Les Six Cèdres / The Six Cedar Trees is a 24-page French edition of the same book and offers key traditional teachings connecting people’s relationships with the land. Near the school playground there were six tall cedar trees and as eagle flew among the trees he listened carefully to the messages each tree shared about its life and connection to the creatures living in the area of the Tsawwassen First Nation of British Columbia. Each tree provided a teaching such as the wolf’s communication strength that comes from cooperating, listening with respect and sharing.
Spirit Bear et les enfants passent à l'histoire, the French edition of Spirit Bear and Children Make History, based on a true story, is told by Cindy Blackstock and Eddy Robinson tells the true story of how First Nations and other children stood together for fairness. With soft colour illustrations from Amanda Strong, this book explains the story about a human rights case before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for an elementary audience.
‘Indigenous Communities in Canada: Mi’kmaq Community’ in French is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Mi’kmaq who live in Canada’s Atlantic provinces and Quebec and call themselves L’nuk meaning “the people”. L’nuk are discussed through their daily life from 1500s through the fur trade and treaties. Buildings and dwellings focus on traditional and contemporary structures such as wigwams as homes and sweat lodges for religious ceremonies.
Les Communautés Autochtones Canadiennes: Les Odawas is the French language edition of Indigenous Communities in Canada: Odawa Community. This volume is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Odawa Nation. The Odawa are allies of the Ojibwe and Potawatomi and together they are known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Influenced by the climate and land around the rivers and waterways of the Great Lakes, these Peoples created complex societies that depended on the animals of the region.
‘Indigenous Communities in Canada: Inuit Community’ is available in French. This is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Inuit in Canada who live in four regions known as Inuit Nunangat. Inuit are discussed through their language and importance of children and family. Buildings and dwellings discuss homes built at different times of the year following migration patterns and contemporary Inuit homes.
‘Indigenous Communities in Canada: Salish Community’ in French is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of Salish communities living in the southwest region of Canada and northwest United States as Coast or Interior Salish. Salish life at school and work changed dramatically when traditional ways were restricted. Restrictions were challenged with the Salish recovery of their right to fish for food and to education. Salish traditionally eat off the land through hunting and fishing using fishing poles and other means.