Indigenous Communities in Canada: Algonquin Nation is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Woodland people known as the Algonquin. Influenced by the climate and land along the Ottawa River and its tributaries in Quebec and Ontario, the Algonquin Nation 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.
Canadian Celebrations: National Indigenous Peoples Day is part of a new primary-level information title that explores some uniquely Canadian holidays and the people who celebrate them. In this 24-page book children’s author Heather Hudak introduces primary level readers to the June 21st national holiday now called Indigenous Peoples Day. It was once called Aboriginal Day but was recently modified to make sure all Canadians know that it refers to First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples.
How Medicine Came to the People: A Tale of the Ancient Cherokees is the picture book story of the origins of Cherokee herbal medicine. As the people begin to outnumber the animals and then to hunt them for their hides and meat, the days of peaceful coexistence are over. The animals take their revenge on the people by making them sick, creating rheumatism, coughs, and colds, aches and pains, fevers and swellings and rashes and allergies. The people are saved by their only remaining allies: the plants and trees that they have cultivated, who show them how to use herbal medicine to survive.
The Origin of Day and Night is a 36-page children’s picture book published by Inhabit Media designed to appeal to primary level readers interested in learning about Inuit worldview explanation for daylight and night time. Based on traditional oral accounts but designed for young children, the account is set long ago before there was morning and night. In the darkness a hare and a fox each explained their needs for light and darkness when involved in hunting and gathering their food supplies. Each animal had opposite requirements and learned how to share the daylight and darkness.
L'histoire du chandail orange is the French language edition of The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad, Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band) The authors relates her true story explaining the history behind Orange Shirt Day held each Septem
Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes is a much anticipated children’s picture book by musician, reporter, and politician Wab Kinew. The brightly illustrated picture book celebrates fourteen historical and contemporary men and women from Canadian and American Indigenous heroes who have made outstanding contributions to their communities as well as their respective Nations. Kinew is a hip-hop artist and uses his rhyming talents to acknowledge the various achievements of Sacagawea, Waneek Horn-Miller, Carey Price, Ted Nolan, John Herrington, Beatrice Culleton Mosionier, Jim
Gii-bi-gaachiiyaanh: When I Was a Child written by Ojibwe language teacher Shirley Williams is a dual language picture book about Shirley's childhood memories. Told in English and Ojibwe languages the memories of her father's gentle teachings about listening during a fishing trip will appeal to all readers. Both of Shirley's parents wanted their daughter to observe and listen to the world around her in order to understand her culture.
Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future is a six volume set of 32-page books written by Simon Rose for Beech Street Books. Designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7 the books offer introductions to the history of Indigenous Peoples in the story of Canada. One volume is called Spiritually that explores spiritually in its many forms including topics such as worldview, ceremonies, the shaman, the sweat lodges, and sacred ceremonies today.
Indigenous Life in Canada: Past, Present, Future is a six volume set of 32-page books written by Simon Rose for Beech Street Books. Designed for elementary students from grades 4 to 7 the books offer introductions to the history of Indigenous Peoples in the story of Canada. One volume is Treaties that explores early agreements or treaties between First Nations such as the Five Nations Confederacy. When foreign governments arrived in Turtle Island they made promises to Indigenous Nations about keeping the peace. The British government wanted Indigenous lands for their citizens.