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Strong Stories Single Set: Kwakwaka’wakw

Status: In Print
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Own the entire set of Kwakwaka’wakw Strong Stories!

8 books total.

Recommended for intermediate students.

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

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

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

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

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

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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

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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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