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First Nations Hockey Players
Author: Will Cardinal
Format: Paperback
, 2008
  • People of the Mi'kmaq Nation in Nova Scotia were playing a type of ice hockey in the late 1600s. Over the centuries, the role of the First Nations in that sport has been marked by innate ability, enthusiasm and many challenges.

    Sandy Lake Cree member Fred Sasakamoose of the Chicago Blackhawks was the first Native to play in the National Hockey League. His achievements were the beginning of a proud history of First Nations hockey players who became NHL heroes on and off the ice.

    FIRST NATIONS HOCKEY PLAYERS tells the stories of these great players, Inuit, Ojibwa, Mohawk, Metis, Mi'kmaq, Cree and many other NHL stars with First Nations roots, are highlighted along with current players such as Jonathan Cheechoo, Carey Price, Sheldon Souray and Jordin Tootoo. The book also features tales of hockey greats such as Bryan Trottier, Reggie Leach, Stan Jonathan, Theoren Fleury and Grant Fuhr.

$14.95

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One Story, One Song
Format: Hardcover
, 2011
  • A new collection of warm, wise and inspiring stories from the author of the bestselling One Native Life.

    Since its publication in 2008, readers and reviewers have embraced Richard Wagamese's One Native Life. In quiet tones and luminous language,wrote the Winnipeg Free Press,Wagamese shares his hurts and joys, inviting readers to find the ways in which they are joined to him and to consider how they might be joined to others.

    In this new book, Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time, his focus is on stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Ancient and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the tales are grouped according to the four Ojibway storytelling principles: balance, harmony, knowledge and intuition.

    Whether the topic is learning from his grade five teacher about Martin Luther King, gleaning understanding from a wolf track, lighting a fire for the first time without matches or finding the universe in an eagle feather, these stories exhibit the warmth, wisdom and generosity that made One Native Life so popular. As always, in these pages, the land serves as Wagamese' guide. And as always, he finds that true home means not only community but conversation good, straight-hearted talk about important things. We all need to tell our stories, he says. Every voice matters.


$29.95

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Soccer Skills: For Young Players
Format: Paperback
, 2007
  • Making the most of preparation and practice time with this comprehensive skills-guide.

    This handbook has everything the young soccer player needs to improve his or her game. Fully illustrated with step-by-step sequences for optimum performance, it covers all aspects of the sport: historical background, soccer jargon, and basic defensive and offensive strategies. The book is suitable for players just starting out and for the more experienced player looking to fix a persistent problem or improve a specific skill.

    With dozens of color photographs, Soccer Skills features:

    - Ball control
    - Passing skills
    - Running with the ball
    - Free kicks, corner kicks, "bending the ball"
    - Hitting the back of the net
    - Controlling the ball on the head
    - Shadowing and tackling
    - Goal-keeping
    - Warming-up and cooling-down exercises
    - Pre-match preparation and off-season conditioning
    - Pre- and post-game nutrition tips.
    - Training drills used by soccer's top professionals are combined with sequential photographs and detailed explanations. At-a-glance tips help players solve problems and polish their techniques.

    From the necessary skills to strategic tips for winning, Soccer Skills is essential for players and coaches of the world's most popular sport.

$8.50

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The 175 Best Camp Games: A Handbook for Leaders
Format: Paperback
, 2009
  • Games for kids 4 to 16, plus tips on keeping them fun and fair for all participants.

    Camp games are meant to be fun. Here are the very best camp-tested games for boys and girls aged 4 to 16, with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. The Frasers include indoor and outdoor games for both small and large groups, with some old favorites and lots of new, soon-to-be favorites.

    The 175 Best Camp Games also includes advice on:

    - Choosing the right game for the situation
    - Starting and ending games
    - Dealing with rule breakers
    - Modifying games for varied abilities
    - Assuring safety and good supervision.

    This practical guide is easy to use, and the more than 175 games are divided into five chapters:

    - Break the Ice (Name Dropping, Life Raft)
    - Taking It Easy (Speed Rabbit, Electricity)
    - Getting Them Moving (Soh Koh No, Kitty Wants a Corner)
    - Running Them Ragged (Pairs Tag, Fox in the Henhouse)
    - Wet and Wild (Battleship, Sharks and Mermaids).

    Though written with camp leaders in mind, this book will appeal to youth activity directors, counselors, counselors-in-training, coaches, scout leaders, parents, teachers and any other adult looking for creative group activities for youth that include all participants and require little or no special equipment.

$19.95

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The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat
Author: Jack Batten
Format: Paperback
, 2002
  • 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. Longboat was one of the best-known people of his day, and certainly the most prominent member of the Six Nations. Throughout his career he had to race against opponents, as well as rumors of illegal running activities. Nevertheless, he maintained his dignity, and his achievements still inspire people who understand the great pleasure of running, and running fast.

$16.99

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They Call Me Chief: Warriors on Ice
Author: Don Marks
Format: Paperback
, 2008
  • This tells the fascinating stories of Native athletes who overcame tremendous obstacles to star in the NHL. Journeys of most famous warriors on ice are chronicled as they battle racism, culture shock, isolation and other roadblocks to success. We meet a collection of very different men who become authors of their own stories.

    Includes 46-minute documentary DVD.

$27.95

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