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.
The Spirit of the Sea is an illustrated picture book telling the story of the spirit of the sea, known by many Inuktitut names including Nuliajuq, Sedna, and Takannaaluk, who is a key figure from the Inuit cosmology. Sedna was once a young woman who refused to marry, but the lies and deception of a treacherous bird and her own father's cowardice lead her to a life of solitude at the bottom of the ocean as the powerful, and at times vengeful, spirit of the sea.
OUT OF STOCK INDEFINITELY 2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read. Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through The Turbulent Waters of Native History is a 2014 shortlist nominee for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This non-fiction book is the powerful and moving memoir from Cree residential school survivor, activist, educator, and writer Edmund Metatawabin. Former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation, Ed Metatawabin presents his compelling account of the experiences endured at the notorious St.
Powwow Counting in Cree is a 2013 publication for primary level students that introduce counting from one to ten in the Plains Cree language. Told in simple rhyming verse, this 24-page presentation features powwow imagery such as feathers, singers, dancers, the Eagle Staff, the Drum, Seven Teachings, and moccasins. Colour drawings by artist Melinda Josie reflect the cultural details of the contemporary powwow.
Le Capteur de Rêves et les Sept Tentations is the French language edition of Dreamcatcher & the Seven Deceivers by Métis author David Bouchard. The sequel to Les Sept Enseignements Sacres (Seven Sacred Teachings), warns readers about voices one can expect to hear during our dreamtime, voices that do not represent the Sacred Teachings. In his introduction Bouchard explains long before the colonization efforts began, First Nations had prophesies that forewarned the people.