The Five (later Six) Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy were central to the story of the white colonization of the American Northeast. The European fur trade transformed their world, and the struggles between English and French colonists forced the tribes to take sides during numerous wars between the French and English during the 1600s and 1700s. This richly illustrated book introduces Iroquois history, social organization, religion and material culture.
A series that explores how we all ive together in a shared balance upon Mother Earth. Each book explores a specific ecosystem with a focus on one animal and its adaptations for survival within that ecosystem. Indigenous interviewees, each living in one of these same areas, have responded to strategic questions as to how their community interacts with the same land, their traditional territory.
A series that explores how we all live together in a shared balance upon Mother Earth. Each book explores a specific ecosystem with a focus on one animal and its adaptations for survival within that ecosystem. Indigenous interviewees, each living within the same area, have responded to strategic questions as to how their community interacts with the land, their traditional territory.
Provides students with an opportunity to work with paper & colour, while integrating the concepts of numbers into the learning & teaching process. The hands-on experience of being able to fold the paper into different shapes, patterns & designs, adding colour, and coordinating all of this is an excellent strategy to motivate students to learn math. Manipulating & visualizing different concepts of math before engaging in the actual activity of making a star blanket is a good learning…
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
KIT: Medicines to Help Us: Traditional Metis Plant Use - this innovative and vibrant resource honours the centuries-old healing traditions of Métis women. For this stunning set of twenty-seven gallery-quality prints and accompanying companion booklet, Christi Belcourt fuses her evocative artwork with Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Western Science.
Now a retired fisherman and trapper, Merasty was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of 'aggressive assimilation. Merasty recounts how...they were taught to be ashamed of their native heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse.
Peigan elders Joe and Josephine Crowshoe belonged to a generation still bright with the traditional knowledge and deep memories of their grandparents. They lived under a paternalistic government system that denied them their language, culture, and religion. They reclaimed their heritage and shared it with the larger community...
This inspiring true story is based on the early life of Simon Jackson, who as a teenager founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition to save the spirit bears. The organization, which had started out as a small community of friends and classmates, eventually grew to a include 60 million members in 85 countries.
What are Inuit games? -- Agility games -- Strength games -- Endurance games -- Final thoughts. "Traditionally, Inuit played games in order to be physically, and mentally, prepared for freezing weather, strenuous hunts, and other gruelling conditions that made survival difficult." -- back cover. Suggested for grades 1 to 8.
Xat’sull Chief Bev Sellars spent her childhood in a church-run residential school. In addition, beginning at the age of 5, Sellars was isolated for 2 years at Coqualeetza Indian Tuberculosis Hospital in Sardis, British Columbia, nearly 6 hours drive from home. The trauma of these experiences has reverberated throughout her life. Sellars tells of three generations of women who attended the school at Williams Lake, interweaving the personal histories of her grandmother and her mother with her…
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.
Carol James, an accomplished Winnipeg weaver and teacher, has dedicated over 20 years to the art. Her knowledge and sash reproductions are based on the detailed study of historical artifacts and are housed in various heritage institutions such as the Manitoba Museum and the Musee de Saint-Boniface.
Skyscrapers define the American city. Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and architecture, illuminating the Mohawk ironworkers who risked their lives to build our cities and their lasting impact on our urban landscape. Gr. 5-9.
pirits of renewal -- At the Sun Dance: When paradigms collide -- Coming-to-knowing -- Stories of origin -- The medicine ways -- Sacred mathematics -- Time, number, and the Mayans -- Language: The sacred vibrations -- Indigenous science -- Realities -- Turning the circle.