Living on the Edge: Nuu-Chah-Nulth History from an Ahousaht Chief's Perspective is part biographical memoir and part historical account of the Nuuchahnulth People of Clayoquot Sound. As the hereditary Chief of the Ahousaht People, Earl Maquinna George recounts his life's story and the cultural history of his people. The part biographical memoir offers readers insight into the life of a First Nation leader whose story covers history, politics, and contemporary issues facing all First Nations in Canada.
An Inuk Boy Becomes a Hunter is the straight-forward autobiography by Inuk hunter named John Igloliorte. Born in 1936 in Nain, Labrador, John describes his childhood years growing up in a family that struggled to survive. His father was disabled and the young John often went to live with other families in the community. Despite the hardships he tells his story with honesty and integrity. He recounts his schooling, living on the land, hunting, fishing, and playing games with other Inuit children.
Ten Legends Workbook: Ojibwa and Iroquois Legends, An Intermediate Workbook is the reprint edition published by Ningwakwe Learning Press. Originally developed by Hamilton Regional Indian Centre in 1998, this literacy workbook is appropriate for the Level Two learner. It is also a valuable resource for older elementary students who require high interest and low vocabulary materials from an Iroquois or Ojibwe perspective. The workbook contains 10 basic traditional stories or legends retold in English.
Omuskegowak: Cree People of James Bay is a bilingual Cree and English literacy workbook about the Cree People of James Bay and published by Ningwakwe Learning Press. This 72-page book contains the English edition and on the inverted pages the text is written in James Bay Cree (Western dialect) using syllabic characters. Language teacher Annie Ashamock wrote the text that consists of twelve brief sections that describe the cultural traditions and history of the James Bay Cree.
56-page book offers literacy students and secondary students an overview of the history and impact of residential schools in Canada. It also focuses on the intergenerational impacts by examining the circle in four stages (niiwinkiiyootaaseg) and addresses constructive methods to healing and developing healthy individuals, families, and communities.
A History of the Ojibwe People: Ojibwe Culture and Literacy Exercise Workbook was developed by United Native Friendship Centre Literacy Program and published by Ningwakwe Learning Press to provide adult literacy learners with information about the cultural history of the Ojibwe of Northern Ontario. This 34-page book provides basic information about the people of the Rainy River district of Treaty #3. The sections contain information about recipes, Ojibwe words and stories, clothing, transportation, homes, spirituality, and the yearly cycle of activity.
A Thousand Supperless Babes: The Story of the Métis is a dramatic play created by Lon Borgerson and the students attending the SUNTEP at the University of Saskatchewan. This work-in-progress tells the history of the Métis through story, song and dance. The 40-page book provides the script and background information as well as production photographs and cast lists from previous productions. The script and musical score are also provided on the accompanying CD. The music sung by Andrea Menard is also on the CD.
Do All Indians Live in Tipis?: Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian is co-published by the National Museum of the American Indian and Harper Collins Publishers. This resource guide offers answers to the most commonly asked questions about Native Americans by visitors to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Native American staff at the museum offer thoughtful, concise answers to 100 questions about American Indians in the United States.
Native Women of Courage for Young Readers is a collection of brief biographical sketches of ten outstanding First Nations women. Métis author Kelly Fournel celebrates the lives of Winona LaDuke, Sarah Winnemucca, Maria Tallchief, Mary Kim Titla, Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, Susan Aglukark, Wilma Mankiller, Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, Lorna B. Williams, and Pauline Johnson. Each biography includes information about how each woman overcame difficult circumstances to achieve success in her field of endeavor.