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.
Arctic Vehicles is a Level 9 reader in the Nunavummi Reading Series from 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. This approach to literacy provides educators and parents the tools they need to ensure that children are equally challenged and successful in all the languages represented in Nunavut.
Pipon means It is Winter and this 23-page book offers young readers an introduction to Cree language words and phrases. It is a dual language (Cree and English) resource written by Manitoba Cree language teacher Brenda Fontaine. Simple text is accompanied by colour photographs that assist learners from kindergarten to grade 2 who are taking Cree language lessons. Twenty phrases highlight winter activities, weather and winter sports. The book contains a glossary of phrases but does not offer pronunciation assistance.
The Orphan and the Polar Bear is a 32-page picture book from Inhabit Media written by Inuk storyteller Sakiasi Qaunaq and illustrated by Eva Widermann. In the world of Inuit traditional stories, animals and humans are not such different creatures. Animals can speak to, understand, and form relationships with humans.
Welcome to British North America is a six volume set of 32-page books written by Heather Hudak for Beech Street Books. Designed for elementary students from grades 3 to 6 the books offer introductions to the history of British North America. In Conflicts in British North America readers are introduced to the various European nations who tried to establish settlements and came into conflicts in what became Canada. It recognizes the First Nations who had territories long before the newcomers arrived.