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Chuck in the City
Author: Jordan Wheeler
Traditional Territory: Cree, Haida
Format: Paperback
  • 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.

    Awards:
    Paris Book Festival Competition, 2010 - Runner-up and Honourable Mention
    2010, Children's Runner-up, Chidren's Honourable Mention

$10.95

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Kids Books
The Canoe He Called Loo Taas
Traditional Territory: Haida
Format: Hardcover
  • Loo Taas is the amazing 50-foot canoe designed by legendary artist Bill Reid, and carved by members of the Haida community. Her name means "Wave Eater." This is the story of how she came to be through the eyes of the designer's daughter. This is the story of Loo Taas.

    In 2009, Loo Taas was the alternative mode of transportation for the Olympic Torch while touring on Haida Gwaii. Elder Percy Williams was the torchbearer.

$12.99

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B is for Basketball
Traditional Territory: Haida
Format: Hardcover
  • This is the official book of the 2011 All Native Basketball Tournament. These games have been held in Prince Rupert, British Columbia for over 50 years. Since its inception, the Tournament has become an important cultural gathering.

    B is For Basketball was created in collaboration with the students and teachers of School District No. 50 on Haida Gwaii. It is a tribute, and it is a labour of love.

    Finally, this is also an alphabet book that includes a Foreword by Governor General Award-Winning Artist Robert Davidson, and is filled with captivating illustrations, which is sure to be enjoyed by all!

    B is For Basketball was recently featured on the CBC’s North By Northwest! Congrats to the Students and Teachers of School District #50 (Haida Gwaii), and to Judy!

$12.99

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Kids Books
Cloudwalker
Traditional Territory: Haida, Heiltsuk, Ts'msyen
Format: Hardcover
  • Cloudwalker, describing the creation of the rivers, is the second in a series of Northwest Coast legends by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. Their previous collaboration, Raven Brings the Light (2013), is a national bestseller.

    On British Columbia's northwest coast lies the Sacred Headwaters--the source of three of British Columbia's largest salmon-bearing rivers. These rivers are the source of life for all creatures in the area. But what gave life to the rivers themselves?

    Astace, a young Gitxsan hunter, is intent on catching a group of swans with his bare hands. He is carried away by the birds' powerful wings and dropped in the clouds. With only a cedar box of water Astace wanders the clouds, growing weaker, stumbling and spilling the contents. When he finally returns to earth he discovers lakes, creeks, and rivers where there were none before. The Gitxsan rejoice at having him home, and name the new river they live alongside Ksien--"juice from the clouds."

    Roy Henry Vickers' vibrant artwork, including 18 new prints, accompany this new retelling of an ancient story--readers of all ages will be captivated.

$19.95

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Haida Gwaii: Islands of the People, Fifth Edition
Author: Dennis Horwood
Traditional Territory: Haida
Format: Paperback
  • Haida Gwaii, ancestral home of the Haida First Nation, was once as inaccessible and mysterious as it was beautiful. The tight cluster of islands off British Columbia’s northwest coast remained virtually untouchable for millennia, allowing its people to develop a distinct and exceptional cultural identity that was known and revered across the region. Today, Haida Gwaii—a name that means “islands of the people” in the Haida language—has piqued the interest of world travellers. Its magnificent beaches, unique flora and fauna, and world heritage sites have earned international acclaim. Gwaii Haanas National Park in the southern region of the archipelago was named “Best National Park in North America” by National Geographic Traveler.

    In Haida Gwaii: Islands of the People, the newly updated edition of his bestselling guidebook, Dennis Horwood applies his in-depth knowledge of the islands’ geography, social history, and natural and cultural attractions to equip travellers with everything they need to know about visiting these glorious gems of the Pacific. This indispensible guide includes maps, regional histories, accommodation listings, sample itineraries, wildlife descriptions, recreation tips, and sixteen pages of colour photos.

$24.95

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Haida: The Art and Culture of Haida Gwaii
Author: David Hancock
Traditional Territory: Haida
Format: Paperback
  • The Haida are islanders first and foremost - a people apart. Discover the source of their distinctive culture and the inspirations for their arts.

$12.95

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Kids Books
Taan's Moons: A Haida Moon Story
Author: Alison Gear
Traditional Territory: Haida
Format: Hardcover
  • “There’s a moon in the sky. It looks like a drum, which guides the earth where Taan is from.”

    So begins a year in the life of Taan, which means “bear” in the Haida Language.

    Alison Gear has based this wonderfully engaging and thoughtful story on one version of the Haida Moon cycle. It follows Taan as she experiences the wonder of the unfolding seasons.

    Kiki van der Heiden worked closely with the children on Haida Gwaii to create the absolutely stunning felted artwork that gracefully complements each page of Taan’s story.

    This is a story woven together by the community on Haida Gwaii.

    Alison and Kiki worked closely with elders, teachers, children, parents, and caregivers to produce this unforgettable book. The title of each moon cycle has been translated into both Skidegate and Old Massett Haida, honouring language and wisdom. The children involved in this project, under Kiki’s gentle guidance, were hands-on each rendering of the felt pieces until they became the sculpted illustrations currently featured in Taan’s Moons.

    When award-winning, best-selling author Richard Van Camp visited Haida Gwaii, he had the opportunity to read the manuscript for Taan’s Moons. He graciously agreed to contribute the heartfelt Foreword, which begins:

    “Welcome to Taan’s Moons, one of the most beautiful books I have ever witnessed.”

    We agree, Richard. We certainly agree.

    We also want to give sincere thanks to Joanne Yovanovich, Tawni Davidson, Beng Favreau, and ArtStarts in Schools for their contribution to and support of this important book.

$19.99

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Kids Books
Raven's Feast
Author: Kung Jaadee
Traditional Territory: Haida
Format: Paperback
  • After the Raven (Yaahl) had finished creating the world; he realized that he was lonely. So he invited the whole world to join him in Haida Gwaii for the greatest feast you could ever imagine. At the end of the Feast each person, from all 4 sacred directions, was given a special gift that would change their lives forever!

$16.99

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