Grandma's Special Feeling - Grandma Teaches Us How First Nations People Used Plants is part of the First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District's Readers 97 Series. In this reader, Grandma shows her family how First Nations People of the Northwest Coast used plants for everything from food to building material. During a family outing to a local park, Grandma explains the importance and uses of cedar, maple, alder, stinging nettle, cattails, skunk cabbage, ferns, kelp, Oregon Grape and Sea Wrack.
First Nations Families is part of the First Nations Education Division's Readers 97 Series. This primary level reader introduces ten First Nations families who live in the Victoria area of British Columbia. These families represent the diversity of the "family" in the 1990s. For each family, a young child introduces the members of the family, where they live and what each family member likes to do. Each page is illustrated with simple sketches that enhance the controlled vocabulary text. A valuable resource for encouraging reading and learning about First Nations families.