UNAVAILABLE Keepers of the Animals: Native Stories and Environmental Activities for Children - Teacher's Guide is an additional resource for educators that explains the importance of Native stories and storytelling. The Guide accompanies Keepers of the Animals and discusses how stories are told and what they mean in specific Native cultures. Brief background information is provided for each major culture area including Eastern Woodland, Southeast, Plains, Southwest, Great Basin and Plateau, West Coast, Pacific Northwest, Subarctic and Arctic.
Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples is an easy-to-use handbook published by the Royal British Columbia Museum. Originally issued in 1975 this handbook will appeal to the general public user interested in knowing more about the edible wild plants of coastal British Columbia used by the First Nations. First Nations along the coastal region includes: the Haida, Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuxalk, Heiltsuk, and Tsimshian. The author is an ethnobotonist teaching at the University of Victoria.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Brittney Diana Science Series Tidepools is a teacher resource developed by the First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia for grades 5-7. This workbook examines the four tidal zones and the inhabitants of each zone: splash and high tide; high tide; middle tide; low tide; and sub tide.
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.
Trees, Plants and Their Uses is a handy reference booklet about common trees and plants in eastern Canada. The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre produced this 56-page booklet with the assistance of four elders from the James Bay area. Information included for each tree/plant describe its habitat, size and form, family group, common names, medicinal uses and Native uses. The author does not include recipes for herbal plant usage. Most of the fifteen trees and ten plants described have illustrations (some in colour).
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Trees, Plants and Their Uses (Cree Syllabics) is a handy reference booklet about common trees and plants in eastern Canada. The Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre produced this 53-page booklet with the assistance of four elders from the James Bay area. Information included for each tree/plant describe its habitat, size and form, family group, common names, medicinal use and Native uses. The author does not include recipes for herbal plant usage.
I Can't Have Bannock But The Beaver Has A Dam is a wonderful picture book for reading aloud to young children. Bernalda Wheeler creates a refreshing way to introduce young children to contemporary First Nations/Native people. Her character is a young boy who asks his mother to make some bannock. Bannock is a traditional bread made by most First Nations in northern Canada. The mother explains why she can't use her stove until the hydro line is fixed. It all comes down to the fact that a beaver has cut down a tree for his dam.