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Giju's Gift

Long ago, all living creatures on this land shared a special balance with one another. The pugulatmu’j—the Little People—were the original guardians of the land, and they looked after all living ...

The Gift of the Little People
A Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Ithiniwak Story

I don’t recall seeing books when I was a little boy. But the old people, they grew up listening to stories. And so, every night, when the old people were done their evening prayers, they would sit and ...

The Frog Mother

To the Gitxsan of Northwestern British Columbia, Nox Ga’naaw is a storyteller, speaking truths of the universe. After Nox Ga’naaw, the frog mother, releases her eggs among the aquatic plants of a ...

Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw

Revised

NOW REVISED! This edition features updated Rocky Cree translations and an expanded glossary, augmented with new maps to give a more detailed look at Pīsim’s journey. These enhancements make this book ...

This Place
150 Years Retold

By Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, Chelsea Vowel
Illustrated by Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, GMB Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk, Ryan Howe, and Jen Storm
Foreword by Alicia Elliott
Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Historical, Canada, Prejudice & Racism
Big Ideas: Aspects of Indigenous Cultures, Potlatch, Spirituality and Ceremony, Storytelling and Oral Culture, Traditional Art, Traditional Foods, Traditional Medicine, Worldviews, Teachings, and Protocols, Authentic Indigenous History, Contemporary Setting, Diverse and Inclusive Representation, Depression and Suicide, Indigenous Veterans, Social Emotional Learning, Courage, Death, Grief, and Bereavement, Emotions and Feelings, Friendship, Kindness, Mental Health and Well-Being, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance, Social Justice, Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Discrimination, Family Separation, Foster Care and the Child Welfare System, Genocide and Cultural Extinction, Impacts of Colonization and Colonialism, Indian Act, Prejudice and Racism, Residential Schools, STEM, Ecosystems, Strong Female Characters
Cultures & Peoples: Anishinaabeg, Cree, Inuit, Kanien’kehá, Kwakwaka’wakw, Ligwilda'xw (Southern Kwagul), Métis, Mi’kmaq (Mi’gmaq)
Indigenous Languages: Anishinaabemowin, Cree, Plains Cree (nêhiyawêwin), Dene, Inuktitut, Kanien'kéha (Mohawk), Kwak’wala, Pacifique Mi’gmaq (Mi'kmaw), Words or Phrases

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through ...

The Poet
Pauline Johnson

Although Kathy loves poetry, she is far too shy to recite it in front of her class. But the story of Pauline Johnson, renowned as the "Mohawk Princess," inspires Kathy to overcome her stage fright. Pauline, ...

The Gift Is in the Making
Anishinaabeg Stories

The Gift Is in the Making retells previously published Anishinaabeg stories, bringing to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings for a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are ...