Viens Avec Moi: Nous Apprendrons Ensemble! Is the French language edition of Come and Learn with Me, Ewo she kedidih, fourth title in the series, The Land is Our Storybook. This title is told in first-person by nine-year-old Sheyenne Jumbo who lives in Sambaa K'e also known as Trout Lake in the Northwest Territories. Sheyenne Jumbo and her extended family live in the Dehcho region of the Dene. The family speaks the Dehcho language and Sheyenne is learning the Dene Yatie language from her grandparents and in language class at the local school.
Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water is a anthology of storytelling, poetry, speeches and works of non-fiction by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors with a connection to Manitoba. Manitowapow is the traditional word for the land that became known as Manitoba. The editors, Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair and Warren Cariou, have selected pieces that extend back into prehistory, the historical period of the fur trade and Northwest Resistance into the present day. The first entry is a brief description of the Traditional Systems of Writing in Manitoba prior to contact.
At the Heart of It: Dene dzó t'áré is the 2011 title in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series about contemporary First Nations in the Northwest Territories. This photo essay style offers students a 26-page information book packed with colour photographs, maps, and stories about a Dene drum maker and his community. Raymond Taniton is Sahtugot'ine, which means "people from the Sahtu or Great Bear Lake." He lives in Deline, Northwest Territories, on the shore of Sahtu, Canada's largest and most pristine lake.
From Lishamie is the engaging memoir of Albert Canadien, a Dene man who spent several years in Fort Providence's Sacred Heart residential school. Originally from Lishamie, the small village located approximately nine miles down river from Fort Providence; Canadien began school at the age of seven speaking only his Slavey language. He attended the school yearly until he was 13, at which point he went to residential schools in Fort Resolution and Fort Smith before finishing at Akaitcho Hall in Yellowknife.
Finding Dahshaa: Self-Government, Social Suffering, and Aboriginal Policy in Canada by Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, a non-Indigenous scholar who worked as negotiator for the Dehcho, DÚl¯nÛ, and Inuvialuit and Gwich'in peoples in the Northwest Territories, offers a unique perspective and analysis of self-government negotiations. Using the metaphor of dahshaa, a rotted spruce wood essential in moose-hide tanning, the author examines three case studies to demonstrate the need for reconciliation and justice through self-government.
A powerful and moving story of one woman s victory over abuse, poverty, and discrimination to recover her life, her self-esteem and the love of her son. Author Morningstar Mercredi is a Dene/Métis storyteller, actress and social activist. First Nation Communities Read 2012 title.
How Fox Saved the People, Eda`ni` no^ge`e do^ne gok'ei^di` is a 56-page picture book with CD from Theytus that tells the Tlicho (Dogrib) traditional story about Fox saving the people. The story is set long ago and begins with a village of people who cannot locate any food. Everyone is hungry but the Raven who visits daily is always happy and seems satisfied. All the people wonder where Raven is finding food. So one day they decide to track where the Raven goes and see where Raven finds food. It is Fox who follows and finds out why Raven is always full and happy.
Misty Lake: Teacher Resource Guide written by Aboriginal Curriculum Developer Jacie Foy, was developed by Loon Books to support the use of Misty Lake as a classroom text about residential school experiences. This guide includes teacher resource activities and assignments relating to subject areas, teacher resources for assessing assignments by grade level (Grades 9-12 or Senior 1-4) and a teacher Bibliography of Resources. The guide is also accompanied by a bonus DVD featuring coverage of Misty Lake on Aboriginal documentary television series The Sharing Circle.
The Caribou Feed Our Soul is one of the titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This Denésôliné (Chipewyan) title is designed to highlight one of the official Aboriginal language groups in the Northwest Territories. The book presents information about the people and community of Lutsel K'e, Northwest Territories. Pete Enzoe is a hunter, trapper, and fisher who views his role as a protector of the caribou. He takes readers on a respectful caribou harvest.
The short stories in The Moon of Letting Go celebrate healing through modern day rituals that honour Richard Van Camp's Dogrib ancestry. Richard Van Camp speaks in a range of powerful voices: a violent First Nations gangster has an astonishing spiritual experience, a single mother is protected from her ex by a dangerous medicine man, and a group of young men pay tribute to a friend by streaking through their northern town. The stories are set in First Nations communities in the Northwest Territories, Vancouver and rural British Columbia.