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Based on the authors life at residential school and what happens when he returns to his native community at age 13. Gr.3-6

Based on the authors life at residential school and what happens when he returns to his native community at age

With Papa gone, Mama raises the children alone. Angry about the changes and confused about the future, Lawrence misses his father and his teachings about their natural way of life. When army runaways threaten the family, Lawrence's courage and knowledge of traditional skills are called upon to keep them safe. With guidance from his grandfather and encouragement from his grandmother, Lawrence faces his challenges, becomes wiser and stronger, and earns the respect of his Elders. Gr.3-7

With Papa gone, Mama raises the children alone. Angry about the changes and confused about the future, Lawrence misses his father and his teachings about their natural way of life. When army runaways threaten the family, Lawrence's courage and knowledge of traditional skills are called upon to keep them safe. With guidance from his grandfather and encouragement from his grandmother, Lawrence faces his challenges, becomes wiser and stronger, and earns the respect of his Elders. Gr.3-7

The North American fur trade, set in motion by the discovery of the New World in the fifteenth century, was this continent's biggest business for over three hundred years. The fur trade influenced every aspect of life, from how Europeans related to the Indians, how and where settlements were built, to how our nation formed. Gr.5-8

The North American fur trade, set in motion by the discovery of the New World in the fifteenth century, was this continent's biggest business for over three hundred years. The fur trade influenced every aspect of life, from how Europeans related to the Indians, how and where settlements were built, to how our nation formed. Gr.5-8

Young Nukappia can't wait to get out to his family campsite on the shoreline. After spending all year in the south with his adoptive parents, Nukappia always looks forward to his summer visits with his birth family. After spending one night in town, Nukappia and his uncle Angu begin the long walk down the shore to the family summer campsite, where all of Nukappia's cousins and aunts and uncles are waiting for him. Gr.1-3

Young Nukappia can't wait to get out to his family campsite on the shoreline. After spending all year in the south with his adoptive parents, Nukappia always looks forward to his summer visits with his birth family. After spending one night in town, Nukappia and his uncle Angu begin the long walk down the shore to the family summer campsite, where all of Nukappia's cousins and aunts and uncles are waiting for him. Gr.1-3

A frank look at the effects of residential schools on individuals and communities. Gr. 9 and up.

A frank look at the effects of residential schools on individuals and communities. Gr. 9 and up.

Offers ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native activists who advocate not only for the environment but for Native rights. Their stories are full of highs and lows, triumphs and setbacks. Environmental trailblazers, these men and women are role models for children everywhere.

Availability: Environmentalists from our First Nations / Vincent Schilling.

Tom Longboat was a hero. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was born on the Six Nations reserve in Oshwegen, near Brantford, Ontario. Despite poverty, poor training, and prejudice, Longboat went on to become one of the world's best runners. In 1907, at the height of his fame, he won the Boston Marathon and ran in the 1908 Olympic Marathon.  Gr.7-12

The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat

iscusses the geographic regions of Canada and the cultures of the First Nations who lived there and explores some of the theories about how people first came to North America, as well as theories about early European visitors to Canada. Gr.3-6.

iscusses the geographic regions of Canada and the cultures of the First Nations who lived there and explores some of the theories about how people first came to North America, as well as theories about early European visitors to Canada.

In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition: an attempt to claim an uninhabited island in Siberia for Great Britain. With the men was a 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as a seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son.The men die from various causes and Ada learns to survive teaching herself to trap and shoot animals, building a crude boat that allowed her to seal-hunt, and crafting a stove from old cans... Gr 7 and up

Marooned in the Arctic: The True Story of Ada Blackjack, the "Female Robinson Crusoe" (Women of Action) by Peggy Caravantes

Native American Jim Thorpe became a super athlete and Olympic gold medalist. Indomitable coach Pop Warner was a football mastermind. In 1907 at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, they forged one of the winningest teams in American football history.  Gr.5 and up

Presents the true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, one of the winningest teams in American football history.

Roy Henry Vickers is known around the world for his unique artistic style marked by clean lines, vivid colours and natural themes drawn from the rugged beauty of the west coast of British Columbia. Influenced by his Tsimshian, Haida, Heiltsuk and British heritage, Vickers unites the stylized forms of his aboriginal ancestry with the realism of European art, creating vibrant images that speak to a universal spirit.

Roy Henry Vickers is known around the world for his unique artistic style marked by clean lines, vivid colours and natural themes drawn from the rugged beauty of the west coast of British Columbia. Influenced by his Tsimshian, Haida, Heiltsuk and British heritage, Vickers unites the stylized forms of his aboriginal ancestry with the realism of European art, creating vibrant images that speak to a universal spirit.

DVD:A fresh and long overdue 'study' of white people from the Inuit point of view. Not surprisingly, these 'Qallunologists' find the ways of white culture a bit peculiar and often riotously funny. [The researchers] consider their odd dating habits, their lame attempts at Arctic exploration, their overbearing bureaucrats and curious obsession with owning property. Gr.6&up

DVD:A fresh and long overdue 'study' of white people from the Inuit point of view. Not surprisingly, these 'Qallunologists' find the ways of white culture a bit peculiar and often riotously funny. [The researchers] consider their odd dating habits, their lame attempts at Arctic exploration, their overbearing bureaucrats and curious obsession with owning property. Gr.6&up

What is National Aboriginal Day? -- Canada's First People -- Shaping Canada -- First day of summer -- Celebrating the season -- Recognizing Aboriginal peoples -- Quebec declares a holiday -- A day to celebrate -- Games, songs, and dances -- Traditional foods. Gr.K-2

What is National Aboriginal Day? -- Canada's First People -- Shaping Canada -- First day of summer -- Celebrating the season -- Recognizing Aboriginal peoples -- Quebec declares a holiday -- A day to celebrate -- Games, songs, and dances -- Traditional foods. Gr.K-2

Interviews with Indigenous young people aged 9 to 18 from Canada and the United States, in which they talk about their daily lives, their interests, their families and how being native has affected them.

For two years Deborah Ellis traveled across the USA and Canada interviewing Native children. The result is a compelling collection of interviews with children aged nine to eighteen.

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