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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.

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Recommended for Grades 7+

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

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$29.95

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Nala's Magical Mitsiaq: A Story of Inuit Adoption
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Adoption among Inuit families—known as Inuit custom adoption—is a unique and age-old practice that sees families within Nunavut placing children with adoptive parents in the community as they see fit. This tradition remains a celebrated part of Inuit culture and identity to this day.

Nala’s Magical Mitsiaq tells the story of how Nala and Qiatsuk became sisters through Inuit custom adoption. This story, lovingly based on the author’s own family, explains the unique process of custom adoption and introduces kids to the importance of adoption within Inuit culture. Adorable illustrations and heartfelt text bring this tale of family love to life for readers both familiar and unfamiliar with this unique cultural tradition.

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Nalmuqci
Format: Paperback

A legend of generosity and kindness.

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Napatsi
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Napatsi, le jeune Inuk, n'a qu'un rêve : fuir les traditions ancestrales et découvrir la ville ! Ce rêve deviendra réalité grâce à la capture d'Qagijuj, un ourson polaire destiné au zoo d'Edmonton. En compagnie de Jo, une adolescente aux cheveux de feu, Napatsi et Qagijuk vont relever un véritable défi qui nous fera découvrir faune, flore, cultures et légendes, tout au long de leur périple à travers l'Alberta et le Nunavut.

Natif de Fort McPherson dans les territoires du Nord-Ouest, Robert Feagan nous présente son premier roman jeunesse

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Nathan
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 5; 6; 7;

Ten-year-old Nathan has a number of big challenges to overcome. One is the school bully who delights in tormenting him. Another is Nathan's Grampa who has Alzheimer's. When Grampa moves in with Nathan, he introduces him to part of his heritage he knew nothing about: a First Nations ancestor whose story of hope inspires Nathan to face himself, and the future.

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Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Families
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Native American;

Learn how to plan and prepare a garden site, celebrate the harvest, create traditional gardens, such as the "˜Three Sisters Garden" of corn, beans, and squash, and make Native American crafts such as gourd rattles and corn husk dolls, and use its many recipes to cook Native meals.

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Native Peoples
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

Although Canada's citizens are usually thought of as law-abiding and loyal to authority, there have been some notable and powerful rebels. From fiery spirits such as William Lyon Mackenzie and Louis-Joseph Papineau in 1837, to men and women who simply defied social convention, Canada's rebels have had a strong impact on its growth as a nation.

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Native Plant Stories
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Native American;
Grade Levels: 6; 7; 8;

These mythical stories draw upon legends from eighteen Native American tribes and illustrate the importance of plant life in Native American traditions.

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$17.95

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Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

Just imagine all of nature—mountains, prairies, oceans, and all—lying on your bed as a patchwork quilt! Take flora and fauna in their unique habitats, fold them up and you have a book, this book. Earth’s major habitats are spread before you, ready to be examined. Here in this beautiful package are revealed the key concepts of natural science. This patchwork quilt of nature covers the whole Earth, your home—yours to learn about, to enjoy, to care for, and to love.

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"What a delightful way to present the habitats of the world—all in patchwork quilt designs! The comparison of quilt squares joined together to form a beautiful quilt to that of the habitats of the world combined to create our remarkable planet is presented in such a creative way through the illustrations of Consie Powell. As the pages unfold, readers will find themselves immersed in the desert, rainforest, or ocean habitat for example, with the vegetation and wildlife of that particular biome portrayed in the surrounding quilt-like border. Vocabulary such as interdependence, adaptations, and biodiversity are introduced and explained in a simplistic way for young readers to understand. A quilt design with each of its squares devoted to an environmentalist of the world is also presented including Rachel Carson examining ocean vegetation, John Muir exploring the forest, and Jane Goodall observing a chimpanzee. Two pages at the back of the book are full of author tips on how to incorporate this title into different areas of the curriculum. Classrooms and libraries will want to include this title in their science collections." — Ingram Book Co. (June 2012)

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32 pages | 9.00" x 11.00"

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Neekah's Knitting Needles
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Salish; Coast Salish;

Neekah is thrilled that she can finally learn to knit like her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother before her. But knitting a toque for Grandma Dorothy is not as easy as she had imagined. A lyrical celebration of the tradition of Cowichan knitting among the Coast Salish peoples and the joy of creating something with your hands.

Neekah’s great-grandma, Mumma, knit all her life. Her Grandma Dorothy knits, her mom knits, and all her aunties knit. Even some of Neekah’s uncles knit. And Neekah wants to knit too. Every year she asks her mom if she can learn, and every year she hears, “Be patient. Your hands aren’t quite big enough yet.”

At last Neekah is ready to learn, her head and heart bursting with the colourful patterns and designs she will create with the wool. She sits down with her mom, holding the wooden needles Grandpa Carl has made for her and the wool from Auntie Joni’s wool shop. But knitting a toque for Grandma Dorothy is not as easy as she had imagined.

From award-winning author Sylvia Olsen comes a lyrical celebration of the tradition of Cowichan knitting among the Coast Salish peoples and the joy of creating something with your hands. Combined with Sheena Lott’s exquisite watercolours, families will love to share this cozy, loving story that carries the clicking of knitting needles down through the generations to a young girl holding her first set of needles.

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“This gentle and inspiring story—with outstanding illustrations—will be read over and over again. Love threads itself through the book as knowledge and skills are passed among generations: love of family, love of learning, love of tradition; plus perseverance, the joy of discovery, creativity, and the importance of patience. A simply wonderful book.” —Meg Swanson, Knitting designer, author, and owner of schoolhousepress

Neekah’s Knitting Needles reminded me of my childhood and the great times I had with my grandfather, Xaniimastan (Peter Mitchell), sitting on his lap while he taught me cultural songs from the bighouse. I really enjoyed reading about a young person who wanted to learn and how knitting taught her our cultural lessons about never giving up and about Respect, Patience, Generosity, Hard Work, Love, and Caring. I was lifted up when I read how proud she was to give away her first toque.” —XanIImastan, TIm HarrIs, Stz’uminus First Nation Principal, W̱ SÁNEĆ Leadership Secondary School

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8" x 10" | 40 Pages

 

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Neekna and Chemai
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 3; 4;

A story about two girls living in the Okanagan Valley before the arrival of the white man. An insight into customs and ways of the past.

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Nenapohs Legends
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

These seven tales are the traditional teaching stories of Nenapohs, the Saulteaux culture hero and trickster. Oral in origin, they have been passed on through generations by the traditional teachers, the Elders.

For the first time, they are published and made available in Nahkawewin or Saulteaux, the westernmost dialect of the Ojibwe language. Each story is illustrated and is presented in both Standard Roman Orthography and syllabics, with English translation. The book also includes a pronunciation guide and a Saulteaux-to-English glossary.

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Nenapohs Legends is part of the First Nations Language Readers series. With a mix of traditional and new stories, each First Nations Language Reader introduces an Indigenous language and demonstrates how each language is used today. The University of Regina Press’s long-term goal is to publish all 60+ Indigenous languages of Canada.

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112 pages | 5.50" x 8.50" | Narrated by Saulteaux Elders, Transcribed and Translated by Margaret Cote

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Never Bug a Bear
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Format: Paperback

Never Bug a Bear is a book about preserving and protecting animal habit. A delightful bug named Humphrey is first seen under a magnifying glass, and readers are then asked to find Humphrey in different animal habitats using the clues he left under the glass.

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Niam! Cooking with Kids: Inspired by the Mamaqtuq Nanook Cooking Club
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Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4;

“Niam” is an Inuktitut word that means “yum,” and the recipes in this book are kid-tested for tastiness—a sure sign that they will live up to the name!

From simple smoothies to jerk chicken to pizza from scratch, there is something in this book for all taste buds and skillsets. All the ingredients are readily available in Nunavut communities, and all the recipes can be made with country food, so kids both north and south can learn how to create the perfect palaugo (a delightful hybrid of pogos and palaugaaq, traditional Inuit bannock) or make a mean meatball.

Inspired by the Mamaqtuq Nanook Cooking Club, this cookbook isn’t just about simple, delicious, kid-friendly recipes. Woven in amongst the tacos and the sugar cookies are ways to use cooking to give back to the community, traditional Inuit knowledge about country food, and lists of skills that kids will develop as they work their way through each recipe. With recipes for even the littlest chef, this book offers the most delicious kind of learning. Niam!

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Recommended for ages 5+

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60 pages | 8.00" x 10.50"

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Nibi a soif, tres soif
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations; Anishinaabeg;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Nibi (dont le nom signifie « eau 7; dans la langue anishinaabe) est une jeune fille autochtone à la recherche d'eau potable. En dépit des nombreux obstacles auxquels elle fait face, elle provoque d'importants changements dans son entourage! Bientôt, grâce à sa détermination et à son énergie contagieuse, tous les membres de sa communauté ont accès à de l'eau de qualité.

Cet album parfait pour la lecture à voix haute démontre que, même lorsqu'un problème semble trop gros à affronter, les efforts de chacun d'entre nous comptent! Parents et enfants seront inspirés par le texte empreint d'espoir de l'auteure Sunshine Tenasco et par les illustrations à couper le souffle de Chief Lady Bird, qui évoquent la force et la résilience.

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Recommended for ages 4-8.

Features of this book include:

  • An upbeat story about the importance of clean water.
  • Encourages discussion on other environmental issues.
  • Author and illustrator are both active in youth outreach and education in their communities.
  • Models a way children can bring about change —demonstrating that though young, they are not powerless.

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32 pages

 

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