On a visit to her granny, Maggie learns about perseverance through her first beading project. As they work, Granny shares how beading helped her stay connected to her Anishinaabe culture when she lost her Indian status. In this illustrated book, children learn about the tradition of beadwork, the strawberry teachings, and the Indian Act.
The invitations have been sent. The food has been prepared. The decorations have been hung. And now the day of the potlatch has finally arrived! Guests from all over come to witness this bittersweet but joyful celebration of Haida culture and community.
Every summer, a Haida girl and her family travel up the Yakoun River on Haida Gwaii, following the salmon. While their father fishes, the girl and her brother spend their time on the land playing and learning from Tsinii (Grandfather).
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.
During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kohkum's freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis?
Nimoshom loved to drive the school bus. Every day, on the way to and from school, he had something to say. Sometimes, he told the kids silly stories. Sometimes, he taught them a new word or phrase in Cree.
Nimoshom and His Bus introduces readers to common Cree words and phrases. A glossary 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.
When a boy wears his new moccasins to a city school, his classmates want to know all about them. Readers will learn who Kookum is, where leather comes from, and how leather is traditionally prepared for moccasins.
Share this book with beginning readers to practise the important pre-reading concepts of rhythm and repetition.
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.
This unique counting book introduces children to numbers one to ten in Cree. Discover vibrant illustrations on every page that reflect the rich culture and traditions of the Cree people. Through rhyme, rhythm, and powwow imagery, this book makes language learning a joyful experience for young readers.