Latin Americans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations is the fifth title in the Annick Press series, We Thought of It. This volume features the unique innovations and contributions of the Indigenous peoples of Latin America including the Maya, Aztec, and Inca. The chapters are organized around topics such as architecture, agriculture, arts and crafts, food, clothing, music and dance, communication, sports, celebrations, and Latin Americans today. Each topic contains either a two-page or four-page spread and explains the material with photographs, illustrations, and brief text selections.
Nos Histoires Sont Vivantes is the French language edition of Living Stories: Godi Weghàà Ets' eèda one of the titles in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series. This book co-authored by Therese Zoe, Philip Zoe, and Mindy Willett offers elementary students a First Nation's perspective about the lifestyle and cultural heritage of the contemporary Tlicho (Dogrib) community in the Northwest Territories.
Les Croyances, Les Valeurs et Les Ambitions Des Peuples Autochtones is the 2012 French edition of Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations, the textbook written for the Ontario Ministry of Education's Native Studies Grade 11 course (NBV3C). Co-published by Pearson Education Canada and GoodMinds.com, this student text utilized a collaborative process involving First Nations, Inuit, Métis and non-Aboriginal teachers, cultural consultants, advisors, language consultants, artists, editors, and writers.
A Walk on the Tundra written by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler for Inhabit Media is a 40-page picture book featuring a bored young Inuk girl who is waiting for her friends to come out of their homes to play. She carelessly throws away her empty pop can into the ditch wondering what she will do while waiting for her friends. Then she sees her grandmother out walking. Grandmother asks her to join her on the walk to pick plants for medicines and tea. As the two walk on the tundra grandmother shows her granddaughter the helpful tundra's colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and lichens.
At the Heart of It: Dene dzó t'áré is the 2011 title in Fifth House Publishing's The Land Is Our Storybook series about contemporary First Nations in the Northwest Territories. This photo essay style offers students a 26-page information book packed with colour photographs, maps, and stories about a Dene drum maker and his community. Raymond Taniton is Sahtugot'ine, which means "people from the Sahtu or Great Bear Lake." He lives in Deline, Northwest Territories, on the shore of Sahtu, Canada's largest and most pristine lake.
Strong Helpers' Teachings: The Value of Indigenous Knowledges in the Helping Professions is based on Cyndy Baskin's own knowledge and research, and her years of experience as a frontline social worker. The book also incorporates findings from other scholars, advice from Indigenous elders, and feedback from Indigenous and non-Indigenous helpers, such as social workers and students in social work programs.This book provides enrichment for the helping practices of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, practitioners, and scholars in the human services.
Our Knowledge Canoe is an illustrated, self-published book by Algonquin/Métis master craftsman Marcel Labelle. Taking traditional knowledge from his ancestors Marcel Labelle explains the importance of a birch bark canoe and the knowledge and expertise required for its construction. Step-by-step colour photographs assist the reader in understanding the raw materials of cedar and birch and how to select the most appropriate resources.
Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts by Cree/Saulteaux professor Margaret Kovach draws on the knowledge of six Indigenous scholars and offers a practical portal for anyone engaging in Indigenous research activities. Chapters discuss Indigenous epistemologies, decolonizing theory, story as method, situating self and culture, Indigenous methods, protocol, meaning-making, and ethics. The scholars interviewed include Michael Hart (Cree), Graham Smith (Maori), Jeannine Carriere (Metis), Cam Willet (Cree), Laara Fitznor (Cree), and Kathy Absolon (Ojibwe).
Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada is in its fourth edition. This contributed volume that offers a rich, in-depth study of contemporary issues involving Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This thought-provoking collection brings together leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from across the country to explore the relationships between First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and other Canadians throughout the country's history to the present day.
Dancing on Our Turtle's Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence by Mississauga researcher, writer, and educator Leanne Simpson examines Ojibwe Creation stories, language, and the traditional knowledge of Elders to create an understanding of reconciliation. By challenging the status quo interpretation of reconciliation as it relates to Indigenous people, Leanne Simpson offers a thoughtful alternative means of reaching true reconciliation using teachings such as the Seven Grandfather teachings, the Four Hills of Life, and Creation and Nanabush stories.