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Baby Signing (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Babies have a lot to say!

This interactive book features simple gestures that can help babies communicate their wants, needs, and feelings before they are able to speak.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is an interactive book, which encourages children to actively participate in the stories they are listening to. Through directions or instructional text, children are encouraged to play, move, or make sounds along with the characters in the book.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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16 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

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$13.95

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Making Sounds with Mia and the Monsters (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s make sounds!

In this interactive book, children can play along with Mia and her monster friends, making the sounds each character demonstrates in the book.

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This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is an interactive book, which encourages children to actively participate in the stories they are listening to. Through directions or instructional text, children are encouraged to play, move, or make sounds along with the characters in the book.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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16 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

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$14.95

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Move Your Body with Mia and the Monsters (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s move our bodies!

In this interactive book, children can play along with Mia and her monster friends, trying out the movements shown in the book.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is an interactive book, which encourages children to actively participate in the stories they are listening to. Through directions or instructional text, children are encouraged to play, move, or make sounds along with the characters in the book.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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24 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

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$14.95

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Animals (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s sing about Arctic animals!

Based on a children’s song by popular Nunavut band The Jerry Cans, this song book teaches the names of different Arctic animals and the country food made from them.

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This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Song Book. For young children, songs are easier to learn than stories. Song books help children identify and practise different sounds, and they are a fun way to support early language development.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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22 pages | 9.25" x 7.25"

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Let's Count (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Let’s count and sing in Inuktitut!

Based on a children’s song by popular Nunavut band The Jerry Cans, this song book helps children practise counting to five.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Song Book. For young children, songs are easier to learn than stories. Song books help children identify and practise different sounds, and they are a fun way to support early language development.

Recommended Ages: 3 and under

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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24 pages | 9.25" x 7.25"

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Ukaliq and Kalla Go Summer Camping (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Ukaliq and Kalla are going camping! Can you help find things for their trip?

In this search-and-find book, children are encouraged to find objects hidden in different scenes.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Search-and-Find book, which helps children develop their observational skills and reinforces early literacy skills and language development.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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16 pages | 10.00" x 8.25"

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$14.95

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Ukaliq and Kalla Travel on the Ice (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;


Can you help Ukaliq and Kalla find things on their camping trip?

In this search-and-Find book, children are encouraged to find objects hidden in different scenes.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Search-and-Find book, which helps children develop their observational skills and reinforces early literacy skills and language development.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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16 pages | 10.00" x 8.25"

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Ukaliq and Kalla at Home (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Can you help Ukaliq and Kalla find things?

In this search-and-find book, children are encouraged to find objects hidden in different scenes.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a Search-and-Find book, which helps children develop their observational skills and reinforces early literacy skills and language development.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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14 pages | 10.00" x 8.25"

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Arctic Animals (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What does polar bear fur feel like?

This sensory book features illustrations of familiar animals found in the North, such as the caribou, polar bear, and ermine, and includes soft fur-like fabric for children to touch and explore.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a sensory book, which allows children to explore with their sense of touch as well as sight. This multi-sensory experience helps children create connections between what they see and what they feel while building early literacy skills.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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16 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

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$19.95

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Clothing (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do duffle socks feel like?

This sensory book allows children to feel the texture of different types of clothing worn in the Arctic, such as a sweater, duffle socks, and kamiik.

Educator Information
This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

This is a sensory book, which allows children to explore with their sense of touch as well as sight. This multi-sensory experience helps children create connections between what they see and what they feel while building early literacy skills.

Recommended Ages: 0 to 3

Dual-Language: English and Inuktitut

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16 pages | 8.25" x 8.25"

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$19.95

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The Big Tease: A Story of Eliza Delorme and her Cousin, Édouard Beaupré, the Willowbunch Giant
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

The Big Tease is a timeless story because we’ve all been involved in teasing to some degree, and often it has involved family. Time with family has always been important to Métis families. Like most families, there is usually at least one person who likes to tease others. In this story, it is Eliza, grandmother to author Wilfred Burton, and cousin to Édouard Beaupré. The Big Tease provides a lovely human touch to Édouard Beaupré’s life before his fame as the “Willow Bunch Giant” and his early tragic death took him from his beloved family.

Wilfred Burton’s imaginative narrative passes his grandmother’s story to today’s generation of story lovers. Illustrator George Gingras brings this true but somewhat embellished story to life with colourful images reflective of the Métis lifestyle at the time.

Educator Information
Grade Level: Primary (recommended by Gabriel Dumont Institute).

Dual-language: English & Michif 

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Michif translation by Normal Fleury.

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Métis Camp Circle: A Bison Culture Way of Life
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

During much of the nineteenth century, bison hunting was integral to the Métis’ social, economic, and political life. As “people of the buffalo,” the Métis were bison hunters par excellence. In Métis Camp Circle: A Bison Way of Life, author and artist Leah Marie Dorion transports young readers back in time when bison were the basis of Métis lifeways on the Plains. Vibrantly illustrated and infused with important cultural teachings, this charming book skillfully informs us about this important period of Métis history.

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Grade Level: Primary (recommended by Gabriel Dumont Institute).

Dual-language: English and Michif

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kimotinâniwiw itwêwina / Stolen Words
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

The dual-language edition, in Plains Cree and English, of Stolen Words, the award-winning story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in Cree, he tells her that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again.

This sensitive and warmly illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of the residential school system that separated young Indigenous children from their families. The story recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, how that pain is passed down, and how healing can also be shared.

Educator Information
This dual-language edition is in Plains Cree and English. The translation was carried out by two Plains Cree language speakers, Dolores Sand from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation and Gayle Weenie from Sweetgrass First Nation. Language consultation and assistance was provided by the Cree Literacy Network.

Recommended for ages 6-9; Grades 1-3.

Guided Reading: Q
Lexile: 530L

Subjects: Character Education (Empathy, Family & Friendship); History & Social Studies (Canadian History, First Nations & Indigenous Peoples); Reflecting Diversity.

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28 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$14.95

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Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not A Number
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;

Dual language edition of powerful children's book about residential school experience reflects Indigenous language revitalization.

The dual language edition, in Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe) Nbisiing dialect and English, of the award-winning I Am Not a Number. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from, despite the efforts of the nuns who are in charge at the school and who tell her that she is not to use her own name but instead use the number they have assigned to her. When she goes home for summer holidays, Irene's parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But where will they hide? And what will happen when her parents disobey the law? Based on the life of co-author Jenny Kay Dupuis’ grandmother, I Am Not a Number is a hugely necessary book that brings a terrible part of Canada’s history to light in a way that children can learn from and relate to.

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"Residential and boarding school stories are hard to read, but they're vitally important... books like I Am Not a Number should be taught in schools in Canada, and the U.S., too."— Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature

"It’s important to teach children about true Canadian history, but it’s not easy to talk about it in a way that children will understand. I Am Not a Number is perfect to get the conversation about residential schools started with your children. It opens the door for them to ask questions about the subject and the story is relatable in a way they can follow."— Residential School Magazine

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 7-11
Guided Reading: V

Dual-language: Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe) Nbisiing dialect and English.

Subjects: Character Education (Empathy, Prejudice & Tolerance); History & Social Studies (Canadian History, First Nations & Indigenous Peoples); Government & Citizenship; Reflecting Diversity

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44 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | Translated by Muriel Sawyer and Geraldine McLeod with contributions by Tory Fisher

 

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Nakón-i'a wo! Beginning Nakoda
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Format: Coil Bound
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; University/College;

Nakón-i'a wo! Beginning Nakoda is a language resource designed to help revitalize and document Nakoda, now spoken in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Written for beginning learners of Nakoda (also known as Assiniboine), this workbook, arranged thematically, provides a Nakoda/English lexicon, a vocabulary, a table of kinship terms, a glossary of linguistic terminology, and exercises to do after each lesson.

This book was made possible with the assistance of Elders and Language Keepers of the Nakoda Nation: Armand McArthur and Wilma Kennedy, Main Consultants; with additional contributions by Pete Bigstone, Leona Kroscamp, Freda O'Watch, and Ken Armstrong.

Educator Information
Recommended for Grades 7+

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304 pages | 8.50" x 11.00" | Black and white illustrations throughout

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Dakwäkãda Warriors
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Tahltan (Nahanni);
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11;

Saving the earth from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches.

Ts’ür’i and Aghay are the Dakwäkãda Warriors protecting Nän from their nemesis Cyber Nà’į and Space Kwäday Dän. Flying in their spaceship, can they prevent the Sha being stolen from Cyber Nà’į and Space Kwäday Dän?!

As a young person growing up in Haines Junction YT, artist Cole Pauls performed in a traditional song and dance group called the Dakwäkãda Dancers. During that time, Pauls encountered the ancestral language of Southern Tutchone. Driven by a desire to help revitalize the language, he created Dakwäkãda Warriors, a bilingual comic about two earth protectors saving the world from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches.

Pauls’ Elders supported him throughout the creation process by offering consultation and translation. The resulting work is a whimsical young adult graphic novel that offers an accessible allegory of colonialism. Dakwäkãda Warriors also includes a behind-the-scenes view into the making of the comic and a full-colour insert featuring character illustrations by guest Indigenous Canadian artists.

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From the publisher, an interview with Cole Pauls: 

1. Why did you decide to create this comic? 
I wanted to create a sense of identity and strength for the youth from my hometown and the Yukon. To be portrayed in a heroic but also realistic way, where culture is power and the community is stronger because of that. I made Dakwäkãda Warriors to keep Southern Tutchone language and culture alive.

2. What do you hope your work will bring to the Canadian comics canon?
A proper portrayal of Yukon Indigenous culture, we don't live in igloos, ya know!! I want to show the world what Southern Tutchone culture really is and how strong Indigenous culture can be when properly portrayed by someone who lives and practices it.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 8 to 16

Language revitalization in an allegory of colonialization.
Artist Cole Pauls wanted to reclaim the Southern Tutchone language he had learned as a youth while performing in a traditional song and dance group. So, he created a comic about two Earth Protectors saving the Earth from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches. But he also went to his elders and asked them to translate his comic into the two dialects of Southern Tutchone. The resulting work is an allegory of colonialization done in an accessible format, a whimsical young adult graphic novel which helps to revitalize language. Pauls includes a "making of" postscript to give context to the project, and invites guest Indigenous Canadian artists to provide "pin-ups" of his characters.

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112 pages | 6.50" x 10.00" | 112 illustrations

 

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Le parka / The Parka / ᐊᑎᒋ
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

L'auteur et illustrateur d'origine abénakise Sylvain Rivard poursuit la série jeunesse sur l'anthropologie du vêtement chez les Autochtones avec un sixième titre, en s'intéressant cette fois-ci au parka. Le parka, autrefois confectionné en peaux de phoque ou de caribou, fait partie de la tradition vestimentaire du peuple inuit depuis des générations. Porté par les chasseurs, les familles et même par l'esprit de la mer, le parka protège du froid... et des créatures magiques! Rivard s'amuse à faire découvrir certains esprits ou monstres de la mythologie inuite, conférant un aspect fantastique à cette pièce de vêtement. Le parka est trilingue, proposant des versions en français, en anglais ainsi qu'en inuktitut.

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Traduction en anglais: Donal Kellough
Traduction en inuktitut: Talasia Tulugak

Dès 4 ans

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52 pages 

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Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

The dual language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of the award-winning story of a determined Ojibwe Nokomis (Grandmother) Josephine-ba Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walked to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine-ba invites us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.

Educator Information
This is the dual-language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of The Water Walker

Recommended for ages 6-9.

This dual-language edition contains a note on the book's translation into Anishinaabemowin by Shirley Williams -- a fellow water walker -- and Isadore Toulouse, both of whom are from Josephine-ba's home community of Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation. The translations draw special meaning from the fact that both Shirley and Nokomis were sent to residential school, where they were forbidden from speaking their language. Nokomis was able to read the translation before her passing, and took great joy in the fact that this book would now be shared in Anishinaabemowin. 

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40 pages | 8.50" x 7.00"

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Discovering People: English, French, Cree
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: Preschool;

The fourth book in this colourful and unique series introduces twenty-two basic words in English, French, and Cree relating to familiar people at home and in the community. 

Neepin Auger's books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate and entertain preschoolers, parents, and teachers alike. 

In addition to the English words presented, the French and Cree equivalents are also given, making these some of the most dynamic and useful board books on the market, perfectly suitable for the classroom, library, and nursery.

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Recommended for ages 3 and under.

This is the fourth book in a series of Discovering books from Neepin Auger.

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30 pages | 6.50" x 6.50"

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Blueberry Patch / Mayabeekamneeboon
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

Based in Duck Bay, Manitoba, in the 1940s, an Elder shares his experience of packing up to go out to collect blueberries, a traditional gathering that took place every summer. He describes the journey and landscape with humor and such vivid imagery that readers will see themselves there with him, boarding the trail of wagons from surrounding communities and heading east toward the blueberry patch. The Elder's stories offer a journey back in time and are complemented by images of fields of plump blueberries, tall green grass, bannock baking over an open fire, clear freshwater streams and the tents the people slept in.

Educator Information
Written in English and Anishinaabemowin. Includes a page of after-reading activities for kids at the back of the book that both test reading comprehension and encourage further inquiry and exploration.

Recommended for ages 6-8.

Themes: Manitoba, Berries, Food Sovereignty, Indigenous, Traditions, Food, Culture.

Includes a recipe for bannock.

Translated by Norman Chartrand.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline - ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline - ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk takes readers young and old on a journey into the past when dog teams were part of the traditional way of life in Northern Saskatchewan. Inspired by Elder Ida Tremblay’s childhood memories, and told in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases, the story follows the seasonal cycle of trapline life.

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Recommended for ages 5 - 10.

Delivered in English with Woodland Cree words and phrases.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 9.00"
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The Voyageurs: Forefathers of the Metis Nation
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Métis;

The Voyageurs: Forefathers of the Métis Nation tells an old story—integral to both the birth of the Métis Nation and to the development of Canada—in a new and engaging format. Zoey Roy has eloquently transformed the history of the voyageurs into a spoken-word performance poem which she has shared live at numerous events over the last several years. In this innovative resource, Zoey masterfully informs the reader and listener of the voyageurs’ history, background, and lifeways in a format popular with today’s youth. To fully appreciate Zoey’s masterful delivery, a DVD to accompany this book was essential. Combined with Jerry Thistle’s evocative illustrations and Norman Fleury’s Michif narration, this resource becomes a teaching tool, a work of art, and the impetus for further research all in one.

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Grade Level: The publisher of this book recommends it for all ages.

Dual-language: English and Michif.

Includes a DVD.

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45 pages | 10.98" x 8.42"

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Aiviq (Inuktitut): Life With Walruses
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

Massive, elusive, and always deserving of respect, the walrus is one of the Arctic’s most recognizable animals. For thousands of years, Arctic residents have shared the coastlines and waters of the Arctic with these huge beasts. Often misunderstood by people who have not had first-hand encounters with them, walruses are known to those who share their habitat as somewhat unpredictable creatures, always deserving of caution when encountered. From close encounters with angry walruses, bent on destroying boats and chasing off humans to witnessing the attentive care of a walrus mother with its calf, this book gives readers from outside the Arctic a first-hand look at what life alongside walruses is really like.

Aiviq: Life with Walruses features stunning wildlife photography by acclaimed photographer Paul Souders accompanied by first-hand accounts from people living alongside this enormous sea mammal.

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This book is entirely in Inuktitut.

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72 pages | 11.00" x 8.00"
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The Bear's Medicine / Sus Yoo
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Dene; Dakelh (Carrier);
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

How does a mother bear feed her babies? Off the land, of course.

A mother bear shares with her cubs how to be grateful for all they have in the natural world. The Bear's Medicine shows the interconnectedness of all things in the world they live in and how each season brings changes and blessings for the bears. It is a story of a mother's love for her children as she teaches them how to survive.

Written in English and Dakelh.

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 6-8.

Keywords: bear, Indigenous, interconnectedness, medicine, nature, animals. 

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32 pages | 8.00" x 8.00" | Dakelh translation by Danny Alexis and Theresa Austin

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Wolverine and Little Thunder: An Eel Fishing Story / Ki'kwa'ju Kaqtukowjik: A'tukwaqn wijt Amkwesewey Kwitn
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

From the bestselling creator of The Thundermaker comes another adventure featuring Little Thunder and Wolverine—a trickster, who is strong and fierce and loyal. The two are best of friends, even though Wolverine can sometimes get them into trouble. Their favourite pastime is eel fishing, whether it's cutting through winter ice with a stone axe or catching eels in traditional stone weirs in the summer. But that all changes one night, when they encounter the giant river eel—the eel that is too big to catch. The eel that hunts people!

At once a universal story of friendship and problem-solving, Wolverine and Little Thunder is a contemporary invocation of traditional Mi'kmaw knowledge, reinforcing the importance of the relationship between the Mi'kmaq and eel, a dependable year-round food source traditionally offered to Glooscap, the Creator, for a successful hunt.

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Recommended ages: 4-8

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40 pages | 10.00" x 9.00" | Translated by Lindsay R. Marshall

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Juji'jk: Mi'kmaw Insects
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4;

Fully illustrated English/Mi'kmaw guide to insects in Atlantic Canada.

The English language is noun-based, referring to people, places, and things. Juji'jk, an illustrated bilingual guide to bugs and insects in Atlantic Canada, showcases the beautiful verb-based Mi'kmaw language. Featuring vibrant artwork and concise, fascinating descriptions, Juji'jk will have you searching out "the one that looks like a little owl" (moth) and "the one that sings before she bites you" (mosquito).

Created to promote and preserve the Mi'kmaw language, this book includes a pronunciation guide, a Mi'kmaw-English matching game, and an abridged version of the Smith-Francis orthography.

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Recommended Ages: 4-9.

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40 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

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What Arctic Animals Like to Do (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Do you know what polar bears like to do?

This book features fun illustrations that show what Arctic animals like to do.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Springtime with the Polar Bears (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

After a long winter in their den, this polar bear family is ready for spring!

This fun illustrated book is about a mother polar bear and her cubs coming out to play after being in their den all winter.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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Mia and the Monsters: Staying Warm in the Winter (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Featured on Anaana's Tent on APTN!

What do Mia and her monster friends wear to stay warm? Watch as Mia and the monsters get ready to play outside in the snow.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Berry Picking in the Fall (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Let’s go berry picking!

Follow a family as they go berry picking on a fall day in Nunavut.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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16 pages | 18.50" x 18.50"

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On a Summer's Day (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

What do you do on a summer’s day?

This book describes different things a child does on a summer’s day in the Arctic.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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My Family (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Who is in your family?

This illustrated book helps children learn Inuit kinship terms.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Recommended Ages: 0-3

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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20 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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I See, You See (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do you see?

This book features different modes of transportation people use in the Arctic and encourages children to describe what they see.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Recommended Ages: 0-3

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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I Am Eating (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do you like to eat?

This illustrated book features different foods people eat in the Arctic.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Recommended Ages: 0-3

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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12 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Things around Us (English/Inuktitut)
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do you see around you?

In this interactive book, children are challenged to look around the room and find the objects shown in the pictures. Children are encouraged to move and touch the things they find. This makes learning fun while supporting early language development.

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Bilingual: English and Inuktitut

Recommended Ages: 0-3

This is an Arvaaq Book. Books in this series are intended for infants and very young children and are designed to help children develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills. 

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20 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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This Is My Body (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Can you name the parts of your body?

This illustrated book helps children learn the names of different body parts.

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A bilingual picture book delivered in English and Inuktitut.  

This book is part of Arvaaq, a series intended for infants and very young children. Books in this series are designed to help children explore the world around them and develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

Recommended for ages 0-3.

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Helpers in My Community (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

Who are your community helpers?

This illustrated book features different helpers in Arctic communities.

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A bilingual picture book delivered in English and Inuktitut.  

This book is part of Arvaaq, a series intended for infants and very young children. Books in this series are designed to help children explore the world around them and develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

Recommended for ages 0-3.

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16 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$13.95

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Getting Dressed (English/Inuktitut)
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Preschool;

What do you need to wear to keep warm in the winter?

In this book, a child puts on different winter clothing to get ready to play outside.

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A bilingual picture book delivered in English and Inuktitut.  

This book is part of the Arvaaq series. This series is intended for infants and very young children. Books in this series are designed to help children explore the world around them and develop physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills.

Recommended for ages 0-3.

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12 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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Bear for Breakfast / Makwa kidji kijeba wisiniyan
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Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Donovan is hungry for a special kind of breakfast . . . Makwa!

It’s breakfast time and Donovan knows exactly what he wants this morning! Not eggs, not pancakes, not cereal. No, what he wants is BEAR, just like his grandfather used to eat for breakfast!

So Donovan sets off to bag a bear of his own, going on an adventurous hunt through the woods, where he stalks and is stalked by an ant, a squirrel, and a dog — but they are not bears, so he shoos them away!

When Donovan finally meets a real, big and growling bear, he quickly learns that sometimes breakfast tastes best when it doesn’t have any teeth!

Educator Information
This dual-language edition includes both the original English text and an Algonquin translation.

This story was inspired by Donovan, a first-grader in in La Loche, a community in northern Saskatchewan that Robert Munsch visited in January, 1990. When Robert asked what the kids liked to eat, Donovan said that he liked to eat BEAR! Illustrator Jay Odjick is a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and the creator of the Algonquin Word of the Day series.

Also available in French and English.

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32 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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The Song Within My Heart (PB)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

Listen to the beating drum
It tells a hundred stories
Of our people, of our homeland
Some of birds and beasts and sweet grass.
Close your eyes and listen
You might come to hear a story
That no one hears but you alone
A story of your very own.

Renowned Cree painter Allen Sapp's inspired and stunning artwork beautifully complements this sweet story of a young First Nations boy preparing for his first pow-wow. The young boy's Nokum—his beloved grandmother—guides him through the exciting day and watches over him as events unfold. David Bouchard's rhythmic and informative text is based on remembrances from Allen Sapp's childhood.

Winner of the Governor General's Literacy Award, The Song Within My Heart is a beautifully crafted picture book that refects the wonders of life on a reserve, the importance of the pow-wow, and ultimately, the love between grandmother and grandson.

Reviews
"Sapp's illustrations, rendered in thickly textured oil paint, emphasize the bond and love that the boy feels for his grandmother. The sense of emotional connection to a powwow is portrayed through the spare, poetic text. . . A strong offering about powwows, familial love, and finding understanding from within."— School Library Journal

"A heartfelt intergenerational story about knowing and preserving heritage and love between elders and young ones. . . Bouchard's rhythmic text successfully conveys an emotive and sensory approach to the relationship between the two, enriching the story and echoing the hand-lettered onomatopoeic syllables that represent chanting and drumbeats. Sapp's profound paintings bring sincere and reassuring images that support and enhance the tale. A stunning picture book that celebrates life, family relations, and determination to preserve traditions and heritage."— Kirkus Starred Review

"Based on Cree painter Allen Sapp's childhood memories of life on a reserve in Saskatchewan, The Song Within My Heart tells of a young boy who is getting ready to go to a pow wow. Woven throughout the story is the boy's close relationship with his Nokum (grandmother). Bouchard's lyrical text, with its thoughtfully chosen words, evokes a quiet, introspective mood. Richly textured and infused with an almost radiant light quality, the illustrations reinforce strongly the simplicity of life on a reserve, the significance of the pow wow and, of course, the love between grandmother and grandson. Beautifully crafted. Highly Recommended." — CM Magazine

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 8-12

Bilingual: Cree/English

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32 pages | 10.00" x 7.25"

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$16.95

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Nokum Is My Teacher (PB)
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

Will you walk with me, Grandmother?
Will you talk with me a while?
I'm finding life confusing
And I'm looking for some answers
To questions all around me
At that school and on the street.
You have always been here for me
Will you help me learn to see?

Nokum Is My Teacher is the poetic story of a young aboriginal boy, posing questions to his grandmother, his "Nokum", about the wider world beyond the familiarity of their home and community. Through a series of questions, Nokum guides her grandson towards an understanding of his need to fit into and learn more about this large world beyond the reserve. Nokum offers her grandson a vision of a world he can enter through imagination and reading, while retaining respect for the ways of his people. By the conclusion of the book, the young grandson has learned many new ideas from his grandmother and discovered his own wisdom in dealing with the changes in his life.

Reviews
"With beautiful, thickly brushed paintings by an award-winning Cree artist, this bilingual picture book breaks with the formula of the wise elder teaching the contemporary kid to respect the old ways. Here, a boy asks Nokum (Grandma) why he has to leave the reservation to go to school and learn to read. . . The art, including close-ups and panoramic scenes of Cree life through seasons and generations, shows the heartfelt bond between the boy and his beloved mentor as well as the richness of Cree life, past and present."— Booklist

"Illustrated with Cree artist Allen Sapp's very fine paintings, which beautifully animate an old way of life. . . The dialogue between the grandson and his Nokum is an interestingly enigmatic one, in part because it is unclear whether the boy is summoning up the spirit of his departed Nokum. Does she exist in the flesh or is she a treasured memory? Nokum's responses to her grandson's questions are enigmatic as well; she offers not answers so much as more questions for him to consider."— The Globe and Mail

"Classroom Connections: There is lots of opportunity to use this book in several curriculum areas. Certainly, the text can introduce young and reluctant readers to the importance of books and the messages that can be learned through reading; but also, a teacher might want to use the exquisite pictures to teach concepts of Indigenous culture throughout history. The pictures in the book contrast the traditional and modern lifestyles of the Cree."— Canadian Teacher Magazine

Educator Information
Bilingual English and Cree Text.

Recommended for ages 8-12.

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32 pages | 10.98" x 9.25" 

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$16.95

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Le mocassin / The Moccasin / Ma’g’sn
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Mi'kmaq;

L’auteur et illustrateur d’origine abénakise Sylvain Rivard poursuit la série jeunesse sur l’anthropologie du vêtement chez les Premières Nations avec un cinquième titre, en s’intéressant cette fois-ci au mocassin.Qu’il soit perlé, orné de poils d’orignal ou de piquants de porc-épic, le mocassin est porté chez tous les Autochtones depuis des siècles. Il est assurément l’élément le plus connu et le plus répandu de la tradition vestimentaire des Premières Nations. Autant porté au quotidien que lors des pow-wow, le mocassin fait partie intégrante de nos vies, de nos mythes.  Le mocassin est trilingue, proposant des versions en français, en anglais ainsi qu’en mi’kmaq, une langue de la famille algonquienne. 

EXTRAIT« Les perles et les piquants forment des dessins qui racontent des histoires. / The beads and quills form designs that tell stories. »

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Juvenile Fiction

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Jon's Tricky Journey: A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Jon loves his life in the North. But when he feels a pain that won’t go away, he must go to a children’s hospital in the south to find out what is wrong. A doctor there tells Jon he has cancer and will have to stay at the hospital for a while.

Suddenly Jon’s life is upside down! But with a handful of tricks from the doctors and nurses, and new friends, Jon discovers ways to cope with some of the tricky parts of having cancer.

Accompanied by a resource guide for parents and caregivers, including hospital and support information, Jon’s Tricky Journey opens a conversation between Inuit children facing a cancer diagnosis and their families to help make a difficult and confusing time more manageable.

Educator Information
Ages 5-7.

Bilingual: Inuktitut and English.

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70 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$19.95

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Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

"A long time ago, Our People came from the Northern Woodlands to the Great Plains looking for food," Grandfather said. "They saw that the Buffalo lived in harmony with Mother Earth the same as Our People did."

Through the Creator, the buffalo gave themselves as a gift for the sustenance and survival of the Plains Cree people. The largest land animal in North America once thundered across the Great Plains in numbers of 30 to 50 million. They provided shelter, food, clothing, tools, hunting gear, ceremonial objects and many other necessities for those who lived on the Plains.

But by 1889, just over a thousand buffalo remained, and the lives of the Plains Cree people changed. The buffalo is honoured to this day, a reminder of life in harmony with nature as it was once lived. This is the story of how the buffalo came to share themselves so freely.

Educator Information
The text is in English and y-dialect Plains Cree.  Y-dialect Plains Cree translation by Randy Morin, Jean Okimasis, and Arok Wolvengrey.

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48 pages | 11.00" x 8.50"

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$14.95

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Discovering Animals: English, French, Cree
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

The third book in this colourful and unique series introduces preschool and kindergarten classrooms interested in learning English, French or Cree as a second language to everyday words using original and vibrant illustrations.

Neepin Auger's books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate and entertain preschoolers, parents and teachers alike.

In addition to the English words presented, the French and Cree equivalents are also given, making these some of the most dynamic and useful board books on the market, perfectly suitable for the classroom, library and nursery.

Educator & Series Information
This book is the third in Neepin Auger's Discovering series for ages 3 and under.

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30 pages | 6.50" x 6.50"

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$12.00

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We All Count: Book of Ojibway Art
Format: Board Book
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg; Ojibway;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten;

Adair’s Woodland style of painting is the highlight in this counting board book written in Ojibway and English. Beautifully designed birds and other wildlife sit against flat planes of colour in tones and shades ranging from bright reds to vibrant purples to pale blues. This is a gorgeous book for the very young that opens their eyes to art and their ears to language. An excellent introduction to Ojibway numbers, highlighting the culture’s deep relationship with animals.

 
First in a series, this book showcases Ojibway art and culture and teaches children to count in English and Ojibway.
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Dah Dẕāhge Esigits: We Write Our Language
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Tahltan (Nahanni);
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

This beautifully illustrated book teaches the language of the Tahltan nation. The Tahltan alphabet is featured with the 47 sounds of the Tahltan language. Learners can match vowels, consonants and sounds to English equivalents and symbols. It is a resource for those who can already speak Tahltan, but wish to learn to read and write as well.

From the Preface:
The (Tahltan) Alphabet was developed by linguist Colin Carter in consultation with Tahltan speakers, Elders and language instructors...The (Tahltan) Alphabet...is phonetic, which means that every Tahltan sound is written with consistent symbols. This is different from the English alphabet where sounds can be written with various letters and combinations of them. The Tahltan alphabet is a summation of the 47 sounds of the Tahltan language. Carter and the Tahltan consultants decided to use English letters and represent specialized Tahltan sounds with more than one letter (eg dz, tl, ch) and other markings such as underlining, apostrophe and macron.

Educator Information
Recommended for Grades K-7 English Language Arts and courses in Indigenous language learning.

This book was coordinated by Edosdi Dr. Judy Thompson, developed by language leaders Angela Dennis, Regina Louis and Odelia Dennis, and illustrated by Una-Ann Moyer, Perer Morin and Tsema Igharas. The Telegraph Creek / Dease Lake dialect was contributed by Dah Dzahge Nodeside chair, Hostelma Pauline Hawkins in collaboration with fluent speakers Margery Inkster and Janet Vance from Telegraph Creek, BC. This book is produced with the intention to inspire future generations of Tahltan speakers and aid in Tahltan cultural sustainability.

Dr. Judy Thompson is an Assistant Professor in First Nations Studies at the University of Northern BC. Odelia Dennis teaches Tahltan as a second language to adults through the University of Victoria's Diploma in Indigenous Language Revitalization Program.

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108 pages | 9.00" x 8.50" | colour and b&w drawings

 

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The Tree by the Woodpile: And Other Dene Spirit of Nature Tales
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Dene;
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

“With the passing of many of our Elders, the telling of these stories becomes more valuable than ever.” — Raymond Yakeleya

The Tree by the Woodpile is a story about a First Nations boy who is told an enchanting tale by his grandmother about how an old tree by the woodpile provides food and shelter for the birds and animals of the North. Other stories in the book are “The Wolf,” and “The Mountain, the Wind, and the Wildflowers.” The stories are suffused with Newet'sine, the Creator and Spirit of Nature, who brings a message of how we must to cherish our land. 

Educator & Series Information
The book, written in English and Dene for middle-grade children, ages 7 to 12, supports the "First Peoples Principles of Learning," particularly recognizing the role of Indigenous knowledge and learning embedded in memory, history, and story.

Recommended for these subject areas: English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies.

This is the first book in the UpRoute Indigenous Spirit of Nature Series.

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64 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | 25 b&w illustrations |18 colour illustrations | Dene translation by Jane Modeste (Dene).

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Mamaqtuq!
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

One beautiful spring morning, a group of friends go seal hunting so they can make a delicious stew. Hungry and tired, they begin to think they’ll have to give up . . . until they finally spot a seal!

This fun book brings to life a popular song by the one-of-a-kind band The Jerry Cans.

The fast-rising Northern stars The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, The Jerry Cans are a distinctly Northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band members perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language, even as the North and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. They are committed to representing Northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary North and the spirited people who reside there. It is not only their political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic.

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 5-7.

Delivered in a dual-language format of English and Inuktitut.

Additional Information
36 pages | 8.00" x 8.00"

Authenticity Note: One of the members of The Jerry Cans is an Inuk accordion player and throat singer. This book has received the Authentic Indigenous Text label because of its content, the Inuktitut language, and the fact that it is written in part by an Indigenous person. It is up to readers to determine if this book is authentic for their purposes.

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When the Trees Crackle with Cold: A Cree Calendar - Pisimwasinahikan
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Cree (Nehiyawak);
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

A bear sleeping safely in her den, Kohkom telling a story by the fire, the trees crackling with cold—we are all connected to the seasons and the cycle of nature. The calming rhythm of the words echoes the rhythm of the land in this timeless picture book about the moon calendar of the northern Cree, and its warmly rendered watercolour illustrations bring Saskatchewan’s north to life.

When the Trees Crackle with Cold is written in English and the northern Plains Cree y-dialect, inviting Cree and non-Cree speakers alike to explore the traditional moon calendar.

Educator Information
Recommended Grades/Subjects: K-5: English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies.

Written in English and northern Plains Cree y-dialect.

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32 pages | 9.00" x 9.00"

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$12.95

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