Written in both English and Cree, Honouring the buffalo is the Plains Cree story of the people's relationship with the buffalo (bison) and the many traditional gifts its body provided the First Nations in times past. Suggested for grades 1 to 6.
Hiawatha, a Mohawk, is plotting revenge for the murder of his wife and daughters by the evil Onondaga Chief, Tadodaho, when he meets the Great Peacemaker, who enlists his help in bringing the nations together to share his vision of a new way of life marked by peace, love, and unity rather than war, hate, and fear. Includes historical notes.
Inukpak the giant wanders the regions of the Arctic until he discovers a small hunter. Being lonely, he adopts the hunter who rides around on his shoulders and participates in many wild adventures. Gr.2-6
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
In 1884, fifteen-year-old George Gillies lives in the Washington Territory, near the border with British Columbia. When George and his siblings discover the murdered body of a local white man, suspicion immediately falls on a young Indian named Louie Sam. George and his best friend, Pete, follow a lynch mob north into Canada, where the terrified Indian is seized and hung. Gr.7-12
The legend of Kaugjagjuk -- a mistreated orphan, who gains the strength to protect himself -- is a traditional Inuit tale told throughout the Arctic. Reimagined for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis and brought to life by Kim Smith's beautiful illustrations, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers the chance to experience this traditional tale that has been carefully passed from storyteller to storyteller for hundreds of years.
Nonfiction/Gr.3-7 In 2008, 13-year-old Shannen and the other students at J.R. Nakogee Elementary decide to tell Canada about the poor condition of their school by making a YouTube video and their plea for a decent school attracts attention and support from community leaders and children across the country. Next,they decide visit Ottawa, to speak to the Canadian government about the need to give Native children the opportunity to succeed.
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
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
A curious Qelmúcw (Person) from the Secwépemc Nation is learning about the world around him with the help of some of his relations. Sk̓elep (Coyote) and Tree guide Qelmúcw in understanding Cmesekst te Snewt (The Four Winds). Reflects the reciprocal learning & understanding relationship between a human being & all life & elements (all our relations). It models and reflects the importance of First Peoples’ Principles of Learning: learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential,...
Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer.
Graphic novel: Echo Desjardins, a 13 year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee's history class turns extraordinary, and Echo's life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee's lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place--a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie--and back again to the present.
Nonfiction:Using text and his own paintings, the author describes the experiences of Indians of North America in general as well as his experiences growing up as a Plains Cree Indian in Canada. Gr.5-12.