a Voyageur's WorldLarry Loyie’s exploration of the little-known side of the fur trade, the side of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Canadien (French Canadian) paddlers who powered the canoes. 


After seeing his four times great-grandfather’s name, Tomma, in Chief Factor Archibald McDonald’s 1828 journal, Larry Loyie (1933-2016), with partner and co-author Constance Brissenden, began researching and writing about a challenging canoe voyage from Montreal to York Factory on Hudson Bay, and then on to the Pacific. Larry was determined to combine his creative vision of Tomma’s life with the entries in McDonald’s journal to honour the unacknowledged voices of history. Some of the people in Wild Waters existed; others are based on the authors’ view of the fur trade and its people. Wherever possible, real dialogue was used. Weights and measures are consistent with usage of the era. Highly recommended. Chapter book, 152 papers, paperback, map, $19.95. Suitable for Gr 05-12.


To review and order please visit the online catalogue: GoodMinds Catalogue


Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History

Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History (2018)  honours the survivors, the former students, who attended residential schools. Designed for the general reader this accessible, 112-page history offers a first-person perspective of the residential school system in Canada, as it shares the memories of more than 70 survivors from across Canada as well as 125 archival and contemporary images (65 black & white photographs, 51 colour, some never before published). This essential volume written by award-winning author Larry Loyie, 1933-2016 (Cree), a survivor of St. Bernard Mission residential school in Grouard, AB, and co-authored by Constance Brissenden and Wayne K. Spear (Mohawk), reflects the ongoing commitment of this team to express the truths about residential school experiences and to honour the survivors whose voices are shared in this book. Along with the voices, readers will be engaged by the evocative, archival photographs provided by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre with the assistance of curator Krista McCracken. The book begins with the moving introduction by Larry Loyie, and moves to seven chapters that explore the purpose of this school system; cultures and traditions; leaving home; life at school the half-day system; the dark side of the schools; friendship and laughter coping with a new life; changing world--the healing begins; and an afterword. A detailed, full colour map showing residential schools, timeline with key dates, glossary, and a helpful index (including names of survivors and schools) make this vital resource a must-have for secondary, college, and universities, libraries, and the general reader.

2016 Winner of Golden Oak award in Ontario's Forest of Reading program
This Product has been evaluated and approved by ERAC (Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium, British Columbia).  Finalist for 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. 

To review and order the printed version, please visit the online catalogue:  Residential Schools
To order the Epub version, please visit EPub Version

This Product has been evaluated and approved by ERAC