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Jane Chartrand

Jane Chartrand, Algonquin descent, grew up near the Madawaska River in Ontario. At a young age, Jane lived in the village with her maternal Grandmother, Nokomis. Her Nokomis taught her the traditions and beliefs of the Algonquin people.

In 2004, Jane was presented with the Canadian Aboriginal Music Award’s “Keeper of Traditions in Aboriginal Music Award” for her years of dedication to healing through song stories and books. Jane is an advocate for women’s rights and equality, and a positive role model. She worked with Correctional Services Canada for more than 25 years, advises the Aboriginal Justice Directorate, and is a dedicated volunteer on numerous Boards of Directors. A residential school survivor, Jane has been instrumental in the healing journey of many residential school survivors through the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat’s Group Independent Assessment Process.

I Want to be in The Show
James Mathieu Chambers
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Young Tristan dreams of playing in the NHL,"The Show", and he won't let his crippled foot stop him. This is an encouraging story of determination and friendship, set against the annual Limestone Classic hockey tournament in Kingston, Ont.

"Tristan was born to a loving and supportive family in Kingston,  Ontario. A slight physical anomaly caused one of Tristan's feet to turn inward, requiring him to wear a brace. From an early age, Tristan loved playing hockey with his friends and, like many children, dreamed of playing in the NHL. He worked very hard, day and  night, night an day until he finally made it to "The Show." As an adult, Tristan returns to Kingston to return the goodwill and generosity that was given to him. This is a heartwarming,  contemporary story of a First Nations family. The black and white illustrations do a fine job of bringing the story to life, though they have a bit too much shading which makes the book visually a bit dark. Even so, this is likely to be a favorite with young readers." - Oyate 

Additional Information
32 pages | 9.00" x 8.00"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text

The Bear's Long Tail: A Tale Retold
Format: Paperback

Nokomis tells her grandson, Heyden, the story of how Bear was tricked by Fox. In a story that seems to be about good and bad characters, however, Heyden finds instead a tale of difference.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork


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