Our Story

Our Story

Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past

Book - 2004
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A collection of original stories written by some of the country's most celebrated Aboriginal writers, and inspired by pivotal events in the country's history.

Inspired by history, Our Story is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada's most celebrated Aboriginal writers.

Asked to explore seminal moments in Canadian history from an Aboriginal perspective, these ten acclaimed authors have travelled through our country's past to discover the moments that shaped our nation and its people.

Drawing on their skills as gifted storytellers and the unique perspectives their heritage affords, the contributors to this collection offer wonderfully imaginative accounts of what it's like to participate in history. From a tale of Viking raiders to a story set during the Oka crisis, the authors tackle a wide range of issues and events, taking us into the unknown, while also bringing the familiar into sharper focus.

Our Story brings together an impressive array of voices -- Inuk, Cherokee, Ojibway, Cree, and Salish to name just a few -- from across the country and across the spectrum of First Nations. These are the novelists, playwrights, journalists, activists, and artists whose work is both Aboriginal and uniquely Canadian.

Brought together to explore and articulate their peoples' experience of our country's shared history, these authors' grace, insight, and humour help all Canadians understand the forces and experiences that have made us who we are.

Maria Campbell * Tantoo Cardinal * Tomson Highway * Drew Hayden Taylor * Basil Johnston * Thomas King * Brian Maracle * Lee Maracle * Jovette Marchessault * Rachel Qitsualik

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2004.
ISBN: 9780385660761
Branch Call Number: FICTION OUR
Additional Contributors: Cardinal, Tantoo


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Feb 21, 2015

The stories contained in this book really did open my eyes to the history and culture of the Native people in Canada. Some I enjoyed more than others, of course but all were entertaining and educational. As much as I enjoyed the stories, I also enjoyed the contributor's notes. It was interesting to see why each author chose the subject he/she did. Sometimes we forget that Native Canadians have a history that extends before the beginning of the European Canadian history. As such, those were the stories I enjoyed the most. 'Our Story' should be required in all Canadian history classes.


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