Ojibwa: People of Forests and Prairies is a 160-page reference title about the Anishinaabe peoples. The author's approach is standard anthropological and historical but offers a wealth of colour images, maps, archival images, and references. The volume begins with an introduction to the languages, geography, and life prior to European contact. Historical contact period covers the War of 1812 and the signing of treaties between the people and the British, Americans, and Canadians.
After a long school year in Yellowknife, Akuluk would prefer to spend summer vacation in the south, but as soon as she heads out on the land with her grandfather, her visit to the Arctic becomes much more interesting! Akuluk is not excited about visiting her grandparents in Nunavut. She would rather head south for summer vacation, somewhere with roller coasters and cotton candy. There can't be much to do way up there, Akuluk figures. But as soon as she steps off the plane and sees all the exciting animals that the tundra has to offer, Akuluk forgets all about her dreams of going south.
Native Nations of the Arctic and Subarctic is one of the titles in The Child's World's 2016 series, Native Nations of North America. This 40-page elementary information book introduces the key cultural families of the northern United States and Canada, including the Inuit, Yup'ik, Unangan, Northern Athabaskan, Innu, Cree, Ojibwe, and Atikamekw peoples. Each First Nation and Arctic peoples' historical significance, cultural highlights, and contemporary life are all examined through respectful text and well-chosen photos.
Native Nations of the Northeast is one of the titles in The Child's World's 2016 series, Native Nations of North America. This 40-page elementary information book introduces the key cultural families of the northeastern United States and Canada, including the Abenaki, Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois), Lenape, Narragansett, Ojibwe, Pequot, Powhatan, and Wampanoag Nations. Each Nations' historical significance, cultural highlights, and contemporary life are all examined through respectful text and well-chosen photos.
American Indian Families is part of The True Book Series published by Children's Press especially for elementary students in grades three to five. This information book is arranged into brief chapters about the nature of Native American families and how different nations' families were organized. The author and publisher have tackled a complex topic by explaining the different kinds of family groups among various Native American Nations that elementary students can appreciate Indigenous cultures.
A Concise History of Canada's First Nations by the late Olive P. Dickason and William Newbigging is the 2015 revised edition from Oxford University Press. This third edition has updated terminology reflecting current practice, 18 maps, and new and enhanced coverage of key topics - such as self-government initiatives, land rights disputes, Idle No More movement, economic development, the TRC, and efforts to highlight and share Indigenous knowledge.
Algonquin is a recent release from the ABDO Publishing Company about Native Americans and authored by Sarah Tieck. This 32-page information book is designed for grade two to grade five readers interested in history and cultural traditions of First Nations. Simple sentences in large font make this an ideal non-fiction title for elementary Social Studies projects. In 2000 ABDO released a similar series. This 2015 publication does not identify the content and cultural validators. In this title the author identifies the Algonquin First Nation in the Ottawa River region.
Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs is an important collection of Inuit elder interviews about current naming and family traditions among the Inuit communities of Baffin Region, Nunavut. Four elders explain that Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuq&urausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. Children were named after their elders and ancestors, ensuring a long and healthy life.
Huron: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Huron also known as the Wendat, the people of the Woodland cultural region who live within Southern Ontario, Southern Quebec, Oklahoma, Michigan and Kansas. Originally the Wendat flourished in the areas around Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in Ontario and the St. Lawrence Valley in Quebec.
Sioux History and Culture is the 2013 publication in the Native American Library Series from Gareth Stevens Publishing. This 48-page information book offers students from grades 5 to 8 basic and accurate information about the Sioux in the United States and Canada. Organized in five chapters the book begins with Land and Origins. This two-page spread explains the origin or creation story, names, and geographic location in South and North Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. The remaining chapters cover History; Traditional Way of Life; Sioux Life Today; and Current Sioux Issues.