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Becoming Inummarik: Men's Lives in an Inuit Community
Author: Peter Collings
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • Aboriginal rights do not belong to the broader category of universal human rights because they are grounded in the particular practices of aboriginal people. So argues Peter Kulchyski in this provocative book from the front lines of indigenous people’s struggles to defend their culture from the ongoing conquest of their traditional lands. Kulchyski shows that some differences are more different than others, and he draws a border between bush culture and mall culture, between indigenous people’s mode of production and the totalizing push of state-led capitalism.

    Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights provides much needed conceptual and historical analysis of aboriginal and treaty rights in Canada, and offers concrete suggestions to transform the current policy paradigm into one that supports and invigorates indigenous cultures in a contemporary context.

$32.95

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Arctic Comics
Traditional Territory: Inuit
  • Arctic Comics is a full-colour anthology containing tales of myth, adventure and humour, told at the top of the world

    Written and drawn by Inuit, Northerners, and other Canadians

    Including Kiviuq Versus Big Bee, Jose Kusugak and Germaine Arnaktauyok's magical recount of an Inuit legend, On Waiting, a story by award-winning children's author Michael Kusugak and illustrated by watercolourist Susan Shirley, Nicholas Burns and George Freeman's Blizzard House, an arctic science fiction adventure, The Great Slo-Pitch Massacre, a humorous tale of young love gone wrong and Film Nord, a farcical detective story starring an Inuk RCMP officer, both written and drawn by Nicholas Burns

$17.99

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A Stranger at Home
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • The powerful memoir of an Inuvialuit girl searching for her true self when she returns from residential school. Traveling to be reunited with her family in the Arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It's been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers. Coming ashore, Margaret spots her family, but her mother barely recognizes her, screaming, "Not my girl." Margaret realizes she is now marked as an outsider. And Margaret is an outsider: she has forgotten the language and stories of her people, and she can't even stomach the food her mother prepares. However, Margaret gradually relearns her language and her family's way of living. Along the way, she discovers how important it is to remain true to the ways of her people -- and to herself. Highlighted by archival photos and striking artwork, this first-person account of a young girl's struggle to find her place will inspire young readers to ask what it means to belong.

    Sequel to Fatty Legs.

$12.95

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A Walk on the Shoreline
Author: Rebecca Hainnu
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
  • 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. Along the way, Nukappia learns that the shoreline is not just ice and rocks and water.

    There is an entire ecosystem of plants and animals that call the shoreline home. From seaweed to clams to char to shore grasses, there is far more to see along the shoreline than Nukappia ever imagined.

$16.95

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A Walk on the Tundra
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
  • A Walk on the Tundra follows Inuujaq, a little girl who travels with her grandmother onto the tundra. There, Inuujaq learns that these tough little plants are much more important to Inuit than she originally believed.

    In addition to an informative storyline that teaches the importance of Arctic plants, this book includes a field guide with photographs and scientific information about a wide array of plants found throughout the Arctic.

$13.95

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Akilak's Adventure
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
  • When Akilak must travel a great distance to another camp to gather food, she thinks she will never be able to make it. With a little help from her grandmother’s spirit, and her own imagination to keep her entertained, Akilak manages to turn a long journey into an adventure. Even though she at first feels that she will never be able to reach her destination, she keeps her grandmother’s assurance that her “destination is not running away; it will be reached eventually” in mind and ends up enjoying the journey that at first seemed so daunting.

$10.95

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Alego
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
  • Alego is a beautifully simple story, written in Inuktitut and English, about a young Inuit girl who goes to the shore with her grandmother to collect clams for supper. Along the way she discovers tide pools brimming with life -- a bright orange starfish, a creepy-crawly thing with many legs called an ugjunnaq, a hornshaped sea snail and a sculpin.

    Written and illustrated by Ningeokuluk Teevee, one of the most interesting young artists in Cape Dorset, home to the great tradition of Inuit art, this is an enchanting and utterly authentic introduction to the life of an Inuit child and her world.

    Alego includes an illustrated glossary of sea creatures as well as a map of Baffin Island. Ages 4-7

$17.95

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All About Birds
Author: Jessie Hale
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • F&P Level: J

    "Learn all about the different birds you might see in the North!
    This non—fiction book teaches children about the appearance, behaviour, and diets of different Arctic birds"

$6.95

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All About Polar Bears
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • F&P Level: G

    Learn all about where polar bears live, what they eat, and how they hunt. This simple nature book introduces children to concepts about the polar bear, along with beautiful photographs

$6.95

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All About Seals
Author: Ibi Kaslik
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • F&P Level: L

    Learn about four kinds of seals that live in the Canadian Arctic. This non—fiction book will teach childrena bout the appearance, behaviour, and diets of different Arctic seal species. It also introduces the concept of traditional Inuit seal hunting, including the uses of each type of seal.

$6.95

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Animals Illustrated: Narwhal
Author: Solomon Awa
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
  • Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children's non-fiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviours and biology of each animal.

    Kids will learn about how narwhal raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat, and where they can be found, along with other interested information, like the fact that a narwhals long tusk is actually a tooth!

$15.95

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Arctic Animals
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Board Book
  • English-Inuktitut early words board books
    introduce little ones across Canada to
    simple Inuktitut terminology!

    These three bilingual board books introduce infants to the names
    of various Arctic animals and Inuit cultural items. Text appears
    in English, Inuktitut syllabics, and Roman orthography, meaning
    that even non-Inuktitut speakers can sound out the Inuktitut words
    contained in these books.

    Arctic Animals and Marine Mammals feature full-colour photographs
    of a variety of Arctic species, while Inuit Tools uses easy-to-recognize
    illustrations of simple cultural items to form a unique bilingual counting
    book.

    7” x 7” | 20 pages | Fullcolour
    illustration|Counting book |
    Board book | Ages 0–3 | Bilingual:
    English, Inuktitut syllabics, Inuktitut
    Roman orthography

$10.95

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Etrangere chez moi
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • Margaret a dix ans et elle se réjouit à l’idée de rentrer à la maison après avoir passé deux ans dans un pensionnat. Mais quand elle retrouve enfin sa famille, sa mère ne la reconnaît pas et crie : « Pas ma fille! » Cet accueil n’est pas celui que Margaret espérait. Elle a oublié la langue de son peuple et a du mal à avaler la nourriture de sa mère. Margaret n’a même pas le droit de jouer avec son amie Agnès parce que les gens trouvent qu’elle ressemble trop aux étrangers détestés. Elle est devenue une étrangère parmi les siens.

    Dans ce deuxième livre extraordinaire, Margaret dépeint le portrait de son apprentissage difficile pour retrouver sa place et réconcilier son ancienne personnalité avec la nouvelle.


    Christy Jordan-Fenton vit à Fort St. John, en Colombie-Britannique, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton est sa belle-mère.

    Margaret Pokiak-Fenton a passé son enfance sur l’Île Banks dans l’océan Arctique. Elle vit maintenant à Fort St. John, en Colombie-Britannique.

    Liz Amini-Holmes est diplômée de l’Academy of Art College de San Francisco. Elle illustre des livres pour enfants et travaille pour différents journaux, magazines et entreprises qui oeuvrent notamment dans le domaine de l’éducation et du jeu. Elle vit à San Francisco, en Californie.

$16.99

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Fatty Legs: A True Story
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • In 2011-2012, Fatty Legs: A True Story was the award recipient for First Nation Communities Read.

    The moving memoir of an Inuit girl who emerges from a residential school with her spirit intact.

    Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak has set her sights on learning to read, even though it means leaving her village in the high Arctic. Faced with unceasing pressure, her father finally agrees to let her make the five-day journey to attend school, but he warns Margaret of the terrors of residential schools.

    At school Margaret soon encounters the Raven, a black-cloaked nun with a hooked nose and bony fingers that resemble claws. She immediately dislikes the strong-willed young Margaret. Intending to humiliate her, the heartless Raven gives gray stockings to all the girls, all except Margaret, who gets red ones. In an instant Margaret is the laughingstock of the entire school.

    In the face of such cruelty, Margaret refuses to be intimidated and bravely gets rid of the stockings. Although a sympathetic nun stands up for Margaret, in the end it is this brave young girl who gives the Raven a lesson in the power of human dignity.

    Complemented by archival photos from Margaret Pokiak-Fenton's collection and striking artworks from Liz Amini-Holmes, this inspiring first-person account of a plucky girl's determination to confront her tormentor will linger with young readers.

$12.95

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Fishing with Grandma
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • "My sister and I were excited for a visit with our favourite elder, and we were hoping to convince her to take us out for an adventure!"

    Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip to the lake. After showing the kids how to prepare for a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish. Grandma shows them every step they need to know to complete a successful fishing trip, from what clothes to wear, to how to drill and clear holes in the ice, to how to make a traditional Inuit jigging rod. By the end of the day, the kids have a yummy meal of Arctic char, and they have also learned everything they need to know to go out on the lake on their own.

$10.95

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