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This resource guide has been developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) with assistance from the BCMOE and support from the Education Partnerships Program of AANDC.
Date published: March 2012
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BC - Authentic First Peoples Resources: For Use in K-7 Classrooms


A River Lost
Authors:
Lynn Bragg
Artists:
Virgil Smoker Marchand
Content Territory: Sinixt
Format: Paperback
A River Lost is the familiar story of an ancient culture infringed upon and altered forever by modern technology. It is a story of how the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam led to the destruction of a way of life for the Arrow Lakes Tribe.
$12.95

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Alego
Authors:
Ningeokuluk Teevee
Content Territory: Inuit
Format: Hardcover
Alego is a beautifully simple story, written in Inuktitut and English, about a young Inuit girl who goes to the shore with her grandmother to collect clams for supper. Along the way she discovers tide pools brimming with life -- a bright orange starfish, a creepy-crawly thing with many legs called an ugjunnaq, a hornshaped sea snail and a sculpin.

Written and illustrated by Ningeokuluk Teevee, one of the most interesting young artists in Cape Dorset, home to the great tradition of Inuit art, this is an enchanting and utterly authentic introduction to the life of an Inuit child and her world.

Alego includes an illustrated glossary of sea creatures as well as a map of Baffin Island. Ages 4-7
$17.95

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B is for Basketball
Content Territory: Haida
Format: Hardcover

This is the official book of the 2011 All Native Basketball Tournament. These games have been held in Prince Rupert, British Columbia for over 50 years. Since its inception, the Tournament has become an important cultural gathering.

B is For Basketball was created in collaboration with the students and teachers of School District No. 50 on Haida Gwaii. It is a tribute, and it is a labour of love.

Finally, this is also an alphabet book that includes a Foreword by Governor General Award-Winning Artist Robert Davidson, and is filled with captivating illustrations, which is sure to be enjoyed by all!

B is For Basketball was recently featured on the CBC’s North By Northwest! Congrats to the Students and Teachers of School District #50 (Haida Gwaii), and to Judy!

$12.99

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Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story
Content Territory: Salish
Format: Paperback
Coyote devises a clever plan to steal fire, aided by Grizzly Bear, Wren, Snake, Frog, Eagle, and Beaver. These brave and resourceful animal beings raided the land above and risked all to steal fire. Steeped in the rich and culturally vital storytelling tradition of the tribe, this tale teaches both respect for fire and awareness of its significance.
$22.50

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Byron Through the Seasons
Authors:
Dene Children
Content 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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Caring For Me series: Eat, Run and Live Healthy
Authors:
Karen W. Olson
Format: Paperback
Nurse Ellen visits Annie Calf Robe' classroom. Nurse Ellen's use of pictures and fun activities helps the children learn about the importance of healthy foods.
$10.95

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Caring For Me series: Eyes, Ears, Nose and Mouth
Authors:
Karen W. Olson
Format: Paperback
What happens when you get a bead stuck up your nose? Tony's visit to the doctor's office shows how to take care of eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
$10.95

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Caring For Me series: Living Safe, Playing Safe
Authors:
Karen W. Olson
Format: Paperback
Tony, Rainey, Jennifer, and Mavis love playing, with the help of their parents, they learn important safety lessons at school, in the kitchen and in the playground.

$10.95

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Caring For Me series: Looking After Me
Authors:
Denise Lecoy
Format: Paperback
A sweet story about a young Quail who learns life lessons about laughing, crying, anger, hurt, happiness, fear, trust, love and standing up for one self.

$10.95

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Caring For Me series: Taking Care Of Mother Earth
Authors:
Leanne Flett Kruger
Content Territory: Penticton
Format: Paperback

B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: K-Physical and Earth Science

Charlie and Grandma are doing chores around the house. While doing the chores, grandma shares loving stories with Charlie on how to take care mother earth.

This series was developed through consultations with health promotion workers and early childhood educators. There are six titles in the series that deal with issues such as healthy eating, safety, dealing with feelings and notions of respect. This series is appropriate for ages three to five, and the books have full-colour illustrations.

$10.95

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Catching Spring
Authors:
Sylvia Olsen
Content Territory: Tsartlip
Format: Paperback
Bobby lives in Tsartlip First nation on Vancouver Island. More than anything, he would love to enter the upcoming fishing derby. But how can he do that with no money, no boat and no time?
$7.95

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Ch'askin: Legend of the Sechelt People
Authors:
Donna Joe
Content Territory: Sechelt
Format: Paperback
Ch'askin is the great thunderbird whose appearance heralds rumbling thunder, a darkening sky and flashes of lightning as well as good luck for the people of the Sechelt Nation.

This compelling book recounts how this enormous and awe-inspiring bird who looks like a golden eagle except much, much larger — aided and protected the members of the Sechelt villages for many years in many ways. From helping Chief Spelmu'lh, the father of the Sechelt Nation, build both the first longhouse and the many villages of his people, to delivering goats and grizzly bears for the hungry people to eat and creating islands from pebbles for the tired Sechelt hunters to rest, the story of Ch'askin is a story of protection, friendship and respect for fellow living beings.
$7.95

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Chiwid
Authors:
Sage Birchwater
Content Territory: Tsilhqot'in
Format: Paperback
Chiwid was a Tsilhqot'in woman, said to have shamanistic powers, who spent most of her adult life "living out" in the hills and forests around Williams Lake, BC. Chiwid is the story of this remarkable woman told in the vibrant voices of Chilcotin oldtimers, both native and non-native.

Chiwid is Number 2 in the Transmontanus series of books edited by Terry Glavin.
$16.00

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Chuck in the City
Authors:
Jordan Wheeler
Content Territory: Cree, Haida
Format: Paperback
Follow the adventures of Chuck as he gets lost on his first trip to the big city. Chuck encounters stray dogs and alley cats, kids on skateboards and rollerblades, and tall office towers. After realizing he is lost, Chuck relies on what he has learned to find his way back to his kookum's (grandmother's) condo.

Chuck in the City is Jordan Wheeler's second book for children. The award-winning Cree author and scriptwriter previously introduced young readers to Chuck in Just a Walk. Wheeler writes in a rhyming style that will capture and hold a child's attention.

Awards:
Paris Book Festival Competition, 2010 - Runner-up and Honourable Mention
2010, Children's Runner-up, Chidren's Honourable Mention
$10.95

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Dancing in My Bones
Authors:
Wilfred Burton
Anne Patton
Content Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
Book 2 in the trilogy: Fiddle Dancer, Dancing In My Bones, Call of the Fiddle.

Dancing in My Bones, the sequel to the highly successful book Fiddle Dancer, returns us to the story of a young Metis boy named Nolin as he continues to discover his Metis heritage.
Lovingly written by Wilfred Burton and Anne Patton and vividly illustrated by Sherry Farrell Racette, Dancing in My Bones will take you on a journey to discover Moushoom's first moose hunt, red lipstick kisses, Uncle Bunny's fiddling, and the return of the "Bannock Jig." But most importantly, by the end of the story, you might feel like you have dancing in your bones!

Includes a CD with English and Michif Narrations of the Story and Fiddle Music!
$15.00

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