American Indian Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, A Special Symposium Issue on Leslie Marmon Silko's , 1979, pp. 37-46
A description of the narrative style of using events in the novel Ceremony to engage the reader's attention to look into deeper into the feelings and ideas behind the narrative's actions. Silko's style is a bridge between oral and written traditions for Indigenous storytelling.
Transmotion, vol. 6, no. 1, Ralph Salisbury, June 21, 2020, pp. 263-271
This review essay uses Visualities 2: More Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art edited by Denise K. Cummings to discuss the recent developments in Indigenous films and visual texts.
Study guide developed to accompany play written by Marie Clements, photography by Rita Leistner. Includes synopsis, information about the playwright, curriculum connections, discussion questions, and exercises.
FNESC/FNSA English First Peoples 10, 11, and 12 Teacher Resource Guide
Documents & Presentations
First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)
First Nations Schools Association (FNSA)
Includes advice for non-Indigenous teachers teaching the class, list of recommended texts, and instruction and assessment units. Course conforms to the British Columbia curriculum, but incorporates literature from across Canada and the United States.
Provides historical background about issues relating to the play about the murdered and missing women from the "Highway of Tears", a section of highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Transmotion, vol. 6, no. 1, June 21, 2020, pp. 97-130
Literary criticism article which focuses on various ways that Salisbury’s work deals thematically with Germans and Germany. Compares and contrasts this engagement with Gerald Vizenor's in Blue Ravens: Historical Novel (2014) and Drew Hayden Taylor's in The Berlin Blues, a 2007 play.
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 4, Autumn, 1984, pp. 315-329
Examines the protagonists and use of the trickster archetype in Indigenous author's fictional stories. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn and James Welch's Winter in the Blood and The Death of Jim Loney are the novels examined.