The Red River Expedition of 1870

“Much is written of Canada’s take-over of the Red River Settlement in 1870 but little about the 1st expeditionary force to slog through wilderness to get there. Paul McNicholl’s (l.) reveals the details.FULL STORY

 

 

White Raven

April 19th, 2022

Heiltsuk hereditary member Teoni Spathelfer’s first book, Little Wolf (Heritage House, 2021) is about a young Indigenous girl who moves to the big city and learns to find connections to her culture and the land wherever she goes, despite encountering bullies and feelings of isolation along the way. Now released is the second title in the series, White Raven (Heritage House $19.95), the name of Little Wolf’s mother who was one of the 150,000 Indigenous children from across Canada forced to go to residential school. Eventually, White Raven shares her story with her grandchildren and begins to heal. It brings her family closer in this story of survival, healing and family unity. The third book in the series, Abalone Woman (Heritage House $19.95) is due out in May and will continue with Spathelfer’s themes of racism, trauma, and family unity through relatable, age-appropriate narratives. Illustrations in all three books are by Natassia Davies. 9781772033779

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