Pacific Northwest Coast Native Art in Marquetry is an introduction to the art form of marquetry or painting with wood veneers using Pacific Northwest classic design forms. This step-by-step guide by Paul R. Dean provides instructions for reproducing a Nuuchahnulth blue hummingbird design using cutting exercises. Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of wood veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures.
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.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nisga'a Nation is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Pacific Northwest Coast people known as the Nisga'a Nation. Influenced by the climate and land along the Pacific Coast, the Nisga'a created complex societies. The text uses colour images and simple content that introduces primary and junior level students to the family, cultural traditions, and daily life of these remarkable people.
Welcome Family and Friends to Our Bighouse and Our Kwakwa̲ka̲'wakw Potlatch is a 92-page illustrated book published by Raven Publishing told from the perspective of a twelve-year old who explains the traditions and history of the Kwakwa̲ka̲'wakw potlatch. Educator and author Nella Nelson presents the significance and traditions surrounding the potlatch from her personal experience through her expertise as a teacher.
Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of Kwantlen First Nation located on the Fraser River about twenty minutes east of Vancouver. He resides there with his three children Danessa, Marlysse, and Jace. Joseph received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. Joseph is the Heritage/Lands Officer for his people and has been performing his duties for 20 years now. He has been tasked with protecting his people’s heritage from the many destructive elements of development in the Kwantlen territory.
Not My Fate: The Story of a Nisga'a Survivor is a biography of Josephine Caplin written by "Metis-Canadian" author Janet Romain. Jo was born into a world marred by maternal abandonment, alcoholism and traumatic epileptic seizures. In grade three, she was apprehended by child services and separated from her protective brother and her early caregivers, her father and uncle, who were kind men with drinking problems. Placed into many alienating and lonely foster homes, Jo would not see her family again until she was fourteen.