Sinew and Sage 2: Aboriginal Literacy Workbook is an adult literacy workbook developed by Ningwakwe Learning Press for learners at LBS Level 2 (grade 3 and 4) in their reading, writing and understanding skills. From the title, the publishers view sinew as a metaphor for reading and writing skills because the sinew from a deer is considered a strong material in the creation of leather products. Likewise sage is an important medicine plant that represents the spirit used to create positive experiences.
Sinew and Sage 1: Literacy Workbook is an adult literacy workbook developed by Ningwakwe Learning Press for learners at LBS Level 1 (grade 1 and 2) in their reading, writing and understanding skills. From the title, the publishers view sinew as a metaphor for reading and writing skills because the sinew from a deer is considered a strong material in the creation of leather products. Likewise sage is an important medicine plant that represents the spirit used to create positive experiences.
Omuskegowak: Cree People of James Bay is a bilingual Cree and English literacy workbook about the Cree People of James Bay and published by Ningwakwe Learning Press. This 72-page book contains the English edition and on the inverted pages the text is written in James Bay Cree (Western dialect) using syllabic characters. Language teacher Annie Ashamock wrote the text that consists of twelve brief sections that describe the cultural traditions and history of the James Bay Cree.
Yellow Line is part of the Orca Soundings series published by Orca Publishing. This series is designed as short, large-print paperback novels with high interest and low vocabulary. Targeted at the reluctant reader, the stories use compelling themes combined with authentic teenage dialogue. The book does not draw the reader's attention that is designed for teens reading below grade level. Yellow Line's storyline does not disappoint. Sylvia Olsen tells a story about two separate communities, one a small whites-only village and the other a small First Nations reserve set in British Columbia.
Hook Up by author Kim Firmston is an edgy teen novel for reluctant readers in the SideStreets Series from James Lorimer and Company Publishers. Cody Manywounds is a Tsuu T'ina teen who believes his life and schooling are all on track. His gets good grades and his plans include university. Some minor issues in the past involving some friends is now resolved and Cody knows he has a hot girlfriend and life is good. But when Cody receives the text message that announces his girlfriend's pregnancy his whole world is now upside down.
The Turtle Who Went to War and Other Sioux Stories includes five stories from the Indian Reading Series, a collection of traditional stories as a Reading series by the Pacific Northwest Indian Program, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon. These traditional Sioux legends, originally designed to help educate young tribal members about their history and culture, include elements of friendship, bravery, loyalty and revenge. Stories were told by Eunice B. Alfrey, Ann Lambert, Lavina Perry and George White Bird and illustrations by Eunice B.
My Name is Seepeetza is the diary format novel written by Nlakapamux author Shirley Sterling about her life as a twelve-year-old attending the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The entries, from September 1958 to August 1959, offer students a glimpse of what life was like for a girl from a First Nation family sent to residential school. Instead of her Nlakapamux name, the girl is known by the teachers as Martha Stone. The life at residential school is filled with rules, harsh discipline, and severe nuns.