Stories of the People: Native American Voices was published in conjunction with the National Museum of the American Indian's exhibition, Stories of the People, held at the Smithsonian in 1996-1997. The book celebrates six diverse cultures|Northern Plains, Tuscarora, Cherokee, Makah, Quechua, and Western Apache. Six curators from these cultural traditions write about their Nation's artistic expressions in material culture. The artistic beauty of the cultural objects is explained from a Native American perspective through oral tradition, story, and spiritual traditions.
The Good Path: Ojibwe Learning and Activity Book for Kids is an excellent teaching resource about Ojibwe history and culture. Organized around the traditional values that form Ojibwe ways of thinking, living and being, the nine chapters take readers from the time of creation to the present day. The chapters discuss the Creator's vision of the earth, the Grandfathers, Grandmother Moon, the prophecies, the westward migration, the time of the fur trade, treaties and reservations, the time of the Sixth Fire, and the Seventh Generation.
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.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Gathering Tree is the most recent children's book by award-winning authors Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden. The authors tackle the difficult issue of HIV/AIDS in this picture book set in a First Nations community in British Columbia. A special cousin is returning home for a community ceremony. Robert is a 21-year-old First Nations man who went to the city for his education. His younger cousins, Tyler and Shay-Lyn, look up to him as a role model for his marathon running ability.
Gchi-Kinoomaadwinan gaa-ni-zhi-aankeshkaamgag (How the Great Teachings were Passed On) is a bilingual, Ojibwe/English book written and illustrated by the Grade 6 to 8 students at First Nations School, Toronto. Ojibwe translation provided by Dorothy Pitawanakwat. European contact is predicted and explained using the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers. Artwork and story were created by the students in this urban school.
Description will be updated soon. 10 young-adult short stories by North America's best fiction authors. The stories cover a range of themes and emotions and all relate to teenage Native American youth. Authors include Linda Hogan, Joy Harjo, Sherman Alexie, Richard Van Camp, Louise Erdrich, Joseph Bruchac, Greg Sarris, Susan Power, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Lee Francis. Stories bring realistic Native characters to life as they experience the joys and heartaches of young adults' coming-of-age in contemporary society.
Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws, Teacher Guide #1: Sugar Bush CD is a set of lesson plans for the graphic novel by Chad Salomon. With this inaugural 32-page comic, Rabbit and Pear Paws are key players in an 18th century North American setting. The artist places the two characters in Ontario where they come into contact with English soldiers on route to Niagara. Throughout their adventures readers are introduced to stories featuring Nanaboozhoo, the Trickster. Chad Solomon draws on the Ojibwe Seven Grandfathers Teachings for the core of the story.
A Promise Is A Promise is the popular children's picture book by well-known children's author Robert Munsch and Inuit storyteller Michael Kusugak. In this story Michael Kusugak and Robert Munsch collaborate by taking the mythical characters that live in the sea ice, the Qallupilluit, and create an adventure story about a young Inuit girl. Allashua does not listen to her mother's warnings about Qallupilluit. She convinces herself that these creatures, which are similar to trolls, are just stories her mother uses as a warning to keep away from the dangerous sea ice.