Portfolio – Reviews

Suzanne Methot’s features, profiles, book reviews, guest columns, and arts stories originally appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Geographic, Windspeaker, Ontario Birchbark, Toronto Powwow, Aboriginal Voices, and Quill & Quire. The following book reviews highlight recommended resources and a variety of issues including politics, history, treaty negotiations, resource exploration, racism and victimization, anthropology, feminism and identity, residential schools, addictions and healing, crime and justice, land and identity, and the roots of protest.

  • Pelican Narrows’s Cycle of Exploitation

    Bitter Embrace: White Society’s Assault on the Woodland Cree Maggie Siggins (McClelland & Stewart) Bitter Embrace focuses on Pelican Narrows...

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  • First Navajo Woman Surgeon

    The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing Lori Arviso Alvord (Bantam) In 1993,...

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  • What Is a Real Indian?

    For Joshua: An Ojibway Father Teaches His Son Richard Wagamese (Doubleday Canada) Novelist Richard Wagamese was born Ojibway, but only recently became...

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  • Porcupines and China Dolls

    Robert Arthur Alexie (Stoddart Publishing) Some people believe that Aboriginal literature (AbLit) should only talk about sweatlodge ceremonies, healin...

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  • Stolen Life: Journey of a Cree Woman

    Rudy Wiebe & Yvonne Johnson (Knopf) Rudy Wiebe won the 1973 Governor General’s Award for Fiction for The Temptations of Big Bear, a book he wrot...

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  • The Roots of Native Unrest

    Lethal Legacy: Current Native Controversies in Canada J.R. Miller (McClelland & Stewart) University of Saskatchewan history professor J.R. Miller ...

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