Sans Nimâmâ is the French language edition of Melanie Florence's award-winning book (2016 won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award), Missing Nimama. Translated from the English by Diane Lavoie this moving picture book from publisher Clockwise Press, offers junior and intermediate level readers an introduction to understanding the loss and grief of a child's mother. Kateri is a young girl who lives with her grandmother because her mother is lost as Nohkum (grandmother in Cree) explains.
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.
The Six Cedar Trees is a 24-page book 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.
The Eagle's Path is an illustrated children's fiction book by Michelle Corneau for Strong Nations Publishing. Colour pencil sketches by Audrey Keating illustrate the story of 10-year old Anna whose school friend Jill announces she prefers girls when the two talk about boys at their school. Anna is troubled and her parents notice Anna is unusually quiet at home. Her mother gently asks what is troubling Anna.
Treaty Tales 2: The Friendship is volume two in the treaty trilogy produced by educators at Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre for students in Manitoba. The Friendship title explains the key concepts of treaties in a picture book format. Grandmother and granddaughter are making bannock and during the baking process grandmother tells the history of First Nations and their friendship with the settlers. The friendship led the First Nations to aid the settlers with housing, traveling, and living in the new land. This friendship remains today.
Treaty Tales 3 volume set contains Treaty Tales Volume One The Handshake and the Pipe; Treaty Tales Volume Two The Friendship; and Treaty Tales Volume Three We Are All Treaty People produced by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. A young girl Neepin and her grandmother (Kookoo) travel around their community Lynx Creek First Nation and grandmother introduces the girl to key people of their First Nation.
Sioux Code Talkers of World War II researched and written by Andrea M Page the grand niece of John Bear King, one of seven Lakota speakers who served as the Lakota Code Talkers under General MacArthur following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Much is known about men from the Navajo Nation who served the American war effort as Navajo Code Talkers but little is known about these Lakota warriors. Following over twenty years of interest and research the author has created a fascinating account of these remarkable soldiers and their accomplishments.
Treaty Tales 1: The Handshake and the Pipe is volume one in the treaty trilogy produced by educators at Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre for students in Manitoba. A young girl Neepin and her grandmother (Kookoo) travel around their community Lynx Creek First Nation and grandmother introduces the girl to key people of their First Nation. Grandmother shows the girl how a young person should greet people with a handshake.
Ojibwe Teachings: Words, Phrases and Puzzles is a 29-page dictionary and puzzle book from Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre compiled by Mary Anne Maytwayashing. The book contains word lists such as numbers, seasons, time, weather terms, birds, fish, four directions, clothing, schools, feelings, food, household items, family, medicine, verbs and actions, conversation and more. Puzzles include word searches and answers based on words appearing in the word list section.
Carey Price: How a First Nations Kid Became a Superstar Goaltender is a young adult novel from the Record Books Series from James Lorimer Publishers. This high interest and low vocabulary title is aimed at reluctant teen readers whose reading is at a grades 3 and 4 level. Recordbooks are non-fiction stories that help reluctant readers understand history and social issues through the lens of the true story of a sports hero.