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This collection of original biographies, published in English and French, profiles Canadian Indigenous leaders whose accomplishments made possiblethe survival of their people and culture in the modern era. Written by some of Canada’s most experienced native writers, journalists, and specialists in Native Studies, these books are superbly illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs. These unique volumes provide rare insights into the extraordinaryand sometimes tragic stories of Native leaders since Confederation. A panel of distinguished Native Advisors guided the publication of this original work.

Click here to access an excerpt from the book

Chapters and authors:

Piapot – Robert A. Innes
Crowfoot – Mark Reid
Poundmaker – Mark Reid
Louis Riel – Jeannine Peru
E. Pauline Johnson – Carol Gerson
Tommy Prince – Nelle Oosterom
Frank Calder – Antonia Mills
Bill Reid – Dan Asfar
George Manuel – Rosemary Neering
Donald Marshall – Sally E. Erskine Doucette
Max Gros-Louis – Jeanne Poulin
Alanis Obomsawin – Randolf Lewis
Andrew Delisle – Lisa Peterson
Bertha Allen – Anne Johnston Williams
Joseph Gosnell – Dan Asfar
Gail Guthrie Valaskakis – Lee Maracle
James Bartleman – Lorne Monti
Harry Daniels – Patrick Bazeau
Phil Fontaine – Leonard Judge
Harold Cardinal – Wanda Wuttunee
Clément Chartier – Jean Teillet
Mary May Simon – Hélèna Katz
Sandra Lovelace Nicholas – Anna De Aguayo
Georges Erasmus – Elle Andra-Warner
Billy Diamond – Susan Hallett
Elijah Harper – Lorne Monti
Murray Sinclair – Lorne Monti
Sheila Watt-Cloutier – David Newhouse
Roberta Jamieson – David Newhouse
Rosemarie Kuptana – Hélèna Katz
Ghislain Picard – Brian Parsons
Matthew Coon Come – Julie Gedeon
Perry Bellegarde – Nelle Oosterom
Paul Okalik – Kathlyn Horibe
Jody Wilson-Raybould – Jeanne Poulin
Natan Obed – Taqralik Partridge

A complementary web site has been created which includes a a more complete listing of Aboriginal leaders.
Click here to visit the Native Leaders of Canada site.


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