New PHR Books for April


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New PHR Books for April

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Celebrating 110 years: Agroforestry Development Centrericulture and Agri-Food Canada, c2011.

Summary: The AAFC Agroforestry Development Centre promotes and supports the environmental and economic benefits of planting trees on Canada's agricultural lands. Form more than 110 years, the Centre has recognized and addressed the challenges of modern farming operations--first on the Prairies, now across the country--through the advancement of new methods and designs for establishing tress on agricultural lands...This book contains only a sampling of the thousands of images representing technologies, people, projects and events during the Centre's remarkable 110 year history.

Dodson, Peter et al. In Their Own Land: Treaty Ten and the Canoe Lake, Clear Lake, and English River Bands. Saskatoon, SK: Office of the Treaty Commissioner, 2006.

Summary: An easy read, published by the Office of the Treaty Commissioner. Author, Peter Dodson, a professor of Native Studies, worked with the Elders of Treaty 10 to provide a First Nations’ perspective on the events preceding, during and following the concluding of Treaty 10 in 1906. This is an addition to a relatively new genre of writing that combines oral history and documentary history.

Gordon, Irene Ternier. Grey Owl: The Curious Life of Archie Belaney. Canmore, Alta.: Altitude Pub. Canada, 2004.

Summary: Grey Owl was known to millions of people as an outstanding Native Canadian spokesman who championed the cause of nature, conservation, and preservation. His cause was true, but the truth about Archie Belaney's mysterious ancestry was another story.

Kujawa, Serge and Sharon McLeay. Serge K.: A Memoir Regina, Sask.: Benchmark Press, 2010.

Summary: Serge Kujawa's life and career is the all-Canadian story and a fascinating account of his journey through eight decades of Saskatchewan history. Born in Eastern Europe, his earliest memories are of totalitarian abuse, until his family immigrated to a bus farm in north western Saskatchewan, where they arrived just in time to experience the "Dirty Thirties"...His university and law school education then led him to a career as one of the preeminent Crown prosecutors in Canada responsible for handling some of the country's most notable criminal cases, including the trial and conviction of Colin Thatcher.

Nevitt, Richard Barrington. Frontier Life in the Mounted Police: the Diary Letters of Richard Barrington Nevitt, NWMP surgeon, 1874-78. Calgary, AB: Historical Society of Alberta, 2010.

Summary: On July 23, 1874, Richard Barrington Nevitt was appointed as assistant surgeon with the newly formed North-West Mounted Police. Before leaving to meet up with the first contingent of NWMP recruits for their march west, he and his fiancée, Elizabeth Beaty, committed themselves to a remarkable pact. They agreed to write a kind of diary by
correspondence about all that they did or thought - “no matter how trivial.” Elizabeth’s letters have not survived, but Nevitt’s family carefully preserved his letters detailing everyday life at Fort Macleod from 1874 to 1878. Later acquired by the Glenbow Archives, Nevitt’s letters also provide a rare glimpse into a 19th century long distance courtship.

United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. The Loyalists: Pioneers and Settlers of the West: a Teacher's Resource. Toronto : United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, [2006].

Summary: The Loyalists, Pioneers and Settlers of the West, the fourth in the series of resource books developed by the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, has consumed several years of research in its development. The material has been gathered not for any specific grade level but as a general information package about the United Empire Loyalists and their pattern of settlement.


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