Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails is a children's picture book by Inuit writer and storyteller Michael Kusugak. In this story, the reader meets a young Inuk girl named Kataujaq and her family. Kataujaq loves the changing seasons with all their variety. Readers ride along with Kataujaq as the family travels by dog team. In summer, Kataujaq goes out to pick tiny flowers for her mother, who cherishes them even after they have withered and died. Kataujaq learns many things by her mother's side. But one day, Kataujaq's mother gets sick and leaves for a southern hospital and never returns.
Tom Longboat is the Fitzhenry and Whiteside title from The Canadians Series. This biography of the noted historical figure, Tom Longboat (1887-1949) examines his athletic career as Canada's foremost Native long-distance runner. Tom Longboat was an Onondaga from the Six Nations Reserve, Ontario. The biography begins with an introductory chapter about the development of sport in Canada and among the First Nations. The next chapter describes the context of the Iroquois/Haudenosaunee culture at the time of Longboat's birth, and outlines his early years.
UNAVAILABLE Baseball Bats for Christmas, paper and hardcover editions are unavailable through GoodMinds.com Baseball Bats for Christmas is a children's picture book by well known Inuit author and storyteller Michael Kusugak. The author draws on an event from his childhood when he was seven and still lived in Repulse Bay. It is Christmas 1955 when an airplane arrives in the community and the pilot leaves behind six Christmas trees. Many of the children have never seen a Christmas tree; in fact there are no trees in their northern environment.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Let's All Play: A Curriculum and Resource Document for the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, 1998 Traditional Games and Activities of the Northern Ojibway and Cree is produced by the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre for use in Health and Physical Education programs of schools in the Nishnawbe-Aski area. Traditional Northern Ojibway and Cree games are introduced for inclusion in grades 1-8. Each game is briefly described for teacher background and teaching activities are included.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher American Indian Lives - Athletes profiles the athletic careers and contributions of eleven men and women. Their careers span the 20th century and their sports include distance running, car racing, basketball, and hockey. Perhaps the best known athlete is Jim Thorpe, considered the world's greatest athlete. Thorpe excelled at a dozen sports and his life's story is one of triumph and personal tragedy. These inspiring stories serve as role models for the younger generation.
Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete was originally published in 1975 under title: Pathway to Glory. This 1979 University of Oklahoma Press edition is a biography of early twentieth-century Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, discussing his school years, his participation in amateur sports, his Olympic wins in 1912, and his professional baseball and football careers. Born in 1888 in Oklahoma Territory, Jim Thorpe was Sac and Fox who attended the Sac and Fox agency school and Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas. He transferred to Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.