Native Men of Courage profiles ten outstanding leaders in the Native community. Each chapter presents ordinary individuals who overcame personal challenges and achieved extraordinary accomplishments.
Larry Merculieff (Aleut) - Helped bring a once enslaved and oppressed Aleutian people to a position of power and self-sufficiency
Patrick Brazeau (Algonquin) - National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
Raymond Cross (Mandan and Hidatsa) - Coyote Warrior who won a victory of compensation for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people
Golden Eagle Hotshots (Sycuan Reservation) - Heroic group of Native firemen that fight forest fires all over the country
Lieutenant Mark Bowman (Choctaw) - Virginia Beach Police Officer
Stanley Vollant (Innu) - Aboriginal surgeon who fulfilled a 100- year-old Innu tribe prophecy
Frank Abraham (Ojibwe) - A Chief whose wisdom and honesty enabled his tribe to rise from near financial failure
Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Cheyenne) - Former US Senator and three-time US Judo Champion
Chief Tom Porter (Mohawk) - Co-founder of the Akwesane Freedom School and chaplain for the New York State Dept. of Correctional Services
Red Hawk (Ojibwe) - Spiritual leader, artist and public speaker
The Native Trailblazer Series shines a spotlight on the contributions of Native Americans and First Nation Canadians who provide inspirational role models for young readers. High interest text and easy to read format is ideal for teen and adult literacy programs.