Describes the creation of the rivers, is the second in a series of Northwest Coast legends. A young Gitxsan hunter, is intent on catching a group of swans with his bare hands. He is carried away by the birds' powerful wings and dropped in the clouds. With only a cedar box of water Astace wanders the clouds, growing weaker, stumbling and spilling the contents. When he finally returns to earth he discovers lakes, creeks, and rivers where there were none before. (Gr. 3-8)

The book Cloudwalker. A legend of the formation of the Skeena, Nass, and Stikine rivers by Roy Henry Vickers & Lucky Budd. Available at Hamilton Library: Call VIC

A biography of Lakota-Oglala medicine man Black Elk, from his childhood vision which shaped his life through his battles with the whites and his travels with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.

Black Elk’s Vision will be released in paperback in March from Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Based on the life of Jenny Kay Dupuis' own grandmother, I Am Not a Number brings a terrible part of Canada's history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to.

I am Not a Number by Kathy Kacer and Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis Published by Second Story Press I can't remember how exactly I found out .

Blinded by his mother a boy goes to the loon for healling. Once he can see again, he gets revenge by causing his mother to drown in the sea, where she turns into a narwhal. Gr.3-6

Blinded by his mother a boy goes to the loon for healling. Once he can see again, he gets revenge by causing his mother to drown in the sea, where she turns into a narwhal. Gr.3-6

It is 2008, and thirteen-year-old Shannen and the other students at J.R. Nakogee Elementary are tired of attending class in portables that smell and don't keep out the cold winter air. They make a YouTube video describing the poor conditions, and their plea for a decent school attracts attention and support from community leaders and children across the country...Shannen speaks passionately to the politicians about the need to give Native children the opportunity to succeed.

Shannen and the dream for a school by Janet Wilson IRC & HAM 2011

Winter is an exciting season for Lawrence, an Aboriginal boy learning the traditional ways of his people. By making do, Lawrence invents an amazing sliding machine to share with his sisters and his adventures bring him closer to his family, especially his grandfather.

10 top indigenous books for your summer reading list

Twelve-year-old Violet Pesheens is taken away to Residential School in 1966. The diary recounts her experiences of travelling there, the first day, and first months, focusing on the everyday life she experiences--the school routine, battles with Cree girls, being quarantined over Christmas, getting home at Easter and reuniting with her family.

Twelve-year-old Violet Pesheens is taken away to Residential School in 1966. The diary recounts her experiences of travelling there, the first day, and first months, focusing on the everyday life she experiences--the school routine, battles with Cree girls, being quarantined over Christmas, getting home at Easter and reuniting with her family.

Taken from her Sioux home and educated at boarding school, Zitkala-***Ša feels caught between two worlds, but finds that she can sing through her music, and also by writing stories and being an activist for Native American rights. (Picture book, gr.3-6)

Taken from her Sioux home and educated at boarding school, Zitkala-***Ša feels caught between two worlds, but finds that she can sing through her music, and also by writing stories and being an activist for Native American rights.

Based on the discovery of the remains of a young Cree woman in 1993, this story about a week in the life of P¯isim, a Cree girl who lived in the mid 1600's, shows her recognition of her miskinow, or life's journey. Includes sidebars on Cree language and culture, archaeology and history, maps and songs. (Gr.4-8)

A unique story about a week in the life of Pisim, a young Cree woman, who lived in the Mid

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