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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, Kanyen’keha:ka and Tlingit: Later Primary Bundle [Single Set of Each]
Format: Paperback

This Later Pimary bundle features one copy each of three Strong Stories sets: Coast Salish, Kanyen’keha:ka and Tlingit.

Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck include the following:

Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
The Great Blanket of Moss
The Great Trade
The Sun and the Moon

Kanyen’keha:ka Strong Stories written by Michelle Corneau include the following:

Big Bear
Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans
Creation Story Sky Woman
The Thanksgiving Address
The Game
The Three Sisters
The Woodpecker
Two Row Wampum

Tlingit Strong Stories written by Bill Helin include the following:

Gift of the Salmon
Hong Kong Story Totems
Making a Canoe
Making a Drum
Raven Returns the Daylight
Spirit Bear
Tlingit Fishing
Tlingit Storytellers

24 books in total

Reading levels span end grade 2, grade 3 and beginning grade 4.

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$204.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback

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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$8.50

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

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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$51.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Artists:
Joel Good
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback

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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$8.50

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish? 6-Pack
Artists:
Joel Good
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback

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: Reading Bundle
Artists:
Cole Good
Joel Good
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Coast Salish series.

48 books total.

Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck include the following:

Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
The Great Blanket of Moss
The Great Trade
The Sun and the Moon

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$408.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Single Set
Artists:
Cole Good
Joel Good
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback

Own the Entire Set of Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck!

Included is one copy of the following:

Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
The Great Blanket of Moss
The Great Trade
The Sun and the Moon

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$68.00

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Strong Stories Coast Salish: Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback

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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$8.50

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

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.

Educator Information
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
Content Territory: Coast Salish
Format: Paperback

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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$8.50

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

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 Dakelh: Bald Eagle, Bald Eagle
Authors:
Cecilia John (Dakelh)
Content Territory: Dakelh
Format: Paperback

There are many animals that live within the Dakelh Territory. Follow along with this playful poem as the animals spot each other. What kinds of animals have you spotted in your area?

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Recommended for primary students (grades 1-3).

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$8.50

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Strong Stories Dakelh: Bald Eagle, Bald Eagle 6-Pack
Authors:
Cecilia John (Dakelh)
Content Territory: Dakelh
Format: Paperback

There are many animals that live within the Dakelh Territory. Follow along with this playful poem as the animals spot each other. What kinds of animals have you spotted in your area?

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

Recommended for primary students (grades 1-3).

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$51.00

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Strong Stories Dakelh: Berries of the Dakelh Territory
Authors:
Cecilia John (Dakelh)
Content Territory: Dakelh
Format: Paperback

Wild berries grow almost everywhere. Some wild berries are good to eat while others will make you sick. It is important to know if a berry is safe to eat before you pop it into your mouth! What kinds of berries have you eaten?

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Recommended for primary students (grades 1-3).

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$8.50

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Strong Stories Dakelh: Berries of the Dakelh Territory 6-Pack
Authors:
Cecilia John (Dakelh)
Content Territory: Dakelh
Format: Paperback

Wild berries grow almost everywhere. Some wild berries are good to eat while others will make you sick. It is important to know if a berry is safe to eat before you pop it into your mouth! What kinds of berries have you eaten?

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

Recommended for primary students (grades 1-3).

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$51.00

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