Dakota Talks about Treaties is an 8-page illustrated resource about the importance of treaties for Indigenous students as well as non-Indigenous readers. Told from Dakota's perspective the book begins as Dakota gives a speech to her classmates. She recounts her family's trip to a celebration of the Treaty of Niagara in Niagara Falls. This is where Dakota saw wampum belts and heard speeches about the history of this treaty. She also explained to her class that the treaties are living agreements and sacred promises.
Alex Shares His Wampum Belt is an eight page illustrated book from Union of Ontario Indians and the importance of wampum belts and treaties for primary level students. Kelly Crawford wrote this information book about a First Nation student named Alex and his inspiration to create a wampum belt from his Lego blocks. The boy explains that treaty belts are made from wampum and they represent promises made to last. The wampum belt Alex made symbolizes the Treaty of Niagara agreement. Real wampum beads are made from white and purple shells.
The Water Walker is a celebration of a determined Ojibwe grandmother Nokomis Josephine and her love for water nibi. Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine challenges us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.
Out on the Ice, Level 9 infuses a story about a family living in the Arctic out on the ice engaging in ice fishing. This 28-page leveled reader is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series from Inhabit Education publishing. Inhabit Education created this series of early numeracy skills of composing, decomposing numbers,quantity awareness, and working with the part/whole relationship of numbers. This title is a numeracy storybook that supports the development of essential skills such as counting, composing and decomposing numbers, quantity awareness, and working flexibility with the number 10.
Traditional Inuit Clothing level 11 introduces children to items of clothing like the parka that they might be familiar with, and uniquely Northern objects like amautis (a style of parka worn by women to carry their infant). Living in the North requires very special clothing to stay warm and move easily over the ice! One of the non-fiction readers, part of the Nunavummi Reading Series. Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level: P
Winter in Nunavut, Level 9, is a non-fiction book, that teaches children that even though the days are cold and dark in a Nunavut winter, there are a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy, such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, and dogsledding. The 24-page colour photographed reader is ideal for grade 1 and 2 students. this is part of Inhabit Education's Nunavummi Reading Series. Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level: K