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Urban Tribes

Native Americans in the City

by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale

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publisher: Annick Press
Description

Young, urban Natives powerfully show how their culture and values can survive—and enrich—city life.

Much of the popular discourse on Native Americans and Aboriginals focuses on reservation life. But the majority of Natives in North America live off the rez. How do they stay rooted to their culture? How do they connect with their community?

Urban Tribes offers unique insight into this growing and often misperceived group. Emotionally potent and visually arresting, the anthology profiles young urban Natives from across North America, exploring how they connect with Native culture and values in their contemporary lives. Their stories are as diverse as they are. From a young Dene woman pursuing a MBA at Stanford to a Pima photographer in Phoenix to a Mohawk actress in New York, these urban Natives share their unique perspectives to bridge the divide between their past and their future, their cultural home, and their adopted cities.

Unflinchingly honest and deeply moving, contributors explore a wide-range of topics. From the trials and tribulations of dating in the city to the alienating experience of leaving a remote reserve to attend high school in the city, from the mainstream success of Electric Pow wow music to the humiliation of dealing with racist school mascots, personal perspectives illuminate larger political issues. An innovative and highly visual design offers a dynamic, reading experience.

About the Authors

Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) is Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. She is also the host of CBC Radio's New Fire. She lives in Vancouver.

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Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) is Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. She is also the host of CBC Radio's New Fire. She lives in Vancouver.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 17
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Joint winner, Skipping Stones Honor Book
  • , Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • , Red Maple Award nomination, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award finalist, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
Editorial Review

“… stereotype-dispelling … ”—Kirkus Reviews, 08/26/15

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