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.
Dakota Talks about Treaties is an 8-page illustrated resource about the importance of treaties for 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. She also explained to her class that the treaties are living agreements and sacred promises.
Alex Shares His Wampum Belt is an eight page illustrated book from Union of Ontario Indians and 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. Real wampum beads are made from white and purple shells.
Harry Okpik, Determined Musher is a non-fiction book that introduces the biography genre while teaching children about the life of Harry Okpik and the history of dogsledding. Meet a real-life Inuit hero. After losing a leg, Harry Okpik thought his dream of being a dog musher was over. Reading Level: R
Traditional Inuit Clothing level 11 introduces children to items of clothing like the parka that they might be familiar with, and uniquely Northern objects like amautis (a style of parka worn by women to carry their infant). Living in the North requires very special clothing to stay warm and move easily over the ice! One of the non-fiction readers, part of the Nunavummi Reading Series. Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level: P
Winter in Nunavut, Level 9, is a non-fiction book, that teaches children that even though the days are cold and dark in a Nunavut winter, there are a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, and dogsledding. The 24-page colour photographed reader is ideal for grade 1 and 2 students. this is part of Inhabit Education's Nunavummi Reading Series. Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level: K
Les choses qui nous tiennent au chaud (Things That Keep Us Warm), Level 4 is a leveled reader with simple sentences to describe items common throughout Canada, like the parka, hats, and socks, and some items that are uniquely Northern, like the qulliq (oil lamp). This 8-page reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 4 titles range from 8 to 12 pages with a single sentence per page. Each sentence is simple with basic punctuation and is aided by a colour photograph that helps the beginning reader decode the text.
Les choses qui me rendent heureuse (Things That Make Me Happy), Level 5 is a leveled reader that introduces readers to simple action verbs and the comparative word more. The young child featured in this reader lives in the Arctic and finds out the many things that make one feel happy. Short sentences involve going outdoors, dancing, singing, hugging, playing, exploring, and just trying more can make one happy. This 8-page leveled reader published by Inhabit Education is part of their Nunavummi Reading Series.
Polar Animals Level 8 is a leveled reader in the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education. This series is a Nunavut-based series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and the environment of the Arctic. This reader will support early science education as it introduces 10 birds, animals and water animals. These include polar bear, lemming, wolverine, owl, seal, fox, walrus, caribou, muskoxen, and raven. Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level: K