First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success is one of Pearson Education's Teacher Education Series. This volume authored by Deb St. Amant is a practical guide to understanding how the cultures and histories of Aboriginal peoples in Canada affects the learning of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students. It provides teacher candidates and in-service teachers specific strategies and activities to boost Aboriginal student success in the school and the community.
Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School by journalist Chris Benjamin tackles the controversial and tragic history of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, its predecessors, and its lasting effects, giving voice to multiple perspectives. Benjamin integrates research, interviews, and testimonies to guide readers through the varied experiences of students, principals, and teachers over the school's nearly forty years of operation (1930-1967) and beyond.
Make Math Work: Area and Angles - Welder Preparing Indigenous Students for Apprenticeship and Employment by Miranda Miller and Robert Horton is one of the titles in Ningwakwe's new series, Make Math Work. Each 24-page book in the series focuses on one area of math and numeracy as it relates to a particular job or career. This title begins by introducing the Anishinaabe concept and meaning of fire to their traditional knowledge. The work of a welder requires skills and the ability to calculate and understand angles and area.
Make Math Work: Estimation - Hairstylist Preparing Indigenous Students for Apprenticeship and Employment by Miranda Miller and Robert Horton is one of the titles in Ningwakwe's new series, Make Math Work. Each 24-page book in the series focuses on one area of math and numeracy as it relates to a particular job or career. This title begins by introducing an Ojibwe example of traditional knowledge regarding the sweetgrass braid. Often called the hair of Mother Earth, sweetgrass when braided represents mind, body, and spirit.
The Comic Book Wars by Métis author Jacqueline Guest completes the trilogy that began with Belle of Batoche and Outcasts of River Falls. It's 1943 and World War II is raging. 15-year-old Robert Tourond is safe at home in Calgary, but his three brothers are all overseas, fighting the Nazis. A dreamer, Robert closely follows the exploits of his three favourite comic book heroes Captain Ice, Sedna of the Sea and the Maple Leaf Kid who also battle the bad guys in the monthly comics he spends his allowance on.
Indigenous Poetics in Canada broadens the way in which Indigenous poetry is examined, studied, and discussed in Canada. Breaking from the parameters of traditional English literature studies, this volume embraces a wider sense of poetics, including Indigenous oralities, languages, and understandings of place. Featuring work by academics and poets, the book examines four elements of Indigenous poetics. First, it explores the poetics of memory: collective memory, the persistence of Indigenous poetic consciousness, and the relationships that enable the Indigenous storytelling process.
Playing the White Man's Games tells the extraordinary stories of Native American male athletes who overcame tremendous obstacles to dominate the NFL, CFL, PGA, Olympic Games, NHL and professional wrestling. From ABCs Athlete of the Century Jim Thorpe, whose track and field career began when he surpassed his college varsity high jump team in street shoes and climaxed with gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon at the 1912 Olympic Games, before moving on to dominate NCAA and NFL football, major league baseball and 22 sports in all, including a national championship in ballroom dancing.
Sweetest Kulu, a charming bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuk throat singer Celina Kalluk describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu, an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants. Author Celina Kalluk was born and raised in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.
The Country of Wolves: A Graphic Novel is a unique 2014 offering from Inhabit Media publishers. This 87-page graphic novel retells a traditional Inuit story about two brothers who find themselves adrift on broken sea ice while out hunting for seal. They drift in the darkness for many days, until the ice they are on settles on the shore of a strange and distant land. The hunters begin to look for landmarks or people to help them find their way back home. Eventually, they come to a camp and the two brothers split up to find help.