Resource Book Bundle: Lessons from Turtle Island

Status: In Print

This is a great resource for those who are just beginning to work with Aboriginal children and are concerned about teaching with authenticity. This resource very firmly guides educators through what is considered appropriate, and what isn't, from an Aboriginal perspective in the classroom. Therefore it could be easily taken the wrong way and I would recommend that while using this resource that you openly have conversation with your Aboriginal Education staff about what you're reading. Currently several of the Aboriginal titles are out of print but they are such well known books that they likely can be found in your DRC. -Terri


Create a curriculum that reflects and honors the diversity of all people," Lessons from Turtle Island "explores Native American issues in preschool and early primary education. The authors-one Native, one non-native-offer guidelines for learning experiences that move children beyond embedded stereotypes.

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Baseball Bats for Christmas
Author: Michael Kusugak
Format: Paperback
  • Never having seen trees, the children in Repulse Bay decide that the funny things sent to them one year must actually be baseball bats. An autobiographical tale from Michael Kusugak's childhood tells a story of life in the arctic, and how easily different cultures can interpret things differently.

$12.95

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Byron Through the Seasons
Author: Dene Children
Traditional Territory: Dene
Format: Paperback
  • B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: Gr.1- Earth and Space Science

    Favored selection by the Canadian Childrens Book Centre, Byron Through the Seasons A Dene-English Story Book recalls early aspects of Dene lifestyle, from tanning and medicine to camping and food preservation.

$10.95

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Chester Bear, Where are You?
Author: Peter Eyvindson
Format: Paperback
  • It's bedtime and young Kyle can't find his friend and protector, Chester Bear! Who will protect him through the night?

$10.95

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Jingle Dancer
Author: Cynthia L Smith
Traditional Territory: Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Format: Hardcover
  • Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee (Creek) girl, wants to honor a family tradition by jingle dancing at the next powwow. But where will she find enough jingles for her dress? An unusual, warm family story, beautifully evoked in Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu's watercolor art. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council. Ages 4-8

$21.99

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Kyle's Bath
Author: Peter Eyvindson
Format: Paperback
  • Everybody loves taking baths – everybody except Kyle, that is. He decides on a plan to excuse him from ever having to take one again. But will it work?

$5.95

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Lessons from Turtle Island
Author: Guy Jones
Format: Paperback
  • This is a great resource for those who are just beginning to work with Aboriginal children and are concerned about teaching with authenticity. This resource very firmly guides educators through what is considered appropriate, and what isn't, from an Aboriginal perspective in the classroom. Therefore it could be easily taken the wrong way and I would recommend that while using this resource that you openly have conversation with your Aboriginal Education staff about what you're reading. Currently several of the Aboriginal titles are out of print but they are such well known books that they likely can be found in your DRC. -Terri


    Create a curriculum that reflects and honors the diversity of all people," Lessons from Turtle Island "explores Native American issues in preschool and early primary education. The authors-one Native, one white-offer guidelines for learning experiences that move children beyond embedded stereotypes.

    "[A] marvelous tool that should be in every American school."-Joseph Bruchac, author of "Heart of a Chief and The Winter People"

    Guy W. Jones, Hunkpapa Lakota, is a full-blood member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. He is a co-founder of the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans in Dayton, Ohio.

    Sally Moomaw teaches at the University of Cincinnati. She is the co-author of the More Than . . . curriculum series published by Redleaf Press.

$41.95

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Morning On The Lake
Format: Paperback
  • A young boy and his grandfather set out in a birchbark canoe early one spring morning. Under the patient and gentle guidance of his grandfather, the boy gradually comes to respect the ways of nature and to understand his own place in the world

$7.95

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My Arctic 1,2,3
Author: Michael Kusugak
Format: Paperback
  • Readers discover counting and creatures, and learn who's predator and who's prey. They witness five Arctic foxes hunting six furry siksiks. They watch seven fisherman catch eight Arctic char.

    Numbers explored include 1 to 10, 20, 100 and even 1,000,000
    millions of berries ripen in the fall.

$9.95

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Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails
Author: Michael Kusugak
Format: Paperback
  • In early winter, the Inuit people play soccer by starlight using a ball of stuffed caribou hide. According to legend, the souls of dead people also love to play soccer, using a huge frozen walrus head. They can be seen running across the sky in the aurora borealis, the northern lights, which in Inuktituk are called Aqsalijaat or Aqsarniit--Soccer Trails.

$8.95

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On Mother's Lap (Paperback)
Format: Paperback
  • A warm, tender story of an Inuit family & of a young boy's realization that there is enough room on mother's lap for both him & his sister.

$9.95

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SkySisters
Format: Paperback
  • In 2005, SkySisters was the award recipient for First Nation Communities Read.

    B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: Gr.3-Earth and Life Science

    Two Ojibway sisters set off across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits midnight dance. It isn't easy for the younger sister to be silent, but gradually she begins to treasure the stillness and the wonderful experiences it brings. After
    an exhilarating walk and patient waiting, the girls are rewarded by the arrival of the SkySpirits - the Northern Lights - dancing and shimmering in the night sky. This powerful story, with its stunning illustrations, captures the chill of a northern night, the warmth of the family circle and the radiance of a child's wonder.

$8.95

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Two Pairs Of Shoes
Format: Paperback
  • Maggie receives a pair of dress shoes from her mom for her birthday. She tells her grandmother, who makes her open a special box. Inside is a pair of beautiful beaded moccasins. Now Maggie has two pairs of shoes and she must learn when and where to wear each pair.

$12.95

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Where Did You Get Your Moccasins?
Traditional Territory: Cree, Saulteaux
Format: Paperback
  • When a young boy's classmates gather around to look at a young boy's moccasins, he tells them the story of how his grandmother made them.

$12.00

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