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  • Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

    Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

    A remarkable and profound collection of reflections by one of North America’s most important Indigenous leaders. My name is Wa’xaid, given to me by my people. ‘Wa’ is ‘the river’, ‘Xaid’ is ‘good’...

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  • John Rae, Arctic Explorer

    John Rae, Arctic Explorer

    The Unfinished Autobiography

    John Rae is best known today as the first European to reveal the fate of the Franklin Expedition, yet the range of Rae’s accomplishments is much greater. Over five expeditions, Rae mapped some 1,55...

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  • Sam Steele

    Sam Steele

    A Biography

    Sam Steele, “the man who tamed the Gold Rush,” had a glittering, high-profile public career, yet his private life has been closely protected. Sam Steele: A Biography follows Steele’s rise from farm...

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  • Northern Wildflower

    Northern Wildflower

    This is the story of how a young northern girl picked herself up out of the rough and polished herself off like the diamond that she is in the land of the midnight sun. Northern Wildflower is the ...

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  • Amma's Daughters

    Amma's Daughters

    A Memoir

    As a precocious young girl, Surekha knew very little about the details of her mother Amma’s unusual past and that of Babu, her mysterious and sometimes absent father. The tense, uncertain family li...

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  • A Purpose Ridden - Updated Edition

    A Purpose Ridden - Updated Edition

    A Peakbagger's Guide

    An honest memoir that deconstructs an evolving father–son relationship, uncovers the struggles in becoming one of Canada’s most respected adventure cyclists and the dramatic impact of a recent canc...

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  • Homes

    Homes

    A Refugee Story

    In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria — just before the Syrian civil war broke out. Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten ...

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  • Marathon Quest

    Marathon Quest

    Revised & Updated

    An engaging and incredible true story detailing the early days of Martin Parnell's dream to share the healing power of sport with disadvantaged children around the world. In 2005, during a four-mo...

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  • Benched

    Benched

    Passion for Law Reform

    Fifty years in a law profession she loves, twenty-four spent as a judge, Nancy Morrison is a story-teller and trail-blazer. Entertaining, at times warm and witty, this memoir also reminds us of dar...

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  • Claiming Anishinaabe

    Claiming Anishinaabe

    Decolonizing the Human Spirit

    Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl s...

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  • The Bosun Chair

    The Bosun Chair

    Part family memoir, part poetry, part love letter to Newfoundland and its people, The Bosun Chair is a lyrical exploration of how we are fortified by the places of our foremothers and forefathers a...

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  • Running to the Edge

    Running to the Edge

    An inspiring memoir that details one man’s determination to help disadvantaged children through the power of sport while dealing with the dramatic realities of his body’s own physical limitations. ...

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  • Where It Hurts

    Where It Hurts

    Where It Hurts is a highly-charged collection of personal essays, haunted by loss, evoking turbulent physical and emotional Canadian landscapes. Sarah de Leeuw's creative non-fiction captures stran...

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  • The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    Michael Rubbo’s groundbreaking work has had a deep and enduring impact on documentary filmmaking worldwide, though his name has remained relatively unknown. In The Documentary Art of Michael Rubbo,...

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  • The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    Michael Rubbo’s groundbreaking work has had a deep and enduring impact on documentary filmmaking worldwide, though his name has remained relatively unknown. In The Documentary Art of Michael Rubbo,...

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  • My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    Arthur Bear Chief suffered both sexual and psychological abuse during his time at Old Sun Residential school in Gleichen on the Siksika Nation. My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell is a of chr...

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  • My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    Arthur Bear Chief suffered both sexual and psychological abuse during his time at Old Sun Residential school in Gleichen on the Siksika Nation. My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell is a of chr...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Polaris

    Polaris

    Emil Bessels was chief scientist and medical officer on George Francis Hall's ill-fated American North Pole Expedition of 1871-73 on board the ship Polaris. Bessels' book, translated from the Germa...

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  • Maria Tallchief

    Maria Tallchief

    This biography of Maria Tallchief is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. Maria Tallchief (1925-2013) was a famous prima ballerina. Born to ...

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      Fixed-layout ebooks retain the layout and typography of the original document. Therefore, they are very suitable for comic books and recipe books, for example, and can sometimes include enhanced or interactive content. Note that ebooks in the fixed layout EPUB format are fully supported by Cantook Station Web Reader and Adobe Digital Editions. However, they are incompatible with e-readers and reading applications, and do not adapt to screen size, making them difficult to read on devices with smaller screens.
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  • Will Rogers

    Will Rogers

    This biography of Will Rogers is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. Will Rogers (1879-1935) was born in the Indian Territory, now known as...

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    • 3.34 MB
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      Fixed-layout ebooks retain the layout and typography of the original document. Therefore, they are very suitable for comic books and recipe books, for example, and can sometimes include enhanced or interactive content. Note that ebooks in the fixed layout EPUB format are fully supported by Cantook Station Web Reader and Adobe Digital Editions. However, they are incompatible with e-readers and reading applications, and do not adapt to screen size, making them difficult to read on devices with smaller screens.
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  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    This biography of Jimi Hendrix is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970), a rock and roll legend, overdosed on pill...

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    • 2.6 MB
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      Fixed-layout ebooks retain the layout and typography of the original document. Therefore, they are very suitable for comic books and recipe books, for example, and can sometimes include enhanced or interactive content. Note that ebooks in the fixed layout EPUB format are fully supported by Cantook Station Web Reader and Adobe Digital Editions. However, they are incompatible with e-readers and reading applications, and do not adapt to screen size, making them difficult to read on devices with smaller screens.
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  • Tommy Prince

    Tommy Prince

    This biography of Tommy Prince is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. Tommy Prince (1915-1977) grew up on the Brokenhead Reserve, part of t...

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      Fixed-layout ebooks retain the layout and typography of the original document. Therefore, they are very suitable for comic books and recipe books, for example, and can sometimes include enhanced or interactive content. Note that ebooks in the fixed layout EPUB format are fully supported by Cantook Station Web Reader and Adobe Digital Editions. However, they are incompatible with e-readers and reading applications, and do not adapt to screen size, making them difficult to read on devices with smaller screens.
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  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney

    This biography of Walt Disney is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. Walt Disney (1901 - 1966) is a name known around the world. As a boy, ...

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      Fixed-layout ebooks retain the layout and typography of the original document. Therefore, they are very suitable for comic books and recipe books, for example, and can sometimes include enhanced or interactive content. Note that ebooks in the fixed layout EPUB format are fully supported by Cantook Station Web Reader and Adobe Digital Editions. However, they are incompatible with e-readers and reading applications, and do not adapt to screen size, making them difficult to read on devices with smaller screens.
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