Tag Archives: Historical Novels

Local archaeologist Brian Hayden publishes first novel: The Eyes Of The Leopard

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Brian Hayden, a Cortes Island local and archaeologist, has published his first novel.

The Eyes Of The Leopard takes place 20,000 years ago in southwestern France during the ice age. The central character is a young teen who tries to adapt to a new community after his family is forced to move from its familiar territory to a new area in search of food.

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New book for young readers explores the importance of the Oolichan

By Adam Laskaris, Windspeaker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

When author Samantha Benyon was growing up in Prince Rupert, B.C., she had a strong interest in her Nisga’a culture, with a particular affinity towards the traditional cooking styles and foods associated with her heritage.

But it wasn’t easy to find books to read about the cuisine of her people.

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Danny Ramadan, the enduring storyteller

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Danny Ramadan has an intriguing way of answering a question. 

“Let me tell you a story,” the Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker and longtime advocate for queer refugees says.

Ramadan is in every way a storyteller, a hakawati, who builds lyrical narrative around dichotomies; contrasting beauty with ugliness, tenderness with violence, love and loathing, all interwoven with memories bitter and sweet. 

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Decolonizing your teen’s bookshelf

By Jenessa Joy Klukas, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The project of decolonization requires readers, young and old, to diversify the stories they consume. 

Earlier this month IndigiNews explored a list of kids books written and illustrated by Indigenous creators, and we highlighted the need for children’s books that embrace diversity and Indigenous identity. 

To encourage our readers to keep reading, IndigiNews Education and Child Welfare Storyteller Jenessa Joy Klukas has compiled a list of young adult fiction books that can capture the hearts and minds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Youth alike (and maybe even adults too).

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Folk U – Escape to the (far) past through Brian Hayden’s new book ‘Eyes of the Leopard’

Fantasy met archeology on this Folk U as Professor Dr. Brian Hayden joined host Manda Aufochs Gillespie for the virtual book launch of his newest book Friday, Nov 26 on CKTZ 89.5 FM.

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