Detail

Title
Moving forward
Alternate Title
a collection about truth and reconciliation
Series
iLit
Author
Brice, Melanie
Chrona, Jo-Anne L.
Cremo, Elizabeth Anne
Maracle, Troy Wm.
Marthiensen, Eileen
Nepinak, Shirley S.
Oman, Jill
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
Publication Date
2016
ISBN
9781259649240
1259649245
Format
Under Consideration
Grade Level
10
11
12
Abstract
Moving Forward: A Collection about Truth and Reconciliation supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action in this 88-page anthology from McGraw-Hill Ryerson's iLit Series. This collection includes short stories, poems, essays, and art created by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis authors and artists on the topics of truth and reconciliation as they relate to residential schools. Each selection includes Before, During, and After questions and activities that support English Language Arts grades 10 to 12 curricula from across the country. The volume contains a speech written by Justice Murray Sinclair about the meaning of reconciliation. Poetry includes I Am Graffiti by Leanne Simpson, Mechanic by Louise B. Halfe, and The Same as Trees by Nicola I. Campbell. The collection includes two memoir excerpts by Isabelle Knockwook and Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Short Stories by Drew Hayden Taylor and Joseph Boyden are included. Richard Wagamese and Niigonwedom James Sinclair each contribute personal essays. Artwork includes pieces by Tracey Anthony and Carey Newman. Steven Keewatin Sanderson's graphic story effectively explores Rock Bottom themes in this colour comic strip using a limited amount of text. Savannah Simon provides an interview about her efforts to support learning Mi'kmaq in contemporary settings. This volume is an outstanding and relevant collection for Canadian students addressing the TRC's Call to Action through literature.
Subject
Native Americans
First Nations
Metis
Residential schools
Inuit