Berry Picking with ‘Atsoo is written by Cecelia John from Saik’uz First Nation. Travelling up to Sinkut Mountain was a favourite summer memory of the author. She and her family would pick wild berries. Her ‘Atsoo (grandmother) taught her many things. Who is a person that teaches you many things? This book is part of the Strong Stories: Dakelh series focussing on Indigenous territories (Canada and the United States). These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.
Berries of the Dakelh Territory is written by Cecelia John from Saik’uz First Nation. Wild berries grow almost everywhere. Some wild berries are good to eat while others will make you sick. It is important to know if a berry is safe to eat before you pop it into your mouth! What kinds of berries have you eaten? This book is part of the Strong Stories: Dakelh series focussing on Indigenous territories (Canada and the United States). These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures.
The Trading Tree was written by Nancy Cooper, a band member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, illustrated by Heather Charles, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, and translated by Myrtle Jamieson (Waaseyaankwot Kwe). Photographs for the book were taken by local photographer and designer Milena Vujanovic.
Secwepemc Nation (Shuswap) author Garry Gottfriedson's Clinging to Bone digs into the marrow, heart and soul of the human condition. Looking deeply into the Secwepemc (Shuswap) world of today, he examines betrayal, grief, love and survival. He states, "the broken winged sparrows are lost in flight, surviving starvation in the empty belly of wind." In "Foreigner" he describes how "my skin is the scent of Secwepemcúlucw / a rez Indian, a foreigner / in my own homeland / can you imagine that?" (where "Secwepemcúlucw" means land of the Shuswap).
Stand Like A Cedar by Nicola I. Campbell, Nłeʔkepmx, Syilx and Métis from the Nicola Valley; and illustrated by Carrielynn Victor, S'ólh Temexw, Xwelmexw Slhalí, is a journey through nature to discover the animals of British Columbia. Learn the names of animals in the Nle7kepmxcín or Halq’emeylem languages as well as the teachings in this illustrated children's book. When you go for a walk in nature, who do you see? What do you hear? Discover new sights and sounds with every read.
The Frog Mother is the fourth book in the Mothers of Xsan series by author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw, Brett D. Huson, of Gitxsan Nation of the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, and illustrated by Natasha Donovan, Metis Nation of British Columbia. The Frog Mother describes Nox Ga’naaw a storyteller and speaker of truths of the universe to the Gitxsan of Northwestern British Columbia. When Nox Ga’naaw, the frog mother, releases her eggs among the aquatic plants of a pond, and the tiny tadpoles are left to fend for themselves.
As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, a member of Colville Confederated Tribes, explores the fraught history of treaty violations, struggles for food and water security, and protection of sacred sites, while highlighting the important leadership of Indigenous women in this centuries-long struggle or Indigenous environmental justice.
Braiding Sweetgrass has been updated with a new introduction from Robin Wall Kimmerer, an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. In this bound in stamped linen cloth with a bookmark ribbon and a deckled edge, this second edition features five brilliantly colored illustrations by artist Nate Christopherson. Drawing on her life as an Indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Robin Wall Kimmerer shows how living beings - asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.
Little Wolf by Teoni Spathelfer, a hereditary member of the Heiltsuk Nation from coastal British Columbia, tells the story of Little Wolf’s move to the big city with her mom and sister and how she has difficulty adjusting to their new life. She misses living close to nature and seeing animals wherever she goes, and she misses fishing with her grandfather and seeing dolphins leaping beside their boat. Most of all, she misses feeling connected to her culture. At school, Little Wolf has trouble fitting in. Although her class has kids from many different cultures, no one is Heiltsuk, like her.
Morse est écrit par Herve Paniaq, Illustré par Ben Shannon et traduit par Nicolas Jadot. La série de livres pédagogiques Animaux illustrés combine des informations fascinantes sur les animaux de l’Arctique, qui s’adressent aux très jeunes lecteurs, avec des illustrations minutieusement détaillées.