UNAVAILABLE Raven's Feather Dance – A Creation Legend is a 9-minute children's animated video from the National Film Board of Canada. Part of the Tell Me A Story Series, this video is a creation story about Raven and Coyote and how they go about repopulating the world after the world is destroyed in a disaster. Raven sets out to find a solution and asks Eagle, Bear, Turtle and Owl how to repopulate the earth. Raven discovers a plan based on Owl's advice. He goes about collecting feathers from all the birds. The feathers are arranged among cedar boughs.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Legends: The Story of Siwash Rock is an adaptation by filmmaker Annie Frazier Henry from a traditional legend about the appearance of the Siwash Rock, a well-known Vancouver landmark. Actor Dakota House portrays a young man, Andrew, whose girlfriend, Kelsey, becomes pregnant. Left without employment and the life-threatening illness of his girlfriend, Andrew prepares for his child's birth in a traditional manner by a cleansing.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher First Nations Full Day Kindergarten Video: Primary One Curriculum is a 38 minute video developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia. Cree educator and storyteller Brenda Andrews effectively uses puppetry to present three Trickster stories for young children. In the video, Andrews introduces the stories by explaining their importance and asking the viewer to listen carefully for the lesson contained in these entertaining legends.
Rainbow Crow Nagweyaabi-Aandeg is the 2012 bilingual picture book by Métis storyteller and author David Bouchard retelling of a traditional Lenape story. The story is set long ago before two leggeds walked on Mother Earth. There was a great cold and the animals formed a council to discuss the matter. They decided someone had to seek help from the Creator. Rainbow Crow, a most colourful bird, was selected because she had a beautiful voice that would surely impress the Creator. She flew into the heavens and won fire from above.
Corneille Arc-en-ciel Nagweyaabi-Aandeg is the French edition of Rainbow Crow Nagweyaabi-Aandeg, the 2012 bilingual picture book by Métis storyteller and author David Bouchard retelling of a traditional Lenape story. The story is set long ago before two leggeds walked on Mother Earth. There was a great cold and the animals formed a council to discuss the matter. They decided someone had to seek help from the Creator. Rainbow Crow, a most colourful bird, was selected because she had a beautiful voice that would surely impress the Creator. She flew into the heavens and won fire from above.
Flying with the Eagle, Racing with the Bear is the reissue of noted storyteller and author Joseph Bruchac's 1993 edition. This anthology of legends were selected and retold by Bruchac around the theme of a boy's initiation or rite of passage ceremony. Organized around four culture regions: the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Northwest, Bruchac explains the significance of the number four in his foreword.
In this traditional Inuit story, The Legend of the Fog, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life or death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man's quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process releases the first fog into the world. Written by Cape Dorset elder Qaunaq Mikkigak and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award-nominated author Joanne Schwartz, this action-packed picture book brings a centuries-old traditional story to life for elementary readers.
The legend of Kaugjagjuk—a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself—is a traditional Inuit story told throughout the Arctic. Reimagined in this picture book for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers everywhere the chance to experience this traditional story about using one's patience and perseverance to overcoming obstacles and poor treatment by others. Reading Level: 5.9. FNCR 2013
All Inuit know about qalupaliit, strange creatures that live under the sea ice and carry away unsuspecting children on their backs. But when one bright young orphan strays too close to the ice, he soon learns that while qalupaliit may be very scary, they are also easily tricked. The Qalupalik is the first installment in The Unikkaakuluit Series a new, illustrated children's picture book series based on the work of celebrated contemporary Inuit storytellers. Author Elisha Kilabuk is a popular Iqaliut-based storyteller and throat singer. FNCR 2013
Niiwin, Four Ojibwa Critter Tales is a self-published picture book featuring four brief Ojibwe stories about Nanabosho by Kathleen Coleclough of KaKwa Publishing. This small family-run business located in Saskatchewan is focused on cultural education. In this 20-page book four Elders go off berry picking. One Elder finds herself alone and enjoying the berries. She senses someone behind her but assumes it is one of her friends so she begins a one-sided conservation and in the process tells four short traditional stories.