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Gabriel Dumont (The Canadians Series)
Author: George Woodcock
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
  • Born in St. Boniface in 1837 of French and Indian parentage, Gabriel Dumont's childhood was spent in the Saskatchewan country, where he grew accustomed to the semi-nomadic existence of the Métis. These were the proud days of the Métis nation, when its people roamed freely throughout the Prairies. The most stable social institution was the annual buffalo hunt with its rules. When Gabriel Dumont became head of the Great Saskatchewan Hunt in 1862 the end of the nomadic lifestyle was already in sight.

    As the buffalo herds dwindled, the Métis began to form more permanent settlements, but were alarmed when their pleas for recognition of their land rights were ignored by Sir John A Macdonald's government. Dumont appealed to Louis Riel, leader of the Red River Rebellion.

    Riel spoke up for the Saskatchewan Metis, but their petitions were ignored. In 1885, the Métis took up arms against the government forces. Dumont spurred the outnumbered rebels to several victories. After the Métis defeat, Dumont fled to the United States where he spent time with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show until an amnesty was declared and he was able to return to his home.

    Additional Information
    64 pages | 6.50" x 8.50"

    Recommended Ages: 10-13

    This book is part of The Canadians Series.

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$8.95

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Games of Survival
Author: Johnny Issaluk
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • Traditionally, Inuit played games in order to be physically and mentally prepared for freezing weather, strenuous hunts, and other grueling conditions that made survival difficult. In this book, Arctic Winter Games champion Johnny Issaluk explains the basics of agility, strength, and endurance games, from the one foot high kick to the head pull and the airplane. Through straightforward descriptions and vibrant photographs, this resource brings to life this vital aspect of Inuit knowledge and culture.

$12.95

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George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within
Format: Hardcover
  • George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within is a stunning retrospective of a career that has spanned nearly four decades. Featuring more than 150 of the Plains Cree artist's mixed-media works, this sumptuous collection showcases the bold swaths of colour and subtle textures of Littlechild's work. Littlechild has never shied away from political or social themes. His paintings blaze with strong emotions ranging from anger to compassion, humour to spiritualism. Fully embracing his Plains Cree heritage, he combines traditional Cree elements like horses and transformative or iconic creatures with his own family and personal symbols in a unique approach. George Littlechild: The Spirit Giggles Within shows the evolution of an artist from his earliest works to the present day, including hints of future directions and themes. An insightful foreword by artist and curator Ryan Rice, a Mohawk from the Kahnawake First Nation in Quebec, and Littlechild's reflections on each piece build a broad understanding of Littlechild's work, his life and his views on the role of art within all cultures.

$59.95

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Ghost of Spirit Bear
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Format: Paperback
  • In the wilderness, Cole found peace. But this isn't the great outdoors. it's high school.

    At fifteen, Cole Matthews faced a prison sentence for slamming another student's head against a sidewalk. To avoid prison, he volunteered for Native American Circle Justice and agreed to a year in exile on a remote Alaskan island. There he was mauled by the legendary Spirit Bear and nearly faced death . . . but finally found redemption.

    Now, his banishment over, he has to return home and face the one thing he may not be able to handle: high school. Gangs haunt the hallways. Cole finds violence at every turn and as the hate-filled school reaches its boiling point, the hibernating rage inside Cole begins to stir. In this tale of urban survival and self-awareness, Cole realizes it's not enough to change himself. He has to change his world.

$7.99

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Gift Horse: A Lakota Story
Author: S.D. Nelson
Format: Hardcover
  • An action-packed coming-of-age story, Gift Horse is a wonderfully evocative introduction to 19th century Native American life on the Great Plains. When his father gives him a gift horse, marking the beginning of his journey to manhood, Flying Cloud and the horse, Storm, spend their days hunting and roughhousing with the other boys and their horses. But when an enemy raiding party steals his beloved Storm, Flying Cloud faces the ultimate rite of passage. He must join the rescue party and earn the right to wear the shirt of a warrior.

    Bold, colorful artwork inspired by the style of the early Plains Indians, illustrates the day-to-day life of the Lakota and tells the story of a boy accepting the challenges of manhood. An author's note gives a brief history of the Lakota and explains the traditions discussed in the story.

$22.95

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Gift of the Salmon
Author: Bill Helin
Traditional Territory: Tlingit
Format: Paperback
  • As Raven flew over the forest, some of the salmonberries that he was carrying in his beak fell into the river. The berries washed out into the ocean where,
    “They grew and they grew until each sprouted a tail. Then two eyes and a mouth, both male and female.”
    Bill Helin’s lyrical text and engaging illustrations will delight readers of all ages with this story about the origin of the salmon and its food chain and life cycle.

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$8.50

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Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
  • Young Metisse may think she has two left feet when it comes to dancing, but her hands know how to coax beautiful music from a fiddle. If only everyone would understand. Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle is a funny but feeling story of a girl who has to challenge tradition to prove that she can fiddle with the best. Carole Lindstrom's thoughtful story is warmed and brightened by Kimberley McKay's vivid illustrations.

$10.95

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Giving Thanks
Traditional Territory: Akwesasne Mohawk, Cayuga, Tuscarora
Format: Paperback
  • The Mohawk tradition teaches children to start each day by giving thanks to Mother Earth, in keeping with the belief that the natural world is a precious and rare gift, and that the universe represents one great family.

$15.95

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Giving Thanks
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
  • Level 10

    Back cover book introduction:
    We often give thanks for the things in our lives that we are grateful for.
    In this book you will read about many of the things that Métis Elders give thanks for.

    Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in
    Pages: 16
    ISBN: 9781771740708

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$7.50

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Giving Thanks (6-pack)
Traditional Territory: Métis
Format: Paperback
  • Level 10

    Back cover book introduction:
    We often give thanks for the things in our lives that we are grateful for.
    In this book you will read about many of the things that Métis Elders give thanks for.

    Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in
    Pages: 16
    6-Pack ISBN: 9781771740876

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$45.00

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Glooscap, the Beavers and the Sugarloaf Mountain
Author: Allison Mitcham
Format: Paperback
  • After creating the Mi’kmaqs, the great Glooscap was certain that he had established harmony on earth. But a problem remained: the beavers had built a huge dam across the Restigouche River, preventing the salmon from swimming upriver as far as the camp of the Mi’kmaqs who had come to fish there. Young Mi’kmaq men were convinced they could remedy the situation. However, completely failing to put things right, they asked the loon to call Glooscap to help them. Will the beavers once more outmaneuver Master Glooscap?

$8.95

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Go Out and Play
Author: Donna Klockars
Format: Paperback
  • Level 13

    Back cover book introduction:
    This story is about going out to play even when it seems like the weather is bad. What things do you like to do when you are playing outside? Can you think of a time that you had fun even though the weather was bad?

    Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in
    Pages: 16
    ISBN: 9781771740210

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Go Out and Play (6-pack)
Author: Donna Klockars
Format: Paperback
  • Level 13

    Back cover book introduction:
    This story is about going out to play even when it seems like the weather is bad. What things do you like to do when you are playing outside? Can you think of a time that you had fun even though the weather was bad?

    Book Dimensions: 6in x 9in
    Pages: 16
    6-Pack ISBN: 9781927571811

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$45.00

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Going Fishing
Author: Maren Vsetula
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • A lot of fun things can happen when a little girl goes ice fishing with her grandfather!

    This picture book introduces children to the concept “together.”

    Educator Information
    This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Going Fishing is a Level 6 book in the series.

    Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Going Fishing's F&P Level is D.

    Recommended for ages 4-6.

    Additional Information
    8 pages | 8.00" x 6.00" | 8 colour illustrations

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$7.95

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Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration
Author: Marianne Berkes
Format: Paperback
  • Teachers! This book is like a whole unit on migration wrapped in a winning combination of easy verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations.

    For animals, migration is a powerful compulsion to travel, sometimes over long distances, often skipping many meals. Sometimes, as in the case of the monarch butterfly, a round-trip takes several generations. Why do they do it? How do they succeed? The ten featured species offer a broad representation of migration: loggerhead turtles, monarch butterflies, manatees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Pacific salmon, Canada geese, California gray whales, caribou, Arctic tern, and emperor penguin.

    The book is loaded with additional tips for teachers. Once again Marianne Berkes combines her teaching, writing, and theatrical skills to combine entertainment with education--creative non-fiction at its best.

    Reviews
    "Teachers especially will welcome this poetic look at animal migration patterns. Ten critters, ranging from Canada geese to caribou and loggerhead turtles, celebrate their “going home” with a rhyme, a small paragraph of information, and a colorful, realistic illustration spreading across facing pages. A large map helps readers follow migratory patterns, and a closing section contains a look at the “mystery” of migration, further data on the creatures in focus, and a handy-dandy passel of suggestions, such as to “Write Your Own Story” about an animal not included in this book.... [T]he book is a pleasant way to tie creative writing and natural history in a simple package." — School Library Journal

    "A winning combination of verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations that describe the mysterious migration patterns of animals from loggerhead turtles to monarch butterflies to ruby-throated hummingbird to caribou. Resources at the end of the book include websites to learn more about the featured animals, and several lesson and activity ideas for educators." — ForeWord Reviews – Teresa Scollon

    Educator Information
    A poetic, yet factual, book on animal migration patterns that includes a map of migration routes, detailed information on each species mentioned, teaching tips, activities, and a list of books and websites for further study.

    Recommended Ages: 4-10

    Additional Information
    32 pages | 10.50" x 9.00"

$11.95

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