Which Way Should I Go is a recent picture book written by Sylvia Olsen and based on the memories of Olsen's friend Ron Martin. This picture book offers young children an opportunity to understand that we all have choices to make in our lives even if we are young. Joey is a young Nuuchahnulth boy who has a happy and cheerful disposition. Even his friend, his teacher, and the store owner notice that Joey always has a smile on his face.
Learning By Designing: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art, volume 2 is the follow-up manual for Learning By Designing volume 1 and takes the reader further into an understanding of Northwest Coast First Nations art and design. The authors Jim Gilbert and Karin Clark provide teachers and students with a basic introduction to the art of the Northwest Coast as well as an understanding First Nations ethics and philosophy.
Learning By Designing: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art, volume 1 is a comprehensive reference tool for anyone interested in the art designs of the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations. Karin Clark and Jim Gilbert have provided an especially detailed resource that draws on their combined talents as educator and art teacher. While neither author has First Nations ancestry, they have both studied with and interviewed Northwest Coast artists and Elders.
Learning By Doing: Northwest Coast Native Indian Art by educator Karin Clark and artist Jim Gilbert offers elementary and secondary teachers a curriculum guide to teaching the basics of Northwest Coast art. The step-by-step instruction builds on simple designs to the more complex basics of drawing, designing, painting and carving. The work focuses on Kwakwaka'wakw designs and presents blackline masters, lessons, and assessment forms.
What Am I Seeing?: Pacific Northwest Coast Aboriginal Art is an informative sixty-four page guide to art created by the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast. The guide is written by educator Karin Clark with the assistance of First Nations artists Jim Gilbert, Bell Helin, and Ron Stacy. The book begins with a brief overview of the First Nations who live in British Columbia. The explanation of the Potlatch is provided because this is one of important ceremonies of the First Nations for which specific regalia, masks, containers, jewelry and gifts are created.
Art historian Aldona Jonaitis provides an overview of Northwest Coast First Nations art traditions. The work covers the continuous nature of the artistic endeavours of the First Nations from Puget Sound to Haida Gwaii and Alaska. Traditional and contemporary art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are described. Artists of particular interest are Charles Edenshaw, Bill Reid, Susan Point, Frederick Alexie, Selina Peratrovich, Preston Singletary, Marianne Nicholson and Eric Robertson. The volume includes a bibliography, extensive index, colour photographs, and a map.
Murphy and Mousetrap is an Orca Young Readers novel about nine-year-old Murphy Jones and his white cat Mousetrap who live predictable lives in their urban setting. Murphy's mother is Nuuchahnulth and Murphy's father no longer maintains contact with the family. As a latch-key kid, Murphy enjoys the quiet time after school with his pet cat and the computer. But the settled life will change when his mother announces she has a new job. The job will bring mother and son back home to her reserve. So mother, son and family cat begin the process of moving.
In Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview, hereditary chief Umeek, E. Richard Atleo, introduces us to an alternative Indigenous worldview | an ontology drawn from the Nuu-chah-nulth origin stories. Umeek develops a theory of Tsawalk, meaning one, that views the nature of existence as an integrated and orderly whole, and thereby recognizes the intrinsic relationship between the physical and spiritual.
The Native Stories from Keepers of the Animals contains 24 traditional stories from Indigenous North American Nations retold by Joseph Bruchac. This rich collection of stories is organized around the importance of our relatives, the animals. From creation, celebration, vision, and survival, the reader is introduced to these important stories about animals that contain several teachings.