The Kids Book of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada is a well-researched, valuable student resource about the cultures and history of First Nations in Canada. Author Diane Silvey, a member of the Sechelt Band of the Coast Salish, effectively recounts the basic information about the seven cultural regions of Canada and describes the impact of the environment on these regions. First Nations cultures of the Northwest Coast thrived on the plentiful resources provided by the ocean and the land. The cedar was a tree of life for the peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
M'daa Kendaaswin To Look for Knowledge: Anishinaabe Men's Teachings is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 36-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate overview of about the Seven Grandfather Traditional Teachings. Ojibwe author Vernon Roote has worked with Cindy Davidson to present a precise overview of what it means to be an Anishinaabe man in contemporary society.
Listening to Mother Earth and Father Sky: Teachings for Urban Aboriginals is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 64-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate overview of Traditional Teachings about the Four Directions and the cycle of life for Ojibwe, Hopi, Métis, and other First Nations. Author Michele Graveline look to the sky, trees, and nature as she worked on her Master of Arts in Education degree.
Haudenoshone: Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts is a 2012 Ningwakwe Learning Press publication designed specifically for Ontario Native adult literacy learners and practitioners. This accessible 59-page book offers senior elementary and high school students an accurate account of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address in English. It provides specific examples of art pieces known as cornhusk mats, moccasins, and ash splint basketry to highlight the importance of acknowledging various aspects of creation.
Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Indigenous Worldviews offers an Indigenous approach to literary criticism as Seneca scholar examines Dakota and Mohawk authors' works. Penelope Myrtle Kelsey is a professor of English literature at Western Illinois University and she brings her academic background as well as an Indigenous sensibility to the study of specific Dakota authors such as Marie McLaughlin, Charles Eastman, Zitkala-èa (Gertrude Bonnin), Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Ella Deloria, and Philip Red Eagle.
Tracks: A Novel by Ojibwe writer Louise Erdrich is set in 1900s North Dakota. Told in the alternating voices of a wise Ojibwe leader, and a young, embittered mixed-blood woman, the novel chronicles the drama of daily lives overshadowed by the clash of cultures and worldviews. Readers Guide: http://www.harpercollins.ca/author/authorExtra.aspx?authorID=2905&isbn13....
Les Croyances, Les Valeurs, et Les Ambitions Des Peuples Autochones Guide d'enseignement binder supports the student edition, Les Croyances, Les Valeurs et Les Ambitions Des Peuples Autochtones. It is the French edition of Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations Teacher Guide. The 2012 Teacher Guide (binder and CD-ROM) is written for the Ontario Ministry of Education's Native Studies Grade 11 course (NBV3C).
Relatives With Roots: A Story About Métis Women's Connection to the Land is a heartfelt bilingual (English/Michif) story about a Métis grandmother who takes her granddaughter out into the bush to teach her how to pick traditional medicines. As the granddaughter learns the traditional beliefs and stories about how the Métis people use the plants for food and medicine, she feels happy to be a Métis child with access to such wonderful cultural knowledge.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, offers an up-to-date resource for all American students and the general public about the history and contemporary issues of Native Americans. In the question and answer format the author has organized the book into broad topics such as Terminology, History, Religion, Powwow, Languages, Politics, Education, Economics, and Perspectives: Coming to Terms and Future Directions.
To Become a Human Being: The Message of Tadodaho Chief Leon Shenandoah is a collection of speeches and discussions Leon Shenandoah (Onondaga, 1915-1996) had with photographer Steve Wall. Over a thirteen-year period the photographer taped these talks given by Tadodaho (1967-1996) about Haudenosaunee worldview, the Peacemaker, Creation, Prophesies, Listening to the Instructions, and Becoming Human Beings. These inspirational messages are organized as narrative verse making this book accessible to secondary level students and the general public.