Grandma, What's an Ulu For? is a title in the Nunavummi Reading Series published by Inhabit Education. This is a unique Nunavut-made levelled reading series that aligns the reading expectations of the Inuit language, English, and French. The reading series corresponds closely to the reading levels and expectations developed by the Department of Education in Nunavut.
On the Arctic Shoreline, Level 4 is an 8-page colour illustrated reader from the Nunavummi Reading Series published by Inhabit Education publishers. This book is designed for the kindergarten level reader attending Arctic region education facilities. At Level 4 the readers have 8 to 12 pages with single basic sentences per page. This reader only uses periods as punctuation with supporting images for helping readers understand the text.
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.
Jon's Tricky Journey: A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families is an important dual language book written for Inuit children and their families as they face childhood cancer diagnosis. Written in Inuktitut and English, the first section of the book tells the story of an Inuit boy Jon’s experience of cancer, starting from first diagnosis. The latter half of the book features information for both parents and caregivers alike.
Siuluk: The Last Tuniq is a picture book published by Inhabit Media and written by Nadia Sammurtuk with illustrations by Rob Nix. This primary level picture book is based on traditional oral histories of a specific location in the Arctic about the last person, Siuluk, who is considered the last known Tuniq or ancient giant of the early Inuit. These early Inuit were considered giants and they were said to be friendly. This last giant was challenged to a test of his strength so he lifted a huge rock.
Dakota Parle des Traites is French language edition of Dakota Talks about Treaties published by the Union of Ontario of Indians in 2017. This 8-page illustrated book designed for primary level students explains the importance of treaties to Indigenous students as well as non-Indigenous readers. Told from Dakota's perspective the book begins as Dakota gives a speech to her classmates. She recounts her family's trip to a celebration of the Treaty of Niagara in Niagara Falls. This is where Dakota saw wampum belts and heard speeches about the history of this treaty.
Alex Partage Sa Ceinture Wampum is the French language edition of Alex Shares His Wampum Belt produced by the Union of Ontario Indians. This French language book is an eight page illustrated book about the importance of wampum belts and treaties for primary level students. Kelly Crawford wrote this information book about a First Nation student named Alex and his inspiration to create a wampum belt from his Lego blocks. The boy explains that treaty belts are made from wampum and they represent promises made to last. The wampum belt Alex made symbolizes the Treaty of Niagara agreement.
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.
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.