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Our Strong Stories focus on different First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, told in the voice of a young girl, she describes how she and her Granny get ready for their naming ceremony. When the special day arrives, the Longhouse fills with people who will witness and celebrate the sharing of their traditional names.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Granny and I Get Traditional Names 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, told in the voice of a young girl, she describes how she and her Granny get ready for their naming ceremony. When the special day arrives, the Longhouse fills with people who will witness and celebrate the sharing of their traditional names.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Granny and I Get Traditional Names.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, step-by-step instructions for gathering wood and catching, filleting and then smoking fish are given. The text and illustrations support the reader’s understanding of the process and emphasize the respect shown by the Coast Salish people for the circle of life.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish? 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, step-by-step instructions for gathering wood and catching, filleting and then smoking fish are given. The text and illustrations support the reader’s understanding of the process and emphasize the respect shown by the Coast Salish people for the circle of life.

Educator Information
This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?.

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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, it is explained how each family played a traditional role in taking care of our Mother Earth. From controlled burning to ethical hunting and fishing practices, the Coast Salish people were, and still are, taught by their elders to respect Mother Earth.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Taking Care of Our Mother Earth 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, it is explained how each family played a traditional role in taking care of our Mother Earth. From controlled burning to ethical hunting and fishing practices, the Coast Salish people were, and still are, taught by their elders to respect Mother Earth.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of Taking Care of Our Mother Earth.

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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, learn about the importance of the cedar tree to the culture and history of the Coast Salish people. Descriptions of items made from the wood and bark of this special tree are included. Also explained in the story is the protocol for harvesting cedar bark.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, learn about the importance of the cedar tree to the culture and history of the Coast Salish people. Descriptions of items made from the wood and bark of this special tree are included. Also explained in the story is the protocol for harvesting cedar bark.

Educator Information
This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People.

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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Great Blanket of Moss
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, to make up for her children’s rudeness to Snow, Mother Tree gives up her life as a tree and transforms into a great blanket of moss. The moss blanket protects the younger trees from Snow’s anger. Respect for the wisdom of the elders is a theme woven throughout this delightful story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Great Blanket of Moss 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, to make up for her children’s rudeness to Snow, Mother Tree gives up her life as a tree and transforms into a great blanket of moss. The moss blanket protects the younger trees from Snow’s anger. Respect for the wisdom of the elders is a theme woven throughout this delightful story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Educator Information
This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Great Blanket of Moss.

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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Great Trade
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, how Bald Eagles got their name, how Geese got their long necks and how Hummingbirds got their colourful feather coats are all told. Something is traded, something is transformed and something is taken to make this little chapter book come alive.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Great Trade 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, how Bald Eagles got their name, how Geese got their long necks and how Hummingbirds got their colourful feather coats are all told. Something is traded, something is transformed and something is taken to make this little chapter book come alive.

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This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Great Trade.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Sun and the Moon
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, to help make their children happy, the sun and the moon make the difficult choice to part from each other. The Creator allows them to visit only at the time of an eclipse and at sunrise and sunset. The great love between the sun and the moon can be seen in the beauty of those times.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: The Sun and the Moon 6-Pack
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, to help make their children happy, the sun and the moon make the difficult choice to part from each other. The Creator allows them to visit only at the time of an eclipse and at sunrise and sunset. The great love between the sun and the moon can be seen in the beauty of those times.

This is a 6-Pack Bundle, which contains 6 copies of The Sun and the Moon.

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Coast Salish;

In this Coast Salish story, a wolf pup is transformed into a raven so that he can help his mother hunt during the long winter months. When the time of hardship is over, the Creator agrees to make the transformation permanent. To this day, you can hear the wolf family calling out to say goodnight to the raven who watches over them.

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