Category Archives: New Titles

Honouring the Indigenous tradition of potlatch

For centuries, the potlatch persisted as a sacred and significant social ceremony practiced by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada and the United States, including the Heiltsuk, Haida, Nuxalk, Tlingit, Makah, Tsimshian, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Coast Salish cultures. In their book Potlatch as Pedagogy, Sara Florence Davidson and Robert Davidson describe the […]

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Honouring Francis Pegahmagabow

Francis Peggy Pegahmagabow 1945 via CBC

His Ojibway name was Binaaswi, which roughly translates to “the wind that blows off,” but history largely remembers him as Corp. Francis ‘Peggy’ Pegahmagabow, a scout and sniper who served in WWI. Pegahmagabow rose to fame within Canada after being credited with 378 kills and 300 captures during his time abroad, but the Indigenous communities […]

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Introducing the Instagram Contest for “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Fanned promotional postcards for the graphic novel anthology This Place 150 Years Retold

We’re excited to announce we’re running a contest on our Instagram feed for the upcoming anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold (May 2019) at @highwaterpress! This Place: 150 Years Retold is a graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press that features award-winning Indigenous creators (see full list at the bottom of the page) including Katherena Vermette […]

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HighWater Press Fall Release Preview 2018

Fall 2018 Titles

It’s time for our annual Fall Title Release Preview and the weather is making the thought of curling up with one of our new books easy! We have four new titles coming out before the end of the year and you can either order or pre-order all of them now. Check out the descriptions and […]

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This Place: 150 Years Retold

Indigenous Creators Focal Point of New Graphic Novel Anthology A new graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press will highlight Indigenous creators including David Alexander Robertson (2017 Governor General’s Literary Award, When We Were Alone), Katherena Vermette (2017 Burt Award, The Break) and Jennifer Storm (2017 CBC Manitoba Future 40). Slated for print in 2019, This […]

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HighWater Press Fall Release Preview

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There are so many things to look forward to when autumn rolls around – the leaves changing beautiful colours, hot drinks to sip, and new books from HighWater Press! We have four new titles coming out before the end of the year and you can pre-order all of them now. Check out the descriptions and […]

Coming soon! Indigenous Writes

From guest contributor, author Chelsea Vowel: At a NATO press conference in 2002, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was widely panned for saying: “Reports that say something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there […]

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Inquiry – the teaching method where mistakes matter!

Coming soon – Bold School: An Inquiry Model to Transform Teaching for all teachers Did you know your brain rewires and makes new connections whenever you notice you have made a mistake and again when you correct a mistake? Each time you fail you provide feedback to your brain. Knowing this about the brain, we […]

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New from author Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

FROM THE DEBWE SERIES by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm   The Stone Collection is an interconnected collection of stories i gathered and polished for more than a decade. In them are glimpses of people I’ve known, places i’ve lived, my homeland, my community, my friends, my lovers, and me. None of the stories are about me although […]

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Goodbye summer – hello conferences, book launches, and more!

It’s been a busy September at Portage & Main Press! With the arrival of fall comes back-to-school time – and lots of book orders! We love sharing the work of our incredible authors and illustrators with you, and just know that our resources will be big hits in the classroom. Summer may be over but […]

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