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My Elders Tell Me
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Judy Hilgemann
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

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.

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My Life In A Kwagu'l Big House
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Grade Levels: 6; 7; 8; 9;

"'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
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Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9;

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.

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  • 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
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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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
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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw: Our Traditional Medicines
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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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: Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing” 6-Pack
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Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

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

Recommended for intermediate students (grades 4-6).

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