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The Aboriginal Alphabet for Children
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

This is a fun and enriching way to learn the alphabet. The colour illustrations that accompany each letter are of traditional artifacts and cultural notes from First Nations, Metis, and Inuit.

 

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First Nations Hockey Players
Authors:
Will Cardinal
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;

People of the Mi'kmaq Nation in Nova Scotia were playing a type of ice hockey in the late 1600s. Over the centuries, the role of the First Nations in that sport has been marked by innate ability, enthusiasm and many challenges.

Sandy Lake Cree member Fred Sasakamoose of the Chicago Blackhawks was the first Native to play in the National Hockey League. His achievements were the beginning of a proud history of First Nations hockey players who became NHL heroes on and off the ice.

FIRST NATIONS HOCKEY PLAYERS tells the stories of these great players, Inuit, Ojibwa, Mohawk, Metis, Mi'kmaq, Cree and many other NHL stars with First Nations roots, are highlighted along with current players such as Jonathan Cheechoo, Carey Price, Sheldon Souray and Jordin Tootoo. The book also features tales of hockey greats such as Bryan Trottier, Reggie Leach, Stan Jonathan, Theoren Fleury and Grant Fuhr.

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Aboriginal Education: Current Crisis and Future Alternatives
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; First Nations; Inuit;

This book reviews the actual situation in terms of Metis, Inuit, and First Nations peoples in Canada using the most recent data available. It explores the issues historically, assesses the costs to both Aboriginal peoples and the country, reviews alternative approaches to solving the problems, and includes innovative analysis of the causes of these problems.

Suggested Grades: 10-12
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Skin Room
Authors:
Sara Tilley
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

The sharply realized scenes in Skin Room, Sara Tilleys remarkable debut novel, alternate between Sanikiluaq, Northwest Territories (now Nunavut), and St. Johns, Newfoundland; between 12-year-old Teresa Normans crash into Inuit culture and her later life as a 23-year-old adult in the harrowing final phase of coping with the tragedy of her year in Sanikiluaq. She is an innocent victim of severe cultural misunderstanding. Nobody to blame, widespread suffering. With panache, Teresa writes her way into the events leading up to and away from the trauma. If you love words, theyll never desert you, she says. They will always be there, waiting patiently in their ordered pages. I can re-read the same books over and over and be surprised, every time, by some detail or nuance that didnt appear before. . . . Always, it seems, the story . . . has changed and Ive remained constant, when, really, the object is an object, a thing unchanging, and it is I who continue to metamorphose. My heart. My tongue. Only the best books invite re-reading, of course, those by writers who both love words and know how to work them. The writing in Skin Room, both the voices of precocious 12-year-old Teresa and her sophisticated older self, is straightforward and yet as memorably evocative as poetry. Whether Sara Tilley is describing the mores of Inuit schoolchildren or the contemporary downtown St. Johns arts scene, she carries a reader close, every step of the way. Skin Room is one of those novels one wants to re-read because it grabs and never lets go. The novel is hilarious at times, despite the heart-rending central event and aftermath. Coming of age has not been more searingly rendered. Skin Room is the work of a formidable new talent.

Suggested Grades: 11-12
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Tukiliit: An Introduction to Inuksuit and Other Stone Figures of the North
Authors:
Norman Hallendy
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

For centuries, Inuit and their ancestors have been building beautiful rock structures across the Arctic and sub-Arctic. These mysterious stone figures are best known as inuksuit. But not all Inuit stone figures are inuksuit; a better general word is tukiliit (singular tukilik). In Inuktitut, this refers to all meaningful stone objects, anywhere in the world.

Tukiliit is a companion to Inuksuit, Norman Hallendy’s first book and the first serious study of these stone figures. Inuksuit sold thirty thousand copies and was co-published in the U.S. and U.K. Tukiliit ventures to Iceland, India, the Faroe Islands and the Utah desert, revealing the presence of inuksuk-like figures. It features ninety all-new, stunning images of these unique objects created in ancient and recent times, alongside Hallendy’s thoughtful insights into what inuksuit are, why the Inuit build them and what they can tell us about life and death in the Far North.

Suggested Grades: 8-12
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Magic Weapons
Authors:
Sam McKegney
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

The legacy of the residential school system ripples throughout Native Canada, its fingerprints on the domestic violence, poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide rates that continue to cripple many Native communities. Magic Weapons is the first major survey of Indigenous writings on the residential school system, and provides groundbreaking readings of life writings by Rita Joe (Mi’kmaq) and Anthony Apakark Thrasher (Inuit) as well as in-depth critical studies of better known life writings by Basil Johnston (Ojibway) and Tomson Highway (Cree). Magic Weapons examines the ways in which Indigenous survivors of residential school mobilize narrative in their struggles for personal and communal empowerment in the shadow of attempted cultural genocide. By treating Indigenous life-writings as carefully crafted aesthetic creations and interrogating their relationship to more overtly politicized historical discourses, Sam McKegney argues that Indigenous life-writings are culturally generative in ways that go beyond disclosure and recompense, re-envisioning what it means to live and write as Indigenous individuals in post-residential school Canada.

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Seven Sacred Teachings: Niizhwaaswi gagiikwewin
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;

The Seven Sacred Teachings is a message of
traditional values and hope for the future.
The Teachings are universal to most First
Nation peoples. These Teachings are seen in
school communities from coast to coast across
North America. They are a link that ties all Native, Inuit and Metis communities together.

The seven teachings include: respect, humility, love, truth, honesty, wisdom and courage. The stories in the book provide an example of how each teaching came to be.

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L'anniversaire d'Aputik
Authors:
Diane Groulx
Artists:
Brenda Watson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Aputik fête ses cinq ans. Influencée par une annonce publcitaire, elle souhaite recevoir une poupée. Son désir sera-t-il exaucé ?

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L'écho du Nord
Artists:
Claude Thivierge
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Cette histoire s'adresse aux enfants et aux adultes. Elle parle de l'importance de prendre soin de notre santé, de prendre le temps de bien entendre et de bien écouter : écouter les autres, écouter la nature, s'écouter soi-même. Quand nous sommes ouverts à toutes les choses merveilleuses qui nous entourent, nous nous sentons bien, nous prenons les bonnes décisions et notre vie est plus saine et plus heureuse. Plus que tout, notre vie est notre musique.

Texte en français et en inuktitut.

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L'album d'Aputik
Authors:
Diane Groulx
Artists:
Brenda Watson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Aputik revoit sa naissance et la première année de sa vie en feuilletant l'album de photos. Avec son ami Putugu, elle choisit les meilleurs clichés pour créer une grande murale, dans le cadre d'un projet scolaire.

Sarah Beaulne a signé la traduction en inuktitut de cet album. Elle est native de Puvirnituq, au Nunavik.

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La grand-mère d'Aputik
Authors:
Sarah Beaulne
Diane Groulx
Artists:
Brenda Watson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Aputik, une jeune Inuk qui habite au Nunavik, nous présente sa grand-mère. Elle se remémore les inoubliables moments passés en sa compagnie.

Sarah Beaulne a signé la traduction en inuktitut de cet album. Elle est native de Puvirnituq, au Nunavik.

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An Arctic Man: The classic account of sixty-five years in Canada's North
Authors:
Ernie Lyall
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Ernie Lyall was born in Labrador in 1910 and joined the Hudson's Bay Company at a time when it was expanding its presence in the Eastern Arctic. He spent many years as a front-line player with the company, building stores and developing trade with the local people. He became part of the Inuit community by marrying an Inuk and together with his wife Nipisha he raised a large family, some members of which play significant roles in today's Nunavut. Ernie's fluency in both Inuktitut and English made him a key interpreter and witness to many historic events in the Baffin region for over half a century, giving him insight into both sides of the cultural divide in the North and earning him respect from many quarters. In 1949 he and his family settled in Taloyoak (then known as Spence Bay) where he eventually left the HBC to become a wildlife officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Ernie's story illustrates the realities of life for Inuit in the Canadian North during the last years in their camps on the land, a world that has now in large part been lost to history. His autobiography is unique in the perspective it offers and his original 1979 text is presented here with a foreword which provides new insights into Ernie's comments linking the old Inuit world with the new one in the modern Nunavut. Ernie's children reflect the cross-cultural bridging taught them by their parents and today contribute to the economic and community development of the North through a variety of roles, including leadership in the co-operative movement, land claim boards, business and government.

An Arctic Man not only tells about Inuit life as it was actually lived on the land but also illustrates how change, southern influences and the move into permanent communities impacted their society. This book offers a window onto the remarkable transition that occurred in the Canadian Eastern Arctic for much of the twentieth century with a frankness, insight and humour that was very much a part of Ernie Lyall's straightforward everyday style.

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Alasi, Jimmy et la mer
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Le papa d’Alasi et de Jimmy est pêcheur. Chaque soir, il leur fait découvrir les animaux de la mer, une richesse à protéger et à respecter. Les enfants font la connaissance de la baleine boréale, des épaulards, des phoques, des ours polaires, des morses, des guillemots noirs et des marmettes, des eiders, ainsi que du narval à la longue défense en forme de torsade. Un papa soucieux de léguer à ses enfants des histoires merveilleuses et un monde magnifique dont ils pourront être fiers.

Texte en français et en inuktitut.

 

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Red Serge and Polar Bear Pants: The Biography of Harry Stallworthy, RCMP
Authors:
William Barr
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Harry Stallworthy spent 20 years in the Canadian North with the RCMP. While stationed at Bache Peninsula, Stallworthy led one of the longest arctic sledge patrols in the history of the Force, searching for traces of German geologist Dr. Hans Krüger. In 1934 he set off with the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition. He was present at the historic meeting of Roosevelt and Churchill in Quebec in 1944 and in the late 1950s was in charge of security for the eastern half of the DEW Line. From policing and prospecting in the Yukon to coordinating aerial surveillance patrols against rum-runners in the Gaspé, the story of Stallworthy’s life was rarely uneventful. It captures the excitement, adventure, and mystery of the North.

Note: While Indigenous peoples are a part of this book, they are not the sole focus. This work still provides a glimpse into life and hardship in the Arctic, however. 

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Journeys of the Spirit
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

The first in this anthology series features writings by First Nation, Inuit and Métis literacy learners from across Canada.

Journeys of the Spirit provides the reader with a variety of voices and realities, as these writers share their triumphs and struggles through their stories and poetry.

We hope this collection will enhance and promote a greater understanding of the issues facing First Nation, Inuit and Métis people.

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Journeys of the Spirit II
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

This is the second anthology of First Nation, Inuit and Métis learners’ writings.

This strong collection of new voices share with the reader their struggles as well as their triumphs.

Based on the strength and overwhelming popularity of our first volume of learner writing, we are proud to bring the reader many more stories of brave and courageous Aboriginal learners from all over Canada.

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Journeys of the Spirit III
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

This is the third anthology of First Nation, Inuit and Métis learners’ writings.

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Les Sept enseignements sacrés
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

Il y a des lunes, j’ai entendu mes enfants pleurer… Aujourd’hui, je reviens sous la forme de la Femme Bison Blanc.

Aujourd’hui, je reviens te révéler les sept enseignements sacrés. Les Sept enseignements sacrés nous parle de valeurs traditionnelles communes aux peuples autochtones l’humilité, l’honnêteté, le respect, le courage, la sagesse, la vérité et l’amour.

À chaque valeur correspond un arbre, une plante, un animal dont les attributs et les qualités fondent la base des enseignements qui sont un message d’espoir et d’universalité.

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L'enfant qui rêvait de s'envoler...
Authors:
Jacques Laplante
Artists:
Stephane Simard
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Lors d'une excursion de pêche, Papikattuq, un jeune Inuk, recueille un fauconneau. À partir de cet instant, les liens entre l'enfant et l'animal iront en grandissant jusqu'au jour où l'oiseau, devenu adulte, reprend sa liberté.

Mais cette histoire ne se termine pas ainsi. Enfin, pas tout à fait...

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La légende du corbeau
Authors:
Isabelle Larouche
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Croyez-le ou non, le corbeau n'a pas toujours été sous la forme qu'on lui connait, avec ses grandes ailes noires, son bec solide et sa voix rauque si caractéristique. En effet, il a jadis été un enfant, capable de parler, de marcher et de chasser comme les autres jeunes de son village du Nord canadien. Cette histoire que vous vous apprêtez à lire s'est déroulée il y a très longtemps, non loin de la baie d'Ungava.

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Les trouvailles d'Adami
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Adami, un garçon du Grand Nord, vient de déménager dans une ville du Sud. Retranché dans la cave, il observe son nouveau décor. Que de trouvailles ! Mais Adami reste prisonnier de l’homme de pierres, l’inuksuk de ses souvenirs. Jusqu’au jour où il s’aventure à la poursuite d’un petit animal...

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Siara et l'oiseau d'amour
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Un soir, Siara s'aventure dehors toute seule, vêtue d'une jolie robe rouge. Un magnifique eider la suit en chantant : « A-hou! A-hou! ». C'est la saison des amours. Siara chante aussi : « Amour, amour ! » Par malheur, un esprit malin nommé Arnasiutik rôde...

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Chasse en qimutsik
Authors:
Joanassie Sivuarapik
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Récits primés lors du concours littéraire autochtone 2003, organisé par les Éditions du soleil de minuit. Ce concours a pour but d'encourager la création littéraire en français chez les Amérindiens et les Inuits, tout en faisant connaitre la culture et la vie contemporaine de ces peuples.

Chasse en qimutsik, nous fait vivre une excursion en traineau à chien dans le Nord-du-Québec. Découvrez le Nunavik, ses beautés, ses traditions, en parcourant la toundra avec une jeune Inuk et son père.

Au village, tous parlent de Mwakw, un personnage extraordinaire, qui vit en retrait parmi les animaux. Intrigué, un étranger parcourt inlassablement la forêt pour percer ce mystère. Que se passera-t-il lorsqu'il rencontrera enfin Mwakw?

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Inuit and Whalers on Baffin Island through German Eyes
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Told from an ordinary man’s perspective, these are the journal and letters of Wilhelm Weike as he accompanied Franz Boas—the father of modern anthropology—on his journey to the arctic from 1883 to 1884. This extraordinary document of early arctic history provides a plain, direct view of the Inuit and the whalers in their arctic environment at the end of the 19th century. With invaluable contextual and complementary information, this book contributes key insights during the recent wave of scientific assessment of Franz Boas’s legacy in all social sciences.

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Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

This anthology of Aboriginal writings from Manitoba takes readers back through the millennia and forward to the present day, painting a dynamic picture of a territory interconnected through words, ideas, and experiences. A rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction, and speeches, it features:
Historical writings, from important figures.
Vibrant literary writing by eminent Aboriginal writers.
Nonfiction and political writing from contemporary Aboriginal leaders.
Local storytellers and keepers of knowledge from far-reaching Manitoba communities.
New, vibrant voices that express the modern Aboriginal experiences.
Anishinaabe, Cree, Dene, Inuit, Métis, and Sioux writers from Manitoba.
Created in the spirit of the Anishinaabe concept debwe (to speak the truth), The Debwe Series is a collection of exceptional Aboriginal writing from across Canada. Manitowapow, a one-of-a-kind anthology, is the first book in The Debwe Series. Manitowapow is the traditional name that became Manitoba, a word that describes the sounds of beauty and power that created the province.

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Where the Pavement Ends: Canada's Aboriginal Recovery Movement and the Urgent Need for Reconciliation
Authors:
Marie Wadden
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

The acclaimed book that has exhorted Canadians to make social healing in Aboriginal communities an immediate national priority, now available in paperback.

Over the past fifteen years, Canada's Aboriginal healing community has emerged as a vital and visible force. Creative recovery programs have been established across the country, and international initiatives such as the "Healing Our Spirit Worldwide" gatherings have originated here. The Canadian government has thrown millions of dollars at the issue of addictions, yet alcoholism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, drug abuse and gambling are epidemic today in the lives of Aboriginal people.

Where the Pavement Ends is filled with inspiring stories gathered from journalist Marie Wadden's discussions with activists across Canada who are involved in the Aboriginal healing movement. But the book is also a passionate wake-up call aimed at all Canadians. Existing government policies, Wadden argues, perpetuate the problems that are tearing Aboriginal families and communities apart. We must make social healing in Aboriginal communities an immediate national priority. We must also demand public policy that guarantees First Nations, Inuit and MÈtis people the right to live as full and equal citizens. In these ways, we can offer true support to these marginalized communities.

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Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada: Echoes and Exchanges
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

First Nations, Inuit, and Métis music in Canada is dynamic and diverse, reflecting continuities with earlier traditions and innovative approaches to creating new musical sounds. Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada narrates a story of resistance and renewal, struggle and success, as indigenous musicians in Canada negotiate who they are and who they want to be. Comprised of essays, interviews, and personal reflections by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal musicians and scholars alike, the collection highlights themes of innovation, teaching and transmission, and cultural interaction. Individual chapters discuss musical genres ranging from popular styles including country and pop to nation-specific and intertribal practices such as powwows, as well as hybrid performances that incorporate music with theatre and dance. As a whole, this collection demonstrates how music is a powerful tool for articulating the social challenges faced by Aboriginal communities and an effective way to affirm indigenous strength and pride. Juxtaposing scholarly study with artistic practice, Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada celebrates and critically engages Canada's vibrant Aboriginal music scene. Contributors include Véronique Audet (Université de Montreal), Columpa C. Bobb (Tsleil Waututh and Nlaka'pamux, Manitoba Theatre for Young People), Sadie Buck (Haudenosaunee), Annette Chrétien (Métis), Marie Clements (Métis/Dene), Walter Denny Jr. (Mi'kmaw), Gabriel Desrosiers (Ojibwa, University of Minnesota, Morris), Beverley Diamond (Memorial University), Jimmy Dick (Cree), Byron Dueck (Royal Northern College of Music), Klisala Harrison (University of Helsinki), Donna Lariviere (Algonquin), Charity Marsh (University of Regina), Sophie Merasty (Dene and Cree), Garry Oker (Dane-zaa), Marcia Ostashewski (Cape Breton University), Mary Piercey (Memorial University), Amber Ridington (Memorial University), Dylan Robinson (Stó:lo, University of Toronto), Christopher Scales (Michigan State University), Gilles Sioui (Wendat), Gordon E. Smith (Queen's University), Beverly Souliere (Algonquin), Janice Esther Tulk (Memorial University), Florent Vollant (Innu) and Russell Wallace (Lil'wat).

Authenticity Note: While the editors of this book are not Indigenous, the majority of contributors are Indigenous; therefore, this book has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label.

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Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature
Authors:
Keavy Martin
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

In an age where southern power-holders look north and see only vacant polar landscapes, isolated communities, and exploitable resources, it is important to point out that the Inuit homeland is, in fact, united by extensive philosophical, political, and literary traditions. Stories in a New Skin is a seminal text that confirms the “national” scope of Inuit literature and introduces a model for Inuit literary criticism. Author Keavy Martin analyzes writing and storytelling from a range of genres and historical periods – the classic stories and songs of the oral tradition, life writing, oral histories, and contemporary fiction, poetry, and film – and discusses the ways in which these texts constitute a national literary tradition. She highlights characteristics of Inuit intellectual discourse, demonstrates potential approaches to the material, and introduces ways of drawing methodologies from the texts themselves.

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"Martin has listened carefully to indigenous authors and critics who have for decades argued that their literature should be analyzed on its own terms, according to tribal and community perspectives and in keeping with indigenous knowledges. While Martin is not Inuit, she has gone to great lengths to visit the Far North, learn Inuktitut, and live for periods of time among the people. This lived experience, combined with her excellent literary theoretical and analytical skills, has produced this gorgeous book. In it Martin brings new perspectives to published and oral texts. As she argues, the most appropriate and sophisticated approach to Inuit stories is to recognize how both tradition and adaptation have shaped them."— Jury's Comments, 2012 Gabrielle Roy Prize 

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Unikkaaqtuat: An Introduction to Inuit Myths and Legends
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

This exhaustive story collection makes the rich tradition of Inuit storytelling accessible to the rest of Canada for the first time. From creation myths to animal fables, Unikkaaqtuat gives non-Inuit readers a thorough introduction to the world of Inuit traditional stories. This definitive collection of legends and myths is thoughtfully introduced and carefully annotated to provide the historical and cultural context in which to understand this rich oral tradition.

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Etuk et Piqati
Authors:
Marie Rocque
Artists:
Marie-Pierre Maingon
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Etuk, a young Inuit, bored in the tundra. He does not know the meaning of "Inuksuk" but one day he makes one that comes to life and becomes his friend. He even went to hunt with him, which he has long dreamed.

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Kayaks You Can Build: An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction
Authors:
Ted Moores
Greg Rossel
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit; Indigenous European;

The definitive handbook for kayak builders.

Kayaks are growing in popularity as a fun, low-impact way to explore the wilderness or paddle on local waters.

Combining easy-to-follow instructions with 472 color photographs, Kayaks You Can Build takes the reader, step-by-step, through the entire construction cycle of building a plywood kayak.

This simple construction process demands neither special skills nor a woodworking shop.

This book includes:
- A short history of the kayak
- How to choose the right kayak for your needs and skill level
- Setting up your work area and how to build a work table and cradle forms
- Details of all the necessary tools, materials and supplies
- Tricks of the trade from ensuring the boat stays twist-free during construction to laying fiberglass cloth the easy way for a great finish
- Minimizing exposure to toxic fumes and dust
- How to avoid and correct mistakes.

This book includes day-to-day building journals for the three most popular kayak kits. A typical stitch and glue kayak kit contains pre-cut plywood planks, epoxy and hardware.

Drawing on more than thirty years of boatbuilding and teaching experience, Kayaks You Can Build enables the first-time builder to assemble a kayak with truly professional results.

Content Note: While a short history of kayaks, which includes information on the first to use and build kayaks such as hunters of the Aleuthian Islands, Siberia, and Greenland and the Inuit, is included in this book, the majority of work's content is not Indigenous.

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Making a Living: Food, Place, and Economy in an Inuit Community
Authors:
Nicole Gombay
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Although food is vital to our daily lives, we tend to be unaware of the particulars of where it came from and how it was produced. We simply go to the market and buy what we need in neatly packaged containers. But what was required to get that food there in the first place? In some societies obtaining food is not merely a matter of going to market. Instead it involves the active participation of community members in its harvesting, distributing, and sharing so that ideally no one goes without. Such is the case of many Indigenous communities, including Puvirnituq, the Inuit settlement in Northern Quebec that is the setting for this book.

Until recently, most residents of this Arctic village made their living off the land. Successful hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering, so vital to people’s survival, were underpinned by the expectation that food should be shared. As the Inuit were in some cases drawn and in others forced to move into settlements, they have had to confront how to accommodate their belief in sharing to the demands of a market economy. Rooted in phenomenological engagements with place, and using the commoditization of country foods harvested from the local environment as a vehicle, the author documents the experiences of an Inuit community as it strives to retain the values rooted in life on the land while adjusting to the realities of life in settlements.

In this thoughtful and well-researched book, the author documents her experiences and personal reactions while living in Puvirnituq. Quoting local residents and drawing upon academic literature, she explores how some Inuit are experiencing the inclusion of the market into their economy of sharing. While the subject of the study is the Inuit community of Puvirnituq, the issues the author addresses are equally applicable to many Indigenous communities as they wrestle with how to incorporate the workings of a monetized economy into their own notions of how to operate as a society. In the process, they are forging new ways of making a living even as they endeavor to maintain long-standing practices. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the struggles of maintaining local values in the face of market forces.

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Ilagiinniq: Interviews on Inuit Family Values
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Through interviews with elders from three regions of Nunavut, Ilagiinniq: Interviews on Inuit Family Values provides a wealth of information on traditional family values. Covering relationships between siblings, elders and grandchildren, uncles and aunts, husbands and wives, and in-laws, this book is an indispensable resource of information on how Inuit families traditionally lived, and how traditional ways can be implemented in the modern world.

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Kiviuq's Journey
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Kiviuq's Journey retells the legend of Kiviuq, one of the most important and well-known legends in all of Inuit mythology, just as it as been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries.

Late Kivalliq-region elder Henry Isluanik lovingly retells this legend of the a lost Inuit hunter who must pass through many obstacles, using his own knowledge and quick wit to outsmart many foes, in order to find his way home.

With black-and-white line illustrations by acclaimed Inuit artist Germaine Arnaktauyok, this book is a definitive and authentic printed account of an important Inuit traditional story.

Intended for adult readers, this is a perfect selection for Inuit studies students.

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Les Oiseaux du Nunavut
Authors:
Mark L. Mallory
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Now available in French!

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut's diverse bird populations in this richly visual, informative book. Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information, readers will learn about the appearances, traditional uses, and behaviours of Arctic birds.

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Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Traditionally, Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuqurausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. Children were named after their elders and ancestors, ensuring a long and healthy life.

As more and more Inuit refer to each other by their English first names, rather than their traditional kinship terms, the tradition of tuqurausiit is slowly disappearing. This book presents interviews with four Inuit elders from Baffin Region, Nunavut, about how names were chosen, the importance of using kinship terms, and how the practice of tuqurausiit has changed over the years. Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs helps to preserve the knowledge of this tradition for younger generations, both Inuit and non-Inuit.

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Tulugaq: An Oral History of Ravens
Authors:
Kerry McCluskey
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Ravens appear in mythology and folklore the world over. Few other birds have inspired such simultaneous dread and fascination, or given rise to so many forms of artistic expression. But in the Arctic, ravens are not only mythological and artistic figures, but also brilliant scavengers, fascinating communicators, and daily nuisances.

The result of ten years of research and interviews, Tulugaq examines the raven's place in Canadian Arctic society and reveals a bird that is at times loved, maligned, dreaded, and even revered. With dozens of photographs and first-person stories from communities across Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, Tulugaq is a visually stunning examination of one of the animal kingdom's most complicated figures.

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Inuinnaqtun English Dictionary
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

The only Inuinnaqtun-language dictionary in Canada, this indispensible reference compiles nearly two thousand terms in Inuinnaqtun and English. With definitions and terms in both languages, this dictionary will be a reliable resource for both native speakers of, and newcomers to, the language of the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.

Originally published in 1996, this version has been revised and updated by the original editor.

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Kappianaqtut: Strange Creatures and Fantastic Beings From Inuit Myths and Legends
Artists:
Mike Austin
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Each volume in the Kappianaqtut series provides readers with an in-depth academic examination of two mythological creatures from Inuit mythology. The series examines Inuit myths from an ethnographic perspective and fosters discussion on the variations and multiple representations of the myths and creatures in question.

This volume, which explores the giants of the North and the mother of the sea mammals, has been fully revised and updated.

Kappianaqtut represents the first book-length study of Inuit mythological beings written from a Northern perspective.

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Unikkaaqatigiit: Arctic Weather and Climate Through the Eyes of Nunavut's Children
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Compiled from writing, poetry, and illustrations created by young Nunavummiut, this anthology explores diverse aspects of the theme of weather—from Inuit mythology to traditional knowledge, climate change, and daily survival.

These creative works, created as part of an Arctic Weather Centre contest in the mid-1990s, are gathered here for the first time, and are accompanied by helpful information about each community represented.

Through full-colour illustrations and engaging poetry and stories written both in Inuktitut and English, learn more about the vital force of Arctic weather as seen through the eyes of children.

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Roundtrip: The Inuit Crew of the Jean Revillon
Authors:
Michelle Daveluy
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Stuck in the ice-pack during the winter of 1924-25, the Jean Revillon needed repair and a crew to make it back to its hauling location at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. And so, in 1925, Lionel Angotegoar, Athanasie Angutitaq, Louis Tapatai, and Savikataaq from the central Canadian Arctic manned the ship from Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), in contemporary Nunavut, to southern Canada. Having brought the ship to safe harbour, they spent the winter in the South and returned home the next spring. In relating their experience on their return they provided first-hand accounts of life in the South. Various points-of-view contribute to the broadest possible understanding of the journey, since the Inuit sailors, the Revillon family and the people associated with the shipbuilding industry or the fur trade were involved in the trip per se to various degrees.

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Our Food Our Stories: Celebrating our Gifts from the Creator
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

A Nutrition resource for Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities, this unique collection of traditional recipes and customs celebrates our diversity and cultures across Canada. Aboriginal Head Start families from First Nations, Inuit and Métis backgrounds share stories and recipes about Hunting, Fishing and Gathering, that connect us to who we are and where we come from.

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Notre cuisine, nos histoires : Célébrons les dons du Créateur
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

Voici une ressource sur l'alimentation pour les centres du Programme d’aide préscolaire aux Autochtones (PAPA) dans les collectivités urbaines et nordiques. Ce recueil de recettes traditionnelles, d’anecdotes et de photos des centres est aussi un livre d’histoires; il raconte qui nous sommes en tant que Premières Nations, Inuits et Métis au Canada, en décrivant les aliments que nous mangeons.

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Becoming Inummarik: Men's Lives in an Inuit Community
Authors:
Peter Collings
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

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.

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Inuit Knowledge of Polar Bears: A Project of the Gjoa Haven Hunters' and Trappers' Organization
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Inuit have been hunting polar bear for centuries and have built up a rich knowledge about their habitat and behaviour-a knowledge expressed in the oral history, Inuktitut vocabulary and cultural traditions- in Inuit Qaujimaningit, or IQ. The Hunters' and Trappers' Organization of Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak, Kugaaruk and Cambridge Bay share concerns over the future viability of the polar bear population in the McClintock Channel Polar Bear Management Area and about the future integrity of the related IQ. The objective was to record and communicate, as accurately as possible, the IQ of Gjoa Haven residents related to polar bears. The lessons learned from this study will enable application as a model for studies of a similar nature elsewhere.

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Nunavut: A Health System Profile
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit;

Based on extensive research including visits to most health centres and facilities in Nunavut, Gregory Marchildon and Renée Torgerson have produced a comprehensive review of healthcare in Canada's newest territory. Nunavut: A Health System Profile provides an in-depth examination of population health and healthcare in the territory. Little more than a decade old, Nunavut has a population that consists of thirty-thousand residents living in twenty-five widely dispersed communities. No roads connect the territory's isolated populations and nearly all supplies and equipment are transported by air. Consequently, health service delivery in Nunavut is the costliest in Canada and its operation encounters challenges more extreme than those faced elsewhere. Marchildon and Torgerson consider the historical and demographic context of healthcare in Nunavut, as well as the finances, governance, infrastructure, workforce, and program provisions that define the system. Due to a high incidence of suicide and the psychological upheaval associated with rapid societal change, the authors call particular attention to the treatment of mental health and addictions. Filling a gap in our understanding of one of Canada's most important and expensive social policies, Nunavut: A Health System Profile provides the first comprehensive review of the health system in Nunavut and the distinct health issues the territory faces.

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Sanaaq: An Inuit Novel
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Sanaaq is an intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the qallunaat, the white people, in the mid-nineteenth century. Composed in 48 episodes, it recounts the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec. Here they live their lives hunting seal, repairing their kayak, and gathering mussels under blue sea ice before the tide comes in. These are ordinary extraordinary lives: marriages are made and unmade, children are born and named, violence appears in the form of a fearful husband or a hungry polar bear. Here the spirit world is alive and relations with non-humans are never taken lightly. And under it all, the growing intrusion of the qallunaat and the battle for souls between the Catholic and Anglican missionaries threatens to forever change the way of life of Sanaaq and her young family.

Caution: Contains some mature content.

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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Northern Series
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

The Strong Readers: Northern Series launched in December 2014.

Guided Reading sets include 6 copies each of the 8 titles in the Northern Series.

The Strong Readers: Northern Series launched in December 2014.

Guided Reading Bundles include 6 copies each of the 8 titles in the Northern Series.

The Northern Series includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books that provide cultural reflections of the Inuit.

The series includes books ranging from levels 2 to 16:

LV. 2 - Look Up At the Sky!
LV. 3 - A Dog Team
LV. 6 - North and South
LV. 7 - Snow
LV. 8 - Baby Arctic Animals
LV. 11 - I Build An Igloo
LV. 15 - Birds Come and Go
LV. 16 - Polar Bear Facts

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Stories of Survival and Revenge: From Inuit Folklore
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Stories of Survival and Revenge presents
three action-packed Inuit folktales: the
stories of Nuliajuk, the mother of the sea
mammals; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated
orphan who seeks revenge; and the
Nanurluk, an enormous polar bear many
times the size of a regular bear.
Written at a reading level of approximately
grade three, and an interest level suitable
for the 12+ age group, this book is a
perfect pick for reluctant and struggling
readers.
With comic book–inspired illustrations, this
book presents these folktales as they were meant to be experienced,
with all of the heart-pounding action and awe-inspiring creatures that
Inuit mythology has to offer.

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Une Promesse, C'est Une Promesse
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Texte de Robert Munsch et Michael Kusugak
Illustrations de Vladyana Krykorka
Traduit par Carole Freynet-Gagné
Une légende inuite raconte que des Qallupilluits se cachent
sous la glace de mer. Ces créatures capturent les enfants qui
s’aventurent sans leurs parents près des crevasses de la glace.
Mais la jeune Allashua doute de leur existence et décide,
malgré la promesse faite à ses parents, d’aller pêcher seule
sur l’océan glacé. Et comme il fallait s’y attendre, ce ne sont
pas des poissons qu’elle rapportera à la maison…
ISBN 978-2-89611-412-2 12,95$

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From the Heart: How 100 Canadians Created an Unconventional Theatre Performance about Reconciliation
Authors:
Will Weigler
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

From the Heart - How 100 Canadians Created an Unconventional Theatre Performance about Reconciliation

Over the summer of 2013, a group of over one hundred community members from 16 to 88 years old took part in an unconventional theatre production in Victoria BC. From the Heart: enter into the journey of reconciliation was performed in a beautiful 14,000 sq. ft. indoor labyrinth made from salvaged doors and windows, trees, and hundreds of metres of fabric, all lit by paper lantern lights. In the alcoves and chambers of the labyrinth, the audience encountered songs, scenes, and shadow theatre performances created by our ensemble of non-Indigenous Canadians to tell the transformative stories that have deepened our understanding about the lived experience of Indigenous peoples in Canada. We created the show to encourage dialogue about what it might mean for non-Indigenous people to take responsibility for learning more about our own history as a first step toward standing in solidarity with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.

This book tells the story of how the show was developed and what it was like in performance. For those with an interest in reconciliation, From the Heart offers a gripping example of how theatre can contribute to public dialogue in a creative and vital way. Community groups will be able to use the book as a model to create their own unique production of From the Heart based on the pilot project.

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The Country of Wolves (PB)
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Now available in paperback!

Based on the acclaimed animated film Amaqqut Nunaat, this visually stunning graphic novel takes readers on a mysterious adventure with two brothers who are lost at sea. It begins as an average hunting trip for two young men. But when they find themselves adrift at sea, the only safe haven to be found for miles—a mysterious village filled with the sounds of drum dancing and revelry—turns out to be even more dangerous than the frigid ocean.

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Recommended ages: 12+

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88 pages | 9.00" x 7.00"

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;

Canada's residential school system for aboriginal young people is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. This book documents this subject in a format that will give all young people access to this painful part of Canadian history.

In 1857, the Gradual Civilization Act was passed by the Legislature of the Province of Canada with the aim of assimilating First Nations people. In 1879, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald commissioned the "Report on Industrial Schools for Indians and Half-Breeds." This report led to native residential schools across Canada. First Nations and Inuit children aged seven to fifteen years old were taken from their families, sometimes by force, and sent to residential schools where they were made to abandon their culture. They were dressed in uniforms, their hair was cut, they were forbidden to speak their native language, and they were often subjected to physical and psychological abuse. The schools were run by the churches and funded by the federal government.

About 150,000 aboriginal children went to 130 residential schools across Canada.

The last federally funded residential school closed in 1996 in Saskatchewan. The horrors that many children endured at residential schools did not go away. It took decades for people to speak out, but with the support of the Assembly of First Nations and Inuit organizations, former residential school students took the federal government and the churches to court. Their cases led to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history. In 2008, Prime Minister Harper formally apologized to former native residential school students for the atrocities they suffered and the role the government played in setting up the school system. The agreement included the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which has since worked to document this experience and toward reconciliation.

Through historical photographs, documents, and first-person narratives from First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people who survived residential schools, this book offers an account of the injustice of this period in Canadian history. It documents how this official racism was confronted and finally acknowledged.

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Le défi nordique
Authors:
Diane Groulx
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Le Nunavik: le froid qui brûle la peau, les neiges éternelles, l'isolement qui rapproche, la toundra à la fois fertile et menaçante; Julien et Noah: une amitié naissante, deux réalités, deux mondes qui se découvrent et s'apprivoisent. Les éditions du soleil de minuit vous proposent une lecture captivante: Le défi nordique, de l'auteur Diane Groulx. Ce roman jeunesse vous propulsera au coeur du Grand Nord québécois, chez les Inuit d'aujourd'hui. Venez découvrir les splendeurs du Nunavik. Réservé aux 1l ans et plus!

Diane Groulx a travaillé au Nunavik. Elle garde encore un contact privilégié avec le peuple inuit

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Ajurnamat! On n’y peut rien!
Authors:
Daniel Beauvais
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Un adolescent qui doit être opéré de toute urgence, une tempête qui se lève; la nuit sera longue pour l'unique infirmier de Tasiujaq aux confins de la baie d'Ungava! Une solidarité exemplaire permettra aux acteurs de ce drame d'accéder au rang des héros. Un livre qui vous transportera dans un tourbillon de neige et d'émotions.

Infirmier de profession, Daniel Beauvais a travaillé chez les Inuits du Nunavik. Il signe ici son premier roman pour la jeunesse.

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Terreur dans la taïga
Authors:
Diane Groulx
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Une fois encore, Diane Groulx nous amène en territoire inuk. Terreur dans la taïga, son deuxième roman jeunesse, nous fait découvrir la rivière Grande-Baleine et ses environs, à la frontière du Nunavik. Le livre relate les aventures d'Anaïs, une citadine, de Kalai, une lnuk, et de Sandy, un Amérindien cri. Ils unissent leur force afin de percer le mystère qui les entoure. Qui donc pollue la taïga et met ainsi la vie des habitants en danger?

Diane Groulx, qui a enseigné pendant près de dix ans, offre aussi des ateliers pour les 9-12 ans, sur le Nunavik. Elle les présente dans les milieux scolaires et les bibliothèques.

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Alaku, de la rivière Koroc
Authors:
Jacques Laplante
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

La vieille Alaku raconte une partie de son passé. Au cours d’une expédition de chasse, de mystérieux évènements viendront bouleverser la quiétude de la jeune Alaku et des autres Inuits. Un récit ponctué de traditions inuit et d’un soupçon de vie contemporaine.

Jacques Laplante a enseigné six ans au Nunavik. Il travaille actuellement à Montréal auprès des étudiants inuits du poste secondaire. Une façon bien agréable de voir grandir sa famille.

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Napatsi
Authors:
Robert Feagan
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Napatsi, le jeune Inuk, n'a qu'un rêve : fuir les traditions ancestrales et découvrir la ville ! Ce rêve deviendra réalité grâce à la capture d'Qagijuj, un ourson polaire destiné au zoo d'Edmonton. En compagnie de Jo, une adolescente aux cheveux de feu, Napatsi et Qagijuk vont relever un véritable défi qui nous fera découvrir faune, flore, cultures et légendes, tout au long de leur périple à travers l'Alberta et le Nunavut.

Natif de Fort McPherson dans les territoires du Nord-Ouest, Robert Feagan nous présente son premier roman jeunesse

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L’équipée fantastique
Artists:
Brenda Watson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Un jour, Liitia part à la recherche de son frère Jaani, disparu en motoneige dans la toundra. Inquiète de sa mission, elle se munit d'amulettes magiques pour se protéger. Elle mène ensuite l'attelage de chiens de traineau jusqu'à la mer, sur les traces de Jaani.

Des carcajous horribles les attaquent. Les évènements dramatiques se multiplient. La chienne Anouk finit par se jeter dans la mêlée. Le pouvoir des amulettes vaincra-t-il celui des bêtes à l'esprit maléfique?

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Life Among the Qallunaat
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Life Among the Qallunaat is the story of Mini Aodla Freeman’s experiences growing up in the Inuit communities of James Bay and her journey in the 1950s from her home to the strange land and stranger customs of the Qallunaat, those living south of the Arctic. Her extraordinary story, sometimes humourous and sometimes heartbreaking, illustrates an Inuit woman’s movement between worlds and ways of understanding. It also provides a clear-eyed record of the changes that swept through Inuit communities in the 1940s and 1950s.

Mini Aodla Freeman was born in 1936 on Cape Hope Island in James Bay. At the age of sixteen, she began nurse's training at Ste. Therese School in Fort George, Quebec, and in 1957 she moved to Ottawa to work as a translator for the then Department of Northern Affairs and Natural Resources. Her memoir, Life Among the Qallunaat, was published in 1978 and has been translated into French, German, and Greenlandic.

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Life Among the Qallunaat is the third book in the First Voices, First Texts series, which publishes lost or underappreciated texts by Indigenous writers. This reissue of Mini Aodla Freeman’s path-breaking work includes new material, an interview with the author, and an afterword by Keavy Martin and Julie Rak, with Norma Dunning.

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First Nations Cultural Heritage and Law: Case Studies, Voices, and Perspectives
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit; First Nations; Métis;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Indigenous peoples around the world are seeking greater control over tangible and intangible cultural heritage. In Canada, issues concerning repatriation and trade of material culture, heritage site protection, treatment of ancestral remains, and control over intangible heritage are governed by a complex legal and policy environment.

First Nations Cultural Heritage and Law is the first of two interdisciplinary volumes exploring First Nations perspectives on cultural heritage and issues of reform within and beyond Western law. Written in plain language and in collaboration with First Nation partners, it contains seven case studies featuring indigenous concepts, legal orders, and encounters with legislation and negotiations; a national review essay; three chapters reflecting on major themes; and a self-reflective critique on the challenges of collaborative and intercultural research. It will be of interest to indigenous communities and their leaders, museum personnel and other cultural heritage professionals, academics and students, government policy workers, treaty negotiators, lawyers, and others interested in First Nations cultural heritage.

Although the volume draws on specific First Nation experiences, it covers a wide range of topics of concern to Inuit, Metis, and other indigenous peoples. Beyond this audience, it will be of interest to cultural heritage professionals; academics and students; government workers; treaty negotiators; lawyers; and others who work with or are interested in First Nations cultural heritage.

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In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History Book One, Inuit Lives
Authors:
Kenn Harper
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Arctic historian Kenn Harper gathers the best of his columns about Inuit history, which appear weekly in Nunatsiaq News, in this exciting new series of books.

Each installment of In Those Days: Collected Columns on Arctic History will cover a particularly fascinating aspect of traditional Inuit life. In volume one, “Inuit Biographies,” Harper shares the unique challenges and life histories of several Inuit living in pre-contact times.

The result of extensive interviews, research, and travel across the Arctic, these amazing short life histories provide readers with a detailed understanding of their specific time and place.

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This book is part of the In Those Days series, a historical series that collects writings on Arctic history.

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In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History Book Two, Arctic Crime and Punishment
Authors:
Kenn Harper
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

In this second volume of In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History, Kenn Harper shares the tales of murderers, thieves, and fraudsters--as well as the wrongfully accused--in the early days of Northern colonization. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, settler and Inuit ideas of justice clashed, leading to some of the most unusual trials and punishments in history.

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This book is part of the In Those Days series, a historical series that collects writings on Arctic history.

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White Eskimo
Authors:
Stephen R Brown
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

Though less known today than contemporaries like Amundsen and Peary, Knud Rasmussen (18791933) was one of the most intriguing of the great early 20th century Arctic explorers. Born and raised in Greenland, and part Inuit on his mother's side, Rasmussen could shoot a gun and harness a team of sled dogs by the time he was eight. Nevertheless he was well versed in the civilized arts and came to exploration after failing to make a career as an opera singer in Europe. He was obviously more at home on the ice floes than the stage, and undertook some of the most astounding feats of endurance in the annals of polar exploration including his record-setting 18,000-mile "Great Sled Journey"the first to traverse the Northwest Passage by dogsled. More impressively, he travelled without the elaborate preparations and large support staffs employed by other explorers, surviving with only a few Inuit assistants and living off the land. He once explained his approach by saying, "[As a child] my playmates were native Greenlanders; from the earliest boyhood I played and worked with the hunters, so even the hardships of the most strenuous sledge-trips became pleasant routine for me."

Despite his extraordinary physical prowess, Rasmussen was one of the most intellectual of the great explorers, more interested in scientific study than glamorous feats, producing (among many other works) a ten-volume account documenting Inuit spirituality and culture, an accomplishment that earned him the title "the father of Eskimology."

In this first full-length biography, Stephen R. Bown brings Rasmussen's inspiring story to English readers in all its richness, giving White Eskimo the readability of a good novel.

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Franz Boas Among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884
Authors:
Franz Boas
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
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In the summer of 1883, Franz Boas, widely regarded as one of the fathers of Inuit anthropology, sailed from Germany to Baffin Island to spend a year among the Inuit of Cumberland Sound. This was his introduction to the Arctic and to anthropological fieldwork. This book presents, for the first time, his letters and journal entries from the year that he spent among the Inuit, providing not only an insightful background to his numerous scientific articles about Inuit culture, but a comprehensive and engaging narrative as well.

Using a Scottish whaling station as his base, Boas travelled widely with the Inuit, learning their language, living in their tents and snow houses, sharing their food, and experiencing their joys and sorrows. At the same time he was taking detailed notes and surveying and mapping the landscape and coastline. Ludger Müller-Wille has transcribed his journals and his letters to his parents and fiancé and woven these texts into a sequential narrative. The result is a fascinating study of one of the earliest and most successful examples of participatory observation among the Inuit. Originally published in German in 1994, the text has been translated into English by William Barr, who has also published translations of other important works on the history of the Arctic.

Illustrated with some of Boas's own photos and with maps of his field area, Franz Boas among the Inuit of Baffin Island, 1883-1884 is a valuable addition to the historical and anthropological literature on southern Baffin Island.

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Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;
Grade Levels: University/College;

In this book, author Pamela Toulouse provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lesson plans that support Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nation/Métis/Inuit perspectives and sacred circle teachings into their subjects and courses. The author presents a culturally relevant and holistic approach that facilitates relationship building and promotes ways to engage in reconciliation activities.

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Reawakening Our Ancestors' Lines: Revitalizing Inuit Traditional Tattooing
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

For thousands of years, Inuit practiced the traditional art of tattooing. Created the ancient way, with bone needles and caribou sinew soaked in seal oil, sod, or soot, these tattoos were an important tradition for many Inuit women, symbols etched on their skin that connected them to their families and communities. But with the rise of missionaries and residential schools in the North, the tradition of tattooing was almost lost. In 2005, when Angela Hovak Johnston heard that the last Inuk woman tattooed in the old way had died, she set out to tattoo herself in tribute to this ancient custom and learn how to tattoo others. What was at first a personal quest became a project to bring the art of traditional tattooing back to Inuit women across Nunavut, starting with Johnston’s home community of Kugluktuk. Collected in this beautiful book are moving photos and stories from more than two dozen women who participated in Johnston’s project. Together, these women have united to bring to life an ancient tradition, reawakening their ancestors’ lines and sharing this knowledge with future generations.

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  • 2018 NorthWords Book Prize Winner 
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Indigenous Integration: 101+ Lesson Ideas for Secondary and College Teachers
Authors:
Adrienne Castellon
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;
Grade Levels: University/College;

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission challenges all Canadian educators to Integrate Indigenous content and ways of knowing into the curriculum. This research-based book for secondary teachers responds to these challenges by including aligned pedagogical practices and content. The easy to read discussion, extensive links to resources and practical, ready-to-use applications will not only help secondary teachers meet this curricular challenge but enjoy deeper connections with their students.

What is your next step in Indigenizing your practice as a teacher? Is it reaching out to local Indigenous communities and starting a dialogue that privileges place-based education; the stories and history of the area? Is it noticing the problems in community such as disparities, injustices and facilitating inquiry-based learning to respond to them? Is it acknowledging the role of intergenerational trauma and engaging appropriate processes such as Circles to encourage deep and respectful listening and give voice to each student? Is it revising your history lesson so as not to over-generalize the diversity of First Nations and Metis in Canada? It certainly means having the courage to do something and step into the messiness of the challenge knowing we do not have the answers and may be unsure of the way forward.

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Finding John Rae
Authors:
Alice Jane Hamilton
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

John Rae was known as the “Arctic Fox” for his ability to trek vast distances in a short time across the Arctic. This creative nonfiction biography of the celebrated Arctic explorer begins in 1854 when, on a mapping expedition to the Boothia Peninsula, Rae discovers the missing link in the Northwest Passage and the fate of the missing Franklin Expedition — learning from Inuit hunters that Franklin’s ships had been beset by ice, and that the crew, starving in the cold, had resorted to cannibalism. When the Scottish-born scientist and Hudson’s Bay Company Chief Factor reports the details in private to the British Admiralty, his statement is secretly but deliberately released to the newspapers. Led by such well-known figures as Charles Dickens and Sir John Franklin’s widow, much of the population rises against Rae and his Inuit informants. Alice Jane Hamilton goes on to explore how Rae, through bitter disappointment and soaring hope, rebuilds his life, all the while defending the integrity of the Arctic natives who brought him the evidence of cannibalism.

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"Alice Jane Hamilton skilfully blends fact and fiction to breathe new life into the thrilling story of John Rae, the most successful, and yet least celebrated, Arctic explorer of the 19th century. " — Tom Muir, author of Orkney Folk Tales

Finding John Rae brings one of the greatest, and most under-appreciated, 19th-century Arctic explorers vividly to life.” — John Wilson, author of Discovering the Arctic

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This book is creative nonfiction, a genre of writing that presents factually accurate narratives using literary style and technique (creativity).

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Otter's Journey through Indigenous Language and Law
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

Otter’s Journey employs the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization. Indigenous languages and laws need bodies to live in. Learning an endangered language and a suppressed legal system are similar experiences. When we bring language back to life, it becomes a medium for developing human relationships. Likewise, when laws are written on people’s hearts, true revitalization has occurred.

Storytelling has the capacity to address feelings and demonstrate themes – to illuminate beyond argument and theoretical exposition. In Otter’s Journey, Lindsay Keegitah Borrows follows Otter, a dodem (clan) relation from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, on a journey across Anishinaabe, Inuit, Māori, Coast Salish, and Abenaki territories, through a narrative of Indigenous resurgence. While Otter’s Journey is guided by a literal truth, it also splices and recombines real-world events and characters.

Through her engaging protagonist, Borrows reveals that the processes, philosophies, and practices flowing from Indigenous languages and laws can emerge from under the layers of colonial laws, policies, and languages to become guiding principles in people’s contemporary lives. We need the best of all people’s teachings to lead us into the future.

Students and scholars in a wide range of subfields within Indigenous studies will find this book of considerable appeal, as will scholars and students of law, literature, education, and language studies, and those with an interest in Indigenous methodologies.

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"Otter’s Journey holds the potential to change the way people think about and, in turn, talk about Indigenous laws and Indigenous language acquisition and reacquisition ... The elemental way in which legal storytelling is embedded in the text makes Indigenous laws and language normative, not as things to be justified or even accommodated. Eloquent, poetic, and lyrical, this book marks a rare and even generational shift in the dialogue by and about Indigenous peoples." - Tracey Lindberg, author of Birdie, and professor of law and University Research Chair in Indigenous Laws, Legal Orders and Traditions at the University of Ottawa


"Otter's Journey offers a vibrant account of the possibilities and importance of Indigenous language revitalization. Weaving oral narrative, prose fiction, and autobiography, Lindsay Borrows models a scholarly practice grounded in family, community, and storytelling. This is an important academic contribution – and also a new work of Indigenous literature by an emerging writer of considerable skill." - Keavy Martin, author of Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature, and associate professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta

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Inuit Stories of Being and Rebirth: Gender, Shamanism, and the Third Sex
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

The small island of Igloolik lies between the Melville Peninsula and Baffin Island at the northern end of Hudson Bay north of the Arctic Circle. It has fascinated many in the Western world since 1824, when a London publisher printed the narratives by William Parry and his second-in-command, George Lyon, about their two years spent looking for the mythical Northwest Passage.

Nearly a hundred and fifty years later, Bernard Saladin d’Anglure arrived in Igloolik, hoping to complete the study he had been conducting for nearly six months in Arctic Quebec (present-day Nunavik). He was supposed to spend a month on Igloolik, but on his first morning there, Saladin d’Anglure met the elders Ujarak and Iqallijuq. He learned that they had been informants for Knud Rasmussen in 1922. Moreover, they had spent most of their lives in the camps and fully remembered the pre-Christian period.

Ujarak and Iqallijuq soon became Saladin d’Anglure’s friends and initiated him into the symbolism, myths, beliefs, and ancestral rules of the local Inuit. With them and their families, Saladin d’Anglure would work for thirty years, gathering the oral traditions of their people.

First published in French in 2006, Inuit Stories of Being and Rebirth contains an in-depth, paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of stories on womb memories, birth, namesaking, and reincarnation. This new English edition introduces this material to a broader audience and contains a new afterword by Saladin d’Anglure.

Contents

Ch. 1—Savviurtalik is Reincarnated
Ch. 2—Inuit Genesis and the Desire for Children
Ch. 3—‘Big Belly’
Ch. 4—Incestuous Moon Brother chases Sun Sister
Ch. 5—A Headstrong Daughter
Ch. 6—A Cheated Husband
Ch. 7—Girls Should not Play at Marriage
Ch. 8—A Battered Wife
Ch. 9—Walrus Skin, a Mistreated Orphan, Rescued by the Moon Man
Ch. 10—The Danger of Being Impregnated by a Spirit
Ch. 11—The First Woman Healer
Ch. 12—The Strange Man and His Whale
Ch. 13—Atanaarjuat, The Fast Runner, a Mythical Hero
Ch. 14—Aaguttaaluk, the Cannibal Forebear
Ch. 15—Qisaruatsiaq, Back to Her Mother’s Womb

 
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“The real strength of the book are the dialogues between d’Anglure, Iqallijuq, and Ujarak that provide insights into many of the stories provided by Kupaaq … providing one of the first Inuit commentaries on their own texts.” – Chris Trott, Etudes/Inuit/Studies
 
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In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History Book 3, Tales of Arctic Whaling
Authors:
Kenn Harper
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

In this third volume of In Those Days, Harper shares stories of the rise and fall of the whaling industry in the Eastern Canadian Arctic. At the turn of the nineteenth century, whale baleen and blubber were extremely valuable commodities, and so sailors braved the treacherous Arctic waters, risking starvation, scurvy, and death, to bring home the bounty of the North. The presence of these whalemen in the North would irrevocably alter the lives of Inuit.

Along with first-hand accounts from journals and dozens of rare, historical photographs, this collection includes the myth of the Octavius—a ship that drifted for twelve years with a frozen crew—encounters between sailors and Inuit, tales of the harrowing hazing rituals suffered by first-time crew members, and much more.

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This in the third book in the In Those Days series, a historical series that collects writings on Arctic history.

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Annie Muktuk and Other Stories
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: University/College;

I woke up with Moses Henry’s boot holding open my jaw and my right eye was looking into his gun barrel. I heard the slow words, “Take. It. Back.” I know one thing about Moses Henry; he means business when he means business. I took it back and for the last eight months I have not uttered Annie Mukluk’s name.

In strolls Annie Mukluk in all her mukiness glory. Tonight she has gone traditional. Her long black hair is wrapped in intu’dlit braids. Only my mom still does that. She’s got mukluks, real mukluks on and she’s wearing the old-style caribou parka. It must be something her grandma gave her. No one makes that anymore. She’s got the faint black eyeliner showing off those brown eyes and to top off her face she’s put pretend face tattooing on. We all know it’ll wash out tomorrow. — from "Annie Muktuk"

When Sedna feels the urge, she reaches out from the Land of the Dead to where Kakoot waits in hospital to depart from the Land of the Living. What ensues is a struggle for life and death and identity. In “Kakoot” and throughout this audacious collection of short stories, Norma Dunning makes the interplay between contemporary realities and experiences and Inuit cosmology seem deceptively easy. The stories are raucous and funny and resonate with raw honesty. Each eye-opening narrative twist in Annie Muktuk and Other Stories challenges readers’ perceptions of who Inuit people are.

Awards

  • 2017-2018 Danuta Gleed Literary Award Winner
  • 2018 INDIEFAB Book of the Year (Short Stories)
  • 2018 Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Story

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"Dunning’s stories, nuanced and deeply felt, reach deep into the heart of what it means to be Inuit, into the sacred place where the songs of the north are still sung, visions are still seen, and the spirits still speak. From this place, it is possible to laugh at those who come to destroy. From this place, dignity is maintained and the connection to the turning of the seasons is unbroken. Together with grief for what has been lost, there is power and light in these stories." — Kristine Morris, Foreword Magazine, June 2017

"When I read the article, 'What inspired her was getting mad,' about the story behind Norma Dunning’s debut collection, Annie Mukluk and Other Stories, I was not surprised. Acts of justice and revenge factor throughout the book, propelling the stories so terrifically. Dunning wrote her stories in response to ethnographic representations of Inuit people that neglected to show them as actual people, and the result is a book that’s really extraordinary. Because her people are so real, people who laugh, and joke, and drink, and have sex (and they have a lot of sex)." — Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This, August 2017

"Although [Dunning] deals with serious contemporary realities for Inuit people, she manages to work in moments of humour that flesh out her characters, making them fully realized and complex.”— Matthew Stepanic, Where.ca, September 2017

"A successful short story takes us to unfamiliar places, and the 16 stories in this collection certainly fill that bill. It’s a journey deep into Inuit life, with tales of Inuk of all shapes, genders and ages. The title story is at turns funny, violent and cunning: Jimmy tries to convince best friend Moses to stay away from the glorious Annie Muktuk, an arnaluk (naughty woman, according to the glossary) who will cause him grief." — Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star, November 2017

"This whole collection is fantastic, but the story with the bad trip is 'Husky', inspired by the life of trapper and HBC Factor "Husky" Harris whose visit to Winnipeg with his three Inuit wives, Tetuk, Alaq and Keenaq, is written about in history books. In the story, naturally, the group and their children make an impression at their hotel, and the racism of hotel staff leads to a fight that lands Husky in the hospital. The violence doesn't end there and the women are further victimized—but then they enact the most beautiful justice." — Kerry Clare, 49th Shelf, August 2017

"Inuk writer Norma Dunning’s debut collection passed under the radar of the big awards despite being the year’s best short fiction collection. The stories infuse Inuit myth with reality, explore the effects of colonialism, and delve into settler-writer portrayals of Inuit, all told with heart and humour that is infectious." — Michael Melgaard, National Post, December 2017

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Inuit Modern: Masterworks from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 12; University/College;

A gorgeous retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, mirroring the vast and poignant cultural changes in the North.

In response to a rapidly changing Arctic environment, Inuit have had to cope with the transition from a traditional lifestyle to the disturbing realities of globalization and climate change. Inuit art in the latter half of the 20th century reflects the reciprocal stimulus of contact with Euro-Canadians and embodies the evolution of a modern Inuit aesthetic that springs from an ancient cultural context, creating an exciting new hybridized art form. Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection situates modern Inuit art within a larger framework that reinterprets the Canadian Arctic.

Essays by leading Canadian scholars in the field including Ingo Hessel, Robert McGhee, Christine Laloude, Heather Igloliorte, Dorothy Eber and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad examine the social, political and cultural transformation through the dynamic lens of colonial influence and agency. Inuit Modern also features interviews with David Ruben Piqtoukun and Zacharias Kunuk.

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"The work of Inuit artists has continually evolved in response to the industrialized, bureaucratic culture encroaching from the south. Inuit Modern, an opulent new coffee-table book, displays the astonishing results. The 175 pieces beautifully reproduced here span the last century."— Georgia Straight

"This book is full of treasures from one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Inuit art. With more than 175 works by Inuit artists, the reader is taken on a journey of the Inuit aesthetic as it evolves from its from traditional roots to a more contemporary and globalized art form."— Globe & Mail Top 100 for 2010

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Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;
Grade Levels: 11; 12; University/College;

In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel initiates myriad conversations about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. An advocate for Indigenous worldviews, the author discusses the fundamental issues—the terminology of relationships; culture and identity; myth-busting; state violence; and land, learning, law and treaties—along with wider social beliefs about these issues. She answers the questions that many people have on these topics to spark further conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the larger community.

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Calling Down the Sky
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 11; 12; University/College;

Calling Down the Sky is a poetry collection that describes deep personal experiences and post generational effects of the Canadian Aboriginal Residential School confinements in the 1950's when thousands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in these schools against their parents' wishes. Many were forbidden to speak their language and practice their own culture. The author portrays how the ongoing impact of the residential schools problem has been felt throughout generations and has contributed to social problems that continue to exist today.

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“Rosanna Deerchild’s poems roll off the tongue as easy as old country songs. With her deft hand, Deerchild finely tunes every word and weaves them together as intimately as she braids her girls’ hair. Together, these poems create a story that sings with beautiful tension, amazing resilience, and love as big as the sky." - Katherena Vermette, Metis Writer

"The poetry collection, called calling down the sky, describes personal experiences with the residential school system in the 1950s and the generational effects it had." - CBC 

"This poetry collection is fierce, raw and candid. It is also visceral, intricate and, above all, illuminating. By recounting her mother’s residential school experience in a powerfully poetic narrative, Deerchild expertly illustrates the heartbreaking trauma of that tragic saga and how it complicates relationships over generations. By beautifully and elaborately exploring those relationships and that devastating history, she finds and celebrates the resilient and hopeful spirit that many residential school survivors, like her mother, have managed to retain in the face of horror and torment. As a result, calling down the sky is an essential read in understanding the true modern history of this land and in honouring the people who survived it.” - Waubgeshig Rice

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This book is part of the Modern Indigenous Voices series.

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La malédiction du chamane
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 10; 11; 12;

Deux bébés promis en mariage l’un à l’autre, une chouette des neiges et un siksik maléfique,la vieille femme de sous les mers… et un chamane en colère.

Un récit initiatique par le plus grand conteur inuit avec des illustrations d’Isabelle Salmon

Inuit du nord du Canada, Michael Kusugak, Arvaarluk de son vrai prénom, naît en 1948 sur le territoire qu’on appelle à présent Nunavut. Jusqu’à l’âge de douze ans, il est l’un des tout derniers à connaître la vie traditionnelle en nomadisant avec ses parents.
Installé aujourd’hui à Rankin Inlet sur la Baie d’Hudson où il écrit des livres, et « nomadise » à la rencontre de la jeunesse du monde entier. Il a remporté le prix Ruth Schwartz de la littérature jeunesse, ainsi que d’autres récompenses comme le prix Hackmatack. Ses livres sont traduits en français, en japonais, en coréen et en braille.
La traductrice de cet ouvrage, Emilie Maj, est anthropologue de formation. Elle est passionnée par la vie dans les contrées polaires.

À LA DÉCOUVERTE DES INUITS DU CANADA
L’histoire se déroule avant l’arrivée des Occidentaux au nord du Canada, sur la Baie d’Hudson, en ces temps immémoriaux où les Inuits vivaient de la pêche et de la chasse aux animaux marins. L’Île de Marbre, où va se dérouler l’aventure, est une île inhabitée de l’archipel. C’est le territoire traditionnel de chasse des Inuits : on y trouve notamment des ours polaires et des lièvres arctiques. Dans cette région du monde où domine la toundra arctique, il fait jusqu’à -45°C en hiver et la température la plus chaude en été est de 25°C. En 1999, ce territoire qui est l’une des régions les moins peuplées du monde reçoit le nom de Nunavut, littéralement « La terre des hommes », et obtient plus d’indépendance au sein du Canada.

Aujourd’hui, le Nunavut accueille près de 35 600 habitants, parmi lesquels près de 25 000 Inuits. Parmi eux, 20 000 parlent leur langue, l’inuktitut. Les Inuits ne vivent pas uniquement au Nunavut. Il vivent également au Groenland, en Alaska et en Sibérie. Autrefois, ils avaient tous en commun une culture nomade de la banquise.

Ils l’ont remarqué :

À la limite du récit ethnographique, le texte nous propose de découvrir ce peuple avec son mode de vie, ses contes et ses légendes. Plus qu’une simple histoire initiatique du héros, c’est nous, lecteur, qui sommes initiés à cette population. (Xian Moriarty blog, 21/02/2017)

Ce roman suit la structure narrative du conte, où le surnaturel se trame au réalisme des croyances et des pratiques. Le jeune lecteur pourra découvrir la vie quotidienne de ces nomades inuits et se familiariser avec les animaux de ces contrées polaires. Une préface et une postface l’aideront à cadrer l’ensemble. En outre, comme tous les contes, ce récit offre à l’adolescent une leçon de vie : être « gentil avec ceux qui ne peuvent s’aider eux-mêmes », savoir reconnaître ses erreurs, savoir pardonner à autrui. Car ces populations du Grand Nord ne peuvent survivre que grâce à l’entraide et au partage. Ce récit enseigne que, face au destin, malgré son courage et sa ténacité, l’homme seul ne peut réussir sans l’aide de la divine Nature et l’intercession des animaux. (Blog Wodka, 19/01/2017)

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From the Tundra to the Trenches
Editors:
Thibault Martin
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 10; 11; 12; University/College;

“My name is Weetaltuk; Eddy Weetaltuk. My Eskimo tag name is E9-422.” So begins From the "Tundra to the Trenches." Weetaltuk means “innocent eyes” in Inuktitut, but to the Canadian government, he was known as E9-422: E for Eskimo, 9 for his community, 422 to identify Eddy.

In 1951, Eddy decided to leave James Bay. Because Inuit weren’t allowed to leave the North, he changed his name and used this new identity to enlist in the Canadian Forces: Edward Weetaltuk, E9-422, became Eddy Vital, SC-17515, and headed off to fight in the Korean War. In 1967, after fifteen years in the Canadian Forces, Eddy returned home. He worked with Inuit youth struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, and, in 1974, started writing his life’s story. This compelling memoir traces an Inuk’s experiences of world travel and military service. Looking back on his life, Weetaltuk wanted to show young Inuit that they can do and be what they choose. 

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“Endlessly interesting; an account of a traditional way of life now lost, a gripping first-hand account of a front-line soldier during the war, and an honest account of a young man’s adventures and misadventures. It is to all our benefit that it has, at last, found its way into print." — Michael Melgaard, The National Post

“Tender, honest, and often raw, Weetaltuk’s storytelling is masterful, engrossing, and deeply human. He has imbued his writing with a philosophical nuance that is characteristically Inuit: very subtle, yet profound." — Siku Allooloo, The Malahat Review

“Recounts the adventures of Inuk veteran Eddy Weetaltuk, from his early life in the North to his escape to the south under an assumed identity, to his enlistment in the Canadian Forces, which took him across the Canadian West, to Japan and Germany, and into battle in Korea. Adopting the name Eddy Vital was necessary in 1951 because the federal government restricted the movement of Inuit people. Through his alias, Weetaltuk was able to see the world; in the army, he experienced equality and respect – all the while never forgetting his true identity as an Inuk. The publication history of From the Tundra to the Trenches is itself a four-decades-long saga of many twists and turns. That it now finds English publication (after first appearing in French and German) owes to the author’s conviction that his life story be read as a work of literature with the makings of a bestseller. Eddy Weetaltuk was right.”— Jade Colbert, The Globe and Mail

“For those interested in Inuit culture it offers the rare and valuable perspective of an Inuk looking out from his culture at the world rather than the world looking in. “ — P. T. Sherrill, CHOICE

Series Information
From the Tundra to the Trenches is the fourth book in the First Voices, First Texts series, which publishes lost or underappreciated texts by Indigenous writers. This new English edition of Eddy Weetaltuk’s memoir includes a foreword and appendix by Thibault Martin and an introduction by Isabelle St-Amand.

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Unikkaaqtuat Qikiqtaninngaaqtut: Traditional Stories from the Qikiqtani Region
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

This rich volume contains 33 versions of traditional stories, transcribed and edited from oral recordings of ten Inuit elders from two High Arctic communities, Arctic Bay and Igloolik. Published in partnership with the Niutaq Cultural Institute and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.

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On Thin Ice
Authors:
Jamie Bastedo
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Ashley Anowiak is in search of a murderous polar bear that may be real or mythical. The only thing for certain is that what she discovers will change her life - and her community's - forever.

In spite of its name, no one in the tiny troubled hamlet of Nanurtalik "the place with polar bears" can remember seeing a polar bear in decades. But when a teenager's dismembered body is discovered on a nearby ice road, everyone fears polar bears have returned. The community is thrown into chaos as another suspected bear attack sparks a flury of bullets that whiz through the town during a blinding four-day blizzard. Was it a real or phantom bear? No one can say for sure.

Ashley Anowiak is swept into this storm of confusion by her special link with polar bears expressed through the magic of her art and the terror of her dreams. She finds herself on the trail of Nanurluk, a giant bear that has haunted her people for thousands of years.

Ashley's bear hunt leads from the frozen catacombs beneath Itkiqtuqjuaq to the jumbled ice fields covering the Arctic Ocean. As she closes in on the bear, Ashley's inner and outer worlds are torn apart, leaving her desperate for any stability she can find.

This is the story of a gifted northern youth struggling to find her true home in a fast-changing arctic, where culture, climate and landscape seem to be crumbling all around her.

Visit the website Jamie set up focused on polar bears in a climate of change at www.onthinice.ca.

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"Traditional culture is also part of the book's charm, with several Inuktitut words adding local colour. A glossary is included at the end of the book." - CM Magazine

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Walking with Aalasi: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

"How can we know who we are", Aalasi Joamie asks, "if we don't know about where we live?" Having learned from her mother, Aalasi observed and harvested plants as a little girl in Pangnirtung in the 1940s and later as a mother in Niaqunngut (Apex) from the 1960s to today. In this introductory guide to traditional plant use, Aalasi shares her life learning and memories of eighteen plants commonly found around Pangnirtung, Niaqunnguuq, and across Nunavut.

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Unipkaaqtuat Arvianit: Traditional Inuit Stories from Arviat (Volume 2)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Mark Kalluak has meticulously documented the stories that have been passed down for generations in the North. In this volume learn about the origin of the sun and the moon, the ogress that stole children, all sorts of animal fables and many more.

A refreshing change from academic examinations, this collection is lovingly gathered by an Inuit elder who grew up listening to these tales and is personally invested in preserving these treasures for generations to come.

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Peace Pipe Dreams
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

In 2015-2016, Peace Pipe Dreams was the award recipient for First Nation Communities Read.

Darrell Dennis is a stereotype-busting, politically incorrect Native American/Aboriginal/Shuswap (Only he's allowed to call himself an "Indian." Maybe. Under some circumstances). With a large dose of humour and irreverence, he untangles some of the truths and myths about First Nations: Why do people think Natives get free trucks, and why didn't he ever get one? Why does the length of your hair determine whether you’re good or bad? By what ratio does the amount of rain in a year depend on the amount of cactus liquor you consume?

In addition to answering these burning questions, Dennis tackles some tougher subjects. He looks at European-Native interactions in North America from the moment of first contact, discussing the fur trade, treaty-signing and the implementation of residential schools. Addressing misconceptions still widely believed today, Dennis explains why Native people aren't genetically any more predisposed to become alcoholics than Caucasians; that Native religion doesn't consist of worshipping rocks, disappearing into thin air, or conversing with animals; and that tax exemptions are so limited and confusing that many people don't even bother.

Employing pop culture examples, personal anecdote and a cutting wit, Darrell Dennis deftly weaves history with current events to entertain, inform and provide a convincing, readable overview of First Nations issues and why they matter today.

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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history and culture.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada's national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It's an ambitious and unprecedented project inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Exploring themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, told in detailed maps and rich narratives.

This extraordinary project offers Canada a step on the path toward understanding.

The volumes contain more than 48 pages of reference maps, content from more than 50 Indigenous writers; hundreds of historical and contemporary photographs and a glossary of Indigenous terms, timelines, map of Indigenous languages, and frequently asked questions. All packaged together in a beautifully designed protective slipcase.

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Recommended for ages 13+.

The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada includes a four volume print atlas, an online atlas, an app, and more!

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322 pages | 10.50" x 12.87"

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Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

This is the French edition of Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada.

Indigenous perspectives much older than the nation itself shared through maps, artwork, history, and culture.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada's national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It's an ambitious and unprecedented project inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Exploring themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, told in detailed maps and rich narratives.

This extraordinary project offers Canada a step on the path toward understanding.

The volumes contain more than 48 pages of reference maps, content from more than 50 Indigenous writers; hundreds of historical and contemporary photographs and a glossary of Indigenous terms, timelines, map of Indigenous languages, and frequently asked questions. All packaged together in a beautifully designed protective slipcase.

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Recommended for ages 13+.

Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada includes a four-volume print atlas, an online atlas, an app, and more!

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322 pages | 10.50" x 12.75"

 

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My Name is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10;

Germaine Arnaktauyok is one of the Canadian North's most prolific and recognizable artists. In this book, she tells the story of her life in her own words: her "very traditional Inuk life" growing up in Nunavut at a camp near Igloolik, and her experiences later in a residential school in Chesterfield Inlet; her education as an artist in Winnipeg and Ottawa; and her return to the North, where she continues to create drawings, etchings, and illustrations that have been featured in museums and galleries worldwide. She also provides commentary on several of her works, offering a seldom—seen perspective on her inspiration and process. Featuring over one hundred full—colour reproductions of Germaine Arnaktauyok's fascinating pieces from throughout her career, this beautiful book provides an in—depth look at one of the world's most important artists.

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The Gnawer of Rocks
Artists:
Jim Nelson
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10;

While everyone is busy preparing for the coming winter, two girls wander away from their camp, following a path of strange, beautiful stones. Each stone is lovelier than the last, and the trail leads them farther and farther away from camp. But what starts out as a peaceful afternoon on the tundra quickly turns dangerous when the girls find themselves trapped in the cave of Mangittatuarjuk—the Gnawer of Rocks! Based on a traditional Inuit story, this graphic novel introduces readers to a dark and twisted creature that haunts the Arctic landscape and preys on unsuspecting children…

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Why The Monster
Artists:
Toma Feizo Gas
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11;

Huuq is a young Inuit boy who has never fit in to camp life. One day, fleeing yet another attack from the camp bullies, Huuq finds himself alone and far away from camp, with only his dog Qipik as company.

On a lonesome hill, they find an egg. But this is no ordinary bird's egg. It's big. And almost looks like a stone.

When Huuq breaks this mysterious egg, it unleashes a series of events that turn Huuq himself into a monstrous half-human creature. As Huuq tries to figure out why he has been turned into a monster, what the egg and its contents mean, and how he can return to his natural self, he is thrust into a world of fearsome creatures, mystical powers, and an evil the likes of which Huuq has never encountered.

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248 pages | 6.00" x 9.00" | black and white line drawings throughout | Young adult novel

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Middle of Everywhere
Authors:
Monique Polak
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Tarksalik is about forty feet ahead of me, running by the side of the road. I can tell she's got sled-dog blood in her from the way she runs: head high, legs taut.

The sun has just come up, and when it lands on Tarksalik, it looks like she's shining too. For the first time since I found out I'd be spending this term in Nunavik, in northern Quebec, getting reacquainted with my dad, I don't feel one hundred percent miserable. Right now, as I let the fresh cold air fill my lungs, I'd say I'm down to about eighty-five percent miserable.

Maybe, I think as I watch Tarksalik run, this visit won't turn out to be a total disaster. Maybe there's more to life than Montreal.
Noah finds out there are worse things than raw ptarmigan liver. But not much worse.
Noah Thorpe is spending the school term in George River, in Quebec's Far North, where his dad is an English teacher in the Inuit community. Noah's not too keen about living in the middle of nowhere, but getting away from Montreal has one big advantage: he gets a break from the bully at his old school.

But Noah learns that problems have a way of following you—no matter how far you travel. To the Inuit kids, Noah is a qallunaaq—a southerner, someone ignorant of the customs of the North. Noah thinks the Inuit have a strange way of looking at the world, plus they eat raw meat and seal blubber. Most have never left George River—a town that doesn't even have its own doctor, let alone a McDonald's.

But Noah's views change when he goes winter camping and realizes he will have to learn a few lessons from his Inuit buddies if he wants to make it home.


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2010 Quebec Writers' Federation Prize nominee
2009 Resource Links "The Year's Best"

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The Hidden
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Mike Austin
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Forget fairies and forget vampires! Let yourself be drawn into the dark world of the shape-shifters, ogresses, trolls, and demons of the Canadian Arctic. This collection of field notes meticulously documents the dark side of Inuit legends, complete with hideous monsters and unspeakable deeds. Each creature is brought to life by the stunning illustrations of Mike Austin, a world-renowned tattoo artist.
As the camp prepares to defend itself against the approaching newcomers, Kannujaq and a Tunit shaman boy named Siku discover that the Vikings may have motivations other than murder and warfare at the heart of their quest.

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Those Who Run in the Sky
Artists:
Toma Feizo Gas
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

This teen novel, written by Iqaluit-based Inuit author Aviaq Johnston, is a coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately finds himself lost in the world of the spirits. After a strange and violent blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea ice, without his dog team or any weapons to defend himself, he soon realizes that he is no longer in the world that he once knew. The storm has carried him into the world of the spirits, a world populated with terrifying creatures---black wolves with red eyes, ravenous and constantly stalking him; water-dwelling creatures that want nothing more than to snatch him and pull him into the frigid ocean through an ice crack. As well as beings less frightening, but equally as incredible, such as a lone giant who can carry Pitu in the palm of her hand and keeps caribou and polar bears as pets. After stumbling upon a fellow shaman who has been trapped in the spirit world for many years, Pitu must master all of his shamanic powers to make his way back to the world of the living, to his family, and to the girl that he loves.

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  • 2018 Winner of Indigenous Voices Award for Most Significant Work of Prose in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer.
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Common Birds of Nunavut
Authors:
Mark L. Mallory
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut's diverse bird populations in this richly visual, informative book.

Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information, readers will learn about the appearances, traditional uses, and behaviours of Arctic birds. With detailed information on more than 50 species, this book provides an in-depth look at Arctic birds.

Far from a barren land of ice and snow, this book will introduce readers to the vibrant natural life of Nunavut through its distinct ornithology.

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While mainly a book about birds in Nunavut for young adults (pre-teens or teens) and adults, this resource also contains cultural information about the Inuit, including the Inuit's relationship to Nunavut birds, such as the value and uses of these birds, the Inuktitut names for birds, as well as local ecological knowledge.

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174 pages | 9.00" x 6.50"

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Common Rocks and Minerals of Nunavut
Authors:
Jurate Gertzbein
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut’s diverse rocks and minerals in this richly visual, informative book.

Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information—with absorbing “Did You Know?” facts to accompany every account—readers will learn about the appearances, traditional and modern uses, and environments of eastern Arctic rocks and minerals. Covered in this book is everything from diamond to granite, from the most precious to the most common stone. 

Readers will learn about rocks and minerals, as well as how their use has been important to the survival of the Inuit.

Far from a barren land of ice and snow, this book will introduce readers to the vibrant natural life of Nunavut through its distinct geology.

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Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling Through Inuit Art
Authors:
Shelley Falconer
Shawna White
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 6; 7; 8; 9; 10;

Did you know?
-Cape Dorset boasts the largest number of artists per capita in Canada (22.7 percent — almost one-quarter of the labor force and thirty times the national average!)
-The word Eskimo is a derogatory term meaning “eaters
of raw flesh”
-Some Inuit artists quarry stone for their sculptures in the winter, but have to wait until the summer to bring it back to their workshops
-An igloo uses the same design principles found in the great cathedrals of Europe
-According to legends, the stone figures, called Inukshuks, protect travelers and point them to the safest pathway
-The Inuit have been carving for over 4,000 years

Stones, Bones and Stitches is a fascinating and beautiful introduction to the art of the North. Focusing on several important works from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, curators Shelley Falconer and Shawna White take you on an impressive journey through the artistic landscape. The evolving character of the North is explored through the lens of some of Canada’s most significant Inuit artists, past and present.

Included are eight different works from sculpture to prints, each highlighted with introductions to the artists, the materials they used, geography, legends, and stories. Photographs together with intriguing facts give the reader insight into the artists’ lives, communities, and working conditions along with brief histories of the region.

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Oil King Courage
Authors:
Sigmund Brouwer
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 6; 7; 8; 9; 10;

I sucked down the icy air, but all too soon my lungs grew ragged from the cold. It felt like I was breathing in air from a red-hot furnace. My broken fingers throbbed, but that was the least of my worries.

The bulldozer stayed directly behind me. It wouldn't get tired. There was no way I could stay ahead of it, not with all the miles between me and where the Mackenzie entered the Arctic Ocean.
Reuben and Gear learn to appreciate art in the arctic.
When the Edmonton Oil Kings discover that Reuben Reuben has a hockey game as unforgettable as his name and his Inuit heritage, life changes in a hurry for him and his best friend Gear. A wealthy businessman sponsors a three-on-three pond-hockey tour across the western Arctic, and Reuben and Gear find out more than they ever bargained for about teamwork, about the North and about a dangerous family secret.

Fry Reading Level: 4.1

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La contrée des loups
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Ramon Perez
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Based on the acclaimed animated film of the same name, this visually stunning graphic novel takes readers on a mysterious adventure with two brothers who are lost at sea. It begins as an average hunting trip for two young men. But when they find themselves adrift at sea, the only safe haven to be found for miles-a mysterious village filled with the sounds of drum dancing and revelry-turns out to be even more dangerous than the frigid ocean.

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Common Plants of Nunavut
Authors:
Susan Aiken
Carolyn Mallory
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut’s varied plant life in this richly visual, informative book.

Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information including traditional knowledge about plant use compiled through interviews with Inuit elders readers will learn about the appearances, adaptations, life cycles, and habitats of the diverse array of plants that live in the North.

Far beyond a barren land of ice and snow, this book will introduce readers to the beautiful variations of plant life that abound on the tundra.

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Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Inuit; Métis;
Grade Levels: 5;

Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers, the sequel to the Seven Sacred Teachings, warns of voices we can expect to hear in our dream time – voices that do not represent the Sacred Teachings.

These are the voices of Seven Deceivers who are spoken of by name. The allure of their whisperings is carefully spelled out in order that all might come to know what to listen for. Dreamcatcher and the Seven Deceivers is a carefully woven telling of how and why Creator sent Trickster to Turtle Island with a gift that would help us see the light and resist temptation. At a time before distant religions and churches came with their teachings, their commandments and their seven cardinal sins, we knew. We knew the way of the Good Red Road. We knew the right way to live; not through commandments but through Sacred Teachings – Teachings that were given to us long before their arrival. And we knew we would be tested by Seven Deceivers – what they called seven cardinal sins. We knew because we had been forewarned. And when these distant churches arrived with their teachings, their relics and their symbols, we had our own. One was the Dreamcatcher.

Rooted in humility and honesty, the creators have tried to respect the cultures and traditions of all peoples. It is our hope that this telling will unite and thus heal divisions. Prophecies tell that this is the time for One Heart, One Mind and One Drum. We, readers and authors alike, are the ones we have been waiting for. There is nobody else who can revitalize our culture and values except ourselves.

It is our hope that this telling might move readers toward greater courage and wisdom and ultimately toward achieving and understanding what is true in life’s journey.

The Seven Sacred Teachings are a link that ties all Native, Inuit and Metis communities together.

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The Inuit Thought Of It
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7;

Dazzling inventions from the far north. 

Today's Arctic communities have all the comforts of modern living. Yet the Inuit survived in this harsh landscape for hundreds of years with nothing but the land and their own ingenuity. Join authors Alootook Ipellie and David MacDonald as they explore the amazing innovations of traditional Inuit and how their ideas continue to echo around the world. 

Some inventions are still familiar to us: the one-person watercraft known as a kayak retains its Inuit name. Other innovations have been replaced by modern technology: slitted snow goggles protected Inuit eyes long before sunglasses arrived on the scene. And other ideas were surprisingly inspired: using human-shaped stone stacks (lnunnguat) to trick and trap caribou. 

Many more Inuit innovations are explored here, including:

  • Dog sleds
  • Kids' stuff
  • Shelter
  • Food preservation
  • Clothing
  • Medicine.

In all, more than 40 Inuit items and ideas are showcased through dramatic photos and captivating language. From how these objects were made, to their impact on contemporary culture, The Inuit Thought of It is a remarkable catalog of Inuit invention.

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Recommended Ages: 10-12.

B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: Gr.3- Physical Science 

B.C. Science Supplementary Resource Gr.4- Life Science

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This book is a part of the We Thought of It series, a series which takes readers on a fascinating journey across the world's second largest continent to discover how aspects of its culture have spread around the globe.

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Kamik's First Sled
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7;

Jake's puppy Kamik is growing quickly, but the dog isn't becoming any easier to handle. All Jake wants is to raise his puppy into a strong, fast sled dog, but Kamik is far from ready to pull a sled with a dog team. With some advice and a little help from his grandmother, Jake learns basic principles of how to begin training a dog to pull. Kamik finally has his first sled, and he and Jake can finally begin exploring the tundra together. But Jake and Kamik are still inexperienced, and when a blizzard starts blowing in across the tundra, Jake has to rely on his knowledge to get home.

Inspired by the life memories of the author, an Inuit elder, this book lovingly presents basic dog—rearing practices that even the youngest dog lover can try.

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Wild Eggs
Artists:
Jonathan Wright
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7;

Akuluk is not excited about visiting her grandparents in Nunavut. She would rather head south for summer vacation, somewhere with roller coasters and cotton candy. There can't be much to do way up there, Akuluk figures. But as soon as she steps off the plane and sees all the exciting animals that the tundra has to offer, Akuluk forgets all about her dreams of going south. On her first full day in Nunavut, she can't wait to travel out on the land with her grandfather to hunt for wild eggs.

As she learns about the different types of eggs, how to collect them properly, and the delicious meals that can be prepared with them, Akuluk knows that this is just the beginning of the exciting things she'll learn about the Arctic.

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Soccer Star!
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7; 8;

Samantha Aqsarniq Keyes is used to a life on the move. Her military family has been transferred across Canada, and she's grown up with stories of her Inuit ancestors exploring the far north. For Sam, soccer has been the one constant in her life. But now that she's thirteen, her home base isn't the only thing that's changing.

Sam longs to show up Carly, her school's reigning soccer star, but Sam's new interest in theater is taking up a lot of time. Does she have the time to practice her sport and be the lead in the school play? And just how far will she go to prove to her parents that she can handle more than one extracurricular activity?

Soccer Star! is a novel about big ambitions and tough choices.

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Curse of the Shaman: A Marble Island Story
Artists:
Vladyana Krykorka
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10;

Sometimes even shamans get cranky. That was baby Wolverine’s misfortune — to be cursed by an out-of-sorts shaman frustrated by his own baby daughter’s incessant crying. Not only has shaman Paaliaq forbidden the future marriage of Wolverine to Breath, Paaliaq’s beautiful but teary baby girl, he has cursed Wolverine, banishing him when he becomes a young man. And even when a contrite Paaliaq later revokes the curse, the shaman’s even crankier magic animal will not. Now Wolverine finds himself stranded on a barren island, locked in a life-or-death struggle to return to his home, his family and a very special young girl.

Michael Kusugak, consummate storyteller and bestselling author, conjures up an Inuit tale of adventure, perseverance and first-time love shot through with humanity and humour. This is a story perfect for its pre-teen and ’tween audience, where even the strong and the mighty have bad days, the bully gets his due and a dream can come true.

Author's Note: "I was thinking The Curse Of The Shaman, A Marble Island Story would make a wonderful book for those studying Inuit in social studies programs."

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"Wonderful! I loved every minute of it. Native story-telling at its best."— Tomson Highway, author of Fox on the Ice and Dragonfly Kites

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How To Build An Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters
Authors:
Norbert E. Yankielun
Artists:
Amelia Bauer
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 4;

How are the ice blocks of igloos so perfectly formed and fitted, and able, it's been said, to withstand the weight of a polar bear? How can you determine if the fresh snow that's fallen outside your front door is as good for making a slab shelter as a snowman? What is a slab shelter, anyway? For that matter, what are drift caves, spruce traps, snow block walls, and bivy bag shelters, and how would you go about building them, whether for winter fun or protection from the weather?

In this instructive, whimsical, illustrated manual, Norbert E. Yankielun, a seasoned cold-regions explorer and researcher, takes readers step-by-step through the process of constructing and inhabiting a range of useful snow structures, from the most basic to the more complex. Whether you're a veteran back country skier or a backyard builder, this is one book you won't want to be without. 100 black-and-white line drawings.

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The Blind Boy and the Loon (Inuktitut Version)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5;

Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, The Blind Boy and the Loon is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book format that is suitable for all ages. A timeless tale stunningly told. This Version is written completely in Inuktitut Syllabics.

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Kiviuq and the Mermaids
Authors:
Noel McDermott
Artists:
Toma Feizo Gas
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Kiviuq, one of the greatest and most important characters in Inuit mythology, is said to have travelled over land and sea overcoming obstacles and successfully defeating various fearsome foes. In Kiviuq and the Mermaids, young readers experience one of Kiviuq's most heart-pounding adventures: an encounter with a group of frightening mermaids. With only his qayaq to keep him out of their clutches, Kiviuq must think fast to defeat these angry creatures of the deep!

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Napachee
Authors:
Robert Feagan
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

Napachee is tired of Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories. He is tired of the traditional Inuit hunt and of fighting with his father, who shuns snowmobiles for dog sleds and tents for igloos. When two men from the Edmonton zoo fly in to capture a polar bear cub, Napachee spies his chance at a trip to the big city, but soon discovers that life there is not what he had expected.

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No Borders: Kigliqangittuq
Artists:
Tessa Macintosh
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

No Borders shares the life of Darla Evyagotailak, a 16 year old Inuk girl. Through Darla's life readers will get a glimpse into the intricately connected families of Inuit living in the communities of Kugluktuk, Nunavut and Ulukhaktok, NWT. Although recently divided by the border between the two territories the communities share a common ancestry and their language called Inuinnaqtun. The border is invisible to them however, and as Darla's Grandfather tells her, 'we are just like the caribou, they don't see the border and neither do we'.

Darla Evyagotailak is a 16 year old girl from Kugluktuk, Nunavut. She enjoys soccer, square dancing and her favourite subject in school is drafting. Raised by her maternal grandparents with lots of time spent with her great-grandparents, Darla has had the opportunity to be connected with the strength of her ancestors. In No Borders, Darla accompanies her grandmother and great grandparents on a journey which crosses the border between the community of her birth and the lands of her ancestors.

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"No Borders is beautifully designed with engaging photographs that give an intimate glimpse into Darla's life. There are sidebars entitled "Our Words", "Our Stories" and "The Land is our Storybook." End matter includes information on "Inuit Identity Tags", "Tattoos in Inuit Culture" and "The Evolution of the NWT Boundary", making No Borders a thought-provoking introduction to Inuit culture." — CM Magazine

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This book is part of the "The Land Is Our Storybook" series, which considers the diverse lands and cultures of Canada's Northwest Territories. Told in a uniquely diverse range of northern voices, with a child-centred approach, books in the series highlight each official Aboriginal language group in the NWT, revealing a richly textured picture of life in the North-on the trapline, around the campfire, in communities, at school, and within the outdoor school that is the land itself. The series celebrates the seasons, ages, genders, traditional activities, and communities of the NWT.

The stories are illustrated by the striking images of acclaimed northern photographer, Tessa Macintosh and depict the similarities in lifestyle between children of the North and South, as well as the marked cultural differences, and highlight the special relationship these First Nations people have with the land and how they are adapting to rapid change while remaining connected to the land. Images of the landscape and animals within it, of trapping, hunting, fishing, and bannock baking sit alongside pictures of children at school, swimming at recreation centres, and reading in libraries. Here is modern northern culture painted beautifully: a complex mix of the new and the old.

These wonderful books, written with a variety of provincial and territorial curricula in mind, are specially designed for the classroom and include special features such as glossaries relating details on animals biology and cultural definitions, regional and language maps. The text of the stories also have sidebars such as Our Stories, which contain the stories of the people and language group featured, and Our Words, which highlight words in the featured language that are important to the story.

Recommended Grade Level: 4-7

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40 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | colour photographs, maps

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Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

In this adventurous novel—set in the ancient Arctic, but narrated for modern readers by an inquisitive and entertaining contemporary narrator—a young, wandering Inuit hunter named Kannujaq happens upon a camp in grave peril. The inhabitants of the camp are Tunit, a race of ancient Inuit ancestors known for their shyness and meekness. The tranquility of this Tunit camp has been shaken by a group of murderous, pale, bearded strangers who have arrived on a huge boat shaped like a loon.

Unbeknownst to Kannujaq, he has stumbled upon a battle between the Tunit and a group of Viking warriors!

As the camp prepares to defend itself against the approaching newcomers, Kannujaq and a Tunit shaman boy named Siku discover that the Vikings may have motivations other than murder and warfare at the heart of their quest.

This lush historical fiction is steeped in Inuit traditional knowledge and concepts of ancient Inuit magic. The unique time and place brought to life in this exciting novel will delight young fans of historical and fantastical fiction alike.

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The Shadows That Rush Past
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

The Shadows that Rush Past introduces young readers to some of the creepiest, scariest stories from Inuit mythology. These tales, told by critically acclaimed writer Rachel Qitsualik, bring to life four creatures from Inuit mythology: the amautalik, akhla, nanurluk, and mahaha.

These tales are filled with child-stealing ogresses; monsters that are half-man, half-grizzly bear; ice-covered polar bears ten times the size of normal bears; and a smiling creature that surprises unsuspecting campers and tickles them to death!

Written in a playful, conversational, sometimes funny style, The Shadows that Rush Past will keep young readers anxious for the thrilling frights that might lurk on the next page.

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Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic
Artists:
Sean Bigham
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic is the first full-length book dedicated to providing kids with a full understanding of Tuniit, the ancient race that populated the Canadian Arctic even before Inuit. From Inuit mythological portrayals to the amazing speed and strength that make these beings so unique, this book explores the fascinating, little-known world of the Tuniit from both a mythological and an anthropological perspective.

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Joy of Apex
Artists:
Ann Kronheimer
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

Joy is ten years old, living in Apex, Nunavut--a suburb of Iqaluit--and loving life. Her little sister Allashua may be annoying, but all in all Joy loves living at the top of the world in Apex.

But when Joy begins to notice her parents fighting a lot more than usual, and her mom staying with her sisters in Iqaluit more than she is home, Joy's perfect life soon becomes a lot more complicated.

As Joy navigates her parents' separation and its affect on her family, she learns some valuable lessons about how to cope when life gets tough. Told in the wry, funny voice of a smart and savvy ten-year-old girl, this book will appeal to young readers everywhere.

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Recommended Ages: 9-12

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104 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | b&w illustrations

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Kiviuq and the Bee Woman
Authors:
Noel McDermott
Artists:
Toma Feizo Gas
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7;

Kiviuq, one of the greatest and most important characters in Inuit mytholgy, is said to have travelled over land and sea, overcoming obstacles and successfully defeating formidable foes. In Kiviuq and the Bee Woman, Kiviuq faces one of his most frightening opponents yet: Iguttarjuaq, a bee in human form. Known as the Bee Woman, she is a fearsome figure who is said to cook and eat humans. Trapped in her tent, Kiviuq uses all his powers to get to his qajaq and escape the Bee Woman!

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Recommended Ages: 9-12

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40 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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Nanuq: Life with Polar Bears
Authors:
Paul Souders
Artists:
Paul Souders
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6; 7; University/College;

Nanuq: Life with Polar Bears features gorgeous wildlife photography of polar bears alongside firsthand accounts of experiences of living alongside the great sea bear. From close encounters with angry bears to the beauty of watching a polar bear climb an iceberg with its claws and traditional mythology surrounding life with polar bears, this book gives readers outside the Arctic a firsthand look at what life with polar bears is really like.

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Under the Ice
Artists:
Jae Kormen
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3;

Winter can be cruel in the Arctic, and food quickly grows scarce for those who cannot hunt. In these difficult times, the grandmother of an orphaned boy wishes aloud for the qallupaluit—strange, monstrous creatures that live under the sea ice—to take her grandson away forever. The old woman soon regrets her hasty words when the little boy is snatched and carried away to the creatures' underwater lair. After enlisting the help of her fellow villagers, the old woman learns that her grandson may be happier with the qallupaluit than he ever was with her.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Journey to the Winter Camp
Authors:
Caleb MacDonald
Artists:
Sean Bigham
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3;

Winter is coming, and it's time for Qulaut's family to leave their summer home behind. They will need to use their land skills and work together to stay safe.

This book introduces the historical fiction genre and features a pre-contact Inuit family travelling to their winter camp by dogsled.

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This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Journey to the Winter Camp is a Level 13 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Journey to the Winter Camp's F&P Level is M.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

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48 pages | 7.00" x 9.00"

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Arctic Plants: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the North
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3;

Many plants in the tundra can help and even heal people!

This nature book teaches children traditional and scientific knowledge about Arctic willow, crowberry, and peat moss.

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This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Arctic Plants: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the North is a Level 12 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Arctic Plants: An Introduction to Edible and Medicinal Plants of the North F&P Level is O.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Nuliajuk
Artists:
Lenny Lishchenko
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3;

Discover the amazing story of how an ordinary girl became the mother of sea mammals.

This book shares the traditional Inuit myth of Nuliajuk, the legendary mother of sea mammals. The story of Nuliajuk teaches children even today how important it is to respect nature.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Nuliajuk is a Level 12 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Nuliajuk's F&P Level is M.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

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28 pages | 9.00" x 9.00"

Based on a story from Nâlungiaq, as recorded by Knud Rasmussen.

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Make Your Own Inuksuk
Authors:
Mary Wallace
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

In Make Your Own Inuksuk, clear, inspiring text and beautiful step-by-step photographs show how to create your own inuksuk and bring the beauty and magic of this ancient Inuit tradition into the classroom, home or garden. An index is also included.

Richly varied yet intrinsically connected, the titles in the Wow Canada! library celebrate different aspects of the country. Together, they weave a tale as diverse and exciting as Canada itself.

Reviews
"Once in a while, a very special book that quietly communicates a sense of wonder, beauty and spiritual connectedness comes along. This is such a book." -School Library Journal

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Age 8 and up.

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32 pages | 7.62" x 9.84"

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An Aboriginal Carol
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis; Inuit; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

Before the angels stars grew dim 
And wondering hunters heard their hymn 
One mystic flute - one hundred drums 
One message clear, "A King has come!" 
Not one had ever seen the like 
By light of day or moon of night 
Before the angels stars grew dim 
And wondering hunters heard this hymn. . . 


An Aboriginal Carol is the ultimate Aboriginal collaboration: 

  • Poetry by Metis poet David Bouchard. 
  • Paintings by First Nations artist Moses Beaver.
  • Music by Inuit performer Susan Aglukark. 

Best-selling Canadian author David Bouchard reworks Canada's oldest and most well-known carol, The Huron Carol. The art of Moses Beaver, from the fly-in reserve of Summer Beaver, Ontario (Nikinamik), resonates and awakens an awareness that is at once exciting and empowering, a way for all people to understand the birth of Christ from an Aboriginal worldview. The pride of the north, Susan Aglukark, interprets, for the first time, the revered carol. 

Written in English and in Inuktituk, the language of Canada's Inuit people, the book is accompanied by a CD, which includes a reading in both languages and a performance by Susan. Also available in French and Inuktituk. An Aboriginal Carol is certain to become a classic.

Awards

  • Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

 

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Chroniques de l'Amautalik: ogresse de la mythologie
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Larry MacDougall
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

In this colourful, illustrated children’s book, the dreaded amautalik haunts two Inuit communities, terrifying five young but resourceful children. With luck, courage, and the knowledge of their ancestors, these young adventurers are able to face one of the most frightening beings to roam the Arctic. Listen well, young ones, for the information in these stories might just save YOU one day!

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36 pages | 9.00" x 7.00"

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We Are All Connected: Inuit, Tundra and Ravens
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

“We Are All Connected” is a series that explores how we all live together in a shared balance upon Mother Earth. Each book explores a specific ecosystem with a focus on one animal and its adaptations for survival within that ecosystem. Indigenous interviewees, each living within the same area, have responded to strategic questions as to how their community interacts with the land, their traditional territory. Explore each text with a sense of inquiry in mind.

8 We Are All Connected Titles Coast Salish, Coastal Rainforests and Cougars Haisla, Rivers and Chinook Salmon Inuit, Tundra and Ravens Lakota, Mixed Grasslands and Bald Eagles Métis, Wetlands and Mallards Nisga'a, Ponds and Leopard Frogs Nlaka'pamux, Grasslands and Rattlesnakes Sto:lo, Riparian Forests and Black Bears Each title covers the following curricular areas. Traditional storytelling and artwork begin each title from the focus Indigenous territory. Science: Biodiversity, classification, life cycles, food chains, food webs and connections between living and non-living things are just some of the science concepts included in each book. Social Studies: Contemporary and historical Indigenous cultural knowledge flows throughout each book. Local land forms, gatherings, harvesting practices and government are some of the social studies concepts included in each book.

2 Foundation Titles The two foundational books provide deeper understanding of the content of the “We Are All Connected” titles. We Are All Connected: The Earth, Our Home- explores biomes, ecosystems and biodiversity. We Are All Connected: The Earth, We Share- explores the interconnectedness between living and non-living things. Coming soon – A FREE set of lesson plan downloads that will have an inquiry focus. If you are a member of our website, you will receive the download link via our Newsletter. Otherwise, keep checking the website!

Authenticity Note: This title includes some Indigenous artwork and photographs, such as artwork from Tooma Laisa and Terri Mack.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Joannie and the Vikings
Authors:
Alan Neal
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

While digging for clams, Joannie finds a strange artifact made of whale bone. Suddenly, he finds himself transported a thousand years in the past, when Vikings visited Nunavut!

This time-travel story will introduce readers to the science fiction genre and teach them about ancient Northern history.

Educator Information 
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic.  It is a Level 16 book in the series. 

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. This book's F&P Level is V.

Curriculum Connections: Language and literacy; Diversity; Indigenous Perspectives; Roles and responsibilities; History; Heritage.

Recommended for ages 8-10.

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40 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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The Blind Boy and the Loon
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

Based on an acclaimed National Film Board of Canada animated short, The Blind Boy and the Loon is a beautiful retelling of a traditional Inuit story that both explains the origin of the narwhal and cautions listeners against the dangers of seeking revenge.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s mystical, brooding animation has been adapted to a picture book format that is suitable for all ages. A timeless tale stunningly told.

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How to Build an Iglu and a Qamutiik: Inuit Tools and Techniques, Volume One
Artists:
Andrew Breithaupt
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

The iglu, a traditional winter shelter built in the Arctic for centuries, is a vital part of Inuit culture. The qamutiik, a traditional sled used for hunting, is an essential tool whose versatility and dependability have allowed it to endure over time.

In How to Build an Iglu & a Qamutiik, Solomon Awa provides thorough how-to instructions on building iglus and qamutiiks, along with general background information on their construction and importance to survival. Complete with detailed, clear illustrations, this valuable resource will teach readers to build these structures that are so central to Inuit culture and tradition.

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Delivered in a dual-language format of English and Ikutitut.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 7.00" | b&w illustrations, colour photographs

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Avati: Discovering Arctic Ecology
Authors:
Mia Pelletier
Artists:
Sara Otterstätter
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

The Arctic is not a barren, frigid landscape filled with only ice and snow. It is a complex ecosystem that contains many thriving habitats, each supported by dozens of ecological relationships between plants and animals.

From the many animals that live and hunt at the floe edge, to the hundreds of insects that abound on the summer tundra, this book gives a detailed bird's-eye view of the fascinating ways that animals, plants, and insects co-exist in the Arctic ecosystem.

Written by Mia Pelletier, a biologist and wilderness field researcher, and complete with a glossary to clearly explain biological terms to young readers, this book provides a sound informational basis to understanding the Arctic ecosystem in all its facets.

Reviews

"An ecologist who lives and works in Earth’s far, far north describes the changing seasons in the part of the world the Inuit call Nunavut—“our land.” Weaving together information about the land and water, plants and animals, Pelletier provides a clear depiction of an Arctic environment. Unlike some introductions to this part of the world, this account presents a full web of life. Her food chain begins with the tiny algae underneath the sea ice. From diatoms and amphipods to the fish, birds, insects and mammals that inhabit the land and the sea edges of this environment (avati in Inuit), she connects them to one another, to the plants of the brief summer and to the changing stages of ice. She doesn’t hesitate to introduce new vocabulary (defined in a concluding glossary), Inuit words (defined in context) and onomatopoetic sounds. What appear to be pencil-and-watercolor illustrations extend far across the gutters. Appropriately matched with the text, set in a column on the right-hand side of each spread, they reward careful inspection. Teachers and librarians may want to pair this useful title with A Walk on the Tundra, by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler." - Kirkus Review

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45 pages | 10.25" x 8.25"

 

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The Giant Bear: An Inuit Folktale
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of the nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he quickly uses his quick thinking and excellent hunting skills to hatch a plan to outsmart the deadly bear.

Jose Angutingunrik, a gifted storyteller and respected elder from Kugaaruk, Nunavut, brings to life a story of the great nanurluk that has been told in the Kugaaruk region for generations.

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32 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

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The Giant Bear (Inuktitut Version)
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6;

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe.

But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of the nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he quickly uses his quick thinking and excellent hunting skills to hatch a plan to outsmart the deadly bear.

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32 pages | 7.99" x 10.00"

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The Inuksuk Book
Authors:
Mary Wallace
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

In a stunning book, artist and children's author Mary Wallace, in consultation with Inuit elders and other noted experts, gives a fascinating introduction in words, pictures, and paintings to the many forms of the inuksuk structure and its unique place in Inuit life and culture.

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The Legend of the Fog
Artists:
Danny Christopher
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

In this traditional Inuit story, a simple walk on the tundra becomes a life or death journey for a young man. When he comes across a giant who wants to take him home and cook him for dinner, the young man's quick thinking saves him from being devoured by the giant and his family, and in the process releases the first fog into the world.

Written by Cape Dorest elder Qaunaq Mikkigak and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award-nominated author Joanne Schwartz, this action-packed picture book brings a centuries-old traditional tale to life for modern readers.

Reviews
“The prose has numerous poetic touches that complement the grim illustrations . . .” — Quill & Quire Starred Review

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Recommended Ages: 8-11

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40 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Kaugjagjuk
Artists:
Kim Smith
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

The legend of Kaugjagjuk--a mistreated orphan who gains the strength to stand up for himself with a little help from the Man of the Moon--is a traditional Inuit tale told throughout the Arctic.

Re-imagined for modern audiences by emerging Inuit writer Marion Lewis, and brought to life by Kim Smith's beautiful illustrations, this version of the Kaugjagjuk story gives young readers a chance to experience this traditional tale that has been carefully passed from storyteller to storyteller for generations.

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40 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Inuit Spirit
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

This colouring book features dozens of line drawings by renowned Inuit artist Germaine Arnaktauyok, followed by information on Germaine's own artistic process and her unique drawing style inspired by pointillism. Perfect for art lovers and avid colouring fans alike.

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58 pages | 10.00" x 8.50"

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Shaman's Nephew
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8;

This collection of 28 short stories recounts memories of Inuit life, from hunting and fishing to the Shaman's mystic endeavours. Interesting and informative, this beautifully written and illustrated book is a meaningful record of an extinct way of life.

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Uumajut: Learn About Arctic Wildlife
Artists:
Romi Caron
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8;

Learn fun facts and traditional Inuit knowledge about Arctic animals. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers from tundra to sea ice, to teach children about a wide variety of animals, from caribou to belugas.

This rare look at the Canadian North showcases a fascinating ecosystem we often forget is a large part of our country.

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Common Insects of Nunavut
Authors:
Carolyn Mallory
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9;

Explore the fascinating world of Nunavut's insects in this richly visual, informative book. Through beautiful photographs and a broad range of information—including traditional knowledge compiled through interviews with Inuit elders—readers will learn about the appearances, adaptations, life cycles, and behaviors of the diverse array of arthropods that live in the North.

This detailed non-fiction book is perfect for middle school and high school students looking to learn about the insects that survive in one of the world's coldest climates.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 6.50"

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The Orphan and the Polar Bear
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

In the world of Inuit traditional stories, animals and humans are not such different creatures. Animals can speak to, understand, and form relationships with humans.

In The Orphan and the Polar Bear an orphaned boy who is abandoned on the sea ice by a group of cruel hunters is discovered and adopted by a polar bear elder. While living in the polar bear's village, the orphan learns many lessons about survival, but most importantly, he learns something about himself and his own place in the world.

This book-retold for contemporary audiences by Inuit elder Sakiasi Qaunaq and illustrated by internationally renowned artist Eva Widermann--makes this beautiful traditional tale widely accessible for the first time.

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This big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

Recommended for Ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 10.25" x 8.25"

This book is also available as a part of the Nunavummi Reading Series in a Big Book format.

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On the Shoulder of a Giant
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Jim Nelson
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

This pan-Arctic Inuit legend, which tells the story of a friendly giant, is lightheartedly retold, featuring sweeping illustrations.

Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to walk across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days.

But being so big, and travelling so far, Inukpak was often alone. Until one day when he came across a little hunter on the tundra. Thinking that the hunter was a little boy alone on the land, Inukpak decided to adopt him. And so, from the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences the world from Inukpak's perspective.

Educator Information
This big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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40 pages | 10.00" x 8.00"

This book is also available as a part of the Nunavummi Reading Series in a Big Book format.

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$16.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Viivi's New Kamiks
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

All Viivi wants for her ninth birthday is a pair of kamiks. How can she show her parents that she's ready?

This book uses a humorous story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Viivi's New Kamiks is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Viivi's New Kamiks' F&P Level is I.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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28 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$6.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: All About Seals
Authors:
Ibi Kaslik
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Learn about four kinds of seals that live in the Canadian Arctic.

This non-fiction book will teach children about 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.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. All About Seals is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. All About Seals' F&P Level is L.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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$6.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: Out on the Ice
Authors:
Jenna Bailey
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Tyson and Neevee are so excited to go ice fishing with their parents. How many fish will they catch?

This story introduces children to the Inuit tradition of jigging for fish. It infuses a family trip out on the ice with the essential early numeracy skills of composing and decomposing numbers, quantity awareness, and working with the part/part/whole relationship of numbers. A guide at the back of the book helps parents and educators ask questions to reinforce the numeracy learning in the text.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Out on the Ice is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Out on the Ice's F&P Level is J.

This is a Big Book. Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 19.00" x 14.25"

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: Land Skills
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Learn some of the ways people in the North use the outdoors for travel, gathering food, and having fun!

This non-fiction book uses a friendly child narrator to introduce readers to some of the traditional skills used by people living in the Arctic, such as dogsledding, igloo building, and ice fishing. With impressive photographs and descriptive text, this is an excellent support material for a classroom unit on Aboriginal peoples.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Land Skills is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Land Skills has an F&P Level of L.

This is a Big Book. Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 13.00" x 19.50"

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$23.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: The Orphan and the Polar Bear
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

An orphaned boy abandoned on the sea ice by a cruel hunter is adopted by a polar bear elder, who teaches him the skills he needs to survive.

This big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. The Orphan and the Polar Bear is a Level 11 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. The Orphan and the Polar Bear's F&P Level is P.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 18.00" x 14.40"

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: On the Shoulder of a Giant
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Artists:
Jim Nelson
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

A friendly giant comes across a little hunter on the tundra and adopts him as his son! From the shoulder of one of the biggest giants to ever roam the Arctic, this hunter experiences the world from Inukpak's perspective.

This big book can be shared with a classroom to teach students a traditional Inuit story that has been shared in the Arctic for generations.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. On the Shoulder of a Giant is a Level 11 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. On the Shoulder of a Giant's F&P Level is N.

This is a Big Book. Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 18.00" x 14.40"

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$23.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Summer in Nunavut
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

There is so much to do during a Northern summer! This non-fiction book introduces children to some of the ways people in Nunavut enjoy the summer, like berry picking, boating, fishing, and camping.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Summer in Nunavut is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Summer in Nunavut's F&P Level is L.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 8.00" x 6.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Winter in Nunavut
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

What are some of the ways people in the North enjoy winter? This non-fiction book teaches children that even though the days are cold and dark in a Nunavut winter, there are a lot outdoor activities to enjoy, such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, and dogsledding.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Winter in Nunavut is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Winter in Nunavut's F&P Level is M.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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24 pages | 8.00" x 6.00"

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Tuniit
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Delve into a centuries—old mystery about a lost Arctic civilization!

Tuniit lived in Nunavut for a thousand years, even before Inuit arrived. This book introduces children to scientific theories and Inuit oral history to learn all about Tuniit.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Tuniit is a Level 10 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Tuniit's F&P Level is M.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 5.50" x 8.50"

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Traditional Inuit Clothing
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Living in the North requires very special clothing to stay warm and move easily over the ice!

This book introduces children to items of clothing like the parka that they might be familiar with, and uniquely Northern objects like amautis.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Traditional Inuit Clothing is a Level 11 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Traditional Inuit Clothing's F&P Level is T.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 6.00" x 8.00"

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$7.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series Big Book: The Raven and the Loon
Artists:
Kim Smith
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Raven and Loon once had pure white feathers. How did they come to look so different?

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. The Raven and the Loon is a Level 10 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. The Raven and the Loon's F&P Level is I.

This is a Big Book. Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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32 pages | 18.00" x 14.40"

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$24.95

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Out on the Ice
Authors:
Jenna Bailey
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Tyson and Neevee are so excited to go ice fishing with their parents. How many fish will they catch?

This story introduces children to the Inuit tradition of jigging for fish. It infuses a family trip out on the ice with the essential early numeracy skills of composing and decomposing numbers, quantity awareness, and working with the part/part/whole relationship of numbers. A guide at the back of the book helps parents and educators ask questions to reinforce the numeracy learning in the text.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Out on the Ice is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Out on the Ice's F&P Level is J.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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28 pages | 9.25" x 7.00"

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Land Skills
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Learn some of the ways people in the North use the outdoors for travel, gathering food, and having fun!

This non-fiction book uses a friendly child narrator to introduce readers to some of the traditional skills used by people living in the Arctic, such as dogsledding, igloo building, and ice fishing. With impressive photographs and descriptive text, this is an excellent support material for a classroom unit on Aboriginal peoples.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Land Skills is a Level 9 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Land Skills' F&P Level is L.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Les nouvelles kamiks de Viivi
Artists:
Ali Hinch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Viivi ne désire qu’une chose pour son neuvième anniversaire : une paire de kamiks. Comment peut-elle convaincre ses parents qu’elle est assez responsable?

Sous la forme d’une histoire séquentielle, ce livre introduit l’enfant aux kamiks, ces bottes traditionnellement portées par les Inuits depuis des siècles. Une note explicative aide les enfants à comprendre à quoi ressemblent les kamiks et pourquoi elles sont portées.

All Viivi wants for her ninth birthday is a pair of kamiks. How can she show her parents that she’s ready?

This book uses a sequential story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Les nouvelles kamiks de Viivi is a Level 9 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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28 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Tout sur les phoques
Authors:
Ibi Kaslik
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Apprenez des choses sur quatre espèces de phoques qui vivent dans l’Arctique canadien. Ce livre informatif enseigne aux enfants l’apparence, le comportement et la diète de différentes espèces de phoques arctiques. Il les introduit aussi au concept de la chasse au phoque traditionnelle chez les Inuits, en leur expliquant les usages pratiques de chaque espèce de phoque.

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

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Tout sur les phoques is a Level 9 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Série de lecture Nunavummi format géant: Tous sur la glace!
Authors:
Jenna Bailey
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Paul et Neevee sont très excités de partir pêcher avec leurs parents. Combien de poissons attraperont-ils?

Cette histoire de pêche en famille sur la glace se veut une occasion de travailler certaines habiletés essentielles en numératie, comme la composition et la décomposition des nombres, la compréhension des quantités, et le rapport partie/partie/tout des nombres. Un guide à l’intention des parents et des éducateurs situé à la fin du livre leur fournit des questions qui les aideront à consolider, à partir du texte, ces apprentissages en numératie.

Paul and Neevee are so excited to go fishing with their parents. How many fish will they catch?

This story infuses a family trip out on the ice with the essential early numeracy skills of composing and decomposing numbers, quantity awareness, and working with the part/part/whole relationship of numbers. A guide at the back of the book helps parents and educators ask questions to reinforce the numeracy learning in the text.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Tous sur la glace! is a Level 9 book in the series.

This is a Big Book (format geant). Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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8 pages | 14.50" x 19.00"

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Série de lecture Nunavummi format géant: Les compétences terrestres
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2;

Apprenez comment les gens du Nord utilisent leur environnement extérieur pour voyager, trouver de la nourriture et avoir du plaisir!

Dans ce livre informatif, un sympathique narrateur-enfant introduit les jeunes lecteurs à certaines des compétences traditionnelles utilisées par les résidents de l’Arctique, tels que le traineau à chiens, la construction d’iglous et la pêche sur la glace. Avec ses impressionnantes photographies et son texte descriptif, ce livre permettra aux enfants d’apprendre à apprécier le monde qui les entoure.

Learn some of the ways people in the North use the outdoors for travelling, gathering food, and having fun!

This non-fiction book uses a friendly child narrator to introduce readers to some of the traditional skills used by people living in the Arctic, such as dogsledding, igloo building, and ice fishing. With impressive photographs and descriptive text, this book will help children learn to enjoy the world around them.

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Les compétences terrestres is a Level 9 book in the series.

This is a Big Book (format geant). Its large print and colourful, large images make it ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Recommended for ages 5-7.

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20 pages | 19.50" x 13.00"

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Frozen Land
Authors:
Jan Reynolds
Artists:
Jan Reynolds
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3;

Kenalogak, a young Inuit girl, is helping her father build an igloo. Her family sleeps in this ice home while they are hunting caribou, an animal very important to her people. While Father is hunting and Mother is sewing coats of skin, Kenalogak and her brother play games and go ice fishing. Inside the igloo at night Grandmother and Grandfather lead the family in songs and dances. Kenalogak enjoys learning the traditional ways of her people and their land.

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32 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

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Tiktala
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Tiktala looked out at the black churning waters. She dreaded the sea, but she was more afraid of being left alone. She closed her eyes and heaved forward. "I am Tiktala," she cried, as she entered the ocean.Tiktala looked down at what should have been her mittens and saw silver-grey fur, black claws-flippers. She tried to get away, but the flippers-her flippers-scratched and scrambled on the rock. Tiktala was a harp seal."Spirit!" her cry rang out. "Change me back!" But no spirit answered.

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Ookpik: The Travels of a Snowy Owl
Authors:
Bruce Hiscock
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

One snowy owl's first year and its struggle to survive. Fed by his parents,Ookpik, which means "snowy owl" in the Inuit language, grows quickly in the short Arctic summer. By autumn he has learned to hunt on his own, but prey is scarce on the tundra that year. The owl's instincts tell him that he must leave this land or starve. Ookpik flies south, over the great forests of Canada, and finally lands in the United States, always searching for food and a winter hunting ground. With vivid watercolor illustrations, Bruce Hiscock depicts the changing landscape, from the treeless Arctic of Baffin Island to the dairy country of eastern New York. There, Ookpik settles for the winter, much to the delight of bird watchers. An author's note offers additional details on the life of the snowy owl.

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The Legend of Lightning and Thunder
Artists:
Jo Rioux
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

In The Legend of Thunder and Lightning, a traditional legend that has been told in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut for centuries, two siblings resort to stealing from their fellow villagers.

In this tale of guilt and consequence, the actions of the two children lead them to flee punishment by escaping to the sky as thunder and lightning.

This beautifully illustrated traditional legend weaves together elements of an origin story and a traditional cautionary tale, giving young readers an accessible window into centuries-old Inuit mythology that is specific to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.

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The Caterpillar Woman
Artists:
Carolyn Gan
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

"She felt like the butterflies she once danced with by her favourite lake, freed from her cocoon."
Piujuq is a kind young woman who loves to take long walks on the tundra and dance by her favourite lake surrounded by butterflies. But one day, she encounters a stranger on her walk. When this person asks a favour of Piujuq, she happily obliges, and that kindness leaves Piujuq stuck in the body of a caterpillar. Alone, and thinking that no one could ever love her because of how she looks, Piujuq does not return to her camp. Instead, she lives a lonely life on the tundra as a caterpillar. Until one day when another stranger appears . . . Based on a beautiful Inuit traditional story, this tale of inner beauty, kindness, and magic is a perfect addition to any young reader's bookshelf.

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Those That Cause Fear
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

This book introduces kids to the spine—tingling, hair—raising creatures found in Inuit myths. From the mahahaa, a fearsome creature that tickles people to death to the palraiyuk, a reptilian creature said to have six legs and the body of a snake.

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The Fox Wife
Artists:
DJ Herron
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

On a cloudless summer night, a fox falls to earth and comes across a family of humans. As the seasons change and they move their camp, she follows them, growing ever more intrigued by human ways—and especially by the oldest son, Irniq. 

When Irniq grows older and sets out hunting on his own, he is surprised to enter his tent one day and find the lamp lit, the tea made… and a strange woman who says she is his wife. Tired of being alone, Irniq welcomes the woman. But soon he grows curious and cannot stop himself from asking too many questions. Where did the fox pelt hanging in their tent come from? And why did the fox that had been following him suddenly disappear? 

Based on award-winning musician Beatrice Deer’s powerful song “Fox,” this graphic novel reinterprets a traditional Inuit story for a new generation.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 7-9.
Format: Graphic Novel

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30 pages | 9.00" x 7.50"

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Takannaaluk
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

"Takannaaluk" means "the one down there"—a term used in the High Arctic to refer to the mother of sea mammals, the most important being in Inuit mythology. This unique picture book tells how she came to be both feared and respected. As a young woman, Takannaaluk is tricked into marrying a sea bird posing as a man and then betrayed by her family. Her story is brought to vivid life by respected elder Herve Paniaq and renowned artist Germaine Arnaktauyok.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 7-9.

Delivered in a dual-language format of English and Inuktitut.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 8.00" | Hardcover

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Arctic A to Z
Authors:
Wayne Lynch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4; 5;

A beautifully illustrated dictionary of 26 key aspects of life in the Arctic.

World-class photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch takes readers to one of his favorite parts of the world: the Arctic.

Using a plant, an animal or a phenomenon for each letter of the alphabet, Lynch describes the unique ways in which systems for living differ where temperature and light can be amazingly extreme. But Lynch also dispels the myth of the Arctic as a perpetually frozen landscape by introducing us to the birds, mammals, insects and plant life that thrive in the short yet glorious sun-filled days of summer.

Reviews
"The alphabetical format is accessible, the subjects are well chosen, and the photography is first class."— Karen Werner, formerly at San Francisco Public Lib, School Library Journal, December 2009

"An eclectic collection of stories about some of the most interesting phenomena and organisms encompassed by the arctic, the slender volume adds up to a fascinating portrait of life beyond the tree line. Accounts include those of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, and animals such as the narwhal. From eagles that follow grizzly bears to share in or steal food finds to the beluga whale that does not let a few inches of ice impede its movement, one account is as interesting as the next. The book makes ideal cozy-chair reading for an adult in the company of young children of multiple ages or for an independent young reader." — Diane M. Calabrese, Science Books and Film, April 2010

Educator Information 
Recommended Grades: 2-5.

The letter "I" in this alphabet book refers to the Inuit, which is why the book has a text content label of Inuit.  The rest of the book deals mainly with plants, animals, and other phenomena.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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Tikta'liktak: An Inuit-Eskimo Legend
Authors:
James Houston
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4; 5;

A young Eskimo hunter fights for survival while stranded on an isolated and desolate island.

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L'ours géant: un Conte inuit
Artists:
Eva Widermann
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4; 5;

One of the most terrifying creatures to be found in traditional Inuit stories is the nanurluk, a massive bear the size of an iceberg that lives under the sea ice. Its monstrous size and ice-covered fur make it an almost impenetrable foe. Jose Angutinngurniq, a gifted storyteller and respected elder from Kugaaruk, Nunavut, brings to life a story of the great nanurluk that has been told in the Kugaaruk region for generations.

Previously published in English, Inuktitut, and Inuinnaqtun, the publication of this book in French means that this ancient tale told by a respected elder is now accessible to all Canadians.

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36 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Structures in the Arctic
Authors:
Ibi Kaslik
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

Learn about the different structures you can see every day in the North!

This non-fiction book introduces children to the features of manmade structures commonly seen in the North, like igloos and inukshuks, and structures familiar throughout Canada, like airports and houses.

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This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Structures in the Arctic is a Level 7 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Structures in the Arctic's F&P Level is I.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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16 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Ukaliq and Kalla Go Camping
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

Join best friends Ukaliq and Kalla on a camping adventure!

This story introduces children to the Northern tradition of camping on the land.

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This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Ukaliq and Kalla Go Camping is a Level 7 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Ukaliq and Kalla Go Camping's F&P Level is F.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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16 pages | 9″ x 7″

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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Je construis un iglou
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

Dans ce livre tu vas apprendre à construire un iglou.

C’est très important de faire les blocs de la bonne taille et forme.

Les blocs sont des rectangles.

Comment penses-tu que Michael Kusugak appris à construire un iglou ?

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Lecteurs forts Collection le nord: Je construis un iglou 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

Dans ce livre tu vas apprendre à construire un iglou.

C’est très important de faire les blocs de la bonne taille et forme.

Les blocs sont des rectangles.

Comment penses-tu que Michael Kusugak appris à construire un iglou ?

There are 6 copies of Je construis un iglou included in this set.

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Going Fishing
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

A lot of fun things can happen when a little girl goes ice fishing with her grandfather!

This picture book introduces children to the concept “together.”

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This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Going Fishing is a Level 6 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Going Fishing's F&P Level is D.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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8 pages | 8.00" x 6.00" | 8 colour illustrations

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Ukaliq et Kalla vont camper
Authors:
Maren Vsetula
Artists:
Amanda Sandland
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1;

Joins-toi aux amis Ukaliq et Kalla dans leur aventure de camping! Cette histoire introduit l’enfant à la tradition nordique du camping dans la toundra.

Join best friends Ukaliq and Kalla on a camping adventure! This story introduces children to the Northern tradition of camping on the land.

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This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Ukaliq et Kalla vont camper is a Level 7 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 4-6.

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16 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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The Qalupalik
Artists:
Joy Ang
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

All Inuit know about qalupaliit, strange creatures that live under the sea ice and carry away unsuspecting children on their backs. But when one bright young orphan strays too close to the ice, he soon learns that while qalupaliit may be very scary, they are also easily tricked.

The Qalupalik is the first installment in The Unikkaakuluit Series a new, beautifully illustrated children's series based on the work of celebrated contemporary Inuit storytellers.

Elisha Kilabuk is a popular Iqaliut-based storyteller and throat singer.

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How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation
Artists:
Emily Fiegenschuh
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

This completely revised and reedited edition, originally published as Qanuq Pinngurnirmata, shares eight classic Inuit creation stories from the Baffin region. These treasured tales have been revised to increase readability for young readers ages 6-8, while new material provides even more contextual information for these important creation myths. New illustrations accompany the new textual material.

This edition is as accessible and enjoyable as it is informative. The perfect introduction to Arctic creation myths for children of all ages.

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80 pages | 7.25" x 9.75"

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Ava and the Little Folk
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Alan Neal
Artists:
Jonathan Wright
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

The most magical things can come in tiny packages! In the Arctic, tales of tiny people who live on the land abound. This children's story follows the adventures of an orphan named Ava who is left to fend for himself by the adults in his village. One day, cold and alone, Ava stumbles upon a group of magical dwarves who finally show him how it feels to have a home of his own.

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"Christopher, a researcher and publisher of Inuit legends and history, and Neal, a Canadian journalist, team up for a relatively lengthy, original story incorporating traditional Inuit characters and setting. Little Ava is alone and unwanted, an outcast orphan in his Arctic village. One day, he stumbles on a tiny, dwarflike man who takes Ava home to his group of family and friends (including sled dogs the size of squirrels). Ava learns that in this new world, time, size and shape can shift, according to one’s own perceptions and inner strength. He proves himself a worthy hunter, accepts the love and respect of his new family, and finds that he is now the same size as the tiny people, the Inugarulligaarjuit. Dreamy watercolor illustrations in muted tones show Ava’s growth from a cowering child to a brave and strong boy who can fight a lemming or a bear. The story is long for the picture-book format, but children who enjoy fairy and folk tales will find the story of Ava an unusual and compelling one. (author’s note, glossary, pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 6-9)" - Kirkus Review

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32 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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The Raven and the Loon Inuktitut Edition
Artists:
Kim Smith
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

In the time before animals were as they are today, Raven and Loon were both white. Their feathers had no colour at all. Raven spent his days swooping through the sky trying to fight off his incessant boredom, while loon spent her days in her iglu working away on her sewing. One day, too bored to even fly, Raven visited Loon and suggested a sewing game that would give their feathers some much-needed colour. The results—not at all what the two birds expected—led to Raven and Loon acquiring their now-familiar coats.
This whimsical retelling of a pan-Arctic traditional story features lively, colourful illustrations from Kim Smith.

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Tales From the Tundra
Authors:
Ibi Kaslik
Artists:
Anthony Brennan
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

A book of fables like no other!

Learn why the raven is black or how a little boy was transformed into a bird. Find out why a walrus used to have antlers and how an earth spirit pulled the first caribou from the ground. These fascinating stories will capture the imagination of young readers and introduce them to the rich mythology of the Canadian Inuit.

Anthony Brennan’s illustrations are like nothing you’ve seen in children’s books. Edgy, vivid and dynamic to the extreme, the images enrich the reading experience.

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Stories of the Amautalik: Fantastic Beings from Inuit Myths and Legends
Authors:
Neil Christopher
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

In this colourful, illustrated children’s book, the dreaded amautalik haunts two Inuit communities, terrifying five young but resourceful children. With luck, courage, and the knowledge of their ancestors, these young adventurers are able to face one of the most frightening beings to roam the Arctic. Listen well, young ones, for the information in these stories might just save YOU one day!

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A Walk on the Tundra
Artists:
Qin Leng
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

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.

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This volume is a cross between a picture book, a story and a field guide to edible plants.... Authors, Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler, have worked on several educational publications. That background is apparent in this book.  There are eighteen Inuktitut words, including 6 plant names, introduced in the text.  They are explained and italicized when they are first introduced, for example “Nirilikkit – eat them”. The next time the word is used, it is assumed that the reader knows what it means.... [A]s a tool for building vocabulary, or as a storybook for students who have some familiarity with Inuktitut, this work would be excellent."  – Sandy Campbell, The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature

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40 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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