Little Butterfly Girl: An Indian Residential School Story is a picture book produced by the Union of Ontario Indians based on an original account by Jenny Restoule-Mallozzi. With original colour illustrations by Donald Chretien, this story recounts the experiences of an Ojibwe child forced to attend residential school. The tragic account is brought full-circle when Mary begins her healing journey with encouragement from her family.
The Incredible Adventure of Mary Jane Mosquito: A Musical Cabaret is a one woman musical in one-act by renowned Cree playwright, performer, musician and poet Tomson Highway. This remarkable 70-page book is a treat for the eyes as well as an uplifting and positive story about a girl mosquito born without wings. Her disability is overwhelming but this young mosquito has a dream and she perseveres and lives to fulfill her dream to become a singer and entertainer beloved by audiences.
Kohkum`s Babushka: A Magical Metis-Ukrainian Tale is a unique modern oral tradition of a first encounter between a Metis family and an immigrant family. Unable to speak the other`s language the families share food and clothing. This imagined history takes readers to an ideal meeting that benefits both families. Caring, sharing, reciprocity and good feelings all around are symbolized in a colourful woman`s head scarf. Ideal for teachers looking for a first encounter resource. Suggested for junior-intermediate social studies.
Pemmican Wars is volume 1 of the new graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo from Highwater Press. Written by Katherena Vermette and illustrated by Scott Henderson. This young adult graphic novel is written with minimal text making this historical time travel story mixes two time periods as seen through the life story of a young teen named Echo. Echo does not live with her mother and attends a new school where she finds solace in the library. In history class Echo hears the story about the little known Pemmican Wars. Suddenly Echo finds herself transported to this historic event.
Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation written by Monique Gray Smith for Orca Book Publishing invites young adult readers on a journey of discovery regarding truth and reconciliation about residential schools. Organized into four broad categories such as a welcome to the issues; honesty - where we have come from; love - where do we stand today; kindness and reciprocity - where do we go from here, this book guides students toward understanding by employing critical thinking and taking action. The book presents an effective background to the history of residential schools and gov
Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools by educator and author Pamela Toulouse, Anishinaabe educator highly sought after speaker and motivator, provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lessons plans that support Indigenous and Non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nations, Inuit and Metis perspectives, Seven Grandfather Teachings, and sacred circle teachings into your tea
No More Name is the follow-up novel in the PathFinders series from 7th Generation publishing. The story revolves around Bobby Byington as he deals with his father's alcoholism and anger. In this second story, Bobby is learning to trust and find ways of dealing with his father's issues. Bobby has found a way to return to the sport he enjoys--basketball. Unfortunately, new issues emerge as Bobby's girlfriend is bullied and resented by her less academic classmates. Bobby connects with a basketball team member who also encounters an alcoholic parent.
Welcome to the Circle by Larry Loyie, Cree, with Constance Brissenden, discusses the circle as an important symbol, signifying the connection of all things for many Aboriginal peoples. Within the circle, within our communities, we feel connected to others, and we know we have somewhere to turn when we need help. This short book is part of the Pearson Canada Well Aware series.
The Vampire Skeleton is Mohawk author Sara General's third title from her publishing company, Spirit & Intent. It is a novel loosely-based on old Haudenosaunee stories and explores what vampires might be like in a First Nations context.
“It’s a fast moving Young Adult story with hints of romance and a lot of magic. Most of my stories have magic in them. I like a lot of different kinds of books, but the ones with magic have always been my favourite."
The Fortune Teller's Daughter: Fortune & Fall Book One tells the story of Cora who returns home to find her mother missing and a large pool of blood covering the floor. Desperate for answers Cora must now leave her home and stay at a teen shelter in her community. Cora is soon to turn sixteen and plays for her local high school lacrosse tea. After just learning the scout for the Iroquois Nationals team is impressed with Cora's lacrosse skills, Cora is sent reeling and confused. Cora's mom is the community's fortune teller despite Cora's objections.