Alberta Culture Days
Celebrate Alberta's cultural diversity with a book!
100 years of memories : celebrating Strathmore's centennial
Telling the story of the one hundred year history of the Town of Strathmore, 100 Years of Memories details, in a timeline fashion, the growth of the town. The story moves from its early days as a rail siding and the home of the CPR's Westetrn Irrigation District, through the fire of 1924, the Great Depression, two world wars, down to the boom of the past thirty years.
200 nature hot spots in Alberta : the best parks, conservation areas and wild places
McAdam, Leigh, 1957- author
"An updated and expanded collection of provincial parks and outdoor activities in Alberta"-- Provided by publisher.
Awed, amused and alarmed : fairs, rodeos and exhibitions in Western Canada, 1850-1950
Reineberg Holt, Faye.
The banker and the Blackfoot : a memoir of my grandfather in Chinook country
Chamberlin, J. Edward, 1943- author
Beneath the backbone of the world : Blackfoot people and the North American borderlands, 1720-1877
Hall, Ryan, 1986-
"For the better part of two centuries, between 1720 and 1877, the Blackfoot (Niitsitapi) people controlled a vast region of what is now the U.S. and Canadian Great Plains. As one of the most expansive and powerful Indigenous groups on the continent, they dominated the northern imperial borderlands of North America. The Blackfoot maintained their control even as their homeland became the site of intense competition between white fur traders, frequent warfare between Indigenous nations, and profound ecological transformation. In an era of violent and wrenching change, Blackfoot people relied on their mastery of their homelands' unique geography to maintain their way of life. With extensive archival research from both the United States and Canada, Ryan Hall shows for the first time how the Blackfoot used their borderlands position to create one of North America's most vibrant and lasting Indigenous homelands"-- Provided by publisher.
Chariandy, David, 1969- author
Michael and Francis are the sons of Trinidadian immigrants, their father has disappeared and their mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home. Coming of age in The Park, a cluster of town houses and leaning concrete towers in the disparaged outskirts of a sprawling city, Michael and Francis battle against the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. But their bright hopes are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow.
Canada's Rocky Mountains : a history in photographs
Holt, Faye Reineberg
The first mosquito
Simpson, Caroll, 1951-
Presents the tale of a young boy's narrow escape from the dangers of the forest and a mother's wisdom in her response to her son's bid for independence.
Hell's half acre : early days in the Great Alberta Oil Patch
Finch, David, 1956-
How the Earth was created : a Piikani Blackfoot creation story
Provost, Lucille, author.
"This book is Piikani Blackfoot History, gathered together from the various Creation stories. It is intended for our children and their families as a part of Canadian History, printed for all." Google Books.
Monarchs of the fields : the story of the Combine Harvester
Reineberg Holt, Faye.
My Heart Fills with Happiness
Gray Smith, Monique.
The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.International speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote My Heart Fills with Happiness to support the wellness of Indigenous children and families, and to encourage young children to reflect on what makes them happy.
On the trapline
Robertson, David, 1977- author
A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and live off the land, and it was where Moshom grew up. As they embark on their northern journey, the child repeatedly asks his grandfather, "Is this your trapline?" Along the way, the boy finds himself imagining what life was like two generations ago -- a life that appears to be both different from and similar to his life now. This is a heartfelt story about memory, imagination and intergenerational connection that perfectly captures the experience of a young child's wonder as he is introduced to places and stories that hold meaning for his family.
Sharing the good times : a history of prairie women's joys and pleasures
Reineberg Holt, Faye, author
Siha Tooskin knows the nature of life
Bearhead, Charlene, 1963- author.
"Paul (Siha Tooskin) spends some time with his mother and they discuss the nature of life with respect to animals, the environment, and the Creator in the Nakota Indigenous tradition. There are also themes of endurance and resilience when faced with difficult times."-- Provided by publisher.
Siha Tooskin knows the offering of tobacco
Bearhead, Charlene, 1963- author.
"Ms. Baxter, a schoolteacher, is hoping to invite Siha Tooskin's (Paul's) grandparents to visit the classroom to offer information for her science class, and she asks Paul the respectful protocol for doing so, which in Nakota culture can involve the offering of tobacco."-- Provided by publisher.
Siha Tooskin knows the strength of his hair
Bearhead, Charlene, 1963- author
"Siha Tooskin (Paul) experiences a bit of teasing (bullying) about his braid and his grandfather teaches him about how he can find strength in his hair through the Nakota tradition and rise above such petty taunts."-- Provided by publisher.
We are coming home : repatriation and the restoration of Blackfoot cultural confidence
In 1990, Gerald Conaty was hired as senior curator of ethnology at the Glenbow Museum, with the particular mandate of improving the museum's relationship with Aboriginal communities. That same year, the Glenbow had taken its first tentative steps toward repatriation by returning sacred objects to First Nations' peoples. These efforts drew harsh criticism from members of the provincial government. Was it not the museum's primary legal, ethical, and fiduciary responsibility to ensure the physical preservation of its collections? Would the return of a sacred bundle to ceremonial use not alter and diminish its historical worth and its value to the larger society? Undaunted by such criticism, Conaty oversaw the return of more than fifty medicine bundles to Blackfoot and Cree communities between the years of 1990 and 2000, at which time the First Nations Sacred Ceremonial Objects Repatriation Act (FNSCORA) "still the only repatriation legislation in Canada" was passed. Repatriation's he wrote, is a vital component in the creation of an equitable, diverse, and respectful society