OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available through GoodMinds.com Traditional Mohawk Ceremonies Coloring Book is a 32-page illustrated guide to the seventeen ceremonies of thanksgiving held each year in Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) communities. The book begins by explaining the nature of these traditional ceremonies that all revolve around the giving of thanks for the gifts the Creator provides. The annual cycle of ceremonies follows the seasons and beings with Midwinter. Nine illustrated pages describe this important six-day ceremony.
Sliding is a picture book (no text) developed for the kindergarten level of the Circle program, an integrated ESL language arts program for Native children in Northern Ontario. The pictures show young children having fun with their pet dog while they all slide down a snow-covered hill. This story should appeal to children in day care and kindergarten settings. Language teachers will find this picture book useful for telling the story in the language.
Chuck in the City is the newly revised edition of a charming children's story about a young boy named Chuck who goes on an unaccompanied walk when he visits his Kookum (grandmother) in the city. This first visit to the city turns into an adventure. On his walk Chuck encounters barking dogs, kids on roller blades, and tall office towers. He finally realizes that he is lost and very hungry. Trying not to panic he manages to find his way back to his grandmother's condo. This is Jordan Wheeler's second book for children.
UNAVAILABLE Native Art Colouring Book contains 60 pages of images by Kashechewan Cree artist and educator, Elijah T. Wesley. Despite being termed a colouring book, this set of classic Woodland style art by a First Nations artist should appeal to teachers and students who are studying First Nations art. The illustrations cover the various animals, fish and birds typically found in the James Bay area. In addition, the artist includes symbols and designs such as medicine wheels, dream catchers, and clan animals.
Nanabush and Rabbit: An Ojibway Legend was adapted for ESL kindergarten level students as part of the Circle Program, an integrated ESL language arts program for Native children in Northern Ontario. The illustrations by Tim Restoule complement the simple text that tells the story about Nanabush, the trickster. In this story Nanabush convinces all the animals that he has a new song to teach them. But in order to learn the song all the animals must sit with their backs to Nanabush. While Nanabush is singing, Owl peeks and sees what Nanabush is really doing.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available through GoodMinds.com Amikoonse (Little Beaver) is one of a series of children's picture books by Ojibwa artist and writer Ferguson Plain. In this book, the author tells the story of Amikoonse, meaning Little Beaver, and his struggle to discover his true identity. Amikoonse lives with his friend in a house and he follows the little boy everywhere. In fact, the boy gave the beaver the name, Amikoonse. One day Amikoonse leaves the comfortable home of his friend and goes exploring in the bush.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher This colouring book was designed to accompany What Do You Have in Your Canoe? educational kit developed by the Ojibway Cree Cultural Centre. The colouring book is sold separately or as part of the educational kit. This is a resource developed to foster a positive self-image in young Native children living in northern Ontario.
I Can't Have Bannock But The Beaver Has A Dam is a wonderful picture book for reading aloud to young children. Bernalda Wheeler creates a refreshing way to introduce young children to contemporary First Nations/Native people. Her character is a young boy who asks his mother to make some bannock. Bannock is a traditional bread made by most First Nations in northern Canada. The mother explains why she can't use her stove until the hydro line is fixed. It all comes down to the fact that a beaver has cut down a tree for his dam.
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? is a wonderful picture book well suited for reading aloud to preschool and kindergarten children. The story focuses on a young boy who brings a pair of moccasins to school for show and tell. He explains step by step how his Kookum, his grandmother, made the moccasins. The sensitive black and white pencil drawings reflect the author's and illustrator's respect for the First Nation child in a multi-cultural, urban school setting.