Powwow

Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series for middle readers. Illustrated with photographs, Powwow is a guide to the dance, music and culture of this Indigenous celebration.

Nibi is Water

A first conversation about the importance of Nibi, "water" in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), and our role to thank, respect, love, and protect it. Babies and toddlers can follow Nibi as it rains and snows, splashes or rows, drips and sips. Written from an Anishinaabe water protector’s perspective, the book is in both English and Anishinaabemowin.

One Earth

This nonfiction book for teens profiles 20 environmental defenders of color from around the world. Their individual stories show that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset to protecting our planet. Illustrated with photos of each of the people profiled.

The Train

Illustrated By: Georgia Lesley

Ashley meets her great-uncle by the old train tracks near their community in Nova Scotia. When she sees his sadness, he tells her of the day when he and the other children were taken to residential school, their lives changed forever. Uncle also explains how Ashley gives him hope. She promises to wait with him in remembrance of what was lost.

I Will See You Again

By (artist): Lisa Boivin

When the author learns of the death of her brother overseas, she embarks on a journey to bring him home. Through memories and dreams of all they shared together and through her Dene traditions, she finds comfort and strength.

The lyrical art and story leave readers with a universal message of hope and love.

Northwest Resistance

Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East arrive daily, and the Métis and First Nations of the Northwest face hunger and uncertainty as their way of life is threatened. The Canadian government has ignored their petitions, but hope rises when Louis Riel returns to help.

Found

Nick, a teenage Native American survival expert, needs to avoid being found by the outlaws in relentless pursuit of him. Can he stay safe until the odds are in his favor?

Ghosts

Cole Harper is dead. Mihko Laboratories has reopened the research facility and works to manufacture and weaponize the illness that previously plagued Wounded Sky. People are missing, and the community has been quarantined. What deal did Eva strike with Choch? Who will defeat Reynold and Mihko? Time is running out.

Perception

Foreword by: Katherena Vermette
Other primary creator: Cathy Mattes

First appearing on billboards, in storefronts, in bus shelters, and projected onto Winnipeg’s downtown buildings, KC Adam’s Perception photo series is now available in book form. Her stunning photographs confront common stereotypes about First Nation, Inuit and Métis people to illustrate a more contemporary, truthful story.

Just Lucky

After her grandfather dies and her grandmother can no longer take care of her, fifteen-year-old Lucky must navigate the foster care system. Lucky soon learns that foster placements are lonely, some can even be dangerous, and none of them feel like home.

Picking Up the Pieces

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

Gaawin Gindaaswin Ndaawsii / I Am Not a Number

The dual language edition, in Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe) Nbisiing dialect and English, of the award-winning book I Am Not a Number. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from.

The Grizzly Mother

To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the grizzly is an integral part of the natural landscape. Together, they share the land and forests that the Skeena River runs through, as well as the sockeye salmon within it. Follow mother bear as she teaches her cubs what they need to survive on their own.

Nowhere to Hide

A coming-of-age story about a bullied Native American teen who's navigating her way through high school while dealing with learning disabilities and a dysfunctional mother.