Native Nations of the Arctic and Subarctic is one of the titles in The Child's World's 2016 series, Native Nations of North America. This 40-page elementary information book introduces the key cultural families of the northern United States and Canada, including the Inuit, Yup'ik, Unangan, Northern Athabaskan, Innu, Cree, Ojibwe, and Atikamekw peoples. Each First Nation and Arctic peoples' historical significance, cultural highlights, and contemporary life are all examined through respectful text and well-chosen photos.
My Name is Not Easy is a moving and carefully written account of five Inuit, Inupiaq, and Athapascan children who attend an Alaskan Roman Catholic boarding school during the times of massive changes in America during the 1960s. Luke knows his Iñupiaq name is full of sounds white people can’t say. So he leaves it behind when he and his brothers are sent to boarding school hundreds of miles away from their Arctic village. At Sacred Heart School, students—Eskimo, Indian, White—line up on different sides of the cafeteria like there’s some kind of war going on.
Arctic Peoples is one of the information books in the Heinemann Library series, First Nations of North America. Books in the series offer information to grade four to six students about the cultural history of the major cultural regions of North America. This title discusses the Arctic peoples known as the Inuit (Eskimo in Alaska), Aleut, Inuvialuit, and Yupik.
The A to Z of the Inuit is a dictionary resource, part of the Scarecrow Press series, The A to Z Guide. In this 198-page guide are more than 450 entries covering the histories and cultures of the circumpolar Indigenous peoples of Canada, Alaska, Russia, and Greenland. The entries briefly cover education, language rights, self-government and self determination, the militarization of their lands and their lives, climate change and pollution, and globalization.
Health Transitions in Arctic Populations describes and explains changing health patterns in these areas, how particular patterns came about, and what can be done to improve the health of Arctic peoples. This study correlates changes in health status with major environmental, social, economic, and political changes in the Arctic. T. Kue Young and Peter Bjerregaard seek commonalities in the experiences of different peoples while recognizing their considerable diversity.
Arctic Clothing of North America: Alaska, Canada, Greenland is a collection of 25 essays and personal recollections presented at a conference held at the British Museum in 2001. Contributors include Inuit and non-Inuit artists and seamstresses, anthropologists, historians, curators and conservators with expertise in Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Topics include clothing and identity, the semiotics and function of dress, the significance of birds in Inuit life, ownership of design, and the ways in which creativity has been affected by rapidly changing traditional societies.
Come Look With Me: American Indian Art is one of the titles in Lickle Publishing's Come Look With Me Series of art appreciation books. The book's author selected 12 Native American historic objects made from a variety of media. The colour photograph of each object occupies a full page and on the opposing page there are a series of questions inviting students to examine the work. Included are brief paragraphs about the cultural and historical context of each art piece and its creator.
Documentation of Yup'ik Elders words of wisdom that are valuable for other Yup'ik people including the younger generation as well as present members of this Alaska people. Drawing from their Yup'ik language, the Calista Elders Council has worked for several years documenting these cultural values and teachings. The Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska were some of the last Arctic peoples to come into contact with non-Natives, and as a result, Yup'ik language and many traditions remain vital into the twenty-first century.
UNAVAILABLE Bilingual edition to Wise Words of the Yup'ik People - We Talk to You Because We Love You. This volume focuses on the traditional teachings, experience, and practical advice of everyday living by Yup'ik Elders as they present this information about cultural teachings to the younger generation.