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WHATS ON OUR BOOKSHELF

Reanna Merasty, Naomi Ratte, Danielle Desjarlais, Desiree Theriault

Produced by the Indigenous Design and Planning Students' Association (IDPSA) of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. IDPSA was founded in Fall 2019, as a platform to host honest conversations around inclusion and representation. In an effort to broaden the lens of Indigenous design and planning, IDPSA actively seeks to incorporate Indigenous values within the design community through advocating for culturally informed initiatives, programs, and curriculum.

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Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism

Julia Watson

Explores traditional ecological knowledge and sustainable design practices of indigenous cultures, advocating for a harmonious relationship between technology and nature.

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Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà
Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life, & Art

Kyla LeSage, Thumlee Drybones-Foliot, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

a collection of essays, interviews, short stories, and poetry written by emerging and established northern Indigenous writers and artists, centered on land, cultural practice and northern life.

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Whereas: Poems

Layli Long Soldier

A collection of poems that grapple with the language of treaties and government apologies, delving into the complexities of history, identity, and language.

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The Right to Be Cold
One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet

Sheila Watt-Cloutier

n autobiographical account of environmental activism and the impact of climate change on Inuit culture and way of life.

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Resurgence: Engaging With Indigenous Narratives and Cultural Expressions In and Beyond the Classroom

Many authors

Resurgence is an inspiring collection of contemporary Indigenous poetry, art, and narratives that guides K-12 educators in bridging existing curricula with Indigenous voices and pedagogies. 

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Nishga

Jordan Abel

A poetry collection that delves into the history and experience of being Nisga'a, addressing cultural displacement and the challenges of preserving identity.

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Living on the Land: Indigenous Women's Understanding of Place

Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez and Nathalie J. Kermoal

Living on the Land examines how patriarchy, gender, and colonialism have shaped the experiences of Indigenous women as both knowers and producers of knowledge.

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Our Voices:
Indigeneity and Architecture

Rebecca Kiddleluugigyoo patrick stewartKevin O'Brien

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture is an exciting advance in the field of architecture offering multiple indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice. 

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MOTHER EARTH: PLANTS FOR HEALTH & BEAUTY

Carrie Armstrong

Mother Earth Plants for Health & Beauty is a guide and recipe book to help you improve your life with ethically crafted health and beauty products that you can make at home.

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Borderwall As Architecture

Ronald Rael

Borderwall as Architecture is an artistic and intellectual hand grenade of a book, and a timely re-examination of what the physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is and could be. 

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Islands of Decolonial Love

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

A collection of stories and songs that navigate the complexities of love, relationships, and indigenous identity while challenging colonial narratives.

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NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field

Billy-Ray Belcourt

A poetic exploration of identity, love, and survival, capturing the experiences of a queer Indigenous person navigating contemporary challenges.

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Where the Sea Kuniks the Land

Book by Ashley Qilavaq-SavardWhere the Sea Kuniks the Land extends that gesture of love to the Arctic landscape, in a suite of poems that celebrates the interconnectedness of people and place, past and present.

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Many Norths
Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory

Lola Sheppard & Mason White / Lateral Office

Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory charts the unique spatial realities of Canada’s Arctic region, an immense territory populated with small, dispersed communities.

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Held by the Land: A Guide to Indigenous Plants for Wellness

Leigh Joseph

An ethnobotanist and a member of the Squamish Nation, Leigh Joseph provides a beautifully illustrated essential introduction to Indigenous plant knowledge.

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Un/Inhabited

Jordan Abel

Explores the impact of colonization on Indigenous languages through found poetry, deconstructing colonial texts to create new narratives.

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Love after the End:An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction

Joshua Whitehead

This exciting and groundbreaking fiction collection showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer) Indigenous writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism's histories.

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Our Voices II: the DE-colonial Project

Rebecca Kiddle, Luugigyoo Patrick Stewart, Kevin O’Brien

Our Voices II: the DE-colonial Project will showcase decolonizing projects which work to destable and disquiet colonial built environments. The land, towns, and cities on which we live have always been Indigenous places yet, for the most part our Indigenous value sets and identities have been disregarded or appropriated.

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