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Beneath Raven Moon: Ba'naboy' Laxa Gwa'wina 'Makwala
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

There are as many Creation stories as there are First Nations on Turtle Island. The story of a Great Flood is known to indigenous people in every corner of the world. But what about the Moon? Who made her? What was her intended purpose?

Beneath Raven Moon is an enchanting tale of the creation of Grandmother Moon and of the first time she wove her spell on a young, unsuspecting couple.

The story unfolds in the territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw people – now also known as British Columbia’s Inside Passage – where Raven and Eagle join together in good-natured conspiracy to foster a heart-warming romance.

Follow the magical vision of Métis author David Bouchard and Kwakwaka’wakw artist Andy Everson to learn why Raven found it necessary to bless us with the heavenly sphere that guides we two-leggeds and illuminates our night sky. And enjoy the enchantment of the music and flute of Mary Youngblood as you sit in wonder ... Beneath Raven Moon.  

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My Elders Tell Me
Authors:
Marion Wright
Artists:
Judy Hilgemann
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

Based on input from the elders of Quatsino, Fort Rupert, and Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw, Marion Roze Wright gathered materials and consensus for this anthology, rendered as a season-by-season story about two nine-year-old cousins who live near Port Hardy.

This wide-ranging volume provides some Kwakwala language terms and educational sidebars, and contains factual information as it tells the story of two cousins and their adventures and experiences throughout the seasons. An index allows readers to quickly find specific information they may be seeking.

Authenticity Note: As this book involved substantial contribution from Indigenous Elders, it is considered as containing Authentic Indigenous Text according to Strong Nations Authenticity Guidelines.

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My Life In A Kwagu'l Big House
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Kwagu'l; Namgis;

"'Wheee!!' Honey's cousin Phillip Boy was roaring with delight as they whizzed down the stairs on their homemade iron surfboard. Honey could only close her eyes when she saw Grandma Axu at the bottom of the staircase..."

Honey Jacobson considered herself lucky to live in the last semi-traditional Big House of the Kwagu'l people: a four-story home filled with a loving, extended family of cousins, uncles, aunts and the heads of the household, Grandpa Moses and Granny Axu. While new smaller houses were spreading throughout her community, Honey really knew only her relatives inside that Big House.

Capturing the fancy of Honey's community and family, the 1960s saw a Kwagu'l family inevitably changed by Western culture's spell. This is Honey's story.

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191 pages | 6.00" x 9.00" 

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My Life with the Salmon
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Namgis;

Diane “Honey” Jacobson’s latest book is an important comment about First Nations efforts to save the salmon and her personal youthful journey to find meaning and a sense of place in life. Like the style in her first book My Life in a Kwagu’l Big House, Diane’s style in My Life with the Salmon is full of action, amazing adventures and fascinating connections between land, water and people. In My Life with the Salmon, we follow “Honey” through sometimes hilarious and sometimes difficult periods but we always learn a life lesson.

Awards

  • 2012 Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards

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176 pages | 5.50" x 8.47" 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Button Blankets
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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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Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Button Blankets 6-Pack
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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: Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs 6-Pack
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set. 

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Our Traditional Medicines
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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: Our Traditional Medicines 6-Pack
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

 

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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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: Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch 6-Pack
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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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There are six copies of this title included in this 6-pack set.

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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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Kwakwaka'wakw;

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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