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Time of the Thunderbird
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Kaya and Tala, the adventurous twins, are back from their exploits in Spirit Quest on a new mission to discover why children are disappearing from one of their tribe''s villages. Earth dwarves are being blamed for the missing children, but the twins are sure they''re not at fault. Something very sinister is happening, so once again the sister and brother set out with Yahet (Y for short), their friend and companion, to rescue the kidnapped children. Along the way they meet a mysterious owl, a cedar ogre, demons galore, Aixos, the most ferocious of all sea serpents, and the Thunderbird himself!

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Spirit Quest
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

In the rich tradition of Coast Salish legend, mother and son Diane and Joe Silvey write and illustrate a classic quest story.

Teenage twins Kaya and Tala journey into the perilous British Columbia wilderness confronting fish and fowl, beast and phantom, and the wolf spirit destined to be Tala''s protective guardian. Imaginative black-and-white illustrations complement this unique story of adventure.

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Seaweed in the Soup
Authors:
Stanley Evans
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Silas Seaweed is back on the beat as the street-smart Coast Salish cop. A gardener is found dead and the prime suspects are two young local party girls. Silas is handed the case that soon takes a bloodier turn when a policeman's wife is killed. Silas begins to suspect that these murders and other events are related to the recent tide of gang-related crimes that has been sweeping British Columbia. Just as he draws closer to finding concrete evidence, Silas finds his own reputation in danger and is suspended from the police force. His quest to clear his name and find the killers leads him from Victoria's loud and steamy nightclubs and bars to the remote and quiet islands of Desolation Sound.

The fifth mystery in this popular series, Seaweed in the Soup is a thrilling and suspenseful tale that skilfully combines a hard-boiled mystery narrative with the mythology of the Coast Salish.

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This novel is part of the Silas Seaweed series, a series of mystery novels featuring a Coast Salish cop.

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240 pages | 5.25" x 8.00"

 

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Seaweed on Ice
Authors:
Stanley Evans
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Coast Salish street cop Silas Seaweed has his hands full. An elderly Jewish immigrant has disappeared. An old blind woman has been murdered. Valuable art stolen from German Jews during the Second World War has begun to show up for sale in Victoria's auction houses, and the word on the street is that collectors are planning to loot a priceless Coast Salish archeological site.

Unraveling these mysteries becomes a life-and-death quest, for when his investigation leads Seaweed into romance, it's just possible that his lover is a ruthless killer.

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This novel is part of the Silas Seaweed series, a series of mystery novels featuring a Coast Salish cop.

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224 pages | 5.25" x 8.00"

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Seaweed on the Street
Authors:
Stanley Evans
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Pretensions, conspiracy, lies . all play a part in this riveting book that kicks off TouchWood Editions' new mystery series featuring Coast Salish investigator Silas Seaweed. A billionaire's daughter with an unsavoury past has mysteriously disappeared. Silas Seaweed, a savvy, street-smart investigator based in Victoria, B.C., is put on the case. His search for the young woman leads him on a trail of murder, greed and obsessive violence. Overcoming such obstacles as a pair of ruthless cocaine dealers, the murder of key witnesses and a failed attempt on his own life, Seaweed perseveres in his quest to bring a master criminal to justice, his journey taking him from the darker side of Victoria's downtown to Nevada's glittering casinos. Blending modern-day crime detection with age-old Coast Salish ritual, Seaweed on the Street is an absorbing, suspenseful page-turner with a pace that never lets up from the first page to the last.

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This novel is part of the Silas Seaweed series, a series of mystery novels featuring a Coast Salish cop.

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240 pages | 5.25" x 8.00"

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Seaweed on the Rocks
Authors:
Stanley Evans
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

In this fourth mystery of the Silas Seaweed series, neighborhood cop Silas Seaweed is as always sensitive to his Native culture, but when he's confronted by a ten-foot-tall bear on the outskirts of his hometown, Silas suspects that this is no creature from the unknown world but someone out to con him. And Silas is right, but his attempts to unmask the bear lead him into a labyrinth of blackmail and murder. Along the way he investigates a homeless peoples' sit-in, a burglary in the office of hypnotherapist Dr. Lawrence Trew, and the barely legal world of small-time hood Titus Silverman.Infused with native mythology of the Pacific Northwest and written with the signature fast-paced plot and strong characters of the other three Silas Seaweed mysteries, Seaweed on the Rocks takes you from the picture-postcard views of a quaint garden city to the deeper dark side of its underworld.

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This novel is part of the Silas Seaweed series, a series of mystery novels featuring a Coast Salish cop.

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232 pages | 5.25" x 8.00"

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Seaweed Under Water
Authors:
Stanley Evans
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

I knew that if I dived deep enough, the bullets would lose their killing velocity. I heard, or sensed, another explosive blast. My left arm was useless. I kept diving, down and out into deeper, blacker water...

Coast Salish investigator Silas Seaweed is back in another suspenseful page-turner. What begins as a missing person investigation takes a nasty turn when party girl Jane Colby is found drowned, strangulation marks around her neck. Silas soon discovers that some of Jane's friends would benefit by her death. Tackling the case with his usual intelligence, wit and compassion, he sets out to find Jane's killer. His search leads him to a dangerous family with disturbing secrets.

Solving the case pulls him into Salish mythology and ritual, culminating in a terrifying underwater vision quest - one from which he may never return.

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This novel is part of the Silas Seaweed series, a series of mystery novels featuring a Coast Salish cop.

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224 pages | 5.25" x 8.00"

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Reading the Bones
Authors:
Gina McMurchy-Barber
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Due to circumstances beyond her control, 12-year-old Peggy Henderson has to move to the quiet town of Crescent Beach, British Columbia, to live with her aunt and uncle. Without a father and seperated from her mother, who's looking for work, Peggy feels her unhappiness increasing until the day she and her uncle start digging a pond in the backyard and she realizes the rock she's been trying to pry from the ground is really a human skull.

Peggy eventually learns that her home and the entire seaside town were built on top of a 5000-year-old Coast Salish fishing village. With the help of an elderly archaeologist, a woman named Eddy, Peggy comes to know the ancient storyteller buried in her yard in a way that few others can -- by reading the bones.

As life with her aunt becomes more and more unbearable, Peggy looks to the old Salish man from the past for help and answers.

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Long Ago in Victoria
Authors:
Karin Clark
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Discover the rich history of British Columbia's Capitol, from when it was a serene landscape to the bustling city it is today.

Using black and white photos from the Royal B.C. museum and Victoria Archives, we revisit the city built on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Nation. Photographs from the late 1800’s to the late 1900’s show how much the city and the people have changed. Simple phrases and place names make this history easy to read.

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First Fish, First People: Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim
Editors:
Judith Roche
Format: Paperback

First Fish, First People brings together writers from two continents and four countries whose traditional cultures are based on Pacific wild salmon: Ainu from Japan; Ulchi and Nyvkh from Siberia; Okanagan and Coast Salish from Canada; and Makah, Warm Springs, and Spokane from the United States remember the blessedness and mourn the loss of the wild salmon while alerting us to current environmental dangers and conditions. The text is enhanced by traditional designs from each nation and photographs, both contemporary and historical, as well as personal family pictures from the writers. Together, words and images offer a prayer that our precious remaining wild salmon will increase and flourish.

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Sherman Alexie

The Powwow at the End of the World

That Place Where Ghosts of salmon Jump

Shigeru Kayano (translated by Jane Corddry Langill with Rie Taki)

Traditional Ainu Life: Living Off the Interest

Kamuy Yukar: Song of the Wife of Okikurmi

My Village Painted on the Face of the Sky

Shiro Kayano (translated by Jane Corddry Langill with Rie Taki)

Who Owns the Salmon?

Gloria Bird

Images of Salmon and You Kettle Falls on the Columbia, Circa 1937 Illusions

Mieko Chikappu (translated by Jane Corddry Langill with Rie Taki)

Salmon Coming Home in Search of Sacred Bliss

Elizabeth Woody

Tradition with a Big "T"

TWANAT, to follow behind the ancestors

Conversion

Nadyezhda Duvan (as told to and translated by Jan Van Ysslestyne)

The Ulchi World View

Temu - The God of the Waters and the Ritual to the Salmon

Ulchi Clan Creation Myths

The Anga Clan Legend

The Salmon Spirit

Nora Marks Dauenhauer

Five Slices of Salmon

1 Introduction

2 Trolling

3 Dryfish Camp

4 Raven, King Salmon and the Birds

5 How to Make Good Baked Salmon from the River (6. Salmon Egg Puller - $2.15 an Hour)

Ito Oda with Tomo Matsui (translated by Jane Corddry Langill with Rie Taki)

Travelling by Dugout on the Chitose River and Sending the Salmon Spirits Home: memoir of an Ainu Woman

Sandra Osawa

The Makah Indians

The Politics of Taking Fish

Vladimir M. Sangi (translated by Valerie Ajaja)

The Nyvkhs At the Source

Lee Maracle

Where Love Winds Itself Around Desire

Jeannette C. Armstrong

Unclean Tides: An Essay on Salmon and Relations

Shigeru Kayano (translated by Jane Corddry Langill with Rie Taki)

The Fox's Plea: An Ainu Fable

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204 pages | 6.00" x 9.00" | 72 b&w illustrations

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The Spindle Whorl (2nd Edition)
Authors:
Nan McNutt
Format: Paperback

Sulsuliya, a Coast Salish teenager, uses her spindle whorl to prepare yarn for her uncles wedding gift, a new robe in the traditional style. She shows her younger sister the skills she was taught by their grandmother, and in doing begins to come of age, taking an adult role within her culture. All titles in the Native American Art Activity Book series, for children ages 8-12, include a craft activity, templates, and instructions. Tribal members have reviewed these volumes for cultural accuracy, and noted Northwest Native artists have created original works for the series.

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S'abadeb--The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists
Authors:
Barbara Brotherton
Format: Paperback

S'abadeb, The Gifts captures the essence of Coast Salish culture through its artistry, oral traditions, and history. Developed in conjunction with the first extensive exhibition of the art and culture of the Coast Salish peoples of Washington State and British Columbia, the book traces the development of Salish art from prehistory to the present. Sculpture in wood, stone, and bone - including monumental house posts - as well as expertly crafted basketry, woven regalia, and contemporary works in glass, print media, and painting showcase a sweeping artistic tradition and its contemporary vibrant manifestations.

S'abadeb is the Lushootseed term for "gifts" and invokes a principle at the heart of Salish sculpture: reciprocity, both in the public and spiritual domains. This richly symbolic word expresses the importance of giving gifts at potlatches, of giving thanks during first food ceremonies, of the creativity bestowed upon artists and other leaders, and of the roles of the master artists, oral historians, and cultural leaders in passing vital cultural information to the next generations. The theme of S'abadeb and practices of reciprocal exchange in Salish society are illuminated here through the intersection of art with ceremony, oral traditions, the land, and contemporary realities.

 
Barbara Brotherton is curator of Native American art at the Seattle art Museum. Other contributors are Crisca Biewert, Steven C. Brown, Sharon Fortney, Vi taqseblu Hilbert, Michael Kew, Carolyn J. Marr, Gerald Bruce subiyay Miller, Jay Miller, Astrida Blukis Onat, C. Michael CHiXapkaid Pavel, Qwalsius Shaun Peterson, Susan Point, Wayne Suttles, and Ellen White.

More than 200 photographs, most of them full colour, showcase the best of Salish art, including monumental house posts, expertly crafted basketry and woven regalia and stunning contemporary works in glass wood, and paint.

Authenticity Note: This book has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label because of the contributions of various Indigenous peoples to this work.

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Tribal Journey
Format: Paperback

Reading Level: 4.5

There were machines beside my bed. They were beeping and making weird noises. I had a headache and a side ache and an arm ache. But I couldn’t feel my left leg.
Slowly I looked around the room. There was Mom asleep in a chair next to the bed.
“Mom? Mom, what happened?” She woke up and looked at me.
“Oh, Jason. I’m so glad you’re awake. Don’t try to talk. I’ll call the doctor to come check you.”
“What happened to me?”
“Don’t you remember? You were in a terrible car wreck. Two days ago.” As Mom left to find the doctor, the images of the accident flooded back into my mind.

After a bad car accident, Jason is left with one paralyzed leg. He’s lucky to have survived, but he’s not sure he can handle life confined to a wheelchair. Even when he was protecting his mom and siblings from his drunken father, or escaping from home to be with his friends, he never imagined having to deal with anything like this.
Now Jason sees himself only as someone who will always be paralyzed, but when he becomes part of the Raven Canoe Family and learns to “pull” a canoe, his outlook on life begins to change.

Gary Robinson is a writer and filmmaker of Cherokee and Choctaw descent. He has spent 25 years working with American Indian communities to tell the stories of Native people. His previous works include From Warriors to Soldiers and The Language of Victory. He lives in rural central California.

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Coast Salish Essays
Authors:
Wayne Suttles
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;
Wayne Suttles has devoted much of his professional life to research on the cultures of the Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest, especially the Coast Salish of the Georgia Strait-Puget Sound Basin. Born and raised in this region, he has been guided by a life-long love of its natural environment and wish to know how its Native peoples lived in it, understood it, and felt it. In 1946 he began ethnographic field work with the Straits peoples and in 1951 presented in his Ph.D. dissertation one of the fullest accounts that we have of the fishing hunting, and gathering foundation of a Northwest Coast Indian culture. He is probably best known for his contribution to the “ecological” approach to the Northwest Coast. In essays included in this volume, he was the first to challenge the received wisdom that Northwest Coast Indians lived in perpetual Eden-like abundance and that their lavish potlatches were merely the expression of cultural values gone wild, and he was the first to suggest that cultural differences within the Northwest Coast may be related to environmental differences. These essays have had a lasting impact on the study of the Northwest Coast, provoking argument and suggesting problems for research and hypotheses to test in both social anthropology and archeology. Other essays deal with Native knowledge, belief, and art, with Native responses to the European invasion, and with the prehistory of Northwestern North America. All are updated with references to more recent works and the author’s own reconsideration of some matters.
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Knitting Stories: Personal Essays and Nine Coast Salish-inspired Knitting Patterns
Authors:
Sylvia Olsen
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Ask Sylvia Olsen—author, knitter and expert on the world-famous Cowichan sweaters—whether there’s any more to be said about knitting, and her answer is a resounding “Yes! Of course, yes. Knitting stories are as varied as the things we knit and, like all good stories, they tell us about ourselves and what it means to be a human being. We will never grow tired of stories like that.”

In Knitting Stories, Sylvia’s storytelling talents are in full evidence as she shares her musings and insights about knitting, design, community, family and the creation of narratives from both wool and words. Full of delightful personal anecdotes, this collection of essays also reflects on the author’s knowledge of, and experience with, creating and marketing traditional Cowichan sweaters. She also describes her more recent forays into Salish fusion designs.

Knitters will love the gorgeous examples of Olsen’s work, stunningly photographed by Joshua Lawrence Studio.

Seven original patterns are included for items including a snuggly infinity scarf, bolero, sweater, skirt, toque, poncho and fingerless gloves. Readers can learn how Margaret Atwood came to own a pair of Sylvia’s gloves in the essay titled Am I Knitting Stories or Writing Sweaters? and then pick up needles and wool to make a pair by following the instructions provided.

These essays and knitting patterns are, by turn, inspiring, thought-provoking and entertaining. Like the knitted items themselves, the stories collected here are warm and reassuring—products of a generous spirit that are timeless, beautiful and perfect for sharing.

 

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Shore to Shore: The Art of Ts'uts'umutl Luke Marston
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Stanley Park, Vancouver, September 2014. A fourteen-foot bronze-cast cedar sculpture is being erected. Dignitaries from all levels of government are present, including leaders of the Coast Salish First Nations and representatives from Portugal's Azores Islands. Luke Marston, carver/artist, supervises as his three-year project is revealed to the world.

The sculpture--titled Shore to Shore--depicts Luke's great-great-grandparents, Portuguese Joe Silvey, one of BC's most colourful pioneers, and Kwatleematt (Lucy), a Sechelt First Nation matriarch and Silvey's second wife. Silvey and Kwatleematt are flanked by Khaltinaht, Silvey's first wife, a noblewoman from the Musqueam and Squamish First Nations. The trio are surrounded by the tools of Silvey's trade: seine nets, whaling harpoons, and the Pacific coast salmon that helped the family thrive in the early industries of BC. The sculpture references the multicultural relationships that are at the foundation of BC, while also showcasing the talents of one of Canada's finest contemporary First Nations carvers.

Combining interviews, research and creative non-fiction narration, author Suzanne Fournier recounts Marston's career, from his early beginnings carving totems for the public at the Royal BC Museum, to his study under Haida artist Robert Davidson and jewellery master Valentin Yotkov, to his visits to both his ancestral homes: Reid Island and the Portuguese Azores island of Pico--journeys which provided inspiration for the Shore to Shore statue.

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The Two Sisters
Artists:
Sandra Butt
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

For the first time, Pauline Johnson’s "The Two Sisters,” a First Nations legend, is accompanied by sumptuous illustrations that showcase the splendour of the Salish Sea. The universal themes of Creation, courage, and peace run through this legend of two little girls who grow up to be courageous young women who help to bring lasting peace to their world. The story is supplemented by a reference section that will enable a reader, parent, teacher, or visitor to the coast to immerse themselves in the rich history of Coast Salish cultures.

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Animals of the Salish Sea (Hardcover)
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Animals of the Salish Sea is a wonderful new book for home and school. This book shares Coast Salish traditional teachings of 26 animals. Also included is the specific aspects of each animal who live in this unique marine environment.

Explore the Salish Sea through the First Nations and Native art of Coast Salish artists (including: Terry Horne, Doug LaFortune, Francis Horne Sr., Maynard Johnny Jr., Marissa Nahanee, Latash Nahanee, Simone Diamond, Erica Joseph, Darrell Thorne, Doug Horne, Chad Leon, Joe Sxwaset-Wilson) and Musqueam, Coast Salish author Melaney Gleeson-Lyall.

"The Coast Salish people have been the guardians of the Salish Sea for thousands of years.  The Salish Sea provides us food and sustenance for living, ceremonies, and journeys of life.  We use the Salish Sea as our highway to travel and visit all of our relations.  Our cedar plank longhouses lined the shores inviting all of our visitors to our lands." - Doug LaFortune, Coast Salish 

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This beautiful and colourful book offers teachings about the animals of the Salish Sea! 

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Animals of the Salish Sea (BB)
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Animals of the Salish Sea is a wonderful new book for home and school. This book shares Coast Salish traditional teachings of 26 animals. Also included is the specific aspects of each animal who live in this unique marine environment.

Explore the Salish Sea through the First Nations and Native art of Coast Salish artists (including: Terry Horne, Doug LaFortune, Francis Horne Sr., Maynard Johnny Jr., Marissa Nahanee, Latash Nahanee, Simone Diamond, Erica Joseph, Darrell Thorne, Doug Horne, Chad Leon, Joe Sxwaset-Wilson) and Musqueam, Coast Salish author Melaney Gleeson-Lyall.

"The Coast Salish people have been the guardians of the Salish Sea for thousands of years.  The Salish Sea provides us food and sustenance for living, ceremonies, and journeys of life.  We use the Salish Sea as our highway to travel and visit all of our relations.  Our cedar plank longhouses lined the shores inviting all of our visitors to our lands." - Doug LaFortune, Coast Salish 

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The Haunting of Vancouver Island: Supernatural Encounters with the Other Side
Authors:
Shanon Sinn
Format: Paperback

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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Protecting the Sacred Cycle: Indigenous Women and Leadership
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Xwulmuxw Slhunlheni (Indigenous Women) have, since time immemorial, played critical leadership roles in Indigenous communities. However, with the imposition of racist and sexist colonial policies, Indigenous women’s roles were systematically displaced. As a result of these policies, which formalized colonial governance systems, the vital informal leadership roles the Xwulmuxw Slhunlheni play rarely receive recognition. This book strives to honour the women in our communities who continue to embrace their important roles as givers of life and carriers of culture. This book reviews new ways to view Indigenous women’s leadership. Thirteen women from various Hul’qumi’num communities on Vancouver Island and the Mainland, share their thoughts on leadership and stress the importance of living our cultural and traditional teachings. A central theme for leadership emphasizes the importance of keeping the past, present and future connected – a Sacred Cycle that will ensure we bring our teachings forward for the future generations.

Foreword by Dr. Gwendolyn Point. Reviews by: Dr.’s Lelie Brown, Jeannine Carrière, and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

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"Dr. Robina Thomas (Qwul’sih’yah’maht) eloquently and courageously models the leadership she explores in this book that honours the critical place of women in Indigenous culture, family and communities. She speaks back to the systematic displacement of Indigenous women that has occurred through colonization and at the same time offers us all hope. Whether Indigenous or not, whether a woman or not, the traditional teachings of Nuts’a’maat (we are all one) underpin true leadership. The women she learned from and who share their knowledge with us all in her book inspire a way forward. This book belongs in everyone’s home and office; its teachings belong in everyone’s life." - Leslie Brown, PhD, University of Victoria.

"Professor Thomas has gathered the wisdom of Indigenous women and leaders from her Nation as well as from across many Nations on Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The words and actions of these remarkable women are woven together in an account that takes us to the places we live as women and leaders—to building up the bonds of kinship, culture and ensuring the continuation of stories, teachings and wisdom. Professor Thomas is a bridge to understanding for the public and her fortunate students. The respect and gratitude she reveals for each woman’s path and contribution to the whole is apparent in every page. She makes her circle of friends and relations our circle, and leaves us with a deeper appreciation of the work underway rebuilding families and nations." - Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe (Cree/Scottish), Allard Hall Law School UBC, Former Judge and BC’s First Representative for Children and Youth.

"For the student this book will be a magical exploration of teachings about Indigenous women in leadership storytelling, personal location, Indigenous feminism and doing research that counts. For her colleagues Robina continues to teach us in a good way as a walking example of the meanings of ‘uy shkwaluwun’ or doing things with a good mind and a good heart. In my teachings that is the application of ‘all my relations’." -  Sohki Aski Esquao, University of Victoria.

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147 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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A Night at Hideaway Cove Bundle
Bring the ocean and night sky into your classroom with Strong Nation’s A Night at Hideaway Cove Bundle.  We have paired finger puppets, a plush, a board trimmer, and a marine matching game to complement the book’s ocean theme and animal characters. 

A Night at Hideaway Cove not only introduces readers to creatures that call Hideaway Cove their home and their nighttime activities but also explores how the moon affects the tides and intertidal zones.  To provide an Indigenous perspective on the moon and astronomy, we have included four moon posters from Tsimshian artist Bill Helin that represent the seasons, as well as a Coast Salish story on the sun and the moon from Coast Salish author Celestine Aleck and Coast Salish illustrator Cole Good.  The inclusion of these authentic resources offers a wonderful opportunity to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and culture into any seashore ecosystem unit or science lesson!
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