UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Four Salish stories adapted for students by Salish Elder and storyteller Ellen White. The author acknowledges the storytelling expertise of her grandmother who passes the Coast Salish oral tradition. Translated into English and adapted for younger readers, these stories are richly detailed and offer insight into Northwest Coast oral tradition. The stories include Smuy, the Little Deer; Journey to the Moon; The Mink Family and the Raccoon Family; and Deer, Raven and the Red Snow.
OUT OF PRINT Whale Girl is a story set long ago among the Coast Salish people of the Northwest Coast. The main character, a young girl named Peta, shows her courage and ingenuity by saving her village from the double-headed sea serpents who plan to devour all the people. Killer whales, raven and beaver assist Peta in her successful attempt to save her people. Author Diane Silvey and illustrator Joe Silvey are members of the Coast Salish Nation. This illustrated story is suitable for young readers at the grade 3-4 level.
First Nations Full Day Kindergarten: From Our Treasure Box is a teacher resource developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia. The guide consists of more than 300 pages of Northwest Coast cultural components that complement traditional kindergarten skills and concepts. The guide contains information about the program, sample weekly and daily routines, seasonal themes, and cultural materials that support the themes.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Brittney Diana First Nations Cultural Series is a workbook developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia specifically for grade 5-7. The activities assist the teacher by providing worksheets so the students can learn how First Nations of the Northwest Coast employed problem solving skills in their everyday lives long ago. References to specific Nations include the Salish and the Kwakwaka'wakw.
OUT OF PRINT Just Talking About Ourselves: Voices of Our Youth Volume 2 by First Nations youth of British Columbia ages 10 to 21 explores the themes of family, alcohol, friends, elders, relationships and identity in this second anthology funded through Canada's Drug Strategy. Poetry, essays, short stories and visual art express powerful viewpoints on vital contemporary issues facing all Native People. Of interest is a small section reflecting on the contributions of Native veterans. Mature themes, suitable for Intermediate to adult, especially those working with First Nations youth.
UNAVAILABLE Five Salish stories retold by Salish Native Studies teacher, Ellen White. The author acknowledges the storytelling expertise of her grandmother who passes the Coast Salish oral tradition. Young readers discover one of life's lessons from each journey into natural and supernatural world of the Northwest Coast. The first story recounts the exploits of Raven who successfully recovers the stolen Sun from Seagull, and returns Sun to the proper place in the sky.
OUT OF PRINT Just Talking About Ourselves: Voices of Our Youth is a unique publication that is part anthology and part program report. The poetry, prose and artwork are the creative efforts of British Columbia Native youth ages 8 to 18. Their powerful words are primarily focussed on the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol in their Native communities. The report is an overview of programs funded through Canada's Drug Strategy in the Pacific Region from 1988-1994. Mature themes, suitable for Intermediate to adult, especially those working with First Nations youth.
Grandma's Special Feeling - Grandma Teaches Us How First Nations People Used Plants is part of the First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District's Readers 97 Series. In this reader, Grandma shows her family how First Nations People of the Northwest Coast used plants for everything from food to building material. During a family outing to a local park, Grandma explains the importance and uses of cedar, maple, alder, stinging nettle, cattails, skunk cabbage, ferns, kelp, Oregon Grape and Sea Wrack.
Limited Quantity This title is not always stocked, please allow additional time for shipping. Wait for Me is part of the First Nations Education Division's Readers 97 Series. This controlled vocabulary reader is intended for grade 2-3 students and will appeal to older students who experience difficulty reading. The story is set along the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. The main character is a young boy named Charlie. His brother and sister call Charlie "Turtle" because he takes his time to notice the world around him.