Calling all people to become stewards of the earth, this exquisite book, The Declaration of Interdependence: A Pledge to Planet Earth, is a heartfelt plea for the planet's preservation. The Declaration of Interdependence | both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action | was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992, in recognition of the United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven is a new picture book series created by Chad Solomon, Tanya Leary, and Christopher Meyer. The seven picture books contain the characters, 12-year-old Rabbit, 10-year-old Bear Paws, and 11-year-old Strawberry, developed by Chad Solomon in his The Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novel offerings. This new selection contains seven stand alone titles each one based on one of the Seven Grandfather Teachings: Courage, Honesty, Humility, Love, Respect, Truth, and Wisdom.
Environmentalists from our First Nations is the 2011 release in the series, First Nations Series for Young Readers from Second Story Press. All books in this series feature brief biography pieces about several First Nation and Native American people who show leadership in their chosen field. In this book, the author Vincent Schilling has selected eleven individuals from the USA and Canada who work for the betterment of Mother Earth and her peoples in the field of environmental science.
Bridging Cultures: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Culture written by Glen Aikenhead and Herman Mitchell addresses the need for environmental science and science educators to embrace traditional Indigenous knowledge in a straight-forward and accessible manner. Aikenhead is Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan with an abiding interest in culture studies in science education, and Michell (Woodland Cree) is Director of the Northern Teacher Education Program at the Northern Professional Access College, La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest is a 28-page picture book from Native Northwest publishers. This unique title offers young readers an introduction to the various animals from the Pacific Northwest Coast. Artists from Nuxalk, Namgis, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Haida, Bella Bella, Tsimshian, Kwa Na Ki Nulth and Nuchatlaht Nations provided the images, and cultural comments about ancestors, totem, thunderbird, wolf, salmon, frog, beaver, owl, bear, otter, raven, eagle, turtle, hummingbird, butterfly, octopus, and whale.
Northwest Coast Native Animals is a 12-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating and is published by Native Northwest publishing. The book introduces young children to the animals of the Northwest Coast through the art of Kelly Robinson, Nuxalk and Nuuchahnulth. She provides simply sentences about the environment where each animal thrives. Highly recommended
Sharing Our World: Animals of the Native Northwest is a 28-page board book from Native Northwest publishers. This unique title offers young children an introduction to the various animals from the Pacific Northwest Coast. Artists from Nuxalk, Namgis, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Haisla, Heiltsuk, Haida, Bella Bella, Tsimshian, Kwa Na Ki Nulth and Nuchatlaht Nations provided the images, and cultural comments about ancestors, totem, thunderbird, wolf, salmon, frog, beaver, owl, bear, otter, raven, eagle, turtle, hummingbird, butterfly, octopus, and whale.
Muin and The Seven Bird Hunters: A Mi'kmaw Night Sky Story is a well-crafted and designed picture book that retells the Mi'kmaq story about the night sky and the distinctive stars known as Ursa Major or the Big Dipper. This bilingual (Mi'kmaq and English) legend is carefully told by Lillian Marshall, Murdena Marshall, Prune Harris, and Cheryl Bartlett. Illustrations by Kristy Read and Sana Kavanagh are meant to visually engage the viewer with the cut-out style of the animals chasing the bear during the seasonal cycle of change.
Nanabosho and the Butterflies is the 2010 title in the Nanabosho series by Joe and Matrine McLennen. Grandmother talks to her grandchildren about how she looked out the window of the residential school one morning and saw a beautiful monarch butterfly. The story is recounted about Nanabosho and how butterflies came to be the creatures who make children laugh in this Ojibwe story. Despite grandmother's sad childhood, he understanding of Ojibwe teachings were maintained and passed on to her grandchildren.
Uumajut Learn About Arctic Wildlife published by Inhabit Media in partnership with Qikiqtani Inuit Association and the Nunavut Bilingual Education Society is written by Nunavut resident Simon Awa, along with Anna Ziegler and Stephanie McDonald. This 30-page bilingual book (English and Inuktitut syllabics) explores the various animals of the tundra and the sea and ice regions of the Arctic. A brief introduction provides additional background for the teacher and the section about the tundra features information about the lemming, caribou, Arctic fox, and the wolverine.