First Nations Technology is part of the First Nations Education Division's Readers 97 Series. This primary level reader introduces students to the technology of the First Nations of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Illustrated with black and white images, the controlled vocabulary text gives young readers an idea of how the Salish, NuuChahNulth and KwaKwaKa'wakw lived in the past and today. The book covers houses, travel, hunting, fishing, gathering, clothing, and food preparation. The contributions and achievements of the Northwest Coast Nations are highlighted.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. I Walk in Two Worlds is the autobiography of Eleanor Brass, a Cree/Saulteaux woman born on the Peepeekisis Reserve in Saskatchewan in 1905. Brass describes her early childhood memories growing up on a farm and attending Indian boarding school. She documents her residential school experiences including physical and emotional abuses. At nineteen she married Hector Brass from the File Hills Colony. They moved to Regina where she held several jobs and helped to found the Regina Friendship Centre.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher We Get Our Living Like Milk From the Land was researched and written by the Okanagan Rights Committee and the Okanagan Indian Education Resource Society for the Okanagan Tribal Council as historical background information about the Okanagan People of British Columbia. The history begins at Creation and outlines Okanagan history as well as how the European and later Canadian governments have dealt with Native People.
Medicine River is a witty, engaging novel set in a contemporary Blackfoot (Siksika) reserve community, called Medicine River. Thomas King introduces two key characters, Harlan Bigbear and his photographer friend Will. Harlan is the classic trickster character who has a scheme for his recently returned friend Will. An award-winning news photographer Will returns for his mother's funeral. His best friend sets out to have Will photograph Medicine River Elders. Will sets up his new photography business in Medicine River and finds himself playing basketball for the community's team.