Keet, a ten-year-old Tlingit Indian boy, stows away for a voyage on his father’s canoe . . . and soon finds himself caught in the middle of a wild seastorm. The storm carries him far from his home village, and when he makes land, he winds up right in the middle of a dangerous dispute between two Indian clans. The story of how he copes with these surprises and extricates himself from danger is dramatic and unforgettable. Gr.3-6
During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis?
Late in the summer, a bored little girl follows her grandmother onto the tundra and learns about the many tough little plants that grow there and how important they are to the Inuit.
Long ago, when a great flood cleansed the land of unhappiness, the Grandfather sent Wanjblí the eagle to save one virtuous member of the human race and teach her how to live a good life. The eagle is a powerful symbol of courage, wisdom, and strength. In Kevin’s book he shares an inspiring vision of unity and hope for a new generation teaching children to recognize the eagle in themselves and others and always to soar above the darkness into the light.
8-year-old Aslan arrived in North Dakota to help stop a pipeline. A few months later he returned -- and saw the whole world watching. Read about his inspiring experiences in the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock. Learn about what exactly happened there, and why." -- Suggested for grades 1 to 6
When we look up to the sky and see a beautiful eagle soaring by, we may stop to appreciate its graceful flight, but, as Kevin Locke explains, eagles also have powerful teachings to offer. In this book Kevin shares with us that each feather on the eagle’s wing represents a virtue that we can all learn from. This book is an adaptation of the book Dawn Flight for a younger audience (ages 4-6)
There once was a Hoop Dancer who had many teachings to share about how to live in peace and harmony with others. In this book Teddy uses the powerful symbols of the Hoop Dance and the Medicine Wheel to show how we can all cooperate and live as one big, human family. This book is an adaptation of Medicine Wheel: Story of a Hoop Dancer for a younger audience (ages 4-6). This book is approved by Lakota Elder/Hoop Dancer Kevin Locke.
When two foxes, who are best friends, have a fight it upsets the whole community of animals. Kokom the Owl knows just what to do and brings together all the animals and holds a Sharing Circle. This book is an adaptation of the book The Sharing Circle for a younger audience (ages 4-6)
The holiday season has always been a very special time for Métis families. A family-oriented people, the Métis often didn't have money to buy expensive presents, but instead made practical items with much love. In this spirit, award-winning author and illustrator, Leah Marie Dorion takes readers back to the Métis tradition of making mittens for loved ones. This touching ode to Métis family life is accompanied by Leah's distinctive and evocative art.
Raven and the Box of Daylight is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. Traditional stories document Native history, reflect Native world views, and are highly valued clan possessions that are integral to Native identity.
An ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. Traditional stories document Native history, reflect Native world views, and are highly valued clan possessions that are integral to Native identity. This traditional story was adapted from oral accounts.
Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada...
Nonfiction:Astronaut John Herrington shares his passion for space travel and his Chickasaw heritage as he gives children a glimpse into his astronaut training at NASA and his mission to the International Space Station. Learn what it takes to train for space flight, see the tasks he completed in space, and join him on his spacewalk 220 miles above the earth.
Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But she's teased about the colour of her hair, "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!", then her dark skin and then her dark eyes. Others whisper and laugh. Every day she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something. At her lowest point, a magical encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self.
When Uncle and Windy Girl and Itchy Boy attend a powwow, Windy watches the dancers and listens to the singers. She eats tasty food and joins family and friends around the campfire. Later, when Windy falls asleep, Uncle’s stories inspire other visions in her head: all the dancers are dogs. In these magical scenes, Windy sees veterans in a Grand Entry, and a visiting drum group, and traditional dancers, grass dancers, and jingle-dress dancers. All celebrating in song and dance.