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Putting it All Together
Authors:
Karin Clark
Format: Paperback

8th Edition

FIRST NATIONS AWARENESS: Putting It All Together

Teachers' Curriculum Guide/Student Activities

10 units of First Nations studies at the primary and intermediate levels based on the Pacific Coast Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu Chah Nulth and Salish tribes.

1. What is Culture? Comparing Cultures.
2. Environment Helps Shape Culture.
3. Salmon Legend.
4. Salmon Cycle Mural.
5. Work and Play Help Shape Culture.
6. Families are Important.
7. Clans, Crests, and Names.
8. Art, Music, Dance, Drama-Communicating.
9. Writing, Staging and Performing a Play.
10. Planning a Potlatch.

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Discovery Passages
Format: Paperback

With breathtaking virtuosity, Garry Thomas Morse sets out to recover the appropriated, stolen and scattered world of his ancestral people from Alert Bay to Quadra Island to Vancouver, retracing Captain Vancouver's original sailing route. These poems draw upon both written history and oral tradition to reflect all of the respective stories of the community, which vocally weave in and out of the dialogics of the text.

A dramatic symphony of many voices, Discovery Passages uncovers the political, commercial, intellectual and cultural subtexts of the Native ­language ban, the potlatch ban and the confiscation and sale of Aboriginal artifacts to museums by Indian agents, and how these actions affected the lives of both Native and non-Native inhabitants of the region. This displacement of language and artifacts reverberated as a profound cultural disjuncture on a personal level for the author's ­people, the Kwakwaka'wakw, as their family and tribal possessions became at once both museum artifacts and a continuation of the ­tradition of memory through another language. Morse's continuous poetic dialogue of "discovery" and "recovery" reaches as far as the Lenape, the original Native inhabitants of Mannahatta in what is now known as New York, and on across the Atlantic in pursuit of the European roots of the "Voyages of Discovery" in the works of Sappho, Socrates, Virgil and Frazer's The Golden Bough, only to reappear on the American continent to find their psychotic apotheosis in the poetry of Duncan Campbell Scott.

With tales of Chiefs Billy Assu, Harry Assu and James Sewid; the ­family story "The Young Healer"; and transformed passages from Whitman, Pound, Williams and Bowering, Discovery Passages links Kwakwaka'wakw traditions of the past with contemporary poetic ­tradition in B.C. that encompasses the entire scope of ­relations between oral and vocal ­tradition, ancient ritual, historical ­contextuality and our continuing rites.

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Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer
Authors:
Jennifer Kramer
Format: Paperback

Fully illustrated and engagingly written, K'esu' is the first book to honour this Kwakwaka'wakw artist's ground-breaking work Northwest Coast.

Kwakwaka'wakw art is renowned for its flamboyant, energetic and colourful carving and painting. Among the leading practitioners was Doug Cranmer, whose style was understated, elegant and fresh and whose work quickly found an international following in the 1960s. He was an early player in the global commercial art market and one of the first Native artists in British Columbia to own his own gallery.

A long-time teacher, he inspired generations of young Native artists in Alert Bay, British Columbia, and across the province. To date, however, his considerable contributions have gone largely unrecognized. This beautifully illustrated book is a record of the art, life and influence of a man who embodied "indigenous modern" before the term had been coined but preferred the descriptor "whittler" or "doodler" to "Kwakwaka'wakw artist."

Skillfully weaving excerpts from his friends and family, facts about his life and examples of his stunning artwork, K'esu' captures the artist's personality and his paradoxes in this wide-ranging celebration of Cranmer, his oeuvre and his profound influence on generations of Kwakwaka'wakw artists.

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Sous La Lune De Corbeau
Format: Hardcover

There are many stories of Creation of First Nations in North America. The story of a flood is known to indigenous peoples worldwide. But what about the origin of the Moon? Who created it and for what purpose?

Under the Raven Moon is an enchanting story that tells of the creation of grandmother moon and how it exercised its power over a young couple who did not suspect anything. The story takes place on the territory of the Kwakwaka'wakw people, also known nowadays as the passage of the Interior, British Columbia. This is where the two friends Raven and Eagle conspire to hatch tender love.

Enter the magical world of Métis author David Bouchard and Kwakwaka'wakw artist Andy Everson. Discover what motivated Crow us donate this celestial sphere that guide us, the two-legged and, at night, illuminating the sky. Then let yourself be enchanted by the music and the flute by Mary Youngblood, while you stand in wonder, Under the Moon Raven.

This is the third album by David Bouchard concludes his series dedicated to Raven, one of the main figures of the mythology of First Nations. After I'm Raven and the most beautiful creation of Crow , the story of Under the Moon Raven takes place on the territory of the Kwakwaka'wakw people, people whose illustrator Andy Everson is the proud descendant.

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Traditional Berry Picking 6-Pack
Format: Paperback

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people harvest many types of berries. We are careful to take care of our berries in the forest. What do you take care of in the forest?

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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

 

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Yakuglas' Legacy
Authors:
Ronald W. Hawker
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

Charlie James (1867–1937) was a premier carver and painter from the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation of British Columbia. Also known by his ceremonial name Yakuglas, he was a prolific artist and activist during a period of severe oppression for First Nations people in Canada.

Yakuglas’ Legacy examines the life of Charlie James. During the early part of his career James created works primarily for ritual use within Kwakwaka'wakw society. However, in the 1920s, his art found a broader audience as he produced more miniatures and paintings. Through a balanced reading of the historical period and James’ artistic production, Ronald W. Hawker argues that James’ shift to contemporary art forms allowed the artist to make a critical statement about the vitality of Kwakwaka'wakw culture. Yakuglas’ Legacy, aided by the inclusion of 123 colour illustrations, is at once a beautiful and poignant book about the impact of the Canadian project on Aboriginal people and their artistic response.

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The Haunting of Vancouver Island: Supernatural Encounters with the Other Side
Authors:
Shanon Sinn
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 12; University/College;

A compelling investigation into supernatural events and local lore on Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island is known worldwide for its arresting natural beauty, but those who live here know that it is also imbued with a palpable supernatural energy. Researcher Shanon Sinn found his curiosity piqued by stories of mysterious sightings on the island—ghosts, sasquatches, sea serpents—but he was disappointed in the sensational and sometimes disrespectful way they were being retold or revised. Acting on his desire to transform these stories from unsubstantiated gossip to thoroughly researched accounts, Sinn uncovered fascinating details, identified historical inconsistencies, and now retells these encounters as accurately as possible.

Investigating 25 spellbinding tales that wind their way from the south end of the island to the north, Sinn explored hauntings in cities, in the forest, and on isolated logging roads. In addition to visiting castles, inns, and cemeteries, he followed the trail of spirits glimpsed on mountaintops, beaches, and water, and visited Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island and the Schooner Restaurant in Tofino to personally scrutinize reports of hauntings. Featuring First Nations stories from each of the three Indigenous groups who call Vancouver Island home—the Coast Salish, the Nuu-chah-nulth, and the Kwakwaka’wakw—the book includes an interview with Hereditary Chief James Swan of Ahousaht.

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"Sinn offers a grounded approach to understanding how the folklore developed. He is also out to bust some myths. That is, to distinguish fact from fiction and not be afraid to hurt some feelings along the way."— Otaku No Culture blog, September 2017

"I really encourage everyone to pick up the book. There are a lot of great stories, a lot of great history, and again, things you're just not going to find anywhere . . . it's all really fascinating."— The Ghost Story Guys Podcast, October 2017

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376 pages | 5.50" x 8.00"

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Stars
Artists:
Michael Joyal
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

In this second installation of the Overhead Series, Lucy Haché once again transports the reader with intimate revelations on identity by exploring both her personal and ancestral relationship to the sky and stars. Hache's prose is extraordinary in its combination of self-awareness yet unselfconscious honesty and skillful restraint, creating a sense of connection under the vastness of the stars above. Masterfully illustrated by artist Michael Joyal, his evocative astronomic drawings contribute to the overall sensory and transcendent experience.

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"[Hache] uses the stars to remember not only the tribulations of the past - Residential Schools and the loss of her traditional village - but also to remember the happiness of her grandmothers and to remember her language. Her poetic prose if full of imagery so rich that the reader can feel swept away with the power of the language." - Canadian Indigenous Books for Schools 2018-2019

"Indigenous People have always had a strong relationship with the sky. Here, Joyal's stark, beautiful illustrations combine perfectly with Haché's voice as she sings a story of loss, and ultimately, reclamation." --David A. Robertson, author of When We Were Alone (winner 2017 Governor General's Literary Award) and Strangers

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Recommended resource for Grades 8-12 for these subject areas: English Language Arts. 

A Kwak'wala language glossary is found at the back of the book.

This book is part of the Overhead Series.

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80 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people have many sacred ceremonies to protect, nurture, and uplift their spirits. A potlatch is a time for ceremony and community. What kinds of community gatherings and ceremonies do you participate in?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people have many sacred ceremonies to protect, nurture, and uplift their spirits. A potlatch is a time for ceremony and community. What kinds of community gatherings and ceremonies do you participate in?

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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Button Blankets
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

One type of regalia that is worn by the Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) is the button blanket. The blanket is often worn by women during a potlatch or other sacred ceremonies. Have you ever worn any regalia at a special ceremony?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Button Blankets 6-Pack
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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

One type of regalia that is worn by the Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) is the button blanket. The blanket is often worn by women during a potlatch or other sacred ceremonies. Have you ever worn any regalia at a special ceremony?

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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Hereditary chiefs and matriarchs are important people within the Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) culture. They are both powerful and respected positions held within the community. Are there some important people within your community?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs 6-Pack
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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Hereditary chiefs and matriarchs are important people within the Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) culture. They are both powerful and respected positions held within the community. Are there some important people within your community?

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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set. 

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Our Traditional Medicines
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people believe that our human spirit must be taken care of. We have medicines for taking care of our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. What do you do to take care of yourself?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Our Traditional Medicines 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people believe that our human spirit must be taken care of. We have medicines for taking care of our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. What do you do to take care of yourself?

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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) potlatch ceremonies are sacred. There are many ceremonies that help us to stay connected with our identity and culture. What do you do in your community to stay connected to your culture?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch 6-Pack
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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) potlatch ceremonies are sacred. There are many ceremonies that help us to stay connected with our identity and culture. What do you do in your community to stay connected to your culture?

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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

The teachings–ways of knowing–of our Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) noble ancestors are ancient beliefs and values. We become stronger as we learn and practise our culture. What is one thing that you practise that makes you a stronger person?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing” 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

The teachings–ways of knowing–of our Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) noble ancestors are ancient beliefs and values. We become stronger as we learn and practise our culture. What is one thing that you practise that makes you a stronger person?

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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people use the cedar tree for many different purposes. It is sacred to the Kwakwaka’wakw because of all it provides. Is there a plant or tree that you feel grateful for?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people use the cedar tree for many different purposes. It is sacred to the Kwakwaka’wakw because of all it provides. Is there a plant or tree that you feel grateful for?

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There are six copies of this title in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Traditional Berry Picking
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kwakwaka’wakw (kwok-wok-ya-wokw) people harvest many types of berries. We are careful to take care of our berries in the forest. What do you take care of in the forest?

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Reading Bundle: Kwakwaka’wakw
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw series.

48 books total.  

Recommended for intermediate students.

Books in the Kwakwaka’wakw series include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

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Strong Stories Single Set: Kwakwaka’wakw
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Own the entire set of Kwakwaka’wakw Strong Stories!

8 books total.

Recommended for intermediate students.

Books in the Kwakwaka’wakw series include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

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Strong Stories Reading Bundle: Kwakwaka’wakw
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw series.

48 books total.  

Recommended for intermediate students.

Books in the Kwakwaka’wakw series include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

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Strong Stories Single Set: Kwakwaka’wakw
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Own the entire set of Kwakwaka’wakw Strong Stories!

8 books total.

Recommended for intermediate students.

Books in the Kwakwaka’wakw series include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

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Strong Stories Single Set Bundle: Intermediate includes Kwakwaka’wakw and Métis:
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

This Intermediate bundle features one copy each of two Strong Stories sets: Kwakwaka’wakw and Métis.

16 books total.

Kwakwaka’wakw Strong Stories include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

Métis Strong Stories include the following from author and illustrator Leah Marie Dorion:

How the Moon Came to Be
Métis and Dandelions
Métis Singing Sticks: A Story About Métis Musical Traditions
Pemmican Berries
Poems to Honour Mother Earth
The Helpful Sasquatch
Métis Transport Boxes
The Story of the Tamarack Tree

Reading levels span from grade 4 to grade 6.  Recommended for intermediate students.

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Strong Stories Single Set Bundle: Intermediate includes Kwakwaka’wakw and Métis
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

This Intermediate bundle features one copy each of two Strong Stories sets: Kwakwaka’wakw and Métis.

16 books total.

Kwakwaka’wakw Strong Stories include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

Métis Strong Stories include the following from author and illustrator Leah Marie Dorion:

How the Moon Came to Be
Métis and Dandelions
Métis Singing Sticks: A Story About Métis Musical Traditions
Pemmican Berries
Poems to Honour Mother Earth
The Helpful Sasquatch
Métis Transport Boxes
The Story of the Tamarack Tree

Reading levels span from grade 4 to grade 6.  Recommended for intermediate students.

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My Elders Tell Me
Artists:
Judy Hilgemann
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

Based on input from the elders of Quatsino, Fort Rupert, and Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw, Marion Roze Wright gathered materials and consensus for this anthology, rendered as a season-by-season story about two nine-year-old cousins who live near Port Hardy.

This wide-ranging volume provides some Kwakwala language terms and educational sidebars, and contains factual information as it tells the story of two cousins and their adventures and experiences throughout the seasons. An index allows readers to quickly find specific information they may be seeking.

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Welcome Family and Friends to Our Bighouse
Artists:
Karin Clark
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

This contemporary story is told through the voice of a 12-year-old Kwakwaka’wakw girl named Gana, who lives in ‘Yalis (Alert Bay, BC). From the time she is little, Gana attends Potlatches and ceremonies in the Bighouse. The regalia she wears—a button blanket, dancing apron and masks—were designed and made for her based on her family origins or clans. The ancient cultural teachings she learns in the Bighouse are useful to Gana in her everyday life and continue to have value in the 21st century.

• Full colour illustrations showing aboriginal masks and regalia in context
• Contains some Kwak’wala words with meaning and pronunciation guides
• 11” x 8.5” soft cover, 96 pages



Nella Cook Nelson, originally from the N’amgis Nation, was born and raised in Alert Bay, B.C. It wasn’t until Nella was in grade 4 that integration occurred and aboriginal students were allowed to attend the public schools. When she was 12-years-old, the first Bighouse since the anti-potlatch law had been lifted was built in Alert Bay.
Nella attended both Camosun College and the University of Victoria. When she started teaching in public schools in 1979, aboriginal content didn’t exist. After 11 years teaching, she has coordinated the Victoria School District’s Aboriginal Nations Education Division for 27 years. She serves on Provincial, college, university, community boards and advisory committees to improve aboriginal health, safety and education.
Nella has recieved the Queen’s 125 Commemorative Medal, YM/YWCA Women of Distinction, Camosun’s Distinguished Alumni, and Excellence in Cultural Heritage & Diversity Awards.

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Raven Series: Mini Raven Series Set
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

The Raven Series are a set of six books written for the emergent reader and learner. Each book focuses on a specific learning intention that builds on strengthening learning with the support of an adult. The titles and their learning intentions are:

Raven and the Box: promotes an oral retell
Raven and Duck: basic concepts
Raven Can Count: number recognition
I Spy Raven: rhyme and perspective
Raven Learns the ABC's: letter recognition, vocabulary building
Raven Makes a Necklace: colours and patterns

These 3"X4" books are great for young readers just learning how to read.

The Big Book Raven Series can be found in the Raven Series Category

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Raven Series: Raven Makes a Necklace (Big Book)
Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Follow Raven as he flies around looking for coloured beads to make a necklace. The beads he finds are different shapes and colours.

A Little Note about Shapes and Colours:
Sorting by shapes and colours is a foundational skill. Our world is full of shapes and colours! Young learners strive to make sense of their surroundings and look to identify shapes and colours either in real life or through multimedia. Once learned a young learner can then sort and categorize many things by shape or colour.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"

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Raven Series: I Spy Raven (Big Book)
Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Watch as six little insects keep an eye on Raven as he settles in to go to sleep. The sky darkens and the stars come out only to reveal something very big at the end.

A Little Note about Rhyming and Perspective:
Learning rhyme is a foundational skill and this book provides opportunity to explore rhythm, rhyme and visual perspective. A learner’s ability to recognize words that rhyme will support them as they begin to learn word families later on. A simple word family is the “at” family: bat, cat, hat, mat etc. When a learner can recognize the rhyming sounds, or words, they can begin to anticipate the text. As well, a learner’s ability to understand visual perspective allows them to understand the story line deeper. The visual perspective changes under a magnifying glass.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"

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Raven Series: Raven Sings the ABC's (Big Book)
Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Follow Raven as he introduces each letter of the alphabet! Have fun naming each of the images for each letter.

A Little Note about the Alphabet:
Learning the alphabet is a foundational skill and learning through song is a wonderful way to learn! In hopes to eliminate confusion of learning to identify letters, we have typeset the letters in a specific manner. For example, L M N O P is not one letter and for young learners can be mistaken as such if not broken up. As you are singing the song slowly together, pointing at each letter will support young learners significantly. Notice that we pluralize alphabet to indicate there are many kinds.
Each letter of the alphabet in the book has a corresponding picture. Taking the time to talk about each picture, over several reads, will support building vocabulary. Some of the pictures are from other Raven books to help learners make connections from book to book.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"

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Raven Series: Raven and the Box (Big Book)
Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Based on a traditional story, Raven and the Box is a simple story line. With each action that Raven makes you can play along with your own actions.

A Little Note about Retelling:
Learning to tell and retell stories is a foundational skill. Oral retells promote comprehension and build vocabulary capacity. This story allows actions to be performed as it is being told. Actions can sometimes support the retelling of a story line. Invite learners and their families to come in and share one of their own traditional family stories.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"

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Raven Series: Raven and Frog Count (Big Book)
Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Join Raven and Frog as they both count to ten in their own way. Raven teaches one to ten in rhyme and with a focus on number recognition. Frog teaches one to ten with visual supports of number representation.

A Little Note about Counting:
Learning to count is a foundational skill and our world is full of numbers. Young learners will learn early on in life that they can have one candy, not ten. In order to support the learning we can teach first what the numbers 1 – 10 look like while counting/naming them. After many practises counting/naming we can then teach the amount of each number. For example, we can show the learners; I can hold one cracker in my left hand and two crackers in my right hand. Last, we can show number representation in a pattern, like the number patterns on dice. Of course, this is only the beginning of discovering that our world is full of math but this is such a great start for any young learner.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"

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Raven Series: Raven and Duck (Big Book)
Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Raven and Duck are good friends. They like to play together outside in the summer sun but most of what they do is opposite to the other.

A Little Note about Opposites:
Learning opposites is a foundational skill. So many functions of our daily lives are around sorting and categorizing and understanding opposites is a great beginning. As well, knowing what opposites are support a young learner in both comprehension and vocabulary. Understanding a story line that describes something big and something small will support comprehension. With the addition of opposite words in a young learner’s vocabulary, they can now add a description to things. As an example, the beginning stages of use may be the big boat and the small boat. As language progresses it may turn to the large boat and the little boat. At an even deeper progression, it may turn to the humongous boat and the tiny boat.

16 pages
Size: 10" x 14"

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Raven Series Complete Set
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

The Raven Series are a set of six books written for the emergent reader and learner. Each book focuses on a specific learning intention that builds on strengthening learning with the support of an adult. The titles and their learning intentions are:

Raven and the Box: promotes an oral retell
Raven and Duck: basic concepts
Raven and Frog Count: number recognition
I Spy Raven: rhyme and perspective
Raven Sings the ABC's: letter recognition, vocabulary building
Raven Makes a Necklace: colours and patterns

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Raven Series Complete Set
Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

The Raven Series are a set of six books written for the emergent reader and learner. Each book focuses on a specific learning intention that builds on strengthening learning with the support of an adult. The titles and their learning intentions are:

Raven and the Box: promotes an oral retell
Raven and Duck: basic concepts
Raven and Frog Count: number recognition
I Spy Raven: rhyme and perspective
Raven Sings the ABC's: letter recognition, vocabulary building
Raven Makes a Necklace: colours and patterns

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Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice - ON SALE
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10;

It is winter. The land lies still, quiet and stark beneath a blanket of snow. The tiny footprints of a mouse can be seen in the light of the moon.

"Wrapped in the quiet, and there in the bleak, there stood a wise mouse, preparing to speak."

The words that mouse chose were from many years past. She spoke them into the cold night air. So begins the enchanting story of a very special Winter Solstice celebration.

Kwakwaka’wakw author Terri Mack and Tsimshian artist Bill Helin have collaborated to bring us this story of strength, friendship and celebration. The lyrical text and engaging illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.

Author's note:
Gila'kasla!
I spent a year writing and rewriting this poem to be sure to convey the message clearly to my audience. It was important to me that the poem reflect the importance of us all joining together to find the sacredness in celebration, the joy of belonging within a greater community and the voice of determination inside of each of us. Inspired by Indigenous Peoples rising, healing and joining together I hope that this poem inspires our youth to be strong and determined in all their future goals.
~Terri Mack

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24 pages | 9" x 12" | ISBN: 9781771740555

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