Hummingbird / Aamo-binashee

Translated by: Norman Chartrand

In this dual-language picture book in English and Anishinaabemowin, a child is chased by Windigo, who preys on isolation and insecurity. But Kokum calls to the child with a message of hope, and a hummingbird arrives with teachings of love and resilience.

Crow Helps a Friend

In this picture book featuring Coast Salish art and Traditional Storytelling techniques, a wood duck and a crow turn a mistake into an opportunity for friendship and growth.

The River Run

Lakota teen Alfred Swallow, along with two of his best friends, are sent to a residential boarding school that has the policy, destroy the Indian, save the man. After enduring harsh treatment and punishment, the boys decide to escape and make a run to the river.

Auntie's Rez Surprise

Illustrated By: Ellie Arscott

Auntie always greets Cree in Nehiyaw when she comes for a visit. When Auntie arrives with a surprise gift hidden in her bag, Cree can’t wait to discover what it is. The first clue? It’s from the rez. As Cree tries to figure out what it might be, the bag starts to move. Cree is thrilled when the bag opens and out jumps a rez puppy!

Otter Doesn’t Know

In this picture book featuring Coast Salish art and Traditional Storytelling techniques, a salmon and an otter learn to help each other even though they don't have all the answers.

The Cottonwood Sings

A delightful story of a lonely woman who never ages and the beaver who falls in love with her. Independently they seek out the Great Spirit, who obliges their requests to be forever close to one another.

Weird Rules to Follow

In this novel for middle readers told in vignettes, Mia and her best friend, Lara, have very different experiences growing up in a northern fishing community in the 1980s.

Amo's Sapotawan

Illustrated By: Rhian Brynjolson

With her sapotawan ceremony fast approaching, Amo must choose her mithikowisiwin, a gift she will develop through apprenticeship. Her sister, Pisim, chose to become a midwife; others gather medicines or harvest fish. But none of those feel quite right.

What will Amo’s mithikowisiwin be? How will she know what is right for her?

The Land Grab

Young Alfred Swallow uses his wits when he is intimidated at gun point by a bunch of hired thugs and when he lands in a rattle snake den. His determination to stop the corrupt land agent and help his family keep their land comes into focus when he involves people who know how to stop the land grab.

The Witness Blanket

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers, illustrated with photographs, tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a work by Indigenous artist Carey Newman that includes items from every residential school in Canada and stories from the Survivors who donated them.