Tag Archives: Aboriginal Literature

Introducing the Instagram Contest for “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Fanned promotional postcards for the graphic novel anthology This Place 150 Years Retold

We’re excited to announce we’re running a contest on our Instagram feed for the upcoming anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold (May 2019) at @highwaterpress! This Place: 150 Years Retold is a graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press that features award-winning Indigenous creators (see full list at the bottom of the page) including Katherena Vermette […]

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Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity

Summer Institute on Aboriginal Education for Early and Middle Years Classrooms Focusing on the recently published picture book, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow, this institute will provide participants with a grounding in culturally competent teaching practices related to the accurate and respectful representation of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Location: University of Winnipeg Date: July 14–18, 2014 […]

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You are invited to join us

Please join McNally Robinson Booksellers, HighWater Press, and author David Alexander Robertson in celebrating TALES FROM BIG SPIRIT hosted by Monique Woroniak TIME: 7 pm, PLACE: McNally Robinson, Grant Park in the Atriuma, Winnipeg, MB The evening will begin with a book chat and Q & A session. A meet and greet reception and book […]

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An Inquiry Activity

TRY IT OUT! POLAR OPPOSITES: AN INQUIRY ACTIVITY FROM THE BOOK The Art of Inquiry by Nancy Lee Cecil and Jeanne Pfeifer Description Polar Opposites is an ideal activity for helping students see characters in texts as three-dimensional. This is done by asking them to assess characters on a variety of traits, using a three-, […]

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Leanne Simpson

Congratulations Leanne Simpson! Leanne Simpson, author of The Gift Is in the Making, has been named recipient of the inaugural RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award. Established jointly by RBC and the Taylor Prize to promote emerging talent in non-fiction, the RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award consists of a cash prize, as well as the opportunity […]

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Graphic Novels Coming Soon!

Tales from Big Spirit is a unique six-book graphic novel series that delves into the stories of some of the great Indigenous heroes from Canadian history—some already well known and others who deserve to be. Designed to correspond to grades 4–6 social studies curriculums across Canada, these full-colour graphic novels could be used in literature […]

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Great Books to Read Aloud to Your Students

FOUR TIPS FOR READING ALOUD TO ALL AGES Sharing good-quality literature, both fiction and nonfiction, is an integral part of literacy instruction for all students. When sharing books with your students, follow these steps: 1) CHOOSE A BOOK Choosing a book to read aloud that connects to a topic or theme already being studied in […]

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Powwow Counting In Cree, Some Images

Powwow Counting in Cree book launch highlights My grandmother speaks Cree, but never taught her grandchildren. In high school, instead of taking Native Studies, I took a Cree language class and learned to speak it very well. Years went by, I moved away, went to University, and eventually realized I had lost the language. In […]

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Join Us! Powwow Counting in Cree Book Launch

PLEASE JOIN MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOKSELLERS, HIGHWATER PRESS, PENNY M. THOMAS, AND KATHERENA VERMETTE CELEBRATING Powwow Counting in Cree WITH HOST David Alexander Robertson DATE: Monday, November 11, 2013 TIME: 7 pm, a book chat followed by a book signing PLACE: McNally Robinson, Grant Park, the Atrium Please download the invitation by clicking on the file […]

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You Are Invited to a Book Launch

Save This Date! Thursday, September 19, 2013 Time: 7 pm Place: The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue Join us in celebrating the one-of-a-kind book, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow. The program includes a traditional ceremony, an introduction to the book project by Manitoba luminaries, and an author reading and book signing. Reception, art exhibit, and art […]

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