Indigenous Dwellings of Canada: A Colouring Book authored by Katherine and Leo Pettipas and illustrated by Don Monkman is produced by Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. This 53-page colouring book depicts the various styles of buildings designed by First Nations and Inuit peoples over the centuries. Each page has a brief caption describing the Nation and the dwelling such as winter pit houses, longhouses, wigwams, earth lodges, plank houses, and earth lodges.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nakota Nation is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Stoney and Assiniboine (Sioux) people known as the Nakota Nation. Influenced by the climate and land of Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Nakota 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.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nisga'a Nation is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Pacific Northwest Coast people known as the Nisga'a Nation. Influenced by the climate and land along the Pacific Coast, the Nisga'a 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.
Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People is a 116-page volume detailing the traditional stories about Turtle Island combined with scientific research about the early history and cultures of Indigenous North America. Eldon Yellowhorn, Piikani scholar, and Kathy Lowinger, children's author and publisher, offers a unique approach for the general reader and secondary students learning about First Nations. In nine chapters the book uses art, maps, and readable text about the life and cultures prior to European contact.
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.
The Art of Being Métis: Through the Teachings of the Canoe DVD provides Public Performance rights making it ideal for Native Studies courses and recommended for those interested in Métis canoe building. The Art of Being Métis is a 10 part exploration about being Métis as told through the teachings of the canoe by master builder knowledge keeper Marcel Labelle. Taking traditional knowledge from his Algonquin/Métis ancestors Marcel Labelle explains the importance of a birch bark canoe and the knowledge and expertise required for its construction.
The Inuit: Ivory Carvers of the Far North is the 2016 revised edition from Capstone Press. This paper edition is part of the America's First Peoples that introduces elementary students to the Inuit prior to contact. The 32-page book contains 8 brief chapters including winter in the far north; the search for food; more than meat; the shaman; Inuit storytelling; Inuit clothing and jewelry; two worlds meet; and the Inuit today. Using short sentences combined with colour and black and white archival images the text provides basic information about the far north people known as the Inuit.
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.