Curtis has returned to Fort Smith, six weeks sober and determined to stay that way. Can he find healing in his grandfather’s ancient cultural practices? Notorious bootlegger, Benny the Bank stands in his way. With poison slowly killing him, Benny is uneasy about how he’ll be remembered. Can he find a way to make amends?
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.
Inspired by true events, this story shares the awe-inspiring resilience of Elder Betty Ross. At a residential school, Betsy is forced to endure abuse and indignity, but her father’s words give her the strength and determination to survive. This edition brings David A. Robertson’s national bestseller to life in full colour.
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.
In this sequel to Surviving the City, Dez is grieving her grandmother's death, living in a group home, and navigating her identity as a Two-Spirit person. Will Miikwan learn how to be a supportive ally to her best friend? Will Dez be comfortable expressing her full identity? And will her community be able to celebrate her for who she is?
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.
Paul—Siha Tooskin—has invited his friend, Jeff, to a powwow. It’s Jeff’s very first powwow, and is he ever nervous! What if he says or does the wrong thing? Grass dancers, Fancy Shawl dancers, Chicken dancers—what does it all mean? Follow along as Jeff learns all about the dances and their beautiful traditions. See you at the powwow!
Learn about the life cycle of these stunning birds of prey, the traditions of the Gitxsan, and how bald eagles can enrich their entire ecosystem. Evocative illustration brings the Xsan's flora and fauna to life for middle years readers in book three of the Mothers of Xsan series.