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Personal and social competency is the set of abilities that relate to students' identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society. Personal and social competency encompasses the abilities students need to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.


Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws: Vol.1 The Sugar Bush
Format: Paperback
  • Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws: The Sugar Bush is a graphic novel based on the characters in the comic strip that appears in Anishinabek News. Artist Chad Solomon, grandson of respected Ojibwe Elder and activist Art Solomon, created two Ojibwe brothers known as Rabbit and Bear Paws. With this inaugural 32-page comic, Rabbit and Pear Paws are key players in an 18th century North American setting. The artist places the two characters in Ontario where they come into contact with English soldiers on route to Niagara. Throughout their adventures readers are introduced to stories featuring Nanaboozhoo, the Trickster. Chad Solomon draws on the Ojibwe Seven Grandfathers Teachings for the core of the story. This edition draws on the teaching Mnaadendmowin or Respect. This is a unique resource that may interest reluctant readers in finding out about Ojibwe history and teachings.strip that appears in Anishinabek News which focuses on two Ojibwe brothers known as Rabbit and Bear Paws. Ages 12+

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Environmentalists from our First Nations
Format: Paperback
  • Like the other books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers, this books offers ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native activists who advocate not only for the environment but for Native rights. Their stories are full of highs and lows, triumphs and setbacks. Environmental trailblazers, these men and women are role models for children everywhere.

    The men and women profiled here are united by their work to protect the environment and to support indigenous rights. Their stories take us from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to the Black Mesa in Arizona.

    Melina Laboucan-Massimo uses her passion to stop oil extraction in Alberta’s tar sands.
    Winona LaDuke is a voice for reclaiming Native lands, advocating renewable energy resources, and protecting Native cultures.
    Clayton Thomas-Muller is a dynamic advocate for indigenous self-determination and campaigner against tar sands extraction.
    Ben Powless brings his youthful energy and skills to addressing climate change issues.
    Tom Goldtooth protects sacred sites and organizes global direct-action campaigns for the environment.
    Grace Thorpe is a grandmother who dedicated her retirement years to keeping Native reservations from becoming nuclear waste dumps.
    Sarah James is a voice from northern Alaska defending the Porcupine caribou herd and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    Enei Begaye & Evon Peter are married activists who work as a team on environmental issues and sustainable strategies for Native people.
    Klee Benally uses the media to empower Native communities in their fight for environmental justice.
    Teague Allston works to ensure a tribal voice is heard in Washington DC.

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From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
  • Each book in the series, From the Mountains to the Sea, supports the new BC Aboriginal Learning Standards in both Science and Social Studies.

    From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here is a Kindergarten resource which covers all of your Aboriginal Learning Standards in both science and social studies within the new BC curriculum.

    Click link to download a five week Kindergarten planning guide:Kindergarten FREE Download for We Live Here

    Back of book introduction:
    This book is about a river. Can you find a river on the front cover of this book? What do you know about rivers?

    Most rivers start high up in the mountains. As the water comes down the hill, it makes little pathways in the rocks and gravel. As the pathways get bigger, they join to make streams. Sometimes the streams join together to make a river. Where a river leaves the mountains the ground flattens out, and the river slows down. The river ends when it flows into the sea.

    The area in and around a river is a good place for plants, animals and people to live because we can all find food and water there. The salmon is an important food for many of us.

    Some of the plants and animals that you will find in this book are:
    Cedar trees live and grow all the way along a river, from the mountains to the sea.

    Salmon spend their adult lives out in the open sea. When it is time to lay their eggs, they swim back to their home streams. Their home streams are sometimes very close to the mountains.

    Bears walk long distances to find their food. They live from the mountains to the sea. In the fall they go to the rivers to fish for salmon.

    Eagles fly over large areas looking for food. They live from the mountains to the sea. In the fall, they go to the rivers to feast on salmon.

    Orcas live in the open sea. They swim long distances to hunt for food.
    Some orcas eat salmon.

    This book is also part of a bundled package that includes:
    A Talking Feather
    A boxed rubber stamp collection
    Bulletin board trimmers
    Click here to view the bundle: From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here Bundle

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$29.95

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I Help/Niwechihaw
Traditional Territory: Cree, Tahltan
Format: Hardcover
  • Written and illustrated by members of the Tahltan and Cree nations, this sweet, simple story looks at a very special relationship. A young boy goes for a walk with his kohkom, or grandmother, listening, picking, praying, eating . . . just as she does. In doing so, he begins to learn the rich cultural traditions and values of his Cree heritage.

    Leona Neilson's thoughtful text and Caitlin Dale Nicholson’s acrylic-on-canvas illustrations blend beautifully to show both the deep bond between the boy and his grandmother and the beauty of their world. Poetic, resonant text makes this an ideal read-aloud for young ears.

$18.95

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I Like Who I Am
Author: Tara White
Traditional Territory: Mohawk
Format: Paperback
  • Celina is a young Mohawk girl who moves with her mother to her mother's home reserve. She is teased by classmates because of her blond, blue-eyed appearance. Her great grandmother helps her understand that being Mohawk is not about how she looks, but what she feels in her heart.

$12.95

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I'm In Charge Of Celebrations
Author: Byrd Baylor
Format: Paperback
  • From the highly acclaimed team of Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall comes the story of a girl who shares her love for desert life as she tells of treasured experiences.

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Lessons From Mother Earth
Author: Elaine McLeod
Traditional Territory: Na-cho Nyak Dun
Format: Paperback
  • Tess has visited her grandmother many times without really being aware of the garden. But today when they step out the door, Tess learns that all of nature can be a garden. And if you take care of the plants that are growing, if you learn about them - understanding when they flower, when they give fruit, and when to leave them alone - you will always find something to nourish you.

    At the end of the day, Tess is grateful to Mother Earth for having such a lovely garden, and she is thankful for having such a wise grandma.
    Elaine McLeod's poetic text and Colleen Wood's gentle watercolors combine to make Lessons from Mother Earth a celebration of nature and life.

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Little Bear's Vision Quest
Author: Diane Silvey
Traditional Territory: Sechelt
Format: Paperback
  • Little Bear's Vision Quest

    A full colour story book that teaches respect for others. The paintings were done by Joe Silvey (Salish). The book deals with name calling, initially showing the main character, Little Bear, as selfish and inconsiderate of others’ feelings. The book is a modern First Nations legend applying the traditional method of using stories as a teaching tool. Little Bear learns to value the traditions of his ancestors and through the daily ritual of cleansing himself becomes in tune with nature. The book can be used by teachers, parents and other caring adults to teach children the value of respect. Discussion questions are included for parents and teachers.

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Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice
Author: Terri Mack
Traditional Territory: Kwakwaka'wakw
Format: Paperback
  • It is winter. The land lies still, quiet and stark beneath a blanket of snow. The tiny footprints of a mouse can be seen in the light of the moon.

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

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

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

    Author's note:

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

    Book Dimensions: 9in x 12in
    Pages: 24
    ISBN: 9781771740555

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Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank You - East
Author: Chad Solomon
Format: Paperback
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is a first readers series of seven leveled picture books for the senior kindergarten to grade 1 readers.

    Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is about how the characters, Rabbit, Bear Paws and Strawberry recognize and offer gratitude to each of the Seven Directions. The Seven Directions of East, South, West, North, Down (Mother Earth), Up (Father Sky) and finally the seventh direction of looking inside ourselves and recognizing our own spirit.

    Based on the Developmental Reading Assessment levels, the leveling system used for this series includes the most current high frequency words for each of the leveled readers. Every story is 8 pages long, full of colourful stories that is sure to spark the imagination of the young, and the young at heart.

    Level 3

$8.99

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Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank You - Father Sky
Author: Chad Solomon
Format: Paperback
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is a first readers series of seven leveled picture books for the senior kindergarten to grade 1 readers.

    Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is about how the characters, Rabbit, Bear Paws and Strawberry recognize and offer gratitude to each of the Seven Directions. The Seven Directions of East, South, West, North, Down (Mother Earth), Up (Father Sky) and finally the seventh direction of looking inside ourselves and recognizing our own spirit.

    Based on the Developmental Reading Assessment levels, the leveling system used for this series includes the most current high frequency words for each of the leveled readers. Every story is 8 pages long, full of colourful stories that is sure to spark the imagination of the young, and the young at heart.

    Level 4

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Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank You - Mother Earth
Author: Chad Solomon
Format: Paperback
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is a first readers series of seven leveled picture books for the senior kindergarten to grade 1 readers.

    Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is about how the characters, Rabbit, Bear Paws and Strawberry recognize and offer gratitude to each of the Seven Directions. The Seven Directions of East, South, West, North, Down (Mother Earth), Up (Father Sky) and finally the seventh direction of looking inside ourselves and recognizing our own spirit.

    Based on the Developmental Reading Assessment levels, the leveling system used for this series includes the most current high frequency words for each of the leveled readers. Every story is 8 pages long, full of colourful stories that is sure to spark the imagination of the young, and the young at heart.

    Level 6

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Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank You - My Feelings
Author: Chad Solomon
Format: Paperback
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is a first readers series of seven leveled picture books for the senior kindergarten to grade 1 readers.

    Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is about how the characters, Rabbit, Bear Paws and Strawberry recognize and offer gratitude to each of the Seven Directions. The Seven Directions of East, South, West, North, Down (Mother Earth), Up (Father Sky) and finally the seventh direction of looking inside ourselves and recognizing our own spirit.

    Based on the Developmental Reading Assessment levels, the leveling system used for this series includes the most current high frequency words for each of the leveled readers. Every story is 8 pages long, full of colourful stories that is sure to spark the imagination of the young, and the young at heart.

    Level 2

$8.99

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Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank You - North
Author: Chad Solomon
Format: Paperback
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is a first readers series of seven leveled picture books for the senior kindergarten to grade 1 readers.

    Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is about how the characters, Rabbit, Bear Paws and Strawberry recognize and offer gratitude to each of the Seven Directions. The Seven Directions of East, South, West, North, Down (Mother Earth), Up (Father Sky) and finally the seventh direction of looking inside ourselves and recognizing our own spirit.

    Based on the Developmental Reading Assessment levels, the leveling system used for this series includes the most current high frequency words for each of the leveled readers. Every story is 8 pages long, full of colourful stories that is sure to spark the imagination of the young, and the young at heart.

    Level 1

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Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank You - South
Author: Chad Solomon
Format: Paperback
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is a first readers series of seven leveled picture books for the senior kindergarten to grade 1 readers.

    Rabbit and Bear Paws: Thank you, is about how the characters, Rabbit, Bear Paws and Strawberry recognize and offer gratitude to each of the Seven Directions. The Seven Directions of East, South, West, North, Down (Mother Earth), Up (Father Sky) and finally the seventh direction of looking inside ourselves and recognizing our own spirit.

    Based on the Developmental Reading Assessment levels, the leveling system used for this series includes the most current high frequency words for each of the leveled readers. Every story is 8 pages long, full of colourful stories that is sure to spark the imagination of the young, and the young at heart.

    Level 5

$8.99

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