A Day With Yayah is a picture book for primary and junior level children which follows an extended family on an outing to pick mushrooms in the family's traditional territory of the Nicola Valley, British Columbia. Grandmother (Yayeh) guides her grandchildren as they identify edible and healing plants and foods. The children also identify harmful plants.
Les Savoirs Perdus Panuijkatasikl Kina’masuti’l (The Lost Teachings) by Michael James Isaac is an engaging dual language (French & Mi’kmaq) story, with effective illustrations by Dozay Arlene Christmas, allows the reader to reconnect to and understand the seven Grandfather teachings and their meaning in relation to themselves and society. The Lost Teachings is a story about the importance of the seven teachings — wisdom, respect, love, honesty, humility, courage and truth — and how interconnected they are in achieving balance, harmony and peace.
Treaty Baby is a 20-page children's book about the importance of treaties to First Nations by Spirit & Intent publisher located in Ohsweken, Ontario. This primary level titles was co-created by sisters, Sara and Alyssa M. General. Writing and illustrating books for children, Spirit & Intent expresses a perspective of Mohawk young women. Treaty Baby features simple, one line sentences about a female and male toddler. On the book's cover readers see the pair holding an important wampum belt representing the Evergrowing Tree of Peace.
The Salmon Run is the 2016 picture book released from Theytus Books. Carrier also known as Dakelh artist Clayton Gauthier is the author and illustrator of this dual language information book. Gauthier took a writing course at the En’owkin Centre in British Columbia and ended up in a children's literature writing course. Through the course he was inspired to create a primary level account of one of the most important food sources on the Northwest Coast.
Je Ne Suis Pas Un Numéro is the French language edition of I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis. It is the first French language children's picture book by the Ojibwe educator from Nipissing First Nation in Ontario. Dupuis retells the story of her grandmother Irene Couchie Dupuis taken to residential school at the age of eight in 1928. The book opens with the distressing image of the Indian agent standing in the doorway demanding that the eldest three children of Mary Ann and Ernest Couchie attend Spanish Indian Residential School.
Comment Le Puma a Fini par Être Appelé Le Chat Fantôme (Ta’n Petalu Telui’tut Skite’kmujewey Mia’wj) is the bilingual Mikmaq/French edition of How the Cougar Came to be Called the Ghost Cat from Roseway Publishing. This dual language picture book tells story about a young cougar who decides to build his home in a strange forest. When he finds that all of the animals in the forest are afraid of him, the young cougar agrees to stop behaving like a cougar so that he can make friends. But when he tries to return to his birthplace, he learns that he is no longer welcome.
Farm Animals Board Book is a dual language book for preschoolers that introduces 13 farm animals and the sounds they make. Written in single words in English and Navajo languages this title includes the sound each farm animal makes as a single word. Farm Animals featured in this board book are turkey, dog, duck, goose, donkey, hen, rooster, sheep, lamb, pig, goat, cow and horse. Author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith, is a well-known author and illustrator for the children's publisher Star Bright Books.
The Life of Joseph Brant is a 2017 release from Power Kids Press. It is part of the Native American Biographies published for the junior level classroom. It is a welcome addition to the biographical releases about the Mohawk leader and ally of the British. Most Canadian and American publishers especially those producing portraits of historical people stress that Brant was a Chief. Joseph Brant was not a Chief in the Five Nation Confederacy council. This author and publisher have succeeded where many have failed to produce an accurate and respectful biography.