A story of love and betrayal, this newest 2018 book by Ontario’s first Indigenous lieutenant governor and best selling author James Bartleman deals with the biggest issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples today.
At the age of six, Martha is taken from her family in the Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario and flown to a residential school. There, she is punished for speaking her Native language and “fed” to the attendant priest with an attraction to little girls.
A Natural History in North America
It’s risky to call any book about canoes “definitive.” But this lavishly illustrated, superbly written, and masterfully designed 370-page work, with its extensive notes, bibliography, and index, comes closer to cleanly shooting those rapids than any other work available today.
Francis Pegahmagabow was a remarkable aboriginal leader who served his nation in time of war and his people in time of peace—fighting all the way. In wartime he volunteered to be a warrior. In peacetime he had no option.
A Boyhood in a Different Muskoka
Jim Bartleman tells of the boy who started out in a dilapidated house with outdoor toilet and coal oil-lamp lighting, forming a future ambassador for Canada, advisor to Prime Minister Chretien,
Memoirs of Ontario’s First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor
James Bartleman, Ontario’s first Native lieutenant governor, looks back over seventy years to his childhood and youth. He describes how learning to read at an early age led him to dream dreams, empowering him to serve his country as an ambassador.