Indigenous

#42 Oppenheim: not Oppenheimer

First published Nov. 14, 2016 ESSAY: Bonnie Campbell assumed she was English. As a young adult she was surprised to learn that her grandmother was the daughter of a Prussian-Jewish merchant Louis Oppenheim, of Yale, B.C., and his wife Nukwa (Hannah) of Spuzzum, daughter of the Nlaka’pamux Chief Oshamôt. Here, in another Ormsby Review exclusive,…
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#38 Fact, myth, and powerpoint

First published Nov. 7, 2016 REVIEW: Paid Price: The Fight for First Nations Survival By Bev Sellars Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2016. $19.95 9780889229723 Reviewed by Eldon Yellowhorn. * Recycling is a common theme running through this book. Just like the 100% post-consumer recycled paper and the cover design, much of the historical rhetoric is reclaimed and…
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#29 Althea Moody and All Hallows

ESSAY: Across the Bright Continent: Althea Moody, Missionary and Artist in Western Canada by Jennifer Iredale First published October 21, 2016 * Missionary, linguist, educator, and artist Althea Moody (1865-1930) spent twenty years (1891-1911) teaching at the Anglican Church’s All Hallows School in Yale. This school admitted both “Indian” and “White” girls, making it exceptional…
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#20 Master orator Charlie Yahey

First Published: September 24th, 2016 Arts of the Dreamer: Dane-zaa Communities Remember Charlie Yahey by Robin Ridington First Nations literature, as indeed all literature, begins with oral narrative.  Writing has never entirely replaced orality as a narrative genre, even in cultures that have produced written documents for millenia.  For many First Nations, oral literature continues…
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Alice Ravenhill: Never Say Die

Copyright © 2016 by Mary Leah de Zwart All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review. Published by The Ormsby Review Press (ORP) 3516 West…
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