Jordan Wheeler

Jordan Wheeler (Cree, Ojibwa, Assiniboine, Irish, English, Scottish) has been a professional writer ever since his mother, Bernelda Wheeler, made a pitch to Indian Record magazine for a 'mother and son' column in which she and Jordan each contributed a part when he was 17.

Back when Jordan started on North of 60, he had initially been silent during noisy story meetings, following the Cree custom of waiting for his turn to speak. The producer quickly told him, "Get over it you'll never get a break." Well, he did - Jordan Wheeler is, now, one of the busiest and most successful Indigenous writers working in film and television in Canada, today.

Whether writing for children, teaching scriptwriting, giving workshops for Indigenous youth, writing for Indigenous television, or keeping mainstream scripts honest, Jordan tells Indigenous stories with love, humour, and authenticity.

Brothers in Arms
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

Each of the three novellas in this collection (Hearse in Snow, Red Waves and Exposure) is taut with tragedy, tradition and caring. The victories of the people within are those of native people everywhere.

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Digital Ogichida
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

Kevin Davis is twenty-something, smart and strong – he wants to blend into contemporary Canadian society and enjoy everything it has to offer. Circumstances, however, dictate otherwise. Skilled at navigating the virtual world, Kevin finds himself at protests and blockades because of a girl and along the way rediscovers his real-world First Nation roots.

Almost reluctantly, he becomes an accidental activist and a leader for his own generation. His story has love, suspense and intrigue – a digital warrior at home in both worlds.

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Achimoona: Native Stories: French Edition
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;

In French only.

Achimoona, which means "stories" in Cree, is a collection of tales by Native writers for children ages eight and up. These stories are full of magic and music, ranging from realism to fantasy, adventure to allegory, set in the present but replete with echoes of the past.

In The Hockey Game, a young Native boy boarding with a white family is trying to make sense of the new world in which he finds himself.

Naska, a powerful and poetic story written from the point of view of a northern pike, follows the fish as she hunts the South Saskatchewan River and listens to the tales the water tells her.

In The Pillars of Paclian Chuck takes a strange journey, with an earthworm as his guide, and learns important lessons about the interrelationships between people and nature.

In her introduction, Maria Campbell tells young readers about the changing role of storytellers in Native society, and of their continuing importance as teachers and historians. Conscious of their responsibilities, these writers - Jordan Wheeler, Wes Fineday, Harvey Knight, and others- tell stories for today's children; they are contemporary tales, yet infused with the wisdom of traditional values.

With stories complemented by full-colour reproductions of works by Native artists, including Allen Sapp, Gerald McMaster, Michael Lonechild, and others.

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98 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

 

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Christmas At Wapos Bay
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);

At Christmas time in Saskatchewan, three Cree kids visit their Moshum's (grandfather's) cabin to learn about traditional ways and experience a life-changing adventure. The kids decide to help prepare by going hunting, but they don't understand how unprepared they are or what danger they're in. The experience helps them to grow in skill and understanding and to become more mature.

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Chuck in the City
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

Follow the adventures of Chuck as he gets lost on his first trip to the big city. Chuck encounters stray dogs and alley cats, kids on skateboards and rollerblades, and tall office towers. After realizing he is lost, Chuck relies on what he has learned to find his way back to his kookum's (grandmother's) condo.

Chuck in the City is Jordan Wheeler's second book for children. The award-winning Cree author and scriptwriter previously introduced young readers to Chuck in Just a Walk. Wheeler writes in a rhyming style that will capture and hold a child's attention.

Series Information
This is the second book in the Chuck series.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Just a Walk
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);

In Just a Walk, a young boy named Chuck goes for a simple walk that turns into a day of crazy adventure. Chuck encounters animals, fish and birds that lead him on a wild journey through their various habitats.

Jordan Wheeler's whimsical rhyming will capture the young readers attention and Chuck's hilarious predicaments will keep all ages laughing for more.

Written to excite the young readers and to leave a smile on their faces.

Educator Information
Just a Walk is an adaptation of a popular oral presentation that children's scriptwriter developed as an interactive performance for children.

Although not expressed explicitly in the story, Chuck is a young Cree boy, as made evident in Wheeler's first book about him, Chuck in the City.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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