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The Honourable John Norquay

Indigenous Premier, Canadian Statesman

Gerald Friesen (Author)

Once described as Louis Riel’s alter ego, Manitoba Premier John Norquay skirmished with John A. Macdonald and endured racist taunts while championing the interests of the Prairie West. This biography of an Indigenous political leader sheds welcome light on a neglected historical figure and a tumultuous time for Canada and Manitoba.

Patricia Bovey (Author)

Throughout her remarkable career as a gallery director, curator, and author, Patricia Bovey has been a tireless champion for the work of Canadian artists. Western Voices in Canadian Art brings this lifelong passion to a crescendo, delivering the most ambitious survey of Western Canadian art to date.

Don Proch

Masking and Mapping

Patricia Bovey (Author)

Manitoba artist Don Proch is recognized as one of the most influential visual artists to come out of western Canada, and his work can be found in Canada’s major art galleries. Richly illustrated with more than 80 plates, this book discusses the themes and influences behind his work and their context within the history of Canadian art.

Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau

Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media

Carmen L. Robertson (Author)

Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau examines the complex identities assigned to Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau. Robertson looks at news stories, magazine articles, and film footage to examine the cultural assumptions that have framed Morrisseau.

Pauline Boutal

An Artist's Destiny, 1894-1992

Louise Duguay (Author), S.E. Stewart (Translator)

Today a great number of Pauline Boutal’s works can be found in major private and corporate collections across Canada. For her contribution to the French culture and theatre in Canada, Boutal was awarded numerous prestigious prizes, including the Order of Canada.

Sigurjon Baldur Hafsteinsson (Editor), Marian Bredin (Editor)

Indigenous media challenges state power, erodes communication monopolies, and illuminates government threats to Indigenous cultural, social, economic, and political sovereignty. Its effectiveness in these areas, however, is hampered by government control of broadcast frequencies, licensing, and legal limitations over content and ownership.

Storied Landscapes

Ethno-Religious Identity and the Canadian Prairies

Frances Swyripa (Author)

Storied Landscapes is a beautifully written, sweeping examination of the evolving identity of major ethno-religious immigrant groups in the Canadian West including Ukrainians, Mennonites, Icelanders, Doukhobors, Germans, Poles, Romanians, Jews, Finns, Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes.

Families, Lovers, and their Letters

Italian Postwar Migration to Canada

Sonia Cancian (Author)

In a micro-analysis of 400 private letters, Families, Lovers, and their Letters examines the experiences of Italian migrants to Canada and their loved ones left behind in Italy following the Second World War, when the largest migration of Italians to Canada took place.

Sounds of Ethnicity

Listening to German North America, 1850 - 1914

Barbara Lorenzkowski (Author)

Drawing connections between immigrant groups in Buffalo, New York, and Kitchener, Ontario, Barbara Lorenzkowski examines the interactions of German-language education, choral groups, and music festivals and their roles in creating both an ethnic sense of self and opportunities for cultural exchanges at the local, ethnic, and transnational levels.

Laura Peers (Author)

As a people who emerged, adapted, and survived in a climate of change, the western Ojibwa demonstrate both the effects of historic forces that acted upon Native peoples, and the spirit, determination, and adaptive strategies that the Native people have used to cope with those forces.

Restoring the Balance

First Nations Women, Community, and Culture

Gail Guthrie Valaskakis (Editor), Eric Guimond (Editor), Madeleine Dion Stout (Editor)

Written by fifteen Aboriginal scholars, activists, and community leaders, Restoring the Balance combines life histories and biographical accounts with historical and critical analyses grounded in traditional thought and approaches. It is a powerful and important book.

For All We Have and Are

Regina and the Experience of the Great War

James M. Pitsula (Author)

Skillfully combining vivid detail with the larger social context, For All We Have and Are provides a nuanced picture of how one Canadian community rebuilt both its realities and myths in response to the cataclysm of the “war to end all wars.”

Jene M. Porter (Editor)

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Saskatchewan was one of the fastest growing provinces in the country. It gave rise to socialist governments that continue to influence Canadian politics today. Perspectives of Saskatchewan presents an in-depth look at some of the major developments in the province’s history.

Lord Selkirk

A Life

J.M. Bumsted (Author)

The product of three decades of research, this is the definitive biography of Lord Selkirk.

Marlene Epp (Author)

Mennonite Women in Canada traces the complex social history and multiple identities of Canadian Mennonite women over 200 years.

Travelling Passions

The Hidden Life of Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Gisli Palsson (Author), Keneva Kunz (Translator)

Travelling Passions sheds new light on anthropologist and expert on Arctic peoples, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, focusing on the tension between his private life and the theories that brought his name to the halls of fame.

Intimate Strangers

The Letters of Margaret Laurence and Gabrielle Roy

Margaret Laurence (Author), Gabrielle Roy (Author), Paul G. Socken (Editor)

With a thoughtful introduction by Paul G. Socken, these lovely and intimate letters record the moving, affectionate friendship between two remarkable women.

Preserving the Sacred

Historical Perspectives on the Ojibwa Midewiwin

Michael Angel (Author)

University of Manitoba Press is grateful for the support it receives for its publishing program from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism; the Manitoba Arts Council; and the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme.