Ryan Fox dreams of becoming a doctor. But when university takes him away from the support of his family and Siksikaitsitapi community, his grades start to slip, his bills pile up, and getting into med school feels impossible. And now his beloved uncle is in jail. Can Ryan regain his footing to walk the path he saw so clearly as a young boy?
Métis teenager Echo Desjardins is adjusting to a new school and a new home when she is pulled into a time-travelling adventure. Follow Echo as she experiences pivotal events from Métis history and imagines what the future might hold. This omnibus edition includes all four volumes in Katherena Vermette’s A Girl Called Echo series.
In this moving story, two young sisters are placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as their decisions threaten to divide them. As one sister embraces her Métis identity, the other tries to leave it behind. This anniversary edition features a new foreword and an essay on the child welfare system.
Fourteen-year-old Eva’s life is like her shoes: rapidly falling apart. With Nohkum in the hospital, Eva’s mother struggles to keep things together and loses custody of Eva and her little brother. As Eva tries to adjust to living in a group home, can she find forgiveness for her mother within the pages of an old diary?
Damon just wants to get through senior year. After he is seized by a waking dream in the middle of a busy street, he is forced to look within himself, mend the bond with his mother, and rely on new friends to find the answers he so desperately needs. Travelling through time and space, Damon will have to go back before he can move forward.
Hoarders. Scavengers. Bringers of new life. Ravens have many roles, both for the land and in Gitxsan story and song. The Raven Mother transports young readers to Northwestern British Columbia to learn about the traditions of the Gitxsan, the lives of ravens, and why these acrobatic flyers are so important to their ecosystem.
With over two decades' experience in Indigenous education, author Jo Chrona encourages readers to challenge assumptions, reflect on their own experiences, and envision a more equitable education system for all. This powerful and engaging resource is for educators who are new to these conversations or want to deepen their learning.
This collection of contemporary poetry, art, and narrative supports K–12 teachers in connecting with Indigenous voices and perspectives, bringing Indigenous works in their classrooms, and creating equitable teaching practices.
Follow along as award-winning author Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) introduces young readers to a pack of grey wolves, including a striking black female pup. Will the young wolf’s bold spirit help her find a new pack of her very own?
Off the northern tip of Haida Gwaii, a boy goes fishing with his tsinii, his grandfather. As they watch the weather, jig for halibut, and row with the tides, there's more to learn from Tsinii than how to catch a fish.
With the help of his father and grandfather, a boy on Haida Gwaii practices to become a skillful carver. As he carefully works on a new piece, he remembers a trip to Slatechuck Mountain to gather the argillite, as well as his father’s words about the importance of looking back to help us find our way.
When a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us live a good life. But when Grampa gets sick and falls into a coma, the little girl must lean on his teachings as she learns to say goodbye.
Follow Nicola I. Campbell’s lyrical storytelling on a journey through the wilderness to discover the animals of British Columbia, their names in the Nle?kepmxcín or Halq’emeylem languages, and the teachings they have for us. Experience a celebration of sustainability and connection to the land through breathtaking art.
A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does kókom have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As the girl asks questions, kókom shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away.
Alice is a single mother raising her daughters on the rez where she grew up. Life has never been easy, but she's managed to get by. When an unthinkable loss occurs, Alice is forced to confront truths that will challenge her belief in herself and the world she thought she knew.
Reissued with a new story and a foreword by Shelagh Rogers.
Siha Tooskin (Paul) takes his expert bike riding to a whole new level so he doesn't miss a thing. At home, Mugoshin (Grandmother) is creating a special gift to protect the precious little one. Join Paul as he enjoys delicious bannock, imagines the future of a new baby sister, and listens to Mugoshin’s teachings about the catcher of dreams.
Paul Wahasaypa—Siha Tooskin—learns about the origins of many modern conveniences on his walk home from school with Ade (his father). There’s so much to learn about the earliest forms of technology, travel, medicine, and food from right here on Turtle Island.
Paul—Siha Tooskin—has learned from his parents to maintain a strong mind, heart, and spirit. But starting at a new school can be hard, especially when the kids there have never experienced Nakota culture. Join Paul as Mitoshin (his grandfather) helps remind him how strength of character can be found in the strength of his hair.
Visit Siha Tooskin (Paul) in the hospital and learn where “modern medicine” comes from and how we can all benefit from both Indigenous and Western healers as Paul seeks the best medicine for his own wellness.
Paul knows that Ena Makoochay (Mother Earth) gives us many things. On this compelling nature journey with Ena (his mom), we learn how strength, generosity, kindness, and humility are all shown to us by grandfather rocks, towering trees, four-legged ones, and winged ones, reminding us of the part we have to play in this amazing creation.
Paul Wahasaypa—Siha Tooskin—knows that whether we are taking berries or plants from the earth or knowledge from a learned person it is so important to offer a gift back to show honour and appreciation. Join Paul and his teacher Mrs. Baxter to find out what they discover about the protocol of offering the tobacco plant.
Paul knows that the eagle is important because of the way that his family respects and cares for eagle feathers. Now he’s old enough for the teachings of where the feathers come from and why they are so sacred. Walk with Paul and Mitoshin (his grandfather) so you too will understand the teaching of the sacred eagle feather.