The Legend of the Caribou Boy, Ekw? Dozhýý Wegondi is a traditional Dene legend told by George Blondin, respected Elder and storyteller, and adapted by his late son John Blondin (1960-1996). This new Theytus publication is a bilingual picture book with the story printed in English and the Weledeh Dialect of the Dogrib/Tlicho (Na-Dene) language. This simply-told story for young children explains how long ago a young boy who was having difficult dreams was destined to provide a gift for his family and community.
Come and Learn with Me, Ewo she kedidih is the 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.
The Old Man with the Otter Medicine (Eneeko Nambe Il'oo K'eezho) is a traditional Dene legend told by George Blondin, respected Elder and storyteller, and adapted by his late son John Blondin (1960-1996). This new Theytus publication is a bilingual picture book with the story printed in English and the Weledeh Dialect of the Dogrib (Na-Dene) language. This simply-told story for young children explains how a village of Dene people long ago were used to catching many fish from the nearby lake. But one day the fish were no more.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Initiations: A Selection of Young Native Writings is the 2007 publication of the Aboriginal Youth Challenge writing competition's winning entries. These 21 essays, poetic prose, fiction, non-fiction, biography, and poetry are written by accomplished Aboriginal youth over the three years of the Dominion Institute's Our Story Writing Challenge. The youth were given the general task of writing a narrative that portrayed a moment in time of First Nations history. The age categories were 14-18 and 19-29.
Health Transitions in Arctic Populations describes and explains changing health patterns in these areas, how particular patterns came about, and what can be done to improve the health of Arctic peoples. This study correlates changes in health status with major environmental, social, economic, and political changes in the Arctic. T. Kue Young and Peter Bjerregaard seek commonalities in the experiences of different peoples while recognizing their considerable diversity.
Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts is a collection of 19 scholarly papers edited by Catherine Bell is Professor of Law and David Kahane is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta. The essays collected here provide a balanced view of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), exploring its opportunities and effectiveness alongside its challenges and limits.
Hunters at the Margin: Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories examines the history behind the wildlife conservation movement undertaken in Canada between 1890 and 1970. Contrary to popular belief the Canadian government moved on the issue to protect the bison, caribou and muskoxen because they sought to exert authority over the hunting territories of the Dene and Inuit.
Yamozha and His Beaver Wife (Yamoózha Eyits'o Wets'ékeé Tsá) published by Theytus in cooperation with the Yellowknife Catholic Schools offers young readers an opportunity to hear and see a retelling of a traditional Dogrib legend in English and the Weledeh dialect of Dogrib. The original telling by Vital Thomas is recorded here in book and CD formats that tell a story about the geographical landmarks of the Dene People.
Denesuline: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Carol Koopman describes the cultural history of the Denesuline, the people of the Subarctic cultural region who live within the Northwest Territories, northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The Dene flourish in this environment and the book looks at their traditional homes, clothing styles, foods, tools, spirituality, ceremonies, music, art, language, and storytelling.
Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta: Five Hundred Generations was co-produced by the Provincial Museum of Alberta and Syncrude as a partnership to support the museum exhibition, Aboriginal Cultures in Alberta. While the 81-page resource begins with a section based on traditional archaeological understanding of First Nations' origins, the remaining sections of the book cover the history and culture of the First Nations and Métis of Alberta.