Yearly Archives: 2020

You are invited to Enjoy the View (Inside)!

Looking for an exciting journey this summer? Take a tour with Siha Tooskin and Enjoy the View (Inside)! Join Siha Tooskin (Paul) as he explores his identity and develops a sense of cultural responsibility through the teachings, practices, and values of his Nakota family.  View eight excerpts from the new Siha Tooskin Knows series for […]

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 Dig Into These Indigenous Books for Your Summer Reading List

Looking for some great books to read this summer? Dig into one of our summer reads! We have compiled a summer reading list here for you with Own Voice stories perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Want to enhance your reading experience? We have included opportunities to “Dig Deeper” with each selection.   Indigenous Books […]

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Audiobooks Roundup

Are you heading back to the office? Catch up on your summer reading list during your daily commute! Find the audiobooks below on our website, or through your favourite audiobook app.  The Reckoner Trilogy Author: David A. Robertson Narrated by: Malcolm Sparrow-Crawford Do you know a superhero fan looking for a great origin story? Narrated […]

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Creator Roundup: When We Were Alone Swampy Cree Edition

We spoke with the creators of When We Were Alone, author David A. Robertson and illustrator Julie Flett, about the upcoming release of the When We Were Alone Swampy Cree Edition. This edition includes the text in English, Swampy Cree syllabics, and Swampy Cree Roman orthography.   Read to learn more about the inspiration behind […]

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Siha Tooskin Knows Series: Interview with Authors Charlene Bearhead and Wilson Bearhead

Charlene Bearhead and Wilson Bearhead are the authors of the Siha Tooskin Knows series. Eleven-year-old Siha Tooskin (Paul) is a Nakota boy who is learning about his identity and developing a sense of cultural responsibility in a contemporary, urban setting. The series is illustrated by multi-talented artist Chloe Bluebird Mustooch. Read our interview with Charlene […]

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Interview with Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) – Mothers of Xsan for Earth Day

Growing up in the strong matrilineal society of the Gitxsan, Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D.Huson) developed a passion for the culture, land, and politics of his people, and a desire to share their knowledge and stories. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we spoke with this award-winning author and educator. In our interview with […]

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Teacher Guides to Help Lead Classroom Discussions

Did you know several of our titles have accompanying teacher guides? You can use these guides to ensure heavier topics are hitting the right mark with your students or simply to help plan your lessons. Some even include curriculum correlation charts! If you’re a little nervous about discussing Indigenous issues in your classroom, these resources […]

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Interview with Shelley Moore

  Shelley Moore is a groundbreaking and inspirational teacher, speaker, and storyteller. Her book, One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion, tackles inclusion as a philosophy and practice, the difference between integration and inclusion, and how inclusion can work with a variety of students and abilities. Through her work, you can […]

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International Women’s Day Author Roundup

At Portage & Main Press/HighWater Press, we are proud to work with incredible, groundbreaking women authors. In honour of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, read about some of our incredible women authors and their accomplishments.  Groundbreaking Educators Pamela Rose Toulouse Pamela Rose Toulouse, PhD, is originally from the community of Sagamok First Nation […]

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Hands-On Creator Jennifer Lawson: An Interview

Hands-On, a collection of comprehensive, ready-to-use resources for teachers in Canada was founded and written by series editor, Jennifer Lawson. In addition to writing, she teaches at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Education and is a local school board trustee.  Jennifer Lawson is an innovative educator—she has helped shape the future of […]

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