Banned for 67 years by the Canadian government, the potlatch is the foundational ceremony of the Haida people. Inspired by these traditions, educator Sara Florence Davidson and renowned artist Robert Davidson present a model for learning that is holistic, relational, practical, and continuous.
Based on the author’s memories of her grandfather, Nimoshom is not your average bus driver. Nimoshom and His Bus introduces readers to common Cree words and phrases alongside the common childhood experience of riding the school bus. A Cree word list is included in the back of the book.
A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As she asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when these things were taken away.
Through 31 essays, Chelsea Vowel, legal scholar, teacher, and intellectual, answers the questions that many people have about the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canada. Use this book to spark further conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the larger community.
This beloved Indigenous classic begins when a little boy asks, “Mom, can I have some bannock?” Despite having all the ingredients, Mom can’t make bannock.
Children will be eager to chime in as Mom answers the little boy’s questions about the power outage in their community and how it impacts his family. Includes a bannock recipe!
Amik loves going to school, but when he shares this with his grandfather, he finds out Moshoom attended residential school. It sounds very different from Amik's school, so Amik has an idea…
A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
When Misaabe’s stories go too far, he must learn how to be honest and authentic with his friends.
An Anishinaabe child shares his talent for storytelling and learns to embrace his insecurities in this relatable story. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
When her class learns about the teaching Truth, Miskwaadesi doesn’t understand and asks her teacher for help. In this thoughtful story, an Anishinaabe girl explores the meaning of Truth and what she knows is true about the world she lives in. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
Migizi loves Gookom so much. He wants to give her a gift to cheer her up while she is in the hospital, but none of his ideas are quite right. In this touching story, a young boy tries to find the perfect gift to show his grandmother how much he cares. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
Ma’iingan loves to sing and her family loves to hear her beautiful voice. Her little sister wants to sing just like her. As rivalry erupts between the siblings, can Ma’iingan find the humility to share her talent with her sister? A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
Makwa’s family just moved to the city, and it’s his first day at a new school. He doesn’t know anybody, he doesn’t have any friends, and everything is so new and scary. Can Makwa find the courage to overcome his fears and enjoy his first day? A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
An Anishinaabe girl asks the wisest people she knows what respect means. Through their responses, Kode learns about the many ways we show respect for other people, for the environment, and for ourselves. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
The Gift Is in the Making retells previously published stories that bring to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings for a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are respected, the tiniest being has influence in the world, and unconditional love binds families and communities to each other and their homeland.
Beginning with traditional writing systems, Manitowapow shares diverse Indigenous perspectives and histories, from the late 1700s through to the present day in what is now Manitoba. Discover works by historically significant figures, well-known writers, contemporary leaders, storytellers and Knowledge Keepers, and vibrant new voices.
Using Anishinaabe teachings as a model, this book will help you infuse Indigenous perspectives into your curriculum, as well as teach to the specific needs of Indigenous students. Find best practices for classroom management, assessment tools, suggestions for connecting with local Indigenous communities, and much more!