Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nakota Community is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Stoney and Assiniboine (Sioux) people known as the Nakota Nation. Influenced by the climate and land of Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Nakota created complex societies. The text uses colour images and simple content that introduces primary and junior level students to the family, cultural traditions, and daily life of these remarkable people.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nisga'a Nation is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Pacific Northwest Coast people known as the Nisga'a Nation. Influenced by the climate and land along the Pacific Coast, the Nisga'a created complex societies.
Native Nations of the Arctic and Subarctic is one of the titles in The Child's World's 2016 series, Native Nations of North America. This 40-page elementary information book introduces the key cultural families of the northern United States and Canada, including the Inuit, Yup'ik, Unangan, Northern Athabaskan, Innu, Cree, Ojibwe, and Atikamekw peoples. Each First Nation and Arctic peoples' historical significance, cultural highlights, and contemporary life are all examined through respectful text and well-chosen photos.
Native Nations of the Northeast is one of the titles in The Child's World's 2016 series, Native Nations of North America. This 40-page elementary information book introduces the key cultural families of the northeastern United States and Canada, including the Abenaki, Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois), Lenape, Narragansett, Ojibwe, Pequot, Powhatan, and Wampanoag Nations. Each Nations' historical significance, cultural highlights, and contemporary life are all examined through respectful text and well-chosen photos.
Algonquin is a recent release from the ABDO Publishing Company about Native Americans and authored by Sarah Tieck. This 32-page information book is designed for grade two to grade five readers interested in history and cultural traditions of First Nations. Simple sentences in large font make this an ideal non-fiction title for elementary Social Studies projects. In 2000 ABDO released a similar series. This 2015 publication does not identify the content and cultural validators. In this title the author identifies the Algonquin First Nation in the Ottawa River region.
Huron: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Huron also known as the Wendat, the people of the Woodland cultural region who live within Southern Ontario, Southern Quebec, Oklahoma, Michigan and Kansas. Originally the Wendat flourished in the areas around Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay in Ontario and the St. Lawrence Valley in Quebec.
Nokomis and I is the 2013 children's book from Ojibwe artist, author and storyteller Ferguson Plain. In this offering the author explores the meaning of Ojibwe identity and culture through the role of a grandmother or Nokomis engaging her grandchild with teachings about the circle of life, the role of all living beings, and the Seven Grandfather Teachings. This gentle story format introduces the youngest students to the ideas surrounding Ojibwe worldview and perspective. As grandmother and grandson walk in the woods, they notice a spider creating her web.
Not My Girl is the 32-page picture book adaptation of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton's book, A Stranger at Home. Margaret and her daughter-in-law, Christy Jordan-Fenton have adapted Margaret's childhood story about her life in a residential school when she was a child. This picture book memoir begins with Olemaun (the stone that sharpens the women’s knife, the ulu) returning to her family's home after spending two long years at residential school. The changes this 10-year old endured are evident to all her family and friends.