Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture

Author: Daniel J. K. Beavon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 458

View: 410

The history of Aboriginal people in Canada taught in schools and depicted in the media tends to focus on Aboriginal displacement from native lands and the consequent social and cultural disruptions they have endured. Collectively, they are portrayed as passive victims of European colonization and government policy, and, even when well intentioned, these depictions are demeaning and do little to truly represent the role Aboriginal peoples have played in Canadian life. Hidden in Plain Sight adds another dimension to the story, showing the extraordinary contributions Aboriginal peoples have made – and continue to make – to the Canadian experience. From treaties to contemporary arts and literatures, Aboriginal peoples have helped to define Canada and have worked to secure a place of their own making in Canadian culture. For this volume, editors David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Daniel J.K. Beavon have brought together leading scholars and other impassioned voices, and together, they give full treatment to the Aboriginal contribution to Canada's intellectual, political, economic, social, historic, and cultural landscapes. Included are profiles of several leading figures such as actor Chief Dan George, artist Norval Morrisseau, author Tomson Highway, activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, and politician Phil Fontaine, among others. Canada simply would not be what it is today without these contributions. The first of two volumes, Hidden in Plain Sight is key to understanding and appreciating Canadian society and will be essential reading for generations to come.

In Plain Sight (An Ivy Malone Mystery Book #2)

Author: Lorena McCourtney

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 156

Ever wonder how a little old lady with possum-gray hair could wind up on a homicidal hit list? Well, nothing is too outlandish for Ivy Malone. She's back and she's brought her mutant curiosity gene with her. And ever since the evil-intentioned Drake Braxton and his family threatened to make road kill out of Ivy, her life has been crazier than ever! With the ever-present threat of looming Braxtons, Ivy decides to get out of Dodge for a while. But for someone who slides down banisters and drives a T-Bird, hiding from the mob does not come easily. And when strange things start happening to her new neighbors, Ivy's snooping sense kicks into overdrive. Will she unravel the mystery? Or will the threats to her safety scare her away? With Invisible, readers laughed so hard they cried. In Plain Sight, the second Ivy Malone mystery, promises to be even better!

Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture

Author: Cora J. Voyageur

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 829

The acclaimed and accessible Hidden in Plain Sight series showcases the extraordinary contributions made by Aboriginal peoples to Canadian identity and culture. This collection features new accounts of Aboriginal peoples working hard to improve their lives and those of other Canadians, and serves as a powerful contrast to narratives that emphasize themes of victimhood, displacement, and cultural disruption. In this second volume of the series, leading scholars and other experts pay tribute to the enduring influence of Aboriginal peoples on Canadian economic and community development, environmental initiatives, education, politics, and arts and culture. Interspersed are profiles of many significant Aboriginal figures, including singer-songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie, politician Elijah Harper, entrepreneur Dave Tuccaro, and musician Robbie Robertson. Hidden in Plain Sight continues to enrich and broaden our understandings of Aboriginal and Canadian history, while providing inspiration for a new generation of leaders and luminaries.

In Plain Sight

The Startling Truth Behind the Elizabeth Smart Investigation

Author: Tom Smart

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 891

This riveting inside story of the intense search for the Salt Lake City teenager reveals never-before-told details of the largest investigation in Utah state history. The firsthand account of Tom Smart, Elizabeth's uncle and one-time suspect, reveals the details of the flawed police investigation, the media's manipulation of the family, and the eyewitness account of nine-year-old Mary Katherine Smart that went largely ignored by investigators. New research is presented on the family background of disturbed street preacher Brian David Mitchell, who kidnapped Elizabeth as part of a bizarre polygamous plot. Also examined is the critical role of the media, revealing the essential part played by John Walsh and others in facilitating Elizabeth's safe return, and the manipulative influence of Fox News and Bill O'Reilly. Going beyond a mere eyewitness account, the book includes information culled from interviews with more than 150 people involved in the search and investigation, notes from family meetings, and memos from law enforcement officials.

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Secret of More

Author: Mark Buchanan

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 864

Even for the religious, life is full of questions: What is faith? Can my life be more satisfying? How can I deepen my walk with Christ? What does it mean to be happy? These bubble and boil underneath the surface of our everyday life. And though we ignore them, we know they point us to realms of wisdom or even mystery-to something more. Author Mark Buchanan asked these same questions. "I want more, God," he prayed-and the answer was more than he was looking for. It was right there, hidden in plain sight among the syllables and syntax of a few words of advice from the apostle Peter. With time and experience, Buchanan learned to tease it out, this secret of more, and he wrote a book about it: Hidden in Plain Sight. The answer, he discovered, is an investigation of the cross. The answer is an excavation of the virtues. The answer urges us passionately to "make every effort." And, Buchanan tells us, the answer is worth it.

Hide In Plain Sight

Author: Marta Perry

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 154

She couldn't turn her back on her family in their time of need. So when her sister was injured, financial expert Andrea Hampton traded the big city for Amish country to help turn her grandmother's house into an inn. But life with the Plain People took a treacherous turn when a string of accidents and pranks threatened her family. Someone didn't want the secrets the old house harbored to come to light. Trusting anyone— even the handsome carpenter who seemed so genuine—was a battle for Andrea, but her life depended on her ability to find the truth.

Hiding in Plain Sight

The Secret Life of Raymond Burr

Author: Michael Seth Starr

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

View: 910

Raymond Burr (1917-1993), a film noir regular known for his villainous roles in movies like Rear Window, became one of the most popular stars in television history. He delighted millions of viewers each week in the toprated shows Perry Mason and Ironside, which ran virtually uninterrupted for nearly twenty years.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Sabbath Blessings

Author: Molly Wolf

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 135

View: 324

Failing to notice God in daily life may be what keeps us from experiencing the full joy of God's presence. In Hiding in Plain Sight, Molly Wolf shows that, by relating God-talk to the practical and the everyday, we can find love, joy, and God right where we are: "hiding in plain sight." These short, lively pieces pull together the sacred and the human, looking for God in such ordinary things as lilacs, mud season, turtles, dancing ants, a handful of sheep's wool, the turn of the season, and plumbing?all places where Wolf suggests God can be found?not locked in the tabernacle, not hiding behind a mass of complex concepts, not absent from our pain, not out of reach, but here with us, in us, and among us in the laundry, the artwork, and the landscape we walk through. Intelligent, often humorous, always inspiring, Hiding in Plain Sight is the perfect book to keep handy for reflection. Essays are included under the following headings: "Herbs of Grace," "Staring at the Cat Bowl," "'Shall We Gather at the River,'" "Three Landscapes," "Come Wind, Come Weather," "Portraits, Chiefly Fictional," "Living in Sin," "The Hand of the Potter," "Outward and Visible," "Living into Grace," and "The Spinner." "Molly Wolf senses God at work in unexceptional situations?family challenges, generic conversations, natural phenomena, mundane events, friends or others she chances to meet. With earthy substance and uncanny insight she can turn an everyday experience into a serendipitous revelation." Dr. Wayne A. Holst University of Calgary"When Molly was a kid she occupied the duller parts of the church service by sneak-reading the psalms. Now you can follow her example. Take this book to church with you and when the sermon is dull take a peek at one of the chapters! Seriously, this is a splendid down-to-earth book for dipping into. There ought to be a copy by your bedside (and perhaps in your pew)." Terry Waite

Hidden in Plain Sight

A Deep Traveler Explores Connecticut

Author: David K. Leff

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 400

In the course of the mundane routines of life, we encounter a variety of landscapes and objects, either ignoring them or looking without interest at what appears to be just a tree, stone, anonymous building, or dirt road. But the “deep traveler,” according to Hartford Courant essayist David K. Leff, doesn’t make this mistake. Instead, the commonplace elements become the most important. By learning to see the magic in the mundane, we not only enrich daily life with a sense of place, we are more likely to protect and make those places better. Over his many years working at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and writing about the state’s landscape, Leff gained unparalleled intimacy while traveling its byways and back roads. In Hidden in Plain Sight, Leff’s essays and photographs take us on a point-by-point journey, revealing the rich stories behind many of Connecticut’s overlooked landmarks, from the Merritt Parkway and Cornwall’s Cathedral Pines to roadside rock art and centuries-old milestones.